About Our Church…
The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion, the name for all those churches around the world which trace their origin to the Church of England. As such, Grace Episcopal Church is part of a worldwide denomination with more than 80 million members in 164 countries. Supporting the life, work and witness of church partners around the world is our global mission. We consider our mission one with the Church Universal, which is “to restore all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ.”
Our worship is based on the Book of Common Prayer. We follow the Liturgical Year in the cycle of Scripture on which our sermons are based. Our Sunday worship centers on celebrating the Holy Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper. We consider Sacraments to be outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace, with Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism being the two sacraments instituted by Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We affirm that Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for salvation. The Old and New Testaments are the “Word of God because God inspired their authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible.” Through studying God’s Word and through prayer, individual and in community, we seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for ordering our life and embracing the gifts of God’s grace.
We believe that all people are ministers of the Gospel in various callings, and we value and honor the ministry of everyone in our congregation. A governing board, the Vestry, is elected by the congregation to oversee the finances and direction of the parish.
All are welcome in our worship. As you join in our worship and in our work of reconciliation in the community, we hope you will find food for your soul and meaning and purpose in your life as you experience with us the truth and joy of Jesus’ words, “I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in me shall never die.”