The Holy Sacraments
As Jesus before us, we welcome all to be baptized.
Through water and by the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the church, God establishes an indissoluble bond with each person in baptism.
Baptisms are performed with adults, parents, godparents or sponsors, friends, family - the whole congregation of St. Paul's to witness this blessed event.
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In the waters of baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family, which we call the Church, and given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ. Holy Baptism, which can be performed through pouring of water or immersion in it, marks a formal entrance to the congregation and wider Church; the candidates for the sacrament make a series of vows, including an affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant, and are baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are marked as Christ’s own for ever, having “clothed [themselves] with Christ” (Galatians 3:27).
All people of any age are welcome to baptized; we believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, as the “bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).
Are you considering getting married?
It is a joyous occasion and St. Paul's would like you to consider us for your ceremony.
Marriage is a solemn public covenant between two persons in the presence of God. To be married at St. Paul's, at least one of the couple must be a baptized Christian. There must be at least two witnesses for the ceremony, and it must conform to the laws of Ohio and Episcopal Church Canons. Not an Episcopalian? It is not necessary to be an Episcopalian to be married at St. Paul's. Episcopal canon law requires a minimum of 30 days between the initial consultation and the ceremony. Your premarital counseling, of course, would signify that much more time be allotted. If one or more persons is divorced, clergy must obtain permission from the Bishop of Ohio to perform the ceremony.
Couples planning to be married at St. Paul's, or at a location with Rev. Julie Beitelches, are required to attend premarital counseling with the Reverend. There may be special circumstances, an off-site wedding, for example, where the couple may be counseled by an Episcopal clergy person in a different location; that can be discussed during your initial visit
This is the ceremony in the Book of Common Prayer: Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage