St. Peter's by-the-Sea
Episcopal Church
    Holy Baptism, administered with water and "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
    Spirit" is a major sacrament of the church.  It is through Baptism that we become Christians.

    Baptism at St. Peter's is preceded by a period of instruction by  the Rector.  This includes exploration of
    the origins of baptism in Scripture as well as what our Prayer Book and Anglican tradition teach us
    about this Sacrament of Initiation.

    In the case of children, at least one parent must have been baptised.  In the instruction leading to the
    baptism of a child the role of godparents is studied along with suggestions on how to choose one, along
    with practical advice on how to incorporate the Christian faith in the daily life of your family, with
    particular care being given to using the Prayer Book. Parents and godparents enter into a profound
    covenant with God and the Church when they present a child for Baptism.

    There are certain days when it's considered most meaningful to baptise those who have completed
    instruction.  These special days in  the Church Year are:  at the Great Vigil of Easter, on the day of
    Pentecost, on All Saints Day (or the Sunday following), or on the Feast of the Baptism or our Lord.
    St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church                             Weekly Schedule:   Sunday                                    Wednesday                             The First Saturday of alternate months:
    545 Shasta Avenue                                                                                                       8:00 AM Holy Eucharist        9:30 AM  Holy Eucharist                 Service at the Prado Day Center
    Morro Bay, CA  93442                                                                                                  10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist                                                                              

    Phone  805-772-2368      Fax  805-772-5765