What we believe

  • We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

  • We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

  • With God's help, we continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers.

  • With God's help, we persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord.

  • With God's help, we proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.

  • With God's help, we seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourself.

  • With God's help, we strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.

    This is our faith. This is the faith of the church.

    Our liturgy, found in the Book of Common Prayer, traces its origins to the beginnings of Christianity, and makes extensive use of the Bible.

    The Episcopal Church welcomes all baptized Christians to receive Holy Communion. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, if God calls you to this table, you are welcome here, for this is our Lord’s table, and not our own.

    Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our Church.

    We believe that the ministers of the church are lay people, bishops, priests, and deacons, and we welcome men and women, married, or single, regardless of orientation or gender identity, to all forms of ministry.

    We affirm that marriage is lifelong and monogamous. At the same time, we also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced. We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.

    We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

    The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.

    The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the first followers of Jesus.

    All are welcome to find a spiritual home at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. We worship together on Sundays at 9:30 am.