Sacraments of healing and reconciliation or confession are key parts of St. Martin's ministry of care. Baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial are also major life events as well as care ministry. Learn more below about how St. Martin's offers each of these sacraments.
Baptism is our response to God’s free gift of love. Our response comes in the form of vows; vows to live our lives respecting and enhancing life before God.Read More »
All are welcome to receive communion (Holy Eucharist) at St. Martin’s. We believe that Christ is present in the bread and the wine, feeding and strengthening our unbreakable bond of love with God and each other. This sacred meal nurtures us with the grace we need to live Christ-like lives in the world.
We believe that Jesus gave us this gift to remember him and to be renewed by …Read More »
Confirmation and reception are mature commitments to the Body of Christ as a member of the Episcopal Church. On page 412 of the Book of Common Prayer, confirmation is described: “In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitme…Read More »
A Celebration of Life
End of life and burial services at St. Martin’s is open to all people. Please contact the clergy so we can minister to you or your loved one during illness and at the time of death. Burial services will follow the Rites for Burial in the Book of Common Prayer, involve the clergy of St. Martin’s...Read More »
Laying-on of hands and anointing with oil are administered every Sunday during communion at all services. Laying-on of hands and anointing with oil are enduring traditions based on Scripture....Read More »
Marriage is a sacramental rite where we celebrate the love of God which bonds two people in a covenant of love, commitment, and mutual delight. The Book of Common Prayer puts it this way, "The married couple is united in heart, body, and mind by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity." Married life is a gift of God which…Read More »
The Ministry of Reconciliation is available to anyone who desires to confess and be reconciled to God and neighbor. It is done in a place set aside to provide privacy for both the clergy and the penitent.Read More »