Like to sing with the car radio?
Ever played an instrument in a band?
Ever sing in the school choir?
Ever dance around the house when no one was home?
"Many gifts, one spirit, many songs, one voice"
At SPPC, we have a place for you!
We believe that the bereaved should be upheld by the Christian community. The pastor, staff, and members of St. Paul's Presbyterian are here to extend concern and sympathy and assist in making arrangements. The Board of Deacons will be happy to provide a reception or luncheon for the family and friends of a church member, if desired. Receptions are held immediately following the worship service.
Please call the pastor when a loved one is critically ill or has died. Our pastor will want to support you by offering prayer and counsel. The pastor will also help you determine an appropriate time for a funeral or memorial service and assist you in its planning.
From earliest times, churches and churchyards have served as places of interment. In keeping with this tradition, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church has established a memorial garden to inter cremains of loved ones and to provide a place of peace and beauty for all to enjoy. What better site for a final resting place than near a church that has held meaning during life? The Memorial Garden is more than a resting place for loved ones. It is a place to meditate, to remember and to give special thanks for lives that have been shared. It is frequented by families with children, brides and grooms on their wedding days, and church members enjoying the beauty of the seasons. It is an integral part of the Church grounds. St. Paul’s offers the Memorial Garden as a service to the congregation.
Members and former members of the congregation and their immediate relatives are eligible to have their ashes interred in the Memorial Garden. At a later time following a church burial or memorial service, ashes are placed directly in the earth under the plants; containers are not used. Names of those interred are placed on memorial bricks that are placed within the garden path.
David danced in his ephod. We choose to be a little more clothed but as exuberant.
Baptism is one of the two sacraments of the Presbyterian Church. As an individual is baptized, the community of faith is united in their promise to nurture that person as he or she walks in Christ.
Who is baptized:
Both children and adults are recipients of this covenant and can be baptized. When an adult or older youth is baptized, it is a profession of faith. When parents (normally church members) present their infant or young child for baptism, the congregation promises to nurture that child in his or her faith.
We believe in one baptism and the church universal. If your walk with Christ began at another church where you were baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that baptism is recognized here at St. Paul's and all PC(USA) churches.
If you desire to be baptized or have your child baptized, please speak with our pastor. Baptisms take place during our normal worship service.
Learn more about our beliefs about infant Baptism from Presbyterian 101: A General Guide to the facts about the PCUSA.