Rector’s Welcome

“Come and see.”

Jesus found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” That was all Philip needed. He ran to tell Nathanael that he had found the Messiah. Nathanael had heard about this Nazorean and questioned whether anything good ever came out of Nazareth. All Philip could say to him was “Come and see.” Nathanael did and once he had met Jesus, he was hooked, too.

We all have questions about how to respond to the spiritual yearning that exists within us. There are any number of people who will tell you how to do that, but, like Nathanael and Philip, you have to see for yourself.

The Episcopal Church in Garrett County invites you to “Come and See.” We don’t claim to have answers for you but our church community is one that welcomes seekers warmly. We can tell you what we have found, but that’s all. You’ll have to come and see for yourself. We hope you will.

Christianity is getting a lot of publicity these days; probably more than it should.

Whether it’s a spiritual experience you seek, a quiet place to pray, or a place to help you define your true vocation in life, only you know, and it’s hard to take the word of another alone when you make your choice. So that’s why we say “come and see.”The Episcopal Church in Garrett County offers three different churches with several worship environments, one of which we hope will suit your needs.The members of our congregations come from all walks of Garrett County life and you will find them welcoming and open to new people and new ideas. We offer everything from the traditional Rite I service, a family service with Sunday school, to a contemplative Taize service, as well as bible studies, educational opportunities, and community outreach projects. There are many ways you can test out the spiritual yearning within you and find a place to serve your neighbor as a follower on The Way.

We welcome your questions. We all have something to learn from one another. That’s what true community is about. You’ll find a warm and welcoming community in the Episcopal Church in Garrett County.

The Rev. Dr. Chip Lee

Copyright 2012 Episcopal Church in Garrett County