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Sacraments & Rites

Baptism

Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into the Christ’s Body, the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or feast. Since Holy Baptism is a sacrament of incorporation into Christ’s Body, we do not practice “private baptisms” in the Episcopal Church except under extreme circumstances.

 

Since Holy Baptism is a sacrament of full incorporation into the Church, each newly baptized person is also welcome at the “family table” to receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. At Emmanuel, we do not practice “first Communion” at a certain age. From the moment of baptism, each person is welcome to receive Communion.

 

At Emmanuel, we baptize children and adults of any age on any Sunday that is convenient with family members, with the exception of Holy Week (the week before Easter Sunday). Please contact our Parish Administrator, Marie Turner, for further details.

 

Holy Eucharist

Episcopalians emphasize the importance of weekly Eucharist (also called the “Mass” and “The Lord’s Supper.”) We begin with a service centered on the reading of God’s word and instruction. This has its roots in the Jewish synagogue service in which Jesus and his early disciples frequently took part. We read from the Scriptures the story of what God has done among us and we are asked to consider how that is related to our own lives.

 

The second part of the service is centered on the bread and wine at the altar. We offer these gifts, give thanks for them, break the bread and come to receive Communion. The Gospels tell how Jesus did those same four things with his disciples: “He took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples.”

 

The Episcopal Church understands the service of Holy Eucharist to be a missionary act. We come to be fed in Word and Sacrament, and then we are sent into the world to “love and serve the Lord.

 

Confirmation

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism, and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.

 

Those baptized adults, unless baptized with the laying on of hands by a bishop, are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands.

 

Since Confirmation is considered a “mature commitment,” it is offered to our youth over the age of fourteen years old. In preparation for Confirmation, all youth and adult members are expected to participate in “Faith Matters,” a six-week survey of Christianity in the Episcopal Church’s tradition. This course was written by the Rev. John G. Tampa. It has been adapted for our youth and is taught by Mr. Paul Collins, our Youth Minister.

 

The date of the bishop’s annual visitation is announced at the beginning of each year, and the dates for Faith Matters are set accordingly.

 

Reconciliation

The ministry of reconciliation, which has been committed by Christ to his Church, is exercised through the care each Christian has for others, through the common prayer of Christians assembled for public worship, and through the priesthood of the Church and its ministers declaring absolution.

 

The Reconciliation of a Penitent is available for all who desire it. It is not restricted to times of sickness. Confessions may be heard anytime and anywhere.

 

When the penitent has confessed all serious sins troubling the conscience and has expressed contrition, the priest gives such counsel and encouragement as needed and pronounces absolution. Before giving absolution, the priest may ask that a prayer be offered or something to be done as a sign of thanksgiving.

 

The content of a confession is not normally a matter of subsequent discussion. The secrecy of confession is morally absolute for the confessor, and must under no circumstances be broken.

 

Please contact any member of the clergy if you would like to celebrate the Rite of Reconciliation.

 

Anointing of the Sick

The anointing of the sick with healing oil is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

 

Please contact any member of the clergy if you would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick.

 

Christian Burial

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24Sep
Holy Eucharist, Rite I Sunday, September 24 @ 7:30 AM
24Sep
Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sunday, September 24 @ 9:00 AM
24Sep
24Sep
Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sunday, September 24 @ 11:00 AM
24Sep
5:00pm Evening Service Sunday, September 24 @ 5:00 PM
25Sep
Pastoral Care Meeting Monday, September 25 @ 9:30 AM
25Sep
Bible Study Monday, September 25 @ 10:30 AM

350 E. Massachusetts Ave, Southern Pines, NC     eec@emmanuel-parish.org      (910) 692-3171

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