We invite you
to come grow with us!
Welcome to the
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.
We are a small, friendly church family in
our values of Family, Humor, Compassion, Faith/Spirituality,
and Trust with the courage to be a vital
service to the broader community.
We Believe that Jesus calls:
To be a friendly, caring
house of God where people strive toward a stronger faith and a deeper
relationship with God.
To be inspired by
worship, and to assist young and old alike, to discover their gifts through
prayer and fellowship; to share and proclaim the Christian gospel to the
glory of God and his kingdom, within our congregation and beyond.
To renew their
relationship with Him; to become active in His church; to spread the good
news of love and reconciliation in all that we do and all that we say.
To serve as a priest and
friend to all; to broaden, challenge, and empower the lay ministers of the
congregation to exercise their own ministry; to be receptive to diversity
and personally accessible to all members; and to be a source of guidance
which can inspire congregational development.
To discover the Episcopalian Service in depth,
Book of Common Prayer.
What does the term
In 1789, the members of the Anglican Church in the brand
new United States of America found themselves unpopular because they
were called "The Church of England in the Colonies." So it was decided
that the church would be renamed the "Episcopal Church" from the Greek
word Episcopos meaning bishop to reflect nature of the church and to
break its ties with England. The
History of the
does the term Anglican mean?
The word "Anglican" comes from the word "Anglo." Our
Anglican Church was begun in the first century A.D. then
organized in Britain after 597 and has been the Catholic
Church of England ever since. The Anglican Church is one
of two world-wide Christian bodies, numbering over
70,000,000 members. Read more about
The Anglican Community,
Famous Anglicans, and
similarities/differences are there between the Episcopal
Church and the Roman Catholic Church?
There are a lot of similarities, but also a few big
differences. The Episcopal Church is a catholic church,
a so is the Roman Catholic Church - meaning that both
groups can traces its origins to the earliest century of
our faith. The pope, in Rome, is the head of the Roman
Catholic Church, while the Archbishop of Canterbury is
the head of the Anglican Church. One major difference is
that the Archbishop of Canterbury only has spiritual
authority of the Episcopal Church in the United States.
All other church decisions are based on our democratic
system of church government very similar to the way we
govern our nation.
Theologically, we and the Roman Catholic Church have so
much in common, but The Episcopal Church believes that
clergy can be married and women can be ordained clergy.
What is a typical service like?
On Sunday mornings, we have worship with Communion. A
typical service includes readings from the Bible,
both the Old and New Testament, a sermon, prayers of
various kinds, the singing of hymns, and, the
celebration of the Holy Eucharist. We invite ALL
persons who have been baptized to join us at the
to have the
have to be a member of the Episcopal Church to attend
and participate in the service?
We believe that Jesus calls our Church to be a friendly,
lively home where people strive to understand and
strengthen their faith. Everyone is welcome to come! In
the Episcopal Church we also welcome all baptized
Christians to participate in the Holy Communion.
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Welcome to our Recent Visitors
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² Episcopalians find great
joy in their church and its fellowship
² The parishioners of the
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation invite you to join their church family
² Participate in community
² Worship in the cherished
customs, rich history, and great traditions of the Anglican Church.
² Participate in the
beautiful music and worship of the Episcopal Church.
² Become involved as an
acolyte, Altar Guild member, Lay Reader, or Chalice Bearer.
² Share the word of God
as a teacher in one of our educational programs.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and
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
salvation he came down
by the power of the
Holy Spirit he became
incarnate from the Virgin
Mary, and was made
For our sake he was crucified
under Pontius Pilate;
suffered death and was
buried. On the
third day he
rose again in
with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right
hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
judge the living and the
dead, and his kingdom
will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
Lord, the giver of life,
proceeds from the
Father and the Son. With
Father and the Son he
worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through
We believe in
one holy catholic and
for the forgiveness of
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and
the life of the world to come.