We invite you to commemorate important life passages such as weddings, baptisms, funerals, celebrations of life, and memorials, at St. Paul’s. To learn more, please call the church office at (925) 934-2324.
Baptism is the sacrament through which we become full members of the church. This ritual has many meanings: a ritual bath, death, and rebirth, and leaving the wilderness and entering the land of promise. It is the one ritual that Jesus did alongside us, making it the source of our unity in Jesus’ commitment to us. It is the introduction to the promise of a loving relationship with God fulfilled in the commitment to the power of love.
Baptisms are communal events celebrated on the four Baptism Sundays in our spiritual calendar: the Sunday after the Feast of the Epiphany (normally around the second Sunday in January) when we celebrate Jesus’ Baptism; Easter (in the spring); Pentecost (five weeks after Easter); and All Saints’ Day (the first Sunday in November).To learn exact calendar dates and schedule a meeting with the clergy to explore your baptism and/or that of your child, call the church office at (925) 934-2324 or email [email protected].
Congratulations! Discuss your wedding questions and plans with our Facility Manager at (925) 934-2324 or [email protected]
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Funerals and Memorials
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy that finds all its 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, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 8:38
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 (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 507).
No matter what your faith, if you are grieving we are here for you. In the event of a death, please call the church office immediately at (925) 934-2324, and we will contact a member of the clergy to assist you.
Services via Zoom are available. Facility rentals for non-member Christian memorials by outside clergy must be approved by our Rector. Please contact our Facility Manager at [email protected] or (925) 934-2324.
The dark green granite Columbarium wall and the Memorial Stone are located adjacent to St. Paul’s church in a beautiful garden setting. Columbarium niches are available to receive the ashes of St. Paul’s members and relatives, and plaques are available on the memorial stone to remember those whose remains are elsewhere.
The fee for a niche, which can accommodate two urns, is $1200; this includes opening and closing, two urns, inscriptions on the urns and granite covers, and perpetual care. The fee for a plaque on the Memorial Stone is $225. One name, plus years of birth and death, or two names can be placed on each plaque. If you are interested, please contact the church office at (925) 934-2324.