Our church seeks to excel in four particular areas of ministry:
Worship - it all begins with Sunday worship. What we do here matters. We offer a variety of worship styles from the quiet and contemplative Rite 1 at 8 a.m., a large community gathering with a variety of music at 10:00 a.m., and a relaxed evening service in the chapel at 6:00 p.m. We are a reverent people who try to love and praise God without taking ourselves too seriously.
Stewardship - we preach and teach the tithe (giving 10%) as a means of joy! We commit to working our way towards this goal through incremental giving; we mark where we are and work towards the tithe, increasing by one percentage point each year.
Community - best described as a combination of fellowship and inreach. We like each other’s company and enjoy passing a good time with one another after church at coffee hour or at some of the many fellowship events we offer over the course of the year. Inreach is the pastoral care we offer to our parishioners as a mark of Christ’s command that we love one another as he has loved us.
Outreach - everyone is worthy of God’s love because we are all made in the image of God. For this reason, Christians are called to offer service to all people in the name of Christ. In our church, education has been the chief means of serving the community. Through our founding of St. Martin’s Episcopal School, continuing an education ministry on our church campus through The Little School, and through a long relationship with students and teachers of Ella Dolhonde, a local public elementary school, the people of our church have made important contributions to the lives of others.
This is a great church community and we would love if you would become a part of it.
Fr. Fred Devall