January 17, 2016 was a significant day in the life of St. Augustine’s. With water from the Jordan, three were baptized to newness of life in Christ.
Renewed in your image, may they walk by the light of faith and continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, now and for ever.
Five were received into the Communion of the Anglican Church in North America, and St. Augustine’s Anglican Church.
We recognize you as a member of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church; and we receive you into the communion of the Anglican Church in North America in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The newly-baptized received baptismal stoles, and at the end of the service, they were given a lighted candle to symbolize the receiving of the light of Christ.
Shine as a light in the world.