What We Believe

St. Philip’s invites you to explore God, faith, and church with us.  We believe in the evangelical tenets of faith and observe several Anglican traditions.  It is our hope that through these beliefs and traditions, you experience life changing connections with Jesus, the church, and the world.

  • We believe in one living and true God, creator of all things seen and unseen. God is infinitely holy, and perfect in the unity of the Trinity: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
  • We believe Jesus, is the one and only Son of the Father. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit to a virgin, Jesus is fully man and fully God.  Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for the world by his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is the counselor and helper given to encourage and equip believers to continue the work of Christ.
  • We believe the Bible is the inerrant and inspired word of God given to humanity as a testimony to God’s redemptive plan for humanity.

  • We believe humanity has a sinful and broken nature from the time of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the garden. The condition of man’s sin is only redeemed by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • We believe the church was instituted by Jesus to be a place for the broken and hopeless to find restoration through Jesus’ love and grace.

Sacraments we celebrate…


Baptisms are the celebration of God incorporating adults and children into his family.  Adults make promises to follow Jesus, parents make promises to raise their kids to know Jesus and the worshiping community makes promises to help them along on their journey.

Because these are festive and public affairs we celebrate them four times a year, most normally on: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Weekend and in the season preceding Easter.  Most families find these dates helpful as it allows out of town guests an extra traveling day.  We encourage you to invite your family, your friends and make these important occasions as memorable as possible!

Because it is all about becoming part of our local church family we ask that you come and worship with us to be sure that we are the right Christian community to raise your children in and to belong to.


Jesus instituted the sacrament of communion during his last night with his disciples as he approached his suffering and death on the cross.  This sacrament is a sign and pledge of his love and grace that we observe through the breaking and eating of bread (His body) and drinking wine (His blood).  By observing communion, we remember the sacrifice of Jesus’ death and share in his risen life.

It is through these holy mysteries that we are made one with Christ and Christ with us; we are made one body in him, and members one in another.

St. Philip’s practice is to observe and share in communion during each worship service.  We offer wafers and wine as the consecrated gifts.  Those receiving take the wafer and wait to dip it into the chalice (wine) before consuming.  You may also consume the wafer and gently guide the chalice to your lips to receive the wine.   Anyone choosing not to receive communion is welcome to come receive a blessing from one of our pastors.