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Thank you for checking us out. You may have more questions than those answered here. Please feel free to contact us anytime for questions and clarifications. Or visit us on Sundays. 

Questions & Answers

Here are some answers to common questions.

Episcopalians worship in many different styles, ranging from very formal, with vestments and incense, to informal services with contemporary music. Worship in the Episcopal Church is “liturgical.” For the first-time visitor, liturgy may be exhilarating or confusing. Services may involve standing, sitting, and kneeling, as well as sung or spoken responses, which may provide a challenge for the first-time visitor. But it is very uplifting, imaginative, and meaningful

The Holy Eucharist is the celebration of the last supper of Christ. It means "thanksgiving." Jesus instituted this celebration before his death. In this celebration, we bless bread and wine and distribute them to those who are present. The bread and wine is considered the Body and Blood of Jesus after the prayer of consecration. All are welcome to receive it if you are in an Episcopal Church. 

On any normal Sunday, you will hear us read a chapter from the Old Testament, a reading from the New Testament (usually from one of the letters), and a selection from one of the Gospels. In addition to those readings, the congregation will read one of the Psalms in unison.  to the question. Give enough detail to adequately answer the question, but consider using multiple questions so that each answer is concise.

We welcome all people to the house of God. We do not subscribe to a racial or sexual preference as no matter what your preference or orientation or skin tone is, you are still a child of God. Therefore we welcome all to our community to explore, to encourage and to emulate Jesus in every manner possible. When God created man and woman, God created them all equal and worthy of all things Godly. Men and women serve at the altar regardless of their sexual preference or orientation. If God has called you, you have a place in the Episcopal Church.

We have programs for children and youth of all ages. Besides the Sunday School and Events geared towards their age we also have children and youth participate actively at worship as acolytes, servers, torch bearers. Children and youth make our community vibrant and live with their laughter and joy. 

Come as you are. No restrictions or expectations. Usually, we are in our casuals. Occasionally depending on what's going on, some might dress up for the occasion such as weddings or funerals. e question. Give enough detail to adequately answer the question, but consider using multiple questions so that each answer is concise.

If you have more questions or need to talk to someone, please call our Rector. You can email him or call him at 417-881-3073 X2 or click here to email him directly.