Welcome to St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, affectionately known as St. B's. We are a members of the Episcopal Church and the World-wide Anglican Communion of Churches numbering 70 million people in 38 provinces worldwide. We are followers of Jesus Christ, and as Anglicans trace our origins back to Christ and His apostles. As Anglican Christians, we look to the Scripture first as the authority over the church, tradition (the practices and writings of the historical church) and reason, for allowing continued development of doctrine. We regard the Bible, the three Creeds (Nicene Creed, Apostles' Creed and Athanasian Creed), the Thirty-Nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer (based on Scripture) as the principal statements of the Anglican doctrine.
Our parish is a committed Episcopal parish living its life in the historic Anglican tradition. We are also committed to live within the worldwide Anglican Communion and we pray that our voice will remain faithful to an historic understanding of Scripture.
Our Mission is:
We, a people affectionately known as St. B’s, are a family on a journey to grow more in love with God and one another, and to grow in our willingness to serve one another. Compelled by the love of Jesus, we long to see our alienated world reconciled to God in Christ.
We open ourselves to this growth through The Way of St. B’s – a rule of life that shapes us through worship, internal formation, external formation, action, evangelism and stewardship.
What we believe: The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.