In accordance with the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the Presbyterian Church in America observes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Shorter Catechism defines a sacrament as “an holy ordinance instituted by Christ, wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.” The times for the observance of both sacraments are determined by the Session.