What is the Episcopal Church?
The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide
Anglican Communion, with 70 million members
in 163 countries. We are a community of Christians
bound together by our belief that Holy Scripture
contains the very core of all Christian faith.
Through the many ancient, as well as modern,
stories that connects us to Jesus and his
teachings, we discover Godís hope and call
to us in our life together.
St. Johnís is one of 32 parishes that comprise
the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada. The Diocese
is led by the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts
Schori, Ninth Bishop of Nevada.
St. Johnís Episcopal Church is a family called
by Christ to grow spiritually, to share our
life with others, and to make known Godís
love through word and deed.
What do Episcopalians Believe?
We believe there is One God who creates all
things, redeems us from sin and death and
renews us as the Children of God. As Episcopalians
we promise to follow Jesus Christ as our Savior
and Lord. We believe the mission of our church
is restoration of all people to unity with
God and each other in Christ.
What unites Episcopalians is not so much a
set of fixed, common beliefs or a single authority
for interpreting those beliefs, but a common
form of worship, as provided in our Book of
Common Prayer, and a common structure of our
church, which is overseen by bishops.