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SPECIAL SERVICES

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Baptism

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, reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ. Holy Baptism, which can be performed through pouring of water or immersion in it, marks a formal entrance into the congregation and wider Church; the candidates for the sacrament make a series of vows and the congregation also renews its baptismal vows and pledges support for the newly baptized.

 

Heavenly God, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace.  Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit.  Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.  –Book of Common Prayer

 

Baptisms for people of all ages are scheduled to take place within the context of communal worship, typically on specific holy days within our liturgical year.  At St. David's, we've also established a tradition of a summer baptismal service along the banks of the Minnehaha Creek, near the church. 

 

Contact info@stdavidsparish.org for more information. 

 

Marriage

Christian marriage is a sacrament in which two people make a public covenant in the presence of God and receive the grace and blessing of God.  St. David's supports the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church and marriage is open to all couples.  Pre-marital counseling is typically required in advance of the ceremony.

 

"Pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this couple.  Defend them from every enemy.  Lead them into all peace.  Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads.  Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their death."  -- Book of Common Prayer

 

If you are interested in being married at St. David’s, please contact info@stdavidsparish.org.

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Funerals

At the time of death, the church and its clergy are available to walk families through the process of planning a burial service in order that the family and community can gather to both grieve and to celebrate life.  

 

"Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 8:38-39

 

Contact info@stdavidsparish.org for more information. 

 

Pastoral Care

Our pastoral care team provides fellowship, prayer, and conversation to determine if we, as a community, can support you. If you find yourself in need of food or other resources, please email info@stdavidsparish.org, or call our Pastoral Care line at 952-767-0891. Your requests will remain confidential.

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