St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

STEDY, July 5, 2017

Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

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 high school 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 and 24; October 1
Confirmation classes on Sunday afternoons at church,
4:00 to 6:00pm, 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.

*The other 6 sacraments are: baptism, the Eucharist (both of which are the two Great Sacraments given by Christ to his church), ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction of the sick (anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands).