Having sensed a strong call to continue our ministry in the community where our roots run deep, we believe that God is blessing St. Martha's with loving gifted people and the resources needed to care for the diverse people He is bringing into our neighborhood. Therefore, we commit ourselves to these core values to guide how we will act as we pursue our mission and vision.
We are commited to:
Welcome all people regardless of their personal circumstances and encourage them to grow in Christ and to exercise their gifts for ministry.
Make the Anglican tradition of worship relevant to our own spiritual journeys and to all whom God brings into our neighborhood.
Care for one another and reach out to others in the community in a way that shows the world that we serve a Risen Savior who welcomes and loves us as His very own family.
Thus, we model the active, faith-filled servant ministry of St. Martha.
Our core values are summarized in our commitment to : Love God, grow in Christ, and to allow the Holy Spirit to direct our lives and ministry as we care for the community He has called us to serve.
Purpose and History
Do you find that something is missing in your life? Do you ever feel as if you have a need that is not being met, no matter how hard you work to fill it? Perhaps the "thing" that is missing is not a thing at all, but a relationship with God, through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). At St. Martha's, we believe that we receive the blessing of that abundant life as we faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are given strength, courage and power to serve our Lord and our neighbors.
At St. Martha's, we understand that every member of our church is a minister, and we strive to fulfill our common mission - "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ" (Book of Common Prayer). We see ourselves as a Christ-centered community, dedicated to serving God and God's creation through worship, education, evangelism, and outreach.
St. Martha's has been providing a place for God and people to come together since 1955. The first church building was located at 3900 Shaw Blvd., Westminster, and was a converted construction shed. The present church building was built in 1966. We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, the Episcopal Church in the United States, and the world-wide Anglican communion, which has 70 million members in over 160 countries.
Historically, the Episcopal Church has its roots in the Church of England, and has existed as a "bridge church" between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches. It preserves the ancient Catholic faith and sacraments, and the historic ministry, with Bishops and its chief pastors ("Episcopal" comes from the Greek word for "Bishop"). It is at the same time Protestant, focusing on the authority of Holy Scripture and the proclamation of the Word of God. We believe that the Bible reveals to us the living Word, Jesus Christ, while we also assert that Jesus is present with us as we celebrate in the sacraments of Holy Communion and Holy Baptism. As we come together to hear God's Word and participate in the sacraments, we experience first-hand the love of God freely given to each one of us. In receiving this love, we are set free to love one another as Christ loves us.
If you are interested in learning more about St. Martha's Church give us a call, or send us an email. We are looking forward to hearing from you!