By Fr. Fred Thayer
Can one Church be protestant, catholic (universal), and evangelical? The answer is: YES! These adjectives are among several key descriptors of the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church in the United States is part of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide association of 38 autonomous churches, which trace their origins through the Church of England to apostolic times. Globally, there are approximately 85 million Anglicans.
On five Sundays in Lent this year, beginning on February 14, Fr. Fred Thayer will deliver a series of teaching sermons on the Episcopal Church at Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, El Centro (Eucharist with sermon at 11:00 a.m.). His â€œEpiscopal Explorationsâ€ series will cover: worship (two sessions), highlights of Church history, Biblical interpretation and theology, and the mission and organization of the Church, Biblical interpretation and theology, and the mission and organization of the Church, as well as consideration of the vocations and ministries of Church members. â€œEpiscopal Explorationsâ€ is both an introduction to the Episcopal Church and a â€œrefresher course.â€
Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, El Centro is located at 500 South Fifth Street at SW corner of 5th and Orange Avenue. (Parking behind off of Holt). All Saints Episcopal Church, Brawley is located at 305 West H Street at South Third Street. The Episcopal Church welcomes you!