Worship

Join us Sundays for Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am

Our Sunday service is the Holy Eucharist at 9am. 

What to Expect

We gather each Sunday to gather as God’s people. We sing our thanks to God, we hear the Bible read, and we hear thoughtful preaching that connects the Scripture to our lives. We pray for the needs of the world and our community, and we receive the Eucharist – Holy Communion – together each week. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are welcome to receive Communion in the Episcopal Church. People are invited forward by row to kneel or stand at the altar rail. The bread is received on your outstretched palms.  The wine is served in a common chalice. As the server offers you the cup, it is easiest to grasp the base to guide it to your mouth. If you do not wish to receive the wine, cross your arms over your chest and the server will pass you by.  If you do not wish to receive Communion, you are still invited forward to receive a blessing from the priest.  Indicate this also by crossing your arms over your chest. 

Episcopal worship takes a bit of practice, so if you are thrown off at first, or get lost in what we are doing, don’t give up!   There is quite a bit of sitting, standing, kneeling, and other Episcopal “gymnastics” during our worship.  There is, of course, deep meaning behind everything.  A good rule of thumb is, when in doubt about what to do, do what the person next to you is doing.  But remember also, there is no one ‘right’ way to worship – so don’t worry about getting it wrong!

Trinity is a ‘churchy’ church.  Ours is traditional (small-‘c’) catholic worship.  But being traditional does not, in our opinion, have to boring or stodgy. A living and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ is anything but!  We hope and trust that the reverence of our worship and the quality of our praise reflects that.

Our service is usually attended by 50-70 people. We have two choirs: a weekly choir that sings every week during the school year, and a festival choir that sings about 10 times a year and rehearses before each service. 

We mostly sing hymns, both ancient and modern, but we sing some contemporary music too. 

 

Coloring sheets and busy bags are provided for young children. 

Christmas Eve 2014 Owen and Alister candles

 

 

How to Dress

Well, what are you wearing right now?  That will probably do.  Some people like to get dressed up for church, and that is fine too.

 

Where to Park

Because of our historic neighborhood building just off the downtown square, we have limited parking.  There is a small parking lot off the alley behind the church with several spots reserved for people with disability.  Otherwise, there is usually plenty of street parking on Sunday mornings on Oak or Sixth streets.  The front entryway is ramped for people who have difficulty using stairs.

 

 

Christmas Eve 2014 Altar Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery 

 

 

 

Childcare is provided from 8:30-11:30 on Sunday mornings for kids ages 0-5. The nursery is located in the lower level. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Dress

Well, what are you wearing right now?  That will probably do.  Some people like to get dressed up for church, and that is fine too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Park

Because of our historic neighborhood building just off the downtown square, we have limited parking.  There is a small parking lot off the alley behind the church with several spots reserved for people with disability.  Otherwise, there is usually plenty of street parking on Sunday mornings on Oak or Sixth streets.  The front entryway is ramped for people who have difficulty using stairs.

 

 

Christmas Eve 2014 Altar Party

 

Worship at Trinity Church

Our Sunday Eucharist is at 9am.

Are families with children welcome at Trinity Church?

Yes! Children are welcome to participate in all of our worship services. Very young children may stay in our service, or, they may go to our nursery for children 0-5 on the lower level. The nursery is staffed by volunteers 8:30-11am each Sunday. We also have a parish dinner and Christian education programs for all ages beginning at 5:30pm Wednesdays during the school year.

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