The church considers the rites and ceremonies that Jesus performed as ordinances. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the ordinances recognized by Protestant churches. Our church observes these ordinances on the first Sunday of each month.

The word baptize means "to dip, to immerse, to submerge." Baptism is a symbol of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Those who repent of their sins and accept Christ, as their personal Lord and Savior are candidates for baptism. We who have accepted Christ as Savior are dead to sin and alive to righteousness.

Baptism is an act of loving obedience to Christ and the means by which we enter the church. It represents the beginning of life, and our resurrection in Christ.

Whenever the church observes this sacred ordinance, whether once a week, or once a month, or less frequently, it is to be in remembrance of Christ. The Lord's Supper centers in the greatest fact of all namely, "the Lord's death." The cup, the fruit of the vine, reminds of the blood Jesus shed for the remission of sin. While the bread is the symbol of Christ's suffering.

To partake of it without spiritual discernment (insight) is a sin. Self-examination allows us to participate in the Lord's Support in the spirit of loving appreciation each time we eat the bread and drink of the cup.

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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (St. Matthew 28:19,20)

We engage to prepare our members to fulfill this commission, given to us by Jesus Christ, through life example and service.