Like many of you, I was baptized as an infant. My parents and god-parents, who made vows on my behalf, loved me into adulthood. So, baptism worked for me—but I was too young to remember any of it. I came to faith while in college. My discovery of the Episcopal Church, its worship and fellowship,
formed me as a young adult. So I look back on my Confirmation as a life-focusing experience.
Confirmation is coming to St. Edmund’s again this fall and, whatever your age, I wish you such joy!
In Christ’s love,
Canon Colville Smythe
What is Confirmation?
It’s one of the seven sacraments of the Church—the one where your baptism kicks in to give you a spiritual boost in adult life.
It takes a bishop in real time to lay her hands on you and re-boot the Holy Spirit conferred on you at baptism.
It’s how you join the Episcopal Church. Baptism branded you as a Christian; Confirmation is where you announce to the world that you choose to believe, worship and live as an Episcopalian.
How May I be Confirmed?
Prayerfully consider this invitation to be confirmed this fall. If you are in Senior High, or any age beyond, and your heart says, “Yes!”….then you are ready for Confirmation.
Tell George or Heather or Judy or Colville of your interest in Confirmation. This September, come to the Confirmation Classes, which address your questions about Christian belief and ethics, as well as Episcopal governance and worship. You will learn what you want to know about your church, and you’ll meet others who are joining you for Confirmation.
Save these dates!
September 10, 17, 24 & October 1
Confirmation classes will be held
Sunday afternoons at church,
4:00 to 6:00 pm, including dinner
Saturday, October 28
Walk-through Confirmation dress rehearsal, in church
Sunday, October 29 at 10:00am
Holy Confirmation at St. Edmund’s, with dynamic Bishop Diane Bruce preaching and presiding.
Hear our service from Easter.
The lessons appointed for May 21, 2017, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, are here.
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Recent news about Saint Edmund, Saxon King here.