"Trinity~St. Paul's is a welcoming, inclusive community of believers who offers hospitality, acceptance, and opportunities for spiritual growth to all who seek to draw closer to God."
We welcome all whom God calls through our doors and seek to help them grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ. We are a Biblical church. We are a sacramental church. We are a church that takes seriously the insights of modern science and learning. We seek to follow the age-old call of Jesus-"Come, follow me"-in a way that makes sense in the modern world.
Some Specific Beliefs *
- As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
- The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
- Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages throughout the world.
- We welcome men and women to be ordained as bishops, priests, and deacons.
- We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
- Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our Church.
- Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not just members of the Episcopal Church.
- We are informed by the witness and words of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
- Episcopalians 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.
- All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
* Text adapted from "I Am Episcopalian," The Episcopal Church. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/i-am-episcopalian