Anyone is welcome to attend St. C's as a visitor, a seeker, or a lifelong Christian. Taking a step toward membership is an important way to express Christian commitment.
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. In The Episcopal Church the baptismal covenant is widely understood as the guiding principle for Christian discipleship: renouncing evil and committing ourselves to Jesus. Baptism is the foundation for all future church ministry and participation.
To arrange a meeting about scheduling a baptism, or for any baptism-related questions, please download a copy of our Baptism Guidelines.
We want to do everything we can to ensure that couples seeking marriage are well prepared for the new life they are about to begin in which, “the two shall become one,” (Mark 10:7-9). To arrange a meeting about scheduling a wedding, or for any wedding-related questions, please download a copy of our Marriage Guidelines.
Holy Eucharist / Communion
The Holy Eucharist is the principal act of Christian worship, instituted at the Last Supper when Jesus commanded his disciples to “do this” in remembrance of him. Christ’s presence is truly known in the Holy Sacrament and his presence is also truly known in the gathered eucharistic community. The Eucharist, or “Thanksgiving”, is the central Christian remembrance of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. All baptized Christians are invited to partake.
In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Those baptized as adults(unless baptized with the laying on of hands by a bishop) are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands. For more information about confirmation, please contact Reverend Helen.
Regular, pledged financial support of any amount is an important part of Christian discipleship. A financial pledge is also a practical way to be involved at St. Chrysostom’s and to take ownership in the life of the community. Pledging members generate the majority of our operating budget. For more information about pledging, please contact Reverend Helen. To request a Pledge Card, please contact the church office.
[excerpts taken from The Book of Common Prayer]