We meet together to share the love of God, and then go out to present it to the world.
We are a community of Christians, seeking to follow Jesus with genuine faith and authentic love. Our Anglican expression of Christianity maintains a tradition of the "via media" or the middle way. Thus, our service includes the proclamation of the Word of God, as well as the celebration of Holy Communion.
Our worship together is based on the Book of Common Prayer, and the service is completely printed out in a service booklet, which is available at the church entrance and handed out by our ushers each Sunday. Thus, members and visitors together may all easily participate in a time of being in God's presence, presenting ourselves to Him and receiving from His grace in our lives.
To be a vibrant church family that honors and glorifies God. A place of healing, serving, and growing together in Christ.
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Ascension Anglican is a church within the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin where the Rt. Rev. Dr. Eric Menees presides as Bishop.
The Anglican Way
(from Anglican Church in North America)
We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him. Therefore, the Anglican Church in North America identifies the following seven elements as characteristic of the Anglican Way, and essential for membership:
"The Anglican Communion," Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher wrote, "has no peculiar thought, practice, creed or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ's Church from the beginning." It may licitly teach as necessary for salvation nothing but what is read in the Holy Scriptures as God's Word written or may be proved thereby. It therefore embraces and affirms such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the Scriptures, and thus to be counted apostolic. The Church has no authority to innovate: it is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to "the faith once delivered to the saints."
To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a "Mere Christian," at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.
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