Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church! We are so glad that you have found us at this website. We hope that you feel at home here with us, regardless of who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey. We invite you to access the welcome video from the rector, peruse the website, and contact us with any questions you might have (or better yet, come and visit us!)
Taking our cue from the Baptismal Covenant, the mission of St. Paul’s is to proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ. Our vision, the way we live out that mission, is multifaceted. We are first and foremost a worshipping community, participants rather than spectators. All that we do is informed by our identity as faithful disciples of the risen Christ, which has its foundation in and is nurtured through the spiritual disciplines of a community at worship. Among those disciplines, hospitality and service to our communities are of particular importance to us. We are a community who welcomes all into our midst, respecting the dignity of every human being. Likewise, we endeavor to build up the body of Christ and witness to the good news by serving and giving of our resources, both within the St. Paul’s community, as well as to the larger communities of Columbus, our nation, and the world.
At St. Paul’s, we value our connection with historical Anglican traditions, such as scripture, tradition, and reason each a means of God’s revelation, the via media, and unity in diversity. We uphold the traditional orthodox formularies of the scriptures, the Creeds, the sacraments (primarily Baptism and Eucharist), and the historic episcopate. We recognize and value every person as made in the image of God, welcoming the gifts that diversity affords, and seek to equip all the saints in the baptismal ministry to which they are called.
Again, we welcome you to St. Paul’s and look forward to deepening our relationship with Christ and one another as we proclaim by word and example the good news of God in Christ.