We worship by the book.
We use the Book of Common Prayer, two-thirds of which is taken from Scripture. In the sacraments, we look for outward and physical signs of inward, spiritual realities. We proclaim the Nicene Creed and other ancient creeds of the church as symbols of our orthodox faith, and our continuity with Christ throughout the ages..
Episcopal 101 Confirmation/Reception classes begin July 11.
Beginning Sunday, July 11, a series of 4 classes is being offered to adults and youth who wish to make a public affirmation of their faith by either being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church and for those who wish to reaffirm their faith.
The first class will focus on "Anglican Identity" with subsequent classes on Anglican Polity, Anglican History, and the Book of Common Prayer. A detailed syllabus appears below:
Week One (July 11):
- Read “Jesus Was an Episcopalian” Chapters 1-4 (pp. 9-54)
- View “Jesus Was an Episcopalian videos 1-4
- View PowerPoint presentation: “Anglican Identity”
- Read “Jesus Was an Episcopalian” Chapters 5-7 (pp. 55-86)
- View “Jesus Was an Episcopalian videos 5-7
- View PowerPoint presentation: “Anglican Polity”
- Read “Jesus Was an Episcopalian” Chapters 8-10 (pp. 87-118)
- View “Jesus Was an Episcopalian videos 8-11
- View PowerPoint presentation: “Anglican History”
- Read “Jesus Was an Episcopalian” Chapters 11-15 (pp. 119-158)
- View “Jesus Was an Episcopalian videos 12-16
- View PowerPoint presentation: “Book of Common Prayer”
*Each week will include with a one-hour face-to-face or Zoom discussion lead by your instructor. Dates and times for the Zoom sessions are flexible and can be adjusted to conform to participant’s schedule.
Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation: Which is right for you?
Confirmation is a mature, public affirmation of your faith, celebrated by the prayers and laying on of hands by our bishop. It is a celebration of your baptism and your desire to live out your faith in the Episcopal Church. If you were baptized as a child (in any denomination) but never confirmed, this rite is for you.
Reception is for those who have been baptized and confirmed in a Christian denomination that has a ritual of confirmation (such as Methodists, Catholics or Lutherans) who wish to join the Episcopal Church.
Reaffirmation of Faith is for those who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, but in a church other than St. Jude's.
All are welcome to attend any of the classes, but if you wish to be confirmed or received or to reaffirm your faith, you must complete a registration form on or before Sunday, July 11. To register or ask questions about any aspect of your decision to join the Episcopal Church, contact the Rev. Lee Montgomery at (435) 592-0034-4391, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org