What We Believe

 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16, NRSV

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6, NRSV

At St. Peter’s our mission is, “To Know and to Share the Love of Christ.”  The two passages above succinctly explain that mission. We acknowledge that without the saving death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ we are eternally separated from God. Only the grace of Our Lord can wash away our sins and make us acceptable in God’s sight.

The inspired Word of God, as given to us in the Bible, contains all things necessary for salvation. The Old Testament looks forward to the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The New Testament accounts His life, death, resurrection, and prepares us for His return to establish His perfect kingdom.

We wish to share that Word with the world!shield_pic

As a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church we rely on scripture, tradition, and reason.  Scripture, as the Anglican Divine Richard Hooker has emphasized, is “first place both in credit and obedience,” after which reason and tradition follow in ordered sequence.  We are a liturgical church; but we acknowledge that our liturgy, as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer, is an aid to worship and not an end unto itself.

Here at St. Peter’s you will find people who prefer to worship in different ways. Regardless, we all share the desire to worship Our Lord and share His Word.