Sacramental Life

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Last weekend was full of sacramental life! Though Anglicans formally recognize two sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion), the adjective “sacramental” is descriptive of any aspect of this embodied life and created order in which we recognize the presence and movement of God. Someone with a sacramental spirituality is someone who is attentive to God’s presence in everyday life: observing his beauty, witnessing his truth and celebrating his goodness in the ordinary circumstances and surroundings of days.

Our retreat last weekend was full of sacramental life. From the honesty and transparency of Bishop and Claudia Jones, to the zany and hilarious Talent Show–from the new/growing friendships to the Hill Country beauty–God met us in it all.

And then we celebrated the two sacraments our Lord commanded. Jason Hadd and Alex Murphy joined the company of those who’ve been “buried with Christ in baptism, in which [they] were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God.” It was a holy honor to also witness them joining, for the first time, in the feast of the saints of God, at Holy Communion.