At St. John’s we want to celebrate the joyful events in your life and offer comfort during the difficult ones. From our clergy, who are available to meet with you, to our staff members who are experts in planning and preparation, we are here to help and guide you in these events. Learn more about each offering below.
In the Episcopal tradition, a person may be baptized at any age. Parents who bring their young children to be baptized make an additional commitment to raise these children in the Christian faith. For infants and children, it is required that at least one parent be an active member of St. John’s. We welcome Adult baptism too for St. John’s members. We offer baptism during any of our regularly scheduled worship services, so that individuals or families may choose the service they attend most often.
Confirmation is a sacramental rite in which those who have been duly prepared make a public affirmation of their faith and a commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism and receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Confirmation is appropriate for anyone who has been baptized and matured in their faith, would like to renew their baptismal vows, and has not been confirmed before.
St. John’s is a beautiful place for the Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage, with two worship spaces, ample parking, and the option to rent our event facilities for a reception and/or rehearsal dinner.
At the heart of our life as a faith community lies the commitment and responsibility to care for, support, and encourage one another, especially in times of crisis and difficulty. We do this in a variety of ways here at St. John’s. We want you to know what they are so that when you or a family member or friend are dealing with serious life changes or challenges, you can get the help you need.
We at St. John’s understand one of the most difficult times in a person’s life is the passing of a loved one; the challenges, difficulties, and loss. During this time, let our staff help you organize and plan a memorial service while our clergy ministers assist you during this difficult and stressful period. No one should face this time alone, and we are here to assist you.
Please review our Funeral Planning form created to assist family members in the planning or pre-planning of a memorial service or funeral of a loved one. You can also review suggested readings and hymns.St. John’s encourages parishioners to pre-plan their funeral arrangements and service by reading through Planning for a Graceful Exit and filling out the Letter of Instructions and Funeral Planning Information. Your completed planning document can be kept on file at the Church. Other useful planning documents are included for use by anyone who wants to make their exit as graceful as possible.Interment in our ColumbariumIndividual and/or their family members often choose to be interred in the St. John’s columbarium as a final resting place. Our columbarium is located within our church walls and adjacent to the Nave. You can learn more about our columbarium, and as well as review the application, which contains pricing.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
235 W Duffy StNorman, OK 73069Office Phone (405) 321-3020