Baptism at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church is a celebration of God’s witness to us in this place and time, and is the sign and seal of our incorporation into Jesus Christ. As there is one body, there is one Baptism. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recognizes all baptisms with water in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit administered by other Christian churches. God’s faithfulness to use is sure, even when human faithfulness to God is not. God’s grace is sufficient; therefore, Baptism is not repeated. There are many times in worship, however, when we may remember the gift of our baptism and acknowledge the grace of God continually at work in us.
The Sacrament of Baptism takes place during either Sunday morning Worship Service, and is performed by any of the three pastors. To schedule a baptism, the first step is to reach out to the pastor you would like to officiate either by calling the church office or by email. Call 522-9804 or email Jay Howell or Mark Lampley or Ben Garris
Both believers and their children are included in God’s covenant love. The Baptism of of believers witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls for our grateful response. The baptism of our young people witnesses to the truth that God claims people in love even before they are able to respond in faith. These two forms of witness are one and the same Sacrament (Book of Order W-3.0402)
We are honored that you are considering SHPC for your wedding. In the Reformed tradition, marriage is a covenant in which God has an active part, and which the community of faith publicly witnesses and acknowledges. All weddings at SHPC are conducted in a manner appropriate to this covenant. Click on the “Wedding Policy” button below for more detailed information about weddings at SHPC. Click on the “Wedding Request” button to provide us with more information and to request a specific date.
Thank you for giving us the privilege of sharing in some small way in the loss of your loved one, as well as the privilege of celebrating his or her life. What we will share together in the Sanctuary or the Chapel is a “Service of Witness to the Resurrection,” in that we are giving thanks to God for the gift of life and his promise of everlasting life. Jesus said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Those who believe in me, though they die, yet shall they live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26) Jesus also said, “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? (John 14:2) And at the end of Psalm 23, David proclaims, “And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” May the comfort of our Lord be with you at this tender time. This is our prayer.
Please reach out to Rev. Mark Lampley (522-9804 or email@example.com) to begin the process of planning a memorial service.
Music: In that this is a Service of Witness to the Resurrection, giving thanks to God and celebrating the life of your loved one, the music during the worship will be sacred music which points to God. The reception or other gatherings would be an appropriate place for more secular music. All music in the service needs to be approved by the officiating pastor and the organist.
Flowers: Your family has the option of having a flower arrangement sent to the church for the service, at your family’s expense. We suggest Abloom Florist #588-7384 / 1-800-869-They are familiar with Sanctuary & Chapel.
Special Speakers: Any guest speakers during the memorial service need to be approved by the officiating pastor.
Military Funeral Honors: You may wish to honor your loved one in this way, and these honors can be given at the gravesite.
Again, it is a privilege for us to host your family and friends in this celebration of your loved one’s life, and we want to do everything we can to make this a deeply comforting time for you.