We are grateful to the following sponsors, whose generous support help make the production of The Living Church possible.

All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, MD
All Saints Church is a biblically focused and fast-growing church in the Diocese of Washington. We seek to connect the gospel of grace to people of all ages in Chevy Chase and the Washington D.C., area. All Saints is committed to passing on the gospel to the next generation. We have an exciting Kids Church and a large Sunday school, and we partner with young families to foster a supportive and relational community. We hope you can visit us if you are in the neighborhood!  (3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815; 301-654-2488; www.allsaintschurch.net)

All Souls’ Anglican Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
All Souls’ Anglican Foundation was established in 1994 by a group of parishioners from All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City as an independent and duly registered 501(c)(3) charitable entity. The Foundation has as its sole purpose the perpetuation and expansion of traditional Anglican worship and theology. It has over the course of the years sponsored and organized a number of theological conferences and seminars with such noted speakers as William H. Ralston, James I. Packer, Robert Crouse, Peter Kreeft, Victor Lee Austin, Leander Harding, George Sumner, Ephraim Radner, Edward Salmon, Michael Hawkins, Tony Burton, and numerous other clerics and theologians. The Foundation was also a sponsoring partner in the development of the app iPray BCP.  It is presently collaborating with the Prayer Book Society of the U.S.A. on a special educational project. (6909 NW Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116-5001)

The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, WI
All Saints’ Cathedral has served as a center for mission, formation and worship in the Diocese of Milwaukee since 1873. Sixty saints depicted in the windows and statuary keep vigil over a sacred space that its steeped in prayer.  The rich Anglo-Catholic life of the cathedral is anchored by the Daily Offices and a daily Eucharist. All Saints’ is now offering a third service on Sundays, at 6 p.m., a celebration of Holy Communion in a relaxed, urbane, mostly jazzy setting, with time set apart for quiet contemplation. At 10 a.m. each Sunday, the 32-voice cathedral choir, unsurpassed in Milwaukee, leads a traditional choral Eucharist. All Saints’ is resident to five ensembles and musicians, and hosts numerous musical events throughout the year. The cathedral congregation extends service to the community through many programs including Community of Hope, an extensive home communion ministry, and the annual Hunger Book Sale which raised $19,500 for feeding programs in Greater Milwaukee. (818 East Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202; 414-271-7719; www.ascathedral.org)

Christ Church, Bradenton,  FL
Christ Church, Brandenton, the largest Episcopal Church in Manatee County, is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. Weekday services are held in the historic chapel using Rite I traditional language and an east facing altar. Three different styles of worship are offered in the nave on Sundays, dignified and beautiful to both eyes and ears. The music program at Christ Church includes traditional organ and choral music, a handbell choir, a contemporary music ensemble, and a concert series featuring the Létourneau pipe organ. Christ Church has many opportunities for Christian discipleship. A men’s group meets weekly on Thursday morning for study and fellowship, while Daughters of the King and Episcopal Church Women gather regularly for service and spiritual growth. Other Bible studies are available Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening after the Eucharist. Youth group members are actively involved in diocesan, provincial, and national church events including Happening, New Beginnings, Provincial Youth Events, and Episcopal Youth Events. Our Lord’s Pantry opens on Thursday afternoon and serves a cross-section of applicants ranging from the homeless to those who simply need some extra help. The Thrift Shop is open daily to sell gently-used items. All profits go to Christ Church Outreach. Serving in the soup kitchen­ and visiting the homebound are some of the other ways that members of Christ Church reach out to the community. (4030 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205; 914-747-3709; christchurchswfla.org)

Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, TX
The Church of the Incarnation is one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the Episcopal Church. With creative programs for kids, students, couples, families and seniors, Incarnation has become a magnet especially for college students and young professionals. Enthusiastically traditional in its teaching and preaching, the church over the past three years has seen 20 parishioners come forward with a call to Holy Orders. To accommodate the growth of the parish and to expand its ministries among the poor, the parish raised over $27 million in a capital campaign this spring. Incarnation’s eight Sunday services include two Rite I Choral Eucharists, three Rite II Contemporary Uptown services with an outstanding contemporary band, and Choral Evensong. Strongly committed to living for others, the church runs a wide variety of social programs, investing over $1 million in outreach support to the poor each year, helping local children, the homeless, and those in need around the globe via missions. When in Dallas, drop by and visit us — we’d love to meet you! (3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204; 214-521-5101; www.incarnation.org • facebook.com/IncarnationDFW • twitter.com/IncarnationDFW)

The Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota, FL
Whether you live in sunny Sarasota year-round, stay here seasonally, or are visiting this beautiful city on Florida’s “cultural coast” for the first time on business or pleasure, the Church of the Redeemer, situated on Sarasota’s vibrant downtown bayfront, invites and welcomes all to worship with us. Known for its rich liturgical life and as a family church devoted to worship and service, Redeemer offers Sunday worship at 7:30, 9, and 11 a.m., and Spanish Mass at 1 p.m.  Contemporary Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Weekdays, Mass is said daily at 10 a.m., with additional Masses offered Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. During Florida’s fall, winter and spring “season” months, Redeemer is abun­dant with activity, including world-class musicians and concerts, Evensong, Bible study, discussion groups, education classes for adults, youth and children, movie nights, beach parties, parish dinners, and many other opportunities for fellowship. We welcome you to our parish! The Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson, rector.  (222 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34236; 941-955-4263; www.redeemersarasota.org; Facebook.com/RedeemerSarasota

The Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, TX
Founded in 1939, the Church of St. John the Divine in Houston, Texas, is a multigenerational, vibrant Episcopal community of believers. With the proclamation “Here I am, Lord. Send me!” we strive to affect the lives of our parishioners as well as our local community and the world. To that end, St. John the Divine actively supports more than 50 local organizations and a dozen world missions, and is directly involved with every ministry. Organizations receiving local support include LIFE Houston, which provides emergency formula to infants, and Books Between Kids, which works to grow the home libraries of children who otherwise could not afford books. Over the summer, we collect plastic bags for Kids Meals, a local organization that feeds hungry children. As St. John the Divine continues to fulfill its mission of Changing Lives for God in Christ, we recognize that everything we do has one basic purpose — to affect people’s lives and deepen their relationship with God as he is known uniquely in Jesus Christ. (2450 River Oaks Blvd. at Westheimer, Houston, TX 77019; 713-622-3600. www.sjd.org)

The Church of St. Michael & St. George, St. Louis, MO
The Church of St. Michael & St. George is well known for the beauty of our traditional Anglican liturgy. Opportunities to worship include Morning and Evening Prayer Monday through Saturday and the Holy Eucharist every day but Saturday. On Sundays, we have three morning liturgies and one evening liturgy. Hearing the choir each week, both during Evensong liturgies and during special days and seasons, is both a joy and an inspiration. In addition, we hope to involve every member of the parish in one or more of our many ministries, both within and outside the parish. We are engaged in everything from the annual World Service Ministry trip to Nicaragua, to  making sandwiches for the homeless, knitting a blanket for a housebound parishioner, and any of a dozen other ways to live Christ’s life in the world. Our goal is to come to resemble Jesus more and more. One way we do this is through the practice of holy habits and saintly skills. Living into our baptismal identity is a lifelong process, so we offer a wide variety of opportunities for education and formation including Bible study, special classes, programs, and more for parishioners of all ages.We’re always learning, always growing in the ways of Christ. The Church of St. Michael & St. George; 6345 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63105; 314-721-1502; www.csmsg.org)

Church of the Transfiguration, Vail, CO
This year Transfiguration, Vail Valley, celebrates 40 years of watching Jesus reveal himself as God’s radiant son amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. God’s provision has driven Transfiguration’s growth these past 40 years through many abundant blessings. Our church family enjoys weekly multi-campus worship in our three interfaith chapel and community centers situated throughout our mountain valley, sharing facility, program, and service with Jewish, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anglican, and Pentecostal faith communities. We welcome members, seasonal members, and friends from around the Anglican Communion and from many Episcopal congregations across the country who enjoy the beauty and rigors of an active, outdoor lifestyle. We are proud to feature our ministries to infants, children, and youth as our premier congregational activities, alongside a robust commitment to outreach participation locally, nationally, and internationally. We serve our entire community by seeking to fulfill a true parish vision for Eagle County. We are a vibrant congregation for a Living Church! (Church of the Transfiguration, P.O. Box 1000, Vail, CO 81658; 970-476-0618; episcopalvail.org • beavercreekchapel.com • vailchapel.com • edwardsinterfaithchapel.org)

The Diocese of Albany
The Diocese of Albany is one church focused on fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, moving from membership to discipleship, and equipping, emboldening, and sending disciples to make disciples. We comprise 117 parishes and chapels scattered over 19,000 square miles in the rural, suburban, and urban areas of upstate New York, including the Adirondacks. We are Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical and Charismatic Christians working together to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both at home and abroad for the building up of the Kingdom of God. We are committed to helping to bring a Bible-reading revival into the Church. We believe in the power of prayer as witnessed in the vibrant Healing Ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center and around the diocese. We value our partnerships with our sister dioceses of Down and Dromore in Northern Ireland and Maridi in South Sudan, as well as our missions in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Madagascar, and elsewhere. Our local ministries to the poor and our refugee resettlement ministry to Burmese immigrants, as well as other outreach ministries, exemplify our desire to be a channel of God’s love, mercy, and healing grace. (580 Burton Rd., Greenwich, New York 12834; 518-692-3350; www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org)

The Diocese of Central Florida
The Diocese of Central Florida, based in the 15-county heart of the booming, diverse Sunshine State, is building on the past for the future. Throngs of newcomers to Florida include college students, young workers looking for jobs, business transfers, and retirees. Some speak English. Some speak little English. That is why, under the leadership of the Rt. Rev. Gregory Brewer, our 44,000 members across 88 parishes and missions are reaching out to neighbors as well as serving current members. Our congregations are assessing their vocation and influence in their neighborhoods. We are asking God to teach us what it means to be salt, light, and a city set on a hill. We are learning to think of parishes not merely as buildings but as the communities all around us. The Diocese of Central Florida is making it a priority to recruit, educate, and raise up new leaders, both lay and ordained, for common mission. Our Institute for Christian Studies, Cursillo, and the Commission on Ministry have joined Bishop Brewer in helping establish new standards for discernment and training for those seeking ordination. The diocesan mission is to embody the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: to spread the gospel by showing God’s love to our neighbors in towns, regions, Florida, and across the world.(1017 E. Robinson Street, Orlando Florida 32801; 407-423-3567; www.cfdiocese.org)

The Diocese of Dallas
The Diocese of Dallas, established in 1895 under the inspirited leadership of missionary Bishop Alexander Garrett, remains committed to the spread of the Gospel of Christ and the defense of the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. As we proclaim the Gospel and offer ourselves, our souls, and bodies in worship and service, we are impelled to care for those around us. And in doing so, we are drawn closer to each other. United in Christ we lift him up, proclaim God’s Word, make disciples, care for our neighbors, and give ourselves to one another in prayer. (1630 N. Garrett Ave., Dallas, Texas 75206; 214-826-8310; www.edod.org)

The Diocese of Springfield
The Diocese of Springfield is one church, organized for mission into geographic parishes, manifested in eucharistic communities and communities-in-formation, with a goal of becoming concretely present in all 60 counties of central and southern Illinois. Our focus is on forming faithful Christian disciples who are competent to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed. (821 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62704; 217-525-1876; www.episcopalspringfield.org)

The Diocese of Tennessee
The Diocese of Tennessee is a eucharistic community of 16,000 Episcopalians in 45 congregations in Middle Tennessee. As followers of the risen Christ, we are: Open to the power of God: when we gather we are expecting God to show up and transform us and the communities in which we live; Obedient to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ who said, Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching, and proclaiming the good news to all creation; Responsive to the needs of the world, for healing and reconciliation; Committed to our life together as a diocese, for the sake of the life of the world. We are thankful for the grace of God that makes all this possible. (3700 Woodmonth Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215; 615-251-3322; www.edtn.org)

The Diocese of Texas
Throughout the 176-year history of the Diocese of Texas, our focus has remained on evangelism and service. Our resources are available to our 150 member congregations and the Church as a whole. We give thanks for Camp Allen and for those who gather there as well as for the healing potential offered through our new Episcopal Health Foundation. The IONA School for Ministry, training the baptized for ministry, now offers its “executive-style” seminary program online in cooperation with Seminary of the Southwest and seven other dioceses under the IONA Initiative. The Invite, Welcome, Connect ministry is training congregations across the United States to actively engage visitors and incorporate them into the life of the parish. Sharing Faith Dinners have extended from Texas to West Texas, Ft. Worth, North Carolina, and even Canada, to bring people together in intimate groups to talk about their faith experiences. Other resources include the Discovery Series, a comprehensive video training for confirmation and new members; a series of brochures about the Episcopal Church (in English and Spanish); and the LOGOS Project, a library of videos that brings renowned Christian speakers to any size congregation, available online at no cost. We understand our apostolic work is to become agents of transformation in the world and to use our gifts to form leaders for the Church today and in the future. This we offer in the hope of strengthening our congregations and the Church to respond to the needs of a hurting world.  All resources can be found on www.epicenter.org. (1225 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002; 800-318-4452; www.epicenter.org)

The Diocese of Western New York
The future of God’s Kingdom is the focus in the Diocese of Western New York. Through the leadership of Bishop R. William Franklin, our congregations are weaving a cooperative Web of Grace and pioneering innovative ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make their facilities sustainable for generations to come. Worship in our congregations ranges from traditional Anglo-Catholic to contemporary, including multimedia, jazz, and 12-step spirituality services. We believe that all people are children of God. This belief is evident in the mission and outreach conducted by our members and in the hospitality we extend to all. (1064 Brighton Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150; 716-881-0660; episcopalwny.org)

Jerusalem Peacebuilders
Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) is an interfaith non-profit organization with the mission of creating a better future for humanity across religions, cultures, and nationalities. JPB promotes transformational encounters with the peoples of Jerusalem and the Middle East.  Each summer, JPB sponsors residential peace-camps for Israeli, Palestinian and American teenagers. Camp curriculum addresses in-depth topics such as teamwork, leadership and communication skills, democracy and civil society, conflict transformation, and interfaith education.  Dialog is facilitated by visiting experts such as United States diplomats, former Israeli and Palestinian combatants, artists, and religious leaders from each faith. We recently engaged in a project to construct an interfaith worship center at the Brattleboro Leadership Camp in Vermont which will include a synagogue, a mosque, and a chapel; providing spaces for reflection, learning, and religious practice. A passion for leadership and peace drives our mission; volunteer and institutional partnerships power our program. (Jerusalem Peacebuilders, PO Box 2020, West Brattleboro, VT 05301; 802-254-0068; jerusalempeacebuilders.org)

The Parish of St. Paul the Apostle, Savannah, GA
St. Paul’s is a parish serving Savannah and the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in the fullness of the Catholic and Reformed faith of the Anglican Communion since 1852. Established as the first Free Pew Parish in Savannah, St. Paul’s has attempted for 160 years to live into the sacramental and evangelistic implications of the recovery and continuing formation of Catholic tradition in the Episcopal Church. We are a community committed to deepening our discipleship, adopting the Episcopal Church as the spiritual home where we live into the challenges of the Christian faith. We see the diversity of our religious histories, interests and cultures as one of our strengths as a parish family. Primarily we are here because we find Jesus Christ in our worship, in our fellowship and in our ministry and service to others. On Sundays, Mass is said at 8 a.m. and sung at 10 a.m., it is in Spanish at 12:15 p.m. and it is contemplative at 6:30 p.m.  In addition we offer the daily offices and Mass Monday through Friday. (1802 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia 31401-8122; 912-232-0274; http://stpaulsavannah.org)

St. David’s (Radnor) Church, Wayne, PA
Rooting all things in worship, St. David’s Church, Radnor, offers a wide variety of opportunities for our parish family to grow in their faith and put their faith in action week by week, both at home and in the world. Our church’s shared life extends into learning for all ages, 55 individual ministries, and outreach into the wider community and world. Whether it is packaging basic essentials for low-income children, assisting building for our companion parish in Guatemala, or supporting the housing, feeding, and education of 1,600 students at schools in Uganda, we continue to live into our three-centuries-old mission. (763 S. Valley Forge Rd., Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087; 610-688-7947; www.stdavidschurch.org)

St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN
St. George’s Church, Nashville, is a growing and vibrant parish committed to a gracious expression of Anglicanism within the Episcopal Church. Our reason for being is “to receive, live and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ.” We see this purpose statement as the spiritual DNA embedded within each and every parish ministry. Our common life flows out of a primary commitment to beautiful, reverent and relevant Anglican worship that places the crucified and risen Christ at the center. Our expanding discipleship ministries rest on the conviction that all Christians can be empowered to carry on the Lord’s work. With strong support (and challenge) from professional staff, more and more of our learning in Christ is lay-led, feeding a dynamic leadership pipeline for the future. And by placing the Great Commandment and the Great Commission ever before us, we look beyond comfortable parochialism to an even more deliberate missional orientation, generous and passionate in outreach and evangelism. (4715 Harding Rd., Nashville, Tennessee 37205; 615-385-2150; www.stgeorgesnashville.org)

St. Martin’s Church, Houston, TX
St. Martin’s Church, Houston, continues to commit its resources to a growing and vibrant student ministry. In December, the parish hosted its second annual Conspire conference, drawing 255 young people and youth leaders from St. Martin’s and the greater Houston area for fellowship, worship, and spiritual renewal. Keynote speaker Bob Goff, New York Times bestselling author of Love Does, helped set the stage for the weekend’s focus on how the love of God in Christ is lived around, in, and through us. To learn more about St. Martin’s Student Ministries, visit these resources online: stmartinsepiscopal.org, theislandlive.com, and facebook.com/theislandlive. Founded in 1952, St. Martin’s is the largest Episcopal Church in the United States, with nearly 8,600 baptized members. With an emphasis on beautiful liturgy, thought-provoking messages and excellence in music, St. Martin’s offers numerous opportunities to give thanks and praise to God. Five services are offered Sundays, and three services are available Wednesdays. The campus is home to St. Martin’s Episcopal Preschool, The Island Youth Center, and The Hope and Healing Center. More than 15,000 events held each year include the Joy of Giving Market, reVision activities for gang-affected youth, and the annual Conspire Conference. (717 Sage Road, Houston, Texas  77056; 713-621-3040; www.stmartinsepiscopal.org)

S. Stephen’s Church, Providence, RI
Inspired by the ideals of the Oxford Movement almost from its founding in 1839, St. Stephen’s Church in Providence continues to proclaim the truth of the Catholic Faith within the Episcopal Church through liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, prayer, study, fellowship, and service. Its 150-year-old Richard Upjohn gothic revival church building stands in the middle of the Brown University campus. St. Stephen’s spreads the Good News through daily Masses, excellent preaching and teaching, a meal site for the homeless, and the Episcopal Campus Ministry. The parish comprises a diverse community of Christians from every walk of life who unite through Anglo-Catholic worship in the beauty of holiness. The rector, Fr. John D. Alexander, says that “the parish’s life is marked by deep fidelity to the past, hopeful anticipation of the future, and joyful engagement with the wider Church and world in the present.” (114 George St., Providence, Rhode Island 02906; 401-421-6702; www.sstephens.org)

St. Timothy's, Raleigh, NC
St. Paul enjoins St. Timothy to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The people of St. Timothy’s Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, take these words seriously and attempt as best they know how to fulfill this charge as a parish family and as individual members of Christ’s body — by faithful worship according to the Book of Common Prayer, reading and studying Holy Scripture, and taking part in the fellowship of the parish family. The church supports St. Timothy’s School, founded in 1958 as the first non-public day school to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and  Schools. The school has earned an indelible reputation for high academic standards as well as Christian morals and values.  (4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC  27609; 919-787-7590; sttimothyschurch.org)

Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, NY
Located at the head of Wall Street since 1697, Trinity Church has been at the center of life in lower Manhattan since before the nation was formed. Today, the organization has grown to include many important areas of focus and is collectively known as Trinity Wall Street. Most importantly, Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal parish offering daily worship services and faith formation programs at Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and online at trinitywallstreet.org. In addition, Trinity Wall Street includes Trinity Grants, providing $80 million in funding to 85 countries since 1972; St. Margaret’s House, providing subsidized housing to the elderly and disabled; Trinity Preschool; Charlotte’s Place, a community space; Trinity Institute, an annual theological conference; an extensive arts program presenting more than 100 concerts each year through Concerts at One, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and the Trinity Youth Chorus; Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, the only active cemetery in New York City; and Trinity Real Estate, which manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial real estate in lower Manhattan. (74 Trinity Pl., New York, NY 10006; 212-602-0800; trinitywallstreet.org)