In the Episcopal Church we believe that our habitual participation in a community’s worship life shapes our faith,
our individual and communal identity and how we are disposed to act in the world. In other words,
we Episcopalians are convinced that the life of prayer shapes the life of believing and behaving.
When we gather together in the name of Jesus, we worship according to the Book of Common Prayer.
The common word of the book expresses our most deeply held beliefs, keeps us connected to the
timeless elements of Christian tradition, and allows us to participate as more than just listeners.