Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church
- District of Columbia
We are an open and growing Episcopal congregation with roots in the movement for more inclusiveness. Our great diversity of backgrounds, lifestyles and callings is a resource from which we draw our strength.
Worship is at the center of our life as a community of faith. We gather each week to worship God, whom we believe is revealed to us as our Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. We believe that God's greatest act toward us was one of love - sending his son Jesus to Earth to live among us. In his life, Jesus set an example of how we should live and treat each other. Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice to God and died on the cross so that we, God's beloved children, would not suffer the consequences of our inherently sinful nature - death. Jesus' rising back to life three days after his death showed us that death does not have the last word, and God offers every one of us the gift of everlasting life through the sacrifice of Jesus. Every week in our worship we remember the life and death of Jesus in the Eucharist (communion), when we share bread and wine around the altar. In our worship, we are renewed and reminded of our calling as God's people so that we can go back out into the world sharing the love that God first shared with us