About Resurrection Gilbert

Our Journey

Resurrection Episcopal Church is one of the newest faith groups in Gilbert. We started as a small assembly of people who had a vision of establishing a new Episcopal church community in Gilbert to reach people with the good news of God’s  promise of unconditional love and acceptance.. We currently share space with Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church and worship there at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

The energy and focus of Resurrection Episcopal Church is missional. We are striving to be a church that takes seriously The Great Commandment of Jesus to love God and our neighbors, and to live out The Great Commission to reach people everywhere with the Good News of God’s unconditional love and favor. We provide a safe, non-judgmental place to question and explore your faith. We engage in our local community by conducting worship services in public places, we help our neighbors in need in partnership with other area Christian organizations, and we regularly participate in Gilbert civic events and festivals.

We invite all our congregants to become actively engaged in serving others for Christ and building-up the kingdom of God in Gilbert.

Our Mission

At Resurrection Episcopal Church, we are dedicated to proclaiming the good news of God’s love and acceptance of all people. This is a community that welcomes and nurtures those who are seeking God and who want to discover and explore how God is moving in their lives.

We are part of the Jesus Movement
Resurrection Episcopal Church is a part of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. This language, coined by our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, means we are seeking every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mat. 22:36-40). The Jesus Movement means following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth. We join the movement by doing our best to follow Jesus and his example of revolutionary love.  

Hear more about this from our Presiding Bishop.

We commit to loving and serving:
It is the mission of the Church to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ (Book of Common Prayer, p855).  We seek to do this by thoughts, words, and deeds that bring people and God together. We are strengthened to do this by our worship which is grounded in the Baptismal Covenant. The Baptismal Covenant is the set of vows we make & renew at every baptism that occurs in the church. We renew this covenant each time as a reminder of who we are and whose we are. The Baptismal Covenant can be found in the Book of Common Prayer on page 304-305. Here are the 5 vows:

Celebrant

Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers?

People

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People

I will, with God’s help.

 

Celebrant

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People

I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People

I will, with God’s help.

 

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