Sacraments

Steel Creek Presbyterian Church recognizes two Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion.

BAPTISM

Baptism is the sign and seal of incorporation into Christ. Although baptism is usually performed on infants presented by their parents, adults are often baptized also. Steele Creek practices baptism by “sprinkling.” Baptism is received only once, so all that have been baptized in another denomination are recognized and do not have to be baptized again. During the baptism service, the parents promise to provide nurture and guidance within the community of faith, but also the congregation assumes responsibility to aid in this process.

Those wishing to be baptized should speak to one of the ministers to schedule a meeting with the Session.

Holy Communion

Or the Lord’s Supper - In his last meal before his death, Jesus took and shared with his disciples the bread and wine declaring them as signs of the new covenant. Steele Creek normally celebrates Communion at least once every two months, but sometimes more often or at special services. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all who have been baptized, regardless of denomination. Although we normally celebrate the Sacrament by passing plates of bread and juice along the row, we may celebrate by intinction or other methods. If members are not able to attend church, one of the ministers or elders may bring Communion to their home.