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Everything Begins with Baptism!
We love baptisms at Trinity! Interested in Baptism for yourself, your child, or grandchild? Please contact us here if you would like to become the newest member of the Christian Church. There is simple but important instruction which includes the parents and the godparents if they’re available.
Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the church. God adopts us, making us members of the church and inheritors of the Kingdom of God (The Book of Common Prayer, pp. 298, 858).
Baptisms are usually performed at the following major Festivals of the Church Year because of the significance to the life of Christ. Baptisms are scheduled on those days at one or more of our regular worship Services:
- Easter Vigil Service (eve of Easter Day)
- Pentecost Sunday
- All Saints Sunday (closest Sunday in November to November 1st – the Feast of All Saints)
- The Baptism of Our Lord is the first Sunday after Epiphany (January 6).
Each candidate for baptism in the Episcopal Church is sponsored by one or more baptized persons. Sponsors (godparents) speak on behalf of candidates for baptism who are infants or younger children and cannot speak for themselves.
During the baptism members of the congregation promise to do all they can to support the candidates for baptism in their life in Christ. They join with the candidates by renewing the baptismal covenant. Candidates are baptized “in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” and then marked on the forehead with the sign of the cross. Chrism (oil blessed by the Bishop) is used for this marking. Baptism is done within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or another feast.
What is Baptism? What are the Baptismal Vows? How does one prepare for baptism? When does the Church do baptisms?
Click here for answers these questions and more details about baptism ► Baptism Guidelines
At Trinity, we welcome both opposite and same-sex couples seeking marriage. Whether you are looking for a small intimate marriage ceremony, a full Episcopal marriage ceremony with Holy Eucharist, or renewal of your wedding vows, Trinity would be a beautiful and holy place for your special day!
We have a large Parish Hall across the parking lot that has full industrial kitchen facilities and can host a reception of up to about two hundred people. We have tables, tablecloths, and a full set of utensils and china available. If you wish to have a reception off-site, there are some wonderful venues in the downtown Reno area. Costs for the use of the Church and the Parish Hall, and the services of the organist and clergy vary based on how large an event you wish to plan and whether you come to us as a visitor or are a regular member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno.
All couples seeking marriage are required to have a few counseling sessions with one of our priests beforehand. It is the purpose of these sessions to celebrate your love and help you as a couple deepen your relationship. Our clergy will help guide you as you consider the importance of the commitment you are about to make. What could be more fun than getting to sit down and talk about how you fell in love, your relationship, and your goals for your life together?! We guarantee, you’ll enjoy it!
To begin the couple’s counseling process and plan your wedding, please contact our clergy at 775-329-4279.
The first step in planning a service is to contact one of our clergy at our office (775-329-4279.) They are trained to help you through this process. Pre-planning for funeral services are also available. We also have a columbarium should you wish your own or your loved one’s cremains to be interred here at Trinity.
“The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised. The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, not life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
“This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.”
— Book of Common Prayer, p. 507