Important Milestones of Faith
The ancient Christian practices of Baptism and Confirmation are important milestones for families and participants alike, but they are also deeply spiritual and full of important significance in one’s life of faith. If you are considering either Baptism or Confirmation for yourself or your family member, we’d love to hear from you and discover how we can support you in your Christian journey.
In baptism, we are welcomed into God’s family, the church. Baptism celebrates God’s love and embrace for all people, and proclaims that God’s love is unconditional and absolute. Because of this, Baptism is a sacrament that is only done once in a person’s life. We celebrate Baptism several times throughout the year on major liturgical days, including the Baptism of our Lord (January), Easter Vigil (March/April), and All Saints Sunday (November). Those wishing to be baptized or to explore Baptism for a family member are invited to attend baptismal preparation classes with Good Samaritan clergy. If you would like more information about Baptism or would like to register for an upcoming baptismal preparation class, please contact the Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation is a sacramental rite of passage that strengthens and deepens the life of the baptized. If baptism is the beginning of the Christian life in community, Confirmation is a process of growing more deeply in faith and more closely into the community we call the Church. Confirmation is a part of the Youth Ministry of Good Samaritan and our youth are invited to discern whether Confirmation is right for them. Confirmation is also available to adults who participate in a different process of learning and discerning with the priests at Good Samaritan. If you are interested in confirmation for youth or adults, please contact the Rector at email@example.com.
Weddings, or Holy Matrimony, is one of the Sacraments of the Church in which two persons make life-long commitments to each other before God. Wedding services follow the order of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. If you are interested in getting more information about weddings at Good Samaritan, contact the Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Samaritan is honored to offer Christian hospitality to those who have lost a loved one to death. Christians believe that in death life is not ended, but changed. The clergy and music leadership works with families to choose Scripture readings, hymns, music, and prayers that will honor the deceased, bring comfort to those who grieve, and give glory to Jesus Christ, who is Resurrection and Life. To arrange a funeral service at Good Samaritan contact the Rector at email@example.com.