St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, incorporated 1846
130 Elmira Street, Troy, PA 16947
For the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP p. 815)
Collect of Pilgrimage
God of Journeys, as you led and nourished your ancient people though the wilderness, give us the courage to set off on pilgrimage to seek the forms and styles of life and ministry you have prepared for us. You call us to leave familiar things and leave our “comfort zone.” Guide our footsteps, open our eyes to new experiences, open our ears to hear you speaking to us, touch our imaginations, and clear our vision that we may become the people you would have us to be. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who travels always with us. Amen.
May God the Father who created you, guide your footsteps;
May God the Son who redeemed you, share your journey;
May God the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you, lead you on life’s pilgrimage; and,
The blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
be with you wherever you may go. Amen.
St. Paul’s Mission Statement
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy, serving the western Bradford County area, is a caring and welcoming community. Believing that, through Christ, God is active in our lives, we feel challenged by his healing love and forgiveness to grow in our response to the urging of his Spirit. We seek to provide opportunities for each member to contribute actively to our life, liturgy, and music, making them meaningful for all. In cooperation with other Christian bodies, we seek to spread God’s word and love by serving those in need. Our ministry extends to the Diocese of Bethlehem, the National Church, and the greater Anglican Communion.