These are all times of transition when we are most grounded in the grace of God.
If you desire the Sacrament of Baptism for yourself or for a member of your family, the first step is to come to worship and then speak with the priest.
It is always appropriate to contact the clergy of Nativity at the death of a friend or loved one. Your loss is important and may be remembered by name in our Prayers of the People at any time. The clergy are often willing to officiate burials for those who have no minister of their own to call upon during this time or for Episcopalians from out-of-town.
Baptized Christians are properly buried from the church, and if all possible the service should be held at a time when the congregation can be present. The death of a member of the church should be reported as soon as possible to the church office, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with the clergy, before finalizing any arrangement with a funeral director. This is true even if the loved one has not been recently active in the life of the parish.Nativity does have a beautiful memorial garden on the church property.
Pre-planning your own funeral is a priceless gift to your family. Our Funeral Planning Guide is available to help you make your wishes known and will be kept on file in our office. Click here to access a PDF copy of the guide, which can be printed out, filled in, and conveyed to the office. Please contact the clergy if you have questions about this process.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage is one of the great joys of Christian community. The Rite is many things: a service of worship, a joint act of the couple and the community gathered, a gift of God, honored by our Lord Jesus Christ, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. If you are interested in being married at Nativity, the first step is to come to worship on a Sunday. Then, contact the priest. All weddings are at the discretion of the clergy of the church.
Here are the answers to some of the most asked questions:
-One member of the couple must be a baptized Christian.
-Counseling is required.
-And, we do not rent our worship space for weddings to those outside the parish.