Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY MATRIMONY
Marriage is a wonderful bond between two individuals and God. It is one of the most important and joyful commitments we can make in life. We at St. Andrew’s Church are delighted you wish to express your commitment here. We want to assure you we will do whatever we can to assist in your preparations. Marriage in the Episcopal Church is regarded as a sacrament, therefore there are certain requirements which are set forth in the Canons (or laws) of the Church. In addition, St. Andrew’s also has some guidelines. Please click here for a copy of these guidelines.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM
Congratulations! Baptism is an exciting time in the life of an individual and a family. Baptism is the sacrament by which one becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. All ministry originates in baptism, therefore, living one's baptism is at the heart of our life together.
The Episcopal Church calls baptism a "full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298). Baptism is an event of primary significance and celebration not just for the individual but for the entire church. Baptisms are offered throughout the year on specific Sundays and at the Easter Vigil. Preparation is offered in anticipation of Baptism Sundays.
For upcoming Baptism dates and registration please contact Shirley in the church office (305) 238-2161.
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
If you have experienced a loss we are deeply sorry and we grieve with you. Even with the sure and certain promise of the Resurrection, the period of time following the death of a loved one can be difficult and painful. Upon the death of a loved one, families are encouraged to contact the Clergy concerning funeral arrangements. Fr. Spencer’s cell phone number is (305) 586-1086. Funerals are normally conducted in the Church unless there are unusual circumstances.