Our beliefs
Worshiping in the Episcopal Tradition

Episcopalians are united in our common worship and longing for God, rather than by sharing a particular understanding of God’s will or adhering to an established set of doctrines. While we do embrace the historic creeds of the faith, such as the Nicene Creed, you will find a variety of understandings of those creeds among the faithful.

We are people who welcome questions and consider doubt a sign of a desire to know God better, not evidence of weak faith.   We are lovers of tradition and find roots and strength in the ancient spiritual practices of the Church. We experience God in the seven sacraments of the church, including Baptism and Holy Communion, and our worship reflects that sacramental orientation.  

We also believe that God is present and active in the world today, and our worship is intended to strengthen us to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world. Sermons help us understand what the Bible has to say to us today, prayer gives us peace and stillness to hear God’s voice, and Holy Communion unites us to God and to one another. Then we are sent out into the world, where we seek to follow Jesus through service to others and in the way we live and work.  

Together, we seek to obey Christ’s command to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and imprisoned. We strive to obey the words of the prophet Micah, to love kindness, do justice, and walk humbly with God. 

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