Sacraments of the Church

THE SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

 

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism 

As children or adults, it is our joy to welcome you to the Lord's family!

Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we are freed from sin, reborn as children of God, and receive the promises of inheritors of eternal life. By baptism we become members of the church which is the body of Christ. Because of God's unfailing love and grace, a person is only baptized once.

You are welcome to include sponsors in the life of the one to be baptized. The sponsors walk with the baptized in their life of faith and support them as they grow in the life of the Church and participate in its mission in the world.

To a schedule a baptism, please contact the Parish Office at 724-837-7327 

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

“It is taught among us that the true body and blood of Christ are really present in the Supper of our Lord under the form of bread and wine and are there distributed and received.” (Augsburg Confession)

“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.....He took the cup, after supper, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ' Drink of it, all of you. This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' ” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

 

Christ calls us to the table of the Lord and gathers us as his people. Through the body and blood of Christ in the bread and wine, we receive the forgiveness of sin and the joy of the hope of eternal life where we gather around the heavenly feast.

 

Communion is open to all who are baptized and believe. Children who have completed instruction will receive their First Communion and are welcome to the table. Children who do not receive communion are invited to come forward to receive a blessing.