Frequently Asked Questions
What time is Sunday worship?
Where do you meet?
In the Carolina Charter Academy building, 8529 NC-55 S, Angier, NC 27501 (map)
Is Nursery provided?
Yes, we have a nursery for infants and toddlers 6 weeks – 4 years old.
Is there a Children’s Ministry?
Yes! Children Pre-K – 6th Grade are excused at the end of Praise and Worship to enjoy REZKIDZ Children’s Church and they return to the service during Announcements, just prior to Holy Communion.
What should I wear?
You will see everything from “Sunday best” to jeans and t-shirts. Please be comfortable and worship with us!
What kind of music is included in the service?
We worship with a blended style of ancient hymns and modern worship songs.
How do you celebrate Holy Communion?
Holy Communion is the climax of our Sunday worship, when we come to receive from the Lord. It is a physical demonstration of our relationship with Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We believe that the presence of Christ is given to us in the bread and wine as we receive them in faith; however, the nature of Christ’s presence remains a mystery. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion at Church of The Resurrection regardless of denomination.
At the proper time, we come forward to receive both the wine and bread. Please take the bread and dip it into the cup of wine, or consume the bread and then lightly grasp the bottom rim of the Chalice to receive the wine. If for some reason you cannot receive the elements, please let the Celebrant know and he will pray a blessing over you instead. The glass chalice is for “dipping” (intinction) only and contains non-alcoholic wine for children and anyone else who would prefer it.
What do you believe about baptism?
Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. It is the first step in response to the love God makes known to us in Jesus Christ.
In Scripture, baptism has many meanings, including:
- Forgiveness and cleansing from sin (Acts 22:16);
- Belonging to and being identified with Jesus Christ (Rom 6:3);
- Sharing in the death and resurrection of Christ (Rom 6: 3-5; Col 2:12);
- The gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38);
- New birth to adoption as God’s child (Gal 3:26);
- Membership of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13)
At Church of The Resurrection, in accordance with the history and practice of Christians since the earliest days, the practice of Baptism of “young children” is to be retained where parents (and godparents or sponsors) are willing and able, in all conscience, to:
- Affirm and profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior;
- Affirm the Trinitarian faith of the Church;
- Promise to bring up their baptised children within the fellowship, prayer and worship of the local congregation through regular attendance and participation.
This is better known as “Christian Family Baptism.” Scripturally, there is no such thing as “infant baptism.” It is our belief that casual (sometimes known as indiscriminate) Baptism, especially of young children, is inappropriate.
We also affirm and respect the preference of some parents who wish to leave the Baptism of their children until later years (this is entirely consistent with Scripture).
In the case of adults and older children who come for Baptism, we encourage, as far as is practically possible, Baptism by immersion. (The meaning of the Greek verb “baptizo” implies submersion in water, and it is probable that Jesus himself received the Baptism of John by this mode.)
If you are interested in Baptism for you or a family member, would like to know more about preparing for Baptism, or if you have questions or concerns – we would love to talk with you about it! Please contact the Rev. Bill Steinberg.
What is your wedding policy?
At the Church of The Resurrection (CTR), our emphasis with Marriage goes beyond the ceremony and events surrounding the Wedding. More than simply a legal marriage, we are concerned with Holy Matrimony; the life-long union of husband and wife under Christ and in the supporting fellowship of the local congregation.
“In Holy Matrimony, God establishes and blesses the covenant between husband and wife, and joins them to live together in a communion of love, faithfulness, and peace within the fellowship of Christ and his Church. God enables all married people to grow in love, wisdom, and godliness through a common life patterned on the sacrificial love of Christ” (Book of Common Prayer 2019).
Couples seeking to be married at CTR will agree to undergo marriage preparation counseling or courses, under the direction of our clergy. All couples are also required to sign the Declaration of Intention of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) as a sign of their willingness to enter in to this holy covenant:
“We, N.N. and N.N., desiring to receive the blessing of Holy Matrimony in the Church, do solemnly declare that we hold marriage to be a lifelong union of husband and wife as it is set forth in the Book of Common Prayer. We believe it is established by God for the procreation of children, and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord; for mutual joy, and for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; to maintain purity, so that husbands and wives, with all the household of God, might serve as holy and undefiled members of the Body of Christ; and for the upbuilding of Christ’s kingdom in family, church, and society, to the praise of his holy Name. We do engage ourselves, so far as in us lies, to make our utmost effort to establish this relationship and to seek God’s help thereto.”
For these reasons, in most circumstances, couples wanting to be married by Church of the Resurrection clergy should be in regular attendance at worship and other church activities for a period of not less than six (6) months prior to making inquiry about seeking Holy Matrimony in the church.
You can access our beautiful Holy Matrimony service here: http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/26-Holy-Matrimony.docx
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