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The History of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America has its origins in the Church of England, a church which stresses its continuity with the ancient Western church and claims to maintain apostolic succession.

Its close links to the Crown led to its reorganization on an independent basis in the 1780s. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was characterized sociologically by a disproportionately large number of high status Americans as well as English immigrants; for example, more than a quarter of all presidents of the United States have been Episcopalians (see List of United States Presidential religious affiliations).

Although it was not among the leading participants of the abolitionist movement in the early 19th century, by the early 20th century its social engagement had increased to the point that it was an important participant in the Social Gospel movement, though it never provided much support for the Prohibitionist movement. Like other mainline churches in the United States, its membership decreased from the 1960s. This was also a period in which the church took a more open attitude on the role of women and toward homosexuality, while engaging in liturgical revision parallel to that of the Roman Catholic Church in the post Vatican II era.*

Our Present Church’s Worship is based on the principal sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. We are a mutual ministry congregation and believe that all baptized persons are ministers and are called upon to exercise that ministry in their daily lives.

 

You are invited to join us as we live out our mission to celebrate the Lord: 

 

– Sharing the body of Christ as people of faith

– Caring for each other in God’s love

– Encouraging one another to grow and learn

– Reaching out as a light to the community around us

 

We are a diverse community consisting of many different occupations; old and young, families, singles and empty-nesters. We have both male and female priests and deacons. Drop by and share some fellowship with us. We are saving a place for YOU!

 * source: wikipedia