Several issues ago the Most Reverend Mark Haverland's short discussion of the Sacrament of Baptism was included in this e-letter. Below are some excerpts from The Book of Common Prayer (1928) and “The Affirmation of St. Louis” laying out the basics on the Sacraments.
For a much more in-depth discussion of the Sacraments and the faith and practice of the Anglican Catholic Church, please refer to Anglican Catholic Faith and Practice by the Most Reverend Mark Haverland. The book may be obtained from the Anglican Parishes Association
From the Catechism of The Book of Common Prayer (1928)
Question. What meanest thou by this word Sacrament?
Answer. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given unto us; ordained by Christ himself, as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to assure us thereof.
From “The Affirmation of St. Louis” (September 17, 1977)
In order to carry out these declarations, we set forth these fundamental Principles for our continued life and witness.
In the firm conviction that “we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,” and that “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”, and acknowledging our duty to proclaim Christ’s saving Truth to all peoples, nations and tongues, we declare our intention to hold fast the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith of God.
We acknowledge that rule of faith laid down by St. Vincent of Lerins: “Let us hold that which has been believed everywhere, always and by all, for that is truly and properly Catholic.”
The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, the Holy Eucharist, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, Penance and Unction of the Sick, as objective and effective signs of the continued presence and saving activity of Christ our Lord among His people and as His covenanted means for conveying His grace. In particular, we affirm the necessity of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist (where they may be had) – Baptism as incorporating us into Christ (with its completion in Confirmation as “the seal of the Holy Spirit”), and the
Eucharist as the sacrifice which unites us to the all-sufficient Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross and the Sacrament in which He feeds us with His Body and Blood.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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Sunday School resumes September 10
Wednesday at Noon – Holy Communion and anointing for healing (for online participation, check info under Sunday Services)
Men's Group Breakfast & Bible Study, Saturday September 16, 8:30 AM, church undercroft. breakfast prepared by Claude Crump and Bible Study conducted by Bob Boyd. All men of the parish are cordially invited.
Next Vestry meeting, Monday September 25, 7:30 PM, all parishioners are invited
Annual Parish Picnic, Sunday October 8 at Fort Hunt Park off George Washington Parkway, following a 10 AM combined service (no 9:00 AM or 11:15 AM services that day)
Please help this month with a food donation if you are able. Christ House is very thankful for the food we provide to them each month. Please also buy low sugar cereals (and not the kid's types that have lots of sugar). Current needs include the following:
• canned meats (chicken, corned beef, spam)
• peanut butter
• canned vegetables (corn, green beans - (regular and low sodium)
• individual fruit cups (low sugar)
• canned fruit (low sugar)
• cereal (low sugar)
• pasta (regular and gluten-free)
• instant potatoes
• Macaroni & cheese kits
• Coffee, cooking oil, flour, sugar
The list for MaRIH Crisis Pregnancy Center's needs was just updated. The items in bold type are in critical need. If you can, please donate those items.
Just Updated List of Needs for MaRIH Center (crisis pregnancy center)
MaRIH Center with its all volunteer staff provides help to mothers-to-be and mothers in need. If you can provide some of the items that are needed, please do so. (You can leave the donations where the food for the food bank is collected on the pew in the undercorft.)
Items marked with * are a critical need.
Diapers (sizes newborn, 1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, & 6*)
Diaper rash ointment
Summer clothing: Newborn, 3-6 mo.,6-9 mo., 9-12 mo.,12-18 mo,, 18-24, 2T*
Fall/Winter Clothing:0-3 mo*, 3-6 mo*, 12-18 mo*, 2T*
Sleeping -- Pack-n-Play*
Formula: Simulac Advance Formula*
Formula: other but not recalled
Grocery gift cards*
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