What We Believe

  • 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.
  • We welcome men and women, married or celibate, to be ordained as bishops, priests, and deacons.
  • We believe in repentance and renewal, 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 anyone, regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. This is God’s Table, and all are welcome to gather around it.
  • We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer, following ancient structures and traditions.
  • 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.
  • Our mission at St. Andrew’s is to know Christ and to make Christ known.
  • We welcome all persons regardless of age, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation or marital status to share in this mission and in our many ministries.