Our Mission

  

Grace Episcopal Church is a Christian community of people who live a life of worship, friendship, commitment and love by learning and sharing to develop a responsive way of living together that honors God. Proclaim the News! Live the Life, and Share the Spirit! To Love and Serve the Lord! 

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Our Vision

Grace Episcopal Church opens its doors to all as a family church, touching the lives of those we serve. Our spirited congregation grows together in worship, love, music, and closeness in our walk with God. We use the gifts of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace to serve through outreach and become transformed through Christ. We are seen as a place where the youth - our future - are secure, encouraged, and nurtured. 

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A Greeting From Our Rector

At  Grace Church Tampa Palms, I hear over and over again how people have felt warmly  welcomed, loved and challenged in their faith. Grace Church is a truly exciting place to live and serve. We are a Sacramental, Evangelical, and  Spirit-filled church where all are welcome. God's presence is among us.  We are thankful for our short 26-year history, our spiritual vitality,  our remarkable opportunities to touch the lives of those in our church  and the community, and the world. God's grace at Grace Church is indeed  amazing. 


We  warmly invite you to join us so we can together experience the love of  God through the saving work of Jesus Christ. We welcome those who:


Do not believe, but nevertheless seriously inquire;

Did believe, but are not satisfied with their unbelief;

Believe but feel insecure in their faith;

Are at a loss, between belief and unbelief;

Are skeptical, both about their convictions and 

about their doubts;


Those that do not wish to remain at the childhood

stage of their faith.

. . .who will not accept Christianity at a reduced price . . .

. . .who will not adopt outward conformism and a pretense of ecclesiastical traditionalism. . .

. . . those who are seeking a way to the uncurtailed truth of Christianity and Christian existence,

unimpressed by ecclesiastical doctrinal constraints 

on the right or ideological whims on the left.

- Roman Catholic theologian Hans Kung's introduction to On Being a Christian.


Please  peruse this website to see who we are, where we are and where we are  going. Ours is a great story, and we welcome you to become part of it.  We seek to encourage your relationship with Jesus Christ, and we  challenge you to get connected in ministry with us as we pursue our  mission: Proclaim the news! Live the life! Share the spirit!

To Love and Serve the Lord!


I look forward to seeing you at Grace Church.

- The Rev. Canon Benjamin Twinamaani


 Colossians 1:28, 29 "We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed].  For this I labor [often to the point of exhaustion], striving with His power and energy, which so greatly works within me."

What We Believe

The Holy Scriptures (Holy Bible) https://www.biblegateway.com

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We do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God and to contain all things necessary to salvation. 


The 1979 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church (The Protestand Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society -https://www.episcopalchurch.org).


http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/formatted_1979.htm

The 1979 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church cointains in practical day-to-day detail what we believe, and practical answers to life's ulimate questions like How can I experience the unconditional love of God? How do I know I am saved? How do I get to heaven? Why am I here on earth? What's the meaning of my life? How do I live a full life that honors God?  How do I live authentically and in community with others?

The Baptismal Covenant

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Celebrant Do you believe in God the Father?

People  I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Celebrant  Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People  I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Celebrant Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.


Celebrant  Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant  Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

People  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant  Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?

People  I will, with God’s help.

Celebrant  Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People  I will, with God’s help.

The Nicene Creed

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I believe in one God,

the Father Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only‑begotten Son of God,

begotten of his Father before all worlds,

God of God, Light of Light,

very God of very God,

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father;

by whom all things were made;  

who for us men and for our salvation

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered and was buried;

and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,

and ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;

and he shall come again, with glory,

to judge both the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,

who proceedeth from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped

and glorified;

who spake by the Prophets.

And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;

I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins;

and I look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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