Vision, Mission, Values
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is an open, inclusive, and welcoming community.
We are a constituent parish of the Diocese of Ohio, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion.
In the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition, we recognize that the Altar is God’s Table, not our own.
Therefore, all who come seeking Christ at St. Paul’s Parish are invited and welcomed to join us in receiving the Blessed Sacrament.
If you are seeking a spiritual home, we invite you to visit us and, if you like what you find, to join us.
St. Paul’s Mission
St. Paul’s Parish exists to advance the Kingdom of God
through liturgical worship, spiritual education, personal growth,
and service to others.
Our reason for being is to set hearts on fire for Jesus Christ.
That’s what we will do at every corporate and individual opportunity –
every worship service, every outreach activity, every art show or
performance, every fellowship activity, every personal interaction.
We will be a central and integral part of the Medina community;
St. Paul’s Parish will be one of our city’s leading Christian churches
advancing the Kingdom of God through vibrant and exciting liturgy and
worship, social justice ministries, promotion of the arts, and support
Our Chalice will always be full of the Spirit of Christ!
Diocese of Ohio’s Mission
The mission of the Diocese of Ohio is to build healthy communities that:
- GROW in faith, numbers, and resources for mission,
- GIVE sacrificially as a spiritual surrender of self to God, and
- SERVE the world together as the risen body of Jesus Christ.
The Episcopal Church’s Mission
The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and
each other in Christ. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and
worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.
The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.
(From An Outline of the Faith, The Book of Common Prayer, Page 855)
The Mission of the Anglican Communion
The Five Marks of Mission as set out by the Anglican Consultative Council are:
- 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 strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.