“We value radiating the image and likeness of our Creator as fully revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and we are grateful to have the enabling Spirit and Jesus’s example to grow into the fullness of this image for significance in our daily lives.”
WHO WE ARE
Saint Patrick's Anglican Church is a genuine fellowship of loving people grateful to God for the significance we have in Jesus Christ.
WHAT IS ANGLICAN
"Anglican" simply means we gather to celebrate who we are in Christ according to a distinct and historic British Christianity using The Book of Common Prayer (1928), which focuses on the Bible to remind us of God's loving grace for our security as people made in the image of our Creator.
A communal CROSS-section in Las Cruces where your story merges into God’s greater story with a glorious ending in Jesus Christ.
MEET PASTOR MARC
Marc Wilson is a husband and father of four. Marc has pastored St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico, since 2014. With over 20 years of counseling and pastoral ministry, Marc passionately leads people to live as citizens of God’s kingdom by the power and example of Jesus Christ. Amid a devaluing and depersonalizing world, Marc believes in the transformative work of the Holy Spirit for our flourishing. Marc’s identity is in Christ among his people, so “come and see” (John 1:39–41).
A Message from Bishop Felix Orji:
10 August 2019
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”-John 13:34-35
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Our Diocese is a racially and ethnically diverse diocese. As a result, we cannot avoid addressing the issue of race relations in our diocese. God who made us all in His image and with such diversity is desirous that we live and act with love and harmony with one another. This is the first reason why you are receiving this special message.
The second reason has to do with the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas. Appropriately this tragedy has caused us to look at our culture and contributory causes to the mass shootings around the world. We are once again confronted with the fact that our beliefs, ideas, and words regarding persons of other races and tribes lead to certain actions and behaviors toward them. When a person believes that he is superior or better than people of other races and tribes because of his race or ethnicity that person is racist. If a person resents, hates, looks down on a person or group of people or think they are worse or inferior because of their race or tribe, that person is a racist or a tribalist.
What We Believe About Marriage:
If you’re an auditory learner, here is an audio recording of BOTH the Holy Matrimony Order of Service AND a summary of the content from our Premarital Instruction and Counseling Courses What is a ‘Christian’ Marriage? (The ‘Wright’ Wedding).
This article by Dennis Bratcher “Unequally Yoked: A Study in Context (2 Cor 6:14)” may help our understanding of 2 Corinthians 6:14 in light of the Apostle Paul’s concern about false teachers in this letter and the tenor of his prior argument in 1 Corinthians 7.
VIRTUAL HOLY COMMUNION
A Message from Bishop Felix Orji and Canon Isaac Rehberg:
Some of you have requested some further clarification on the issue of Virtual Communion, that is a novel practice blessing the Holy Communion elements over the internet arising from the cur-rent pandemic of the novel virus known as COVID-19.
It is perhaps important to begin by asking two questions. First, what is the Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper; and second, what is the appropriate context for celebrating it? Here is how the Most Rev’d Dr Glenn Davis, Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, answers both questions: