About

Christ our Redeemer has been on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and reinvention over the past couple of years, a journey that is beginning to bear fruit. We have spent time discovering who we are and how we can jump into what God is doing right now. We are ready to move forward to relaunch as a church who glorifies God and seeks to reach people with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.

We reach out because we have been reached and are being transformed with His love. We glorify God because we are grateful for His transformation in our own lives.

We glorify God as a church in the Anglican tradition. If you don’t have a clue what that means (many don’t!), it means we are part of the third largest Christian world-wide fellowship, a group of churches that began in England. That tradition can be seen in our commitment to bring others into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to continually seek to deepen that relationship.

We also worship in that tradition. Being Anglican, we hold the sacred scriptures, the Bible, in highest esteem. It is our guide in all things – this is how God has revealed Himself to the Church. We also celebrate the Sacraments that were given to the Church by Jesus Christ. We baptize for the forgiveness of sins. We eat together as a family in the Holy Eucharist each week, as we remember what Jesus has done for us and the meal he commands us to share. You may not know what that means – that is perfectly fine. Come and see and we’ll help you know and understand.

Our time together follows a fairly set pattern of Word, song, and celebration. Our year also follows a pattern and we move through birth and introducing the Christ to the world, a time to reflect on our own failings, death, resurrection and meeting the Holy Spirit who gives us the power and courage to celebrate and proclaim the risen Christ in and to the world. Lastly we celebrate Christ the King, ruler of the universe; then we begin again. We move in the great cycle of history within the great cycle of the Church year. That cycle helps keep us grounded; in that grounding we find ourselves free to live our lives.

Come and see. Give us a chance to show our love and the reflection of Jesus Christ in our lives.

Beliefs

Christ our Redeemer leadership and congregation pray that we embrace our mission, which is to “Glorify God and reach people with the transforming love of Jesus Christ” (Matthew 28, Isaiah 43:7 and 1 Corinthians 10:31). With God’s help, we support each other in practicing our core values:

•    Live under the authority of Scripture
•    Worship God in the Anglican tradition
•    Reach out with compassion to people outside the Church
•    Care for one another
•    Transform lives for good

As a Parish in the International Diocese () of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), we affirm and follow the Anglican Way, as set for by that Province of the Anglican Communion.

Theological Statement

We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him. Therefore, the Anglican Church in North America identifies the following seven elements as characteristic of the Anglican Way, and essential for membership: 

  1. We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.
  2. We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.
  3. We confess the godly historic Episcopate as an inherent part of the apostolic faith and practice, and therefore as integral to the fullness and unity of the Body of Christ.
  4. We confess as proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture the historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three Catholic Creeds: the Apostles', the Nicene, and the Athanasian.
  5. Concerning the seven Councils of the undivided Church, we affirm the teaching of the first four Councils and the Christological clarifications of the fifth, sixth and seventh Councils, in so far as they are agreeable to the Holy Scriptures.
  6. We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship.
  7. We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.

In all these things, the Anglican Church in North America is determined by the help of God to hold and maintain as the Anglican Way has received them the doctrine, discipline and worship of Christ.

"The Anglican Communion," Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher wrote, "has no peculiar thought, practice, creed or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ's Church from the beginning." It may licitly teach as necessary for salvation nothing but what is read in the Holy Scriptures as God's Word written or may be proved thereby. It therefore embraces and affirms such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the Scriptures, and thus to be counted apostolic. The Church has no authority to innovate: it is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to "the faith once delivered to the saints."

To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a "Mere Christian," at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.

Our beliefs can be summed up in two creeds: The Nicene Creed and The Apostles’ Creed found in Texts for Common Prayer (the developing prayer book of the Anglican Church in North America. It is now a trial book). (http://anglicanchurch.net/?/main/texts_for_common_prayer#downloads). The congregation recites one of these creeds in every worship service. (Similar texts can be found in the Book of Common Prayer, which is in the pew racks) (Note: the word “catholic” in these creeds refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.)

The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is the most universally accepted profession of the Christian Faith. It is affirmed by most of the Protestant denominations, as well as by the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. It was adopted (in a slightly different version) by the Church Council at Nicaea in AD 325 and further revised to its present form by the Council at Chalcedon in AD 451. It has remained in use since that time and is currently an essential part of the doctrine and liturgy here at St James.

We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, visible and invisible.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one Being with the Father;
    through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
    was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
    and was made man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
    he suffered death and was buried.
    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
    he ascended into heaven
    and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
    and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
    who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
    who has spoken through the prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
    and the life of the world to come. Amen.
 

The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed is the basic creed of Reformed churches. Dating back a half-century or so from the last writings of the New Testament, it has as the authors of its earliest version the twelve disciples or “apostles” of Jesus.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord:
    He was conceived by 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.
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. Amen.

Leadership

Senior Pastor: Fr. Tere Wilson  pastor.tere [at] live.com

Deacons: Ruth West, Shawn Clines, and Vivian Gardner

Music Director and Parish Secretary: Kim Burcke

Parish Treasurer: Julie Spaan

Finance Committee: Cathy Clines, Laura Brooks, and Julie Spaan

Parish Vestry: Tom Tritz, Mike Spaan, Alita Connell, Kim Burcke, Rachael Malasig

Anglicanism

The Anglican Church in North America unites some 100,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion. The Most Rev'd Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The Anglican Church in North America was initiated at the request of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCon) in June 2008 and formally recognized by the GAFCon Primates – leaders of Anglican Churches representing 70 percent of the active Anglicans globally – on April 16, 2009 after a thorough examination of the Anglican Church's leadership, organizational structure, proposed constitution and proposed canons.

To learn more about the Anglican Church in North America and what it means to be an Anglican Christian, download our brochure by clicking here.

What we stand for

Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”. As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We wholeheartedly embrace the Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, and the Theological Statement of the Common Cause Partnership – the precursor to the Anglican Church in North America.

(This text is from the ACNA website and is used with permission.)

Jerusalem Declaration

The Jerusalem Declaration is the founding document on which the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) was founded and formed. It is also a basic document of faith for Christ our Redeemer. 

In the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit:

We, the participants in the Global Anglican Future Conference, have met in the land of Jesus’ birth. We express our loyalty as disciples to the King of kings, the Lord Jesus. We joyfully embrace his command to proclaim the reality of his kingdom which he first announced in this land. The gospel of the kingdom is the good news of salvation, liberation and transformation for all. In light of the above, we agree to chart a way forward together that promotes and protects the biblical gospel and mission to the world, solemnly declaring the following tenets of orthodoxy which underpin our Anglican identity.

  1. We rejoice in the gospel of God through which we have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because God first loved us, we love him and as believers bring forth fruits of love, ongoing repentance, lively hope and thanksgiving to God in all things.
  2. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary for salvation. The Bible is to be translated, read, preached, taught and obeyed in its plain and canonical sense, respectful of the church’s historic and consensual reading.
  3. We uphold the four Ecumenical Councils and the three historic Creeds as expressing the rule of faith of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
  4. We uphold the Thirty-nine Articles as containing the true doctrine of the Church agreeing with God’s Word and as authoritative for Anglicans today.
  5. We gladly proclaim and submit to the unique and universal Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, humanity’s only Saviour from sin, judgement and hell, who lived the life we could not live and died the death that we deserve. By his atoning death and glorious resurrection, he secured the redemption of all who come to him in repentance and faith.
  6. We rejoice in our Anglican sacramental and liturgical heritage as an expression of the gospel, and we uphold the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as a true and authoritative standard of worship and prayer, to be translated and locally adapted for each culture.
  7. We recognise that God has called and gifted bishops, priests and deacons in historic succession to equip all the people of God for their ministry in the world. We uphold the classic Anglican Ordinal as an authoritative standard of clerical orders.
  8. We acknowledge God’s creation of humankind as male and female and the unchangeable standard of Christian marriage between one man and one woman as the proper place for sexual intimacy and the basis of the family. We repent of our failures to maintain this standard and call for a renewed commitment to lifelong fidelity in marriage and abstinence for those who are not married.
  9. We gladly accept the Great Commission of the risen Lord to make disciples of all nations, to seek those who do not know Christ and to baptise, teach and bring new believers to maturity.
  10. We are mindful of our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation, to uphold and advocate justice in society, and to seek relief and empowerment of the poor and needy.
  11. We are committed to the unity of all those who know and love Christ and to building authentic ecumenical relationships. We recognise the orders and jurisdiction of those Anglicans who uphold orthodox faith and practice, and we encourage them to join us in this declaration.
  12. We celebrate the God-given diversity among us which enriches our global fellowship, and we acknowledge freedom in secondary matters. We pledge to work together to seek the mind of Christ on issues that divide us.
  13. We reject the authority of those churches and leaders who have denied the orthodox faith in word or deed. We pray for them and call on them to repent and return to the Lord.
  14. We rejoice at the prospect of Jesus’ coming again in glory, and while we await this final event of history, we praise him for the way he builds up his church through his Spirit by miraculously changing lives.

Contact Information

204 SW 104th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

405 759-3190 (leave message)
405 795-7301

Email: [email protected]

church building

Christ our Redeemer 

204 S.W. 104th Street

Oklahoma City, OK  73159

Tel. 405-795-7301   leave message

Email: 

ChristourredeemerOKC at live.com

Our Worship Schedule:

     Holy Eucharist Sunday 10 AM

Children's Sunday School 10 am  

Nursery available at the 10:00 AM service.

       Holy Eucharist Wednesday 6:30 PM

Other activities:

Bible Study - All are welcome

Sunday 9 AM

Tuesday 7 PM [Not meeting during December]

Thursday 10 AM

Lions of Christ our Redeemer - All welcome      Men's breakfast, Bible study and fellowship                     Third Saturdays 8 AM

   Nursing Home visit - All are welcome

Hymns, gospel message & fellowship

Fourth Sundays 2 PM (Call for directions)

December 24th, 2018 7:00 PM
Holy Eucharist to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Joy to the World!
December 25th, 2018 10:00 AM
A quiet celebration of the most glorious event! Holy Eucharist & Sermon