We are a Parish within the
Episcopal Missionary Church
Defending the Historic Faith
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Holy Family Anglican Church 240-575-0562 Bishop Douglas - DWPieper1@aol.com
26200 Frederick Road Father Dan - email@example.com
Clarksburg, MD 20871
From the Parish of Holy Family Anglican Church...
"Grace be to You..."
"...and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father."
Thus does Paul's greeting to the Galatians echo across centuries and continents to reach us in our present circumstances. And we share it with you as a prayer, with faith that the Spirit will bring to your heart the blessing of its good news and assurance.
Who are we? First and foremost, we are Christians. Followers of Christ Jesus our Lord, charged with proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed. In particular, we are a small Anglican (traditional Episcopal) Parish in Montgomery County. We worship in conformance with Holy Scripture using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer (traditional Episcopal worship service) along with the Anglican Missal. Our preaching is Bible-based and evangelical, and we embrace Christian fellowship for the spiritual strength and encouragement it provides. Our calling is to humbly share the light, love, and hope of Christ, and to provide a place in which to worship God and experience His healing power.
Whether you are Anglican (Episcopalian) or not, we believe you will enjoy the traditional liturgical worship, healing prayers, and Christian fellowship. We hope you will find us, visit us, share in the joy of praising God, and consider joining us.
We worship every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.in the Historic Chapel at Milton Ridge in Hyattstown, Maryland (see map and directions below). Hyattstown is an historic district within Clarksburg, MD, one of the fastest growing communities in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Milton Ridge Chapel is part of a unique complex encompassing an historic home built circa 1850, and a new reception hall designed and constructed in the historic style of the community. This complex is used for weddings, wedding receptions, and other religious purposes, and would be an ideal location for short conclaves and retreats to promote our unity in the spirit, uphold each other in the faith, and find more ways to collaborate in the Lord's work. We covet your prayers and wisdom for this possiblity.
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Anglican and Episcopalian Unity...
It has been said many times over the years that, in Christ, we already have unity, but that this unity, this veritable unity, is either revealed or obscured by what we do or fail to do. While we may not be able to dissolve the walls that separate jurisdictions, or quell ego-driven and pharisaical conflicts, we, as individuals and as Parishes, can choose to act as if we are in unity, and can choose to reveal the spirit of unity by expressing and sharing with each other the love of Christ. We can behave in the way of that veritable unity by praying for each other, and, in practical ways, by helping each other (as simply as, "let me give you a hand with that..."). We can simply fellowship with each other, without the external, human-driven pressure of some ecumenical crusade to resolve every difference and settle every dispute. We can simply share each others' burdens and offer encouragement. Thereby, with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, does our unity prosper.
Beyond those measures, we now have a powerful example of a concrete federation in this self-same spirit, in thenow officially recognized province, in full communion with the world-wide Anglican Communion through the Anglican Churches of Nigeria and Uganda; namely, the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). The Spirit of true Unity in Christ is not limited to the ACNA, of course. Other jursidictions are following a similar path, and many, while not formally confederated with the ACNA, are nevertheless willing to work in concert with it to reveal and share in this world the love of Christ and the Good News of His Gospel. It all starts with a simple commitment in each heart to reveal His veritable unity.
Several web sites provide helpful information on the ACNA and on other matters pertaining to Anglican Unity. We invite you to visit these links shown below.
American Anglican Council
The Reception Hall shown above, and the Historic Chapel (at the right edge of the photo), are used for many weddings throughout the year (for more information on weddings at Milton Ridge, please go here: http://miltonridge.com). The Hall and Chapel are also available for Liturgical activities, Bible studies, and Anglican retreats, conclaves, and meetings. The Reception Hall Interior (photo on the right) is spacious, versatile, and elegant. It can be arranged to be more intimate to accomdate a smaller group. It has audio-visual, catering, and comfort facilities to meet a wide range of needs.