Click here to Hear More Stories From Episcopalians Episcopalians are first and foremost Christians. We believe God has created us and we proclaim and follow Jesus as Lord. We believe God is active in our day to day lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. The name of our church comes from the Greek word Episcopos which means “bishop” or “overseer.” Rooted in the New Testament as successors to the Apostles, bishops are the spiritual, pastoral and administrative leaders of the our church. All Episcopalians have bishops.
Episcopalians are part of The Episcopal Church (TEC) under the pastoral leadership of our Presiding Bishop. Every local parish is part of a larger, geographic diocese, and there are currently 100 dioceses in the Episcopal Church. Holy Trinity is a local Jefferson County, Texas parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Houston, Texas.
the use of Scripture, Church tradition, and reason in matters of belief and practice
Episcopalians believe that the most important thing we do as Christians is to gather together for worship. We are “busy” worshipers. Episcopal worship may seem confusing at first, but it is a form and a style of worship that is both centuries old and yet so dynamic as to keep us from becoming stale and bored. Episcopalians sit, kneel, stand, sing, pray aloud, pray silently. Some of us bow and make the sign of the cross; others of us don’t. We regularly perform the “Episcopal juggle” by balancing the Book of Common Prayer, The Hymnal and (in many places) a service bulletin. These tools are all designed to help us worship and pray together, something that is very important to Anglican Christians.
Episcopal worship calls for the full participation of all the people. Should you find yourself a little lost or bewildered during the service, please feel free to ask someone near you for guidance. The main form of worship in the Episcopal Church is the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper. If you have been baptized in any Christian tradition with water in the name of the Trinity then we invite and encourage you to join us at the altar rail for communion.
If you have not been baptized, please know you are most welcome to join us at the Altar rail for a blessing. Simply cross your arms in front of your chest and the priest will offer you God’s blessing.
Whether you are worshiping here, or anywhere on God’s earth, we hope and pray you will go into the world refreshed, encouraged, challenged, accepted and filled with the peace of God which passes all understanding.
REGULAR SERVICE TIMES:
SUNDAYS 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist-no music 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist-with music 10:30 a.m. Children's Church
WEDNESDAYS 12:00 noon Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 2425 Nall Street (TX 365) Port Neches, Texas 77651-4703 Phone 409-722-6238 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.htec-pn.org