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What We Believe

Here at St. Paul's, we are a “liturgical” church; we follow service forms and pray from texts that do not change much from week to week–though they do shift as we move through the seasons of the Church’s liturgical year. This gives worship a rhythm, and many find that rhythm comforting.

For the first-time visitor, liturgy may be exhilarating…or confusing. Our services involve the congregation in our worship with spoken prayers, praises, and songs. Our Order of Service (bulletin) will help guide you through the service.  You may participate as much as you feel comfortable doing. Wherever you are in your faith journey, all are welcome at St. Paul's.

The Holy Eucharist

What do Episcopalians believe about the Eucharist?
The Eucharist (which literally means “thanksgiving”), the Lord’s Supper.

At the Last Supper, Jesus shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples. He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to continually “do this” in remembrance of him (see 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Mark 14:22-25; Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:14-20).

In the Episcopal Church, we recognize that Christ is truly present with us as we receive consecrated (“set aside”) Bread and Wine in faith. We do not attempt to define precisely how this happens, but instead accept it as a wondrous mystery of our faith. We also recognize that Christ is known in the gathered community. This is our family meal as Christians, and we believe it is a foretaste of the communion with God and one another for which we long and toward which God is bringing the creation.

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Can I receive Communion?

All Christians, from any part of God’s household, regardless of denomination or age, are welcome and invited to receive Communion in this Church. Please do not worry about “doing it right.” The important thing is simply that you know that Christ welcomes you, and there is no telling how God might reach you in Communion. Just be open.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Christian and being baptized or confirmed, please contact any of the clergy to begin a conversation. We enjoy those kinds of conversations and would love to be in touch with you.

Our Diocese

The Diocese of Wisconsin is a community of over 100 congregations and ministries of the Episcopal Church in Wisconsin.

For more information on our diocese, please click below.

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