The Episcopal Church identifies two Sacraments as necessary for Salvation: Baptism and Eucharist. Our catechism defines a sacrament as an outward and visible sign of an inward grace.
Grace is a free unmerited gift of God. We experience this as God’s unconditional love for us and mercy upon us.
Holy Baptism is the celebration of God’s love for each person and drawing us together as a community constituting us as members of the body of Christ. In being baptized we open ourselves to the transforming love of God. Baptism claims us for Christ and the community. Baptism offers us the promise of the waters of grace to support and sustain us that we may live into the fullness of our humanity which God desires for us. It is the gateway to the heart of the community and life of companionship with each other.
The requirements for baptism are: a desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and to live your life according to His way, for parents the readiness to raise your child as a Christian, a follower of Jesus - disciple.
Please join us for worship and make your interest known to the priest after the service. Or call us at 516-621-7925 and our priest will be in contact with you.