What Episcopalians Believe
We want you to know that whoever you are, you are welcome to find a spiritual home here at St. Cuthbert. Our church celebrates diversity as we worship together, praise the Lord, study the Word of God, and believe in the accepting power and transforming love of Jesus Christ, our Savior.
We are Episcopalian. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a global fellowship of 73 million Christians in 38 self-governing provinces. The modern Episcopal Church continues the work of the first apostles, guarding the faith, unity, and discipline of the Church, and ordaining men and women to continue Christ’s ministry. The word “Episcopal” refers to governance by bishops. Historically, bishops oversee the Church in particular geographic areas, known as dioceses and determine the character of life and work in that diocese. St. Cuthbert is a part of the Diocese of Texas.
The Nicene Creed and the Apostles' Creed are the central statements of our beliefs and we consider the Bible to be divinely inspired. We follow a liturgical calendar found in The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) which guides the focus of the Bible readings and teaching each Sunday and serves as a major source of unity for Anglicans around the world. Some services are more contemporary and some more traditional, but all follow the same form found in the BCP.
The Episcopal Church is the middle ground between Protestant and Catholic traditions and we believe that, whether or not we agree on a particular topic, we are all loved by God and we can have thoughtful and respectful discussions about our faith.
The center of our Sunday worship service is the Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, which we celebrate each Sunday. All baptized Christians of any denomination or Christian tradition are welcome to receive communion in the Episcopal church. Even if you are not a member of St. Cuthbert, you are welcome to receive communion. Our services are engaging and beautiful, full of tradition, reverence, and praise. Those who come from a Roman Catholic background will find the service familiar. For those of reformed tradition or no religious tradition at all, we think you may find a spiritual home in a church that respects its customs and maintains its sense of awe and wonder at the power and mystery of God
The Book of Common Prayer: bcponline.org
The Diocese of Texas: epicenter.org