The Episcopal Church
As Episcopalians we believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. St. Paul’s is a part of the Episcopal Church that is both rich with ancient tradition and relevant to life in the 21st century. We believe God loves you – no exceptions.
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three mission areas in 22 nations or territories. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”
As part of that mission, we are following Jesus into a loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, with each other, and with the earth as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We seek every day to love God with our whole heart, mind, and soul and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
Our Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry, has set some goals and initiatives for us as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We are focusing on these specific priorities:
Listen for Jesus’ movement in our lives and in the world. Give thanks. Proclaim and celebrate it! Invite the Spirit to do the rest.
Embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus with each other.
Encounter and honor the face of God in creation.