Please Join Us On June 25 As Bishop Visits St. Mary’s

Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce visits St. Mary's Laguna Beach

Photo: L.A. Diocese

The Right Reverend Diane Jardine Bruce will be celebrant and preacher at the 10:30 a.m. service on  Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. We warmly invite you to strengthen your commitment to your faith through Baptism, Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation.

Baptism
“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).

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.

Confirmation

In the sacramental rite of Confirmation, baptized persons are “confirmed” in the Christian faith with the laying on of hands by the bishop. Many people choose to be confirmed as a way of affirming their baptisms and of ritually acknowledging a deeper, more mature faith commitment.

Reception

Those who have been confirmed in other denominations by a bishop in the historic succession (Roman Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or Eastern Orthodox) may be received into the Episcopal Church by the bishop. Many people choose to be Received as a way of affirming their baptisms; of acceding a stronger affinity with the spirituality, ethos, practice, and sensibility of the Episcopal Church; and of ritually acknowledging a deeper, more mature faith commitment

Reaffirmation

Those who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church (or any member church in the Anglican Communion) and wish to recommit themselves to the Christian life of faith may choose to reaffirm their baptismal covenant with the bishop.

If you would like to be baptized, confirmed, received or reaffirmed by the bishop, please email parishoffice@stmaryslb.org

With gratitude

Fr. Mack+