St. James Episcopal Church is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, of the wider Episcopal Church of America, and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We can trace the heritage of our denomination to the 16th century and our deepest roots thread back to the beginnings of Christianity.
Episcopal liturgy holds to an ancient structure with traditions celebrated in many languages across the world. We worship with our Book of Common Prayer, and it is this book that makes it possible for you to visit an Episcopal Church in any country and find the order of worship service to be the same.
We follow Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We strive to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and we shape our lives around loving our neighbors as ourselves, respecting the dignity of every person as made in the image of God.
We ordain both men and women, married or single, as deacons, priests and bishops. We involve our lay people in a rich variety of governance and ministry related positions within our church and in our surrounding community. Our leaders and congregation members celebrate that we are one body in Christ, and although we may have differences, we strive to put the good of the body before any one opinion.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and offer many opportunities to encourage biblical literacy.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. We also recognize grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home at St. James Episcopal Church!
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