What We Believe
Vision for St. John’s:
- People who are being made whole in Christ and living in their faith.
- Children who are happy and understand who God is.
- Youth who are Christ-focused and secure in their Christian faith.
- Families who are valued and supported in their faith journey and their family life.
- Adults who are supported in their faith journey, accepted where they are in that journey, and being led closer to Christ.
- Seniors who are valued and supported in their faith journey and who reach out to other generations and to one another.
St. John’s is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and we are united with fellow Episcopal and Anglican churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
We believe in a triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This one true God has revealed himself in creation, in his interaction throughout history with the Jewish people, and most completely through the person and work of Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ died on the cross and was raised from the dead that we might receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life in him, and that the risen Christ is present in his church and in his followers through the work of the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and contain all things necessary to salvation. Our worship service on Sunday mornings, called the Holy Eucharist, includes readings from the Old and New Testament, a short sermon, Holy Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper), and prayers including the Lord’s Prayer. All Baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion at our service, and those who have not yet been baptized are encouraged to come forward for a blessing. For more information, please contact our pastor, the Rev. Nancy Powers, who would be happy to meet with you and answer your questions.