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  • Address: 4700 Whitehaven Parkway NW Washington, DC 20007

 

 

About Us

Our Belief and Mission

We believe in the healing power of Jesus that is grounded in love. We attempt to make that love a reality in today's world which means that we seek to serve others and to be transformed by God's Holy Spirit. All of this is grounded in a supportive community.

Our mission is to proclaim that all people are created in God’s image, redeemed through God’s son Jesus Christ, and sanctified in the Holy Spirit. We are an inclusive community, committed to service based on deep gratitude for God’s blessings. We feel especially called to serve children, a commitment expressed through our parish school and programs.

The Episcopal Church

Is the branch of the Worldwide Anglican Communion in the United States, mainland Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. In other words, the Episcopal Church is a diverse body of people gathered together to share God's love. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry teaches that we still have much to do to transform ourselves and the world around us in this branch of the Jesus Movement. The Episcopal Church and its members seek to be open to transformation. The Episcopal Church is organized into regional dioceses that govern themselves through a representative democracy. St. Patrick's is a parish church in the Diocese of Washington which is overseen by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde.

The Five Marks of Mission adopted by the Episcopal Church in 2012:

To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind, and to pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew life of the earth
Important Conversations

We rarely take positions on specific policy positions. We are a congregation with a diverse perspective on the world and many of our members are experts in public policy. We do explore the world around us through our faith tradition. This exploration balances scripture, tradition, and reason. In some of our recent series, we have explored the Bible in the 21st century, the plague of racism on our communal lives, and the violent terrorist style acts happening in the world. If you have time, listen to sermons about these important issues.