The fundamentals of football are simple: a team earns points by carrying the ball over the opposing goal line or by kicking the ball over the goal posts. Knowing this much, you can watch a football game and get a general sense of what is going on, but you’ll miss a lot of things that a fan enjoys.
The fundamentals of visiting France are simple: good food, historical sites, and pretty landscapes. Knowing this much, you can visit France and get something out of it, but you might walk right by a fascinating location that a student of French culture or history could have pointed out.
The fundamentals of Christianity are simple: God, the creator of the universe, sent his son, Jesus, to live and die to save us from sin, evil, and death. Jesus’ early followers wrote about their experiences and those books are collected in the New Testament. Knowing this much, you can visit a Christian church and get a general sense of what is going on, but you’ll miss a lot. Christians have been studying the New Testament for two thousand years. That’s a lot longer than football and even France have been around. There are a lot of wonderful things to discover. You may be a beginner, wondering what is going on with the bread and wine; you may be a Christian from childhood who never received instruction beyond juvenile Bible stories; you may have a historical interest in how and when the Nicene Creed was written. One of the glories of the Anglican tradition is that questions are encouraged. We will work with you to find answers.
As the seasons change, the increasing rain and gloom encourage indoor activities. One of the most exciting intellectual adventures you can have is learning about Jesus and the Christian Church, joining centuries of great minds around the world who have followed the same path. We invite you to join us. Bring your questions.
Our new Covid worship accommodations are drive through Eucharist at 9:00 am on Sunday. Stay is your car and we will bring communion to you! There is no music, sermon, or full liturgy at this pre-consecrated Eucharist. This will no longer be offered in November 2020 and going forward.
Inside the church our Mass is celebrated at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. This is a complete liturgy with music, the Mass and a sermon. Masks are required and social distancing. We are celebrating from the BCP 2019 prayer book.