We are a simple, traditional Christian church, welcoming all.
If you visit us for a Sunday Eucharist Service, we will warmly invite you to join us in singing traditional hymns, praying from the Book of Common Prayer, hearing readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, reading together from the Psalms, and celebrating a proclamation from the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
There will be a homily (a short sermon), to help open our understanding of the readings, and apply them in our lives. We will remember the signposts of our faith through the Nicene Creed, silently confess our sins, offer prayers for all in need, and warmly share the peace of Christ. But, our most important act will be to remember Jesus Christ is always present with us, by sharing his body and blood the way he taught us on the night before he died.
"While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, 'Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.'" - Matthew 26:26-28
The Episcopal Church is a middle way between the Catholic and Protestant traditions. If you have been to a Catholic mass, you will find our service very familiar, though our local church is led by a woman, Rev. Connie Campbell-Pearson. And, in our church you will always be welcome to worship with us, and share in the Eucharist, no matter who you love, how you look, or where you come from.
Our local community is vital. We share our church building with the Covenant Reformed Church of Manhattan. We also participate in the annual Potato Festival, and contribute to the local Headwaters Food Bank. If you think we may be able to help, please let us know.
As Jesus Christ taught us, we extend an especially warm welcome to the stranger; to those too often marginalized by others, for the way God made us and the life He gave us. We heartily welcome and affirm people of all races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, ages, and income levels. We respect that different people may understand Christ a bit differently, and that's okay. We are here to pray together, in common, and nurture our spiritual lives together, in community.
All are welcome, just as we are. This means you, too!
Come sing with us!