The Rector's Welcome

Rev. Tom Burr

On behalf of our entire congregation and staff, welcome to St. Paul’s Anglican Church.  We are a growing group of dedicated Christians who strive to love and serve Jesus Christ through our prayer and worship, but also through our work in His name within our greater community and the world.   

 

We welcome all who desire to worship our Lord in a loving, family atmosphere.  We do not have “requirements” for admission and invite all to join us who are searching, either for a church home, or just seeking peace or purpose in life.    

 

For those who are not familiar with Anglicanism, I offer a brief history.  Our theological tradition has roots in the Old Testament of Jesus’ time, believes and teaches the doctrine handed down through His Apostles, and seeks to model the life of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  The Anglican Church was birthed shortly after the beginning of the Reformation in England.  The worship services and practices were designed to offer a sort of middle of the road between the traditional Roman Catholic faith and the reformed Protestant denominations, which grew out of the Reformation.

 

At St. Paul’s our traditional worship services follow the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, over 80% of which is either directly quoted or paraphrased from the Bible.  We do not offer “new and exciting ways” to salvation but preach on the Word of our Lord as found in the Gospels.

 

Our members are just like you!  They came to St. Paul’s from many backgrounds and experiences.  Some had a great and working faith in Christ from the time they graced us with their presence, while many others knew they were seeking guidance but did not know who they were seeking.

 

If you are searching for a peace that will last not only for this lifetime, but for all of eternity, I urge you to join us for worship, for Bible study, or for one of our social events.  I assure you, you will be welcomed with the love of Jesus Christ.  For additional information, please refer to our website at www.stpaulscrownsville.com.

 

May God bless you, and keep you, and give you His peace, now and for always.

 

Fr. Tom+

Rector