Blessing of the Animals
Our annual Pet Blessing service will be Sunday, October 9, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s, Hobart. Please have your pets on leashes or in appropriate carriers. Children who have a favorite stuffed animal are also welcome to bring these special “pets” for a blessing as well.
What Is The Episcopal Church?
The Episcopal Church of the U.S.A (ECUSA) is the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion — a “daughter” of the Church of England.
About Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP)
The story of how the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) came to be is really a story of how the Spirit of God can work through the People of God. In 2010, the three parishes (St. Barnabas, St. Paul, and St. Timothy’s) each had their own priest. At about the same time two of their priests took calls to other parishes and one decided to retire. Given the troubling economic times, it did not seem likely that any one of the parishes could call their own priest.
All Are Welcome
We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about us. We have some wonderful people here, and we have a rich tradition in liturgy and community service we’d like to share with you. Better yet, come visit us so we can welcome you in person!
What We Believe
The Episcopal Church relies on three main sources for belief:
In baptism, Episcopalians affirm their belief in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Holy Trinity), the salvation of humankind through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the forgiveness of sins. Episcopalians also promise to respect the dignity of all people, to strive for justice and peace, and to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
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