What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ. Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.
This is not something we check off a list to be a good Anglican. This is an opportunity to say “yes” to following Christ in a public way, and to receive grace from God, by the Holy Spirit, to live that out – to follow Christ and to serve him. In light of this, why wouldn’t all Christians want to be confirmed?
What is required of those to be confirmed?
It is required of those to be confirmed that they have been baptized, are sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith (such as the catechism), are repentant of their sins, and are ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
The link below is where you can find and download your own copy of the Anglican Catechism, Guidelines Principles and Vision for Catechism and download your own copy of the Anglican Catechism. If you would like a hard copy Catechism books are for sale on the Resource Table at church.
When is the next Adult Confirmation at Holy Trinity Church?
For anyone who would like to be confirmed, we are having a Confirmation service on Sunday, January 25 during our worship service. If you plan to be confirmed at Holy Trinity on January 25, please contact Beth with your intentions.
If you have any questions or are considering confirmation and would like to have a conversation with a pastor about where you are in your journey with God as you wonder if Confirmation is your next step, please contact Beth Khorey and she can make arrangements for you to connect with a pastor at Holy Trinity.
Contact Beth Khorey at email@example.com
The Catechism of the Anglican Church of North America: click here
This year we are having a special Christmas Party Lunch at which we will celebrate the Staff & Vestry. We have so many people who serve at Holy Trinity that we can no longer fit in a home. So on Sunday December 7, in place of Conversations we are having a special catered lunch after church in the courtyard—a really delicious Taco Cart is coming. For dessert we will have a special cake.
Best of all, we will take a few minutes to thank those who care for us during the year, facilitating our worship, our daily and weekly discipleship and our special occasions.
I look forward to celebrating with you,
Sunday, November 30 – Our next book will be Falling Upward by Richard Rohr.
“In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.” In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.”
Bring your lunch if you like, and we will eat before discussing the book. We’ll start at about 12:00, but if you want to go to Conversations, feel free to come over when the Conversation is over. For those who are not staying for Conversations, I should be back at my house about 15 minutes after church ends, so it’s ok to come over before 12:00 if you like.
For future reading, our next two books will be Peace Like a River by Lief Enger, and The Question that Never Goes Away by Philip Yancey. We’ll set the January date when we meet in December.
Date: Sunday, November 30
Location: Home of Kristin Carmody (contact us for address 949.631.2820)