The Book of Common Prayer guides our liturgy and includes historic documents—the ancient church Creeds, an Outline of the Faith, and The 39 Articles of Religion—that summarize the essentials of our faith. These include, among others, the revelation of God as Trinity, the bodily resurrection and ongoing presence of Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, the authority of Scripture, and the Lord’s Supper as a means of ongoing communion with Christ.
For more information about the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA) and their beliefs, or to view the online Book of Common Prayer, click below.
Christ Redeemer Distinctives
The Book of Common Prayer and its Liturgies are the skeleton of all Anglican bodies, but how this is expressed can be unique to each local expression. At Christ Redeemer our worship is informed by:
The music of our community is often very stripped down. It’s not uncommon to see a harmonica, suitcase base drum, cello, violin, or a banjo. Zach Petrini, local Milwauke musician, guides our music and artistic expression.
Nearly everything you see in our worship has been handmade, either by someone in our community or other artisans we have asked to create for us.
Jesus moved into the neighborhood. Christ Redeemer takes seriously the model of the Lord’s incarnation. Many of our people live in the neighborhood, both of our full time staff live within walking distance to our meeting place and our office. Our ministry and outreach is limited by the boundaries of Riverwest and this gives us both an invitation and challenge to find ways of reaching our neighbors with the good news of the Kingdom.