By invitation or a warm welcome on Sunday morning, people enter life-giving and gracious community at St. Richard’s. Folks find a spiritual home and roots can start to run deep.
We gather weekly to worship and give thanks to God the Father for his lavish grace and mercy made available to us in his Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who defeated death when he died on the cross and opened up a new way of life when he rose from the dead. The Liturgy of the Word of God & Holy Communion bind us together in response to God’s one-way love in Jesus Christ. Every time we meet this way, the Holy Spirit renews and empowers us, reconnecting us to each other and driving us into the world to proclaim the gospel.
Community at St. Richard’s is real. It is genuine. Friendships made here prove God’s presence in our various sufferings, as well as God’s great joy in the world he has loved. Families of all shapes and sizes have put their roots down here and thriving in response to the gospel. 1 Thessalonians 2.8 says, So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
Being a follower of Jesus Christ is the most genuine way to be a human being. It’s also a supernatural process, and sometimes it feels like our lives are turned upside down and inside out by the Holy Spirit. It can hurt, plain and simple. There's no guarantee that you may become Miss America or really successful in your business. However, you will become a real live human being as you follow Jesus.
At Saint Richard's, we believe that a large part of our worship includes the opportunity to give back out of what our heavenly Father has generously given to us. God's grace calls and moves us into nothing less than joyful lives of giving and sharing. One of the ways we do that is through our financial gifts, that is, by way of percentage giving every year.
We have received many other gifts including our various vocations, talents, skill-sets, and that inordinately special commodity called time. We are more than happy to invest in life-changing ministry. Our fiscal budget at St. Richard’s captures the stories of transformation and expressions of God’s kingdom.
Caring & Justice Ministries
We live when and where we live to receive and prove God’s great affections for deeply hurting and very troubled people, just like us. Romans 5.5 says, God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. So, we put feet to our prayers and promises made in baptism and confirmation. We are relentless in mission discovery, mission funding, and deepening relationships with those we share life within and beyond our zip codes.