Episcopalian Beliefs 

We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Bible as holy scripture as revealed by God.

The mission of the Episcopal Church is to restore all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ.

 

Liturgies

Baptism

Baptism is the welcoming of a person into the Christian faith through the outward signs of water and oil.  Inwardly Christ claims us as his own forever.  In the Episcopal tradition, a person at any age can be baptized.  Infant baptism is encouraged because we believe that becoming a Christian is a life-long process and we are best formed in community.  Baptisms are done throughout the year for members.  Families wishing to have children baptized should join the church and then speak with the rector.

Eucharist or Holy Communion
Eucharist or Holy Communion is the main service of celebration on Sunday’s.  Each week we gather to hear God’s Word and then we break bread together following Jesus’ example.  Everyone is invited to the altar to receive communion or a blessing.

 

Marriage
“Marriage in the Episcopal Church is a commitment of a lifelong relationship before God. Anyone interested in marriage at St. Paul’s should contact the Rector.”

 

Funerals or Memorials
A Funeral or Memorial is the celebration of a person’s life in light of the Resurrection. “If you wish information on funerals or burials at St. Paul’s please contact the office.” Anyone can have a service in the church following the Episcopal liturgy which holds our sorrow as well as celebrates the person we mourn.