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"THE SPIRIT MOVES US."  
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REASON, SCRIPTURE, & TRADITION

Our beliefs are shaped by the "three legged stool" of reason, scripture and tradition. We may not have all the answers, but we welcome all your questions. That's because we believe we all have something more to learn from one another and always more to learn about ourselves, our world, and our God. At Spirit of the Desert we do not ask you to check your mind at the door. Our ability to reason is a gift from God. Come and grow in understanding through silent meditation or group discussion. Come and learn more about two thousand years of church history. Come and learn every day to better understand God's presence in our lives.

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We are part of the Anglican Communion.
A s part of the Diocese of Utah and the Episcopal Church, we share in the heritage of the world-wide Anglican Communion. We are a community of Christians guided by Scripture, Tradition, and Reason, as we seek to interpret our ancient faith in the modern world. The Episcopal Church has historically been characterized by liturgy and a generous latitude of theological interpretation. We use the Book of Common Prayer, two-thirds of which is taken from Scripture. In the sacraments, we look for outward and physical signs of inward, spiritual realities. We proclaim the Nicene Creed and other ancient creeds of the church as symbols of our orthodox faith, and our continuity with Christ throughout the ages.

 

 


 

THE MIDDLE WAY
The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.

SHAPED BY PRAYER
In the Episcopal Church it is often said that "praying shapes believing." Worship is central to the life of our church. Worship is designed using the rich treasury of resources contained in The Book of Common Prayer, the Hymnal, and Renewal music. Through prayer and song we seek to glorify God, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.