We are joyful followers of Christ’s word and love. We are cradle Episcopalians, and we are new to this global faith. We have been parishioners for decades, and we discovered this church last month. We are lovers of traditional hymns and of bluegrass spirituals. We are preschoolers, children, working adults, stay-at-home parents, retirees. We are multi-generational Austinites, and we are newcomers to this city. We are a politically diverse group, in a blue city, in a red state. We treasure our Episcopal tradition; we take risks to minister in a changing city. We are energized by intimate group studies and by standing-room-only worship services. We reach out in service to those in need in our city. We bless babies, backpacks, anniversaries, pets. We celebrate together at baptisms and weddings; we mourn together at funerals. We love our church. We value the support of our community. We look with hope and prayer toward our future, and we invite you to join us.