Tenth graders and adults not yet formally Episcopalians are encouraged to be confirmed as Episcopalians or Received into the Church. The Diocesan Bishop or his appointee confirms candidates during a visitation to the parish. Each candidate is expected to engage in a process of study and prayer. If you are interested in being confirmed, please consult the priest to learn about a schedule of study. St. George's also offers a Rite 13 ceremony to honor young people as they make the transition from childhood to adolescence (see "Youth Group" under Christian Formation).
The Holy Eucharist
According to the Book of Common Prayer, The Holy Eucharist (is) the principal act of Christian worship on the Lord's Day and other major Feasts. All baptized Christians of any denomination are welcome to received Holy Communion in the Episcopal Church. Confirmation is not a prerequisite to receiving Communion. For those who would prefer to receive a priestly blessing instead of Communion, they are invited to the altar rail at the time of communion and cross their arms over their chest as a signal that a blessing is desired.
The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is available to both same and opposite sex couples of St. George's congregation. A couple desiring to be married at St. George's should contact the church office at least six months prior to the anticipated date. They will then meet with the priest to discuss their plans and receive approval to use the church for their service. Married couples wishing to have their marriage blessed should arrange a time to do so with the priest.
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church. Baptism takes place in a public worship service on one of the Sundays specified by the Book of Common Prayer: the Easter Vigil, Pentecost, the Sunday following All Saints' Day, and the First Sunday after the Epiphany. Plans and preparation for baptism are arranged with the help of the parish priest.