God adopts us, making us members of the church and inheritors of the Kingdom of God
All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are welcome to partake of the Holy Eucharist at Messiah, as this is not an invitation from our church but from Jesus Christ himself.
Our most common form of confession in Anglicanism takes place during the regular Sunday liturgy. Some are surprised to learn that the Episcopal Church also offers private confession with a priest for those desiring it. The difference between us and some other traditions is that we offer private confession; we do not require it.
Healing is a significant part of the church’s ministry and this happens in many ways through all the ministers of the church. One of the ways in which we continue to carry out Christ’s healing ministry through the Church is by integrating rites of healing in our lives together.
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Q. What do we mean by the resurrection of the body? A. We mean that God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints.
Q. What is the communion of saints? A. The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise.
Q. What do we mean by everlasting life? A. By everlasting life, we mean a new existence, in which we are united with all the people of God, in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.
Q. What, then, is our assurance as Christians? A. Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.