Holy Trinity's services are traditional in character, using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the 1940 Hymnal. All of the liturgy is printed in the service booklet, making it accessible to even the newest worshiper. During the fall and spring semesters, we have two services, one at 8:30 and another at 10:30. Both services are largely identical in style and content. During the winter and summer breaks at the college, we have only one service at 10:30 am.
How long will the service last?
The first at 8:30 runs just over an hour, after which there is a casual coffee hour. The second service begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends just before noon. Afterward, we gather downstairs for a luncheon. Newcomers are welcome! During the winter and summer breaks, the one 10:30 service runs until about 11:45 am. Services on Holy Days (e.g. Christmas, Easter, etc.) tend to run a bit longer.
What do people wear?
Attire typically ranges from casual to formal wear.
What is available for children?
At the 10:30 service, there is a volunteer-staffed nursery available for children under the age of four. Children are also welcome to stay with their parents in the service. All baptized children are welcome to take communion with their parents.
What kind of music will be sung?
Our music is traditional and mostly comes from the 1940 Hymnal. Both the 8:30 and 10:30 services sing the same hymns and service music.
Am I expected to give money?
Guests are not expected to make a financial contribution when the plate is passed, though anyone is welcome to give however much they would like.
Will I be asked to do anything unexpected?
Liturgy just means the "work of the people" so you can expect to be prompted to sit, stand, kneel, and read responsively. These directions are printed in the bulletin to make it easy for you to participate and know what is going on.
May I receive communion?
We practice weekly communion, and all baptized Christians who have committed their lives to be a disciple of Jesus are welcome to partake. If for some reason you would rather not take Communion with us, you are still welcome to come forward for a blessing at Communion -- just let us know by crossing your arms over your chest as you kneel at the Altar rail.