This brief guide will help you understand who we are at St. Timothy's and why we worship the way we do.
A Brief Guide to the Liturgy
St. Timothy's is part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, a congregation of Anglicans who have joined in full communion with the Catholic Church
The focus of worship is God's word and the service of Eucharist. (Eucharist means "thanksgiving;" it is the original word for the sacrament also called Communion or the Lord's Supper).
We believe Christ is spiritually present in the bread and wine, the benefits of which are received by faith alone.
If at any time you don't know what to do next in the service, feel free to observe those around you or ask for help.
The foundations are as follows:
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts; the Bible is God's revealed truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
There is one God, Who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all are born into original sin and unable to save themselves; a person may only be saved through God's mercy.
We believe that salvation is by God alone as He wills and is received by grace through faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, Who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation.
We believe that God is sovereign over all creation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God's people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.