Holy Trinity's services are liturgical and follow the Book of Common Prayer (1928), a spiritual classic dating from the English Reformation. All of the liturgy is printed in a service booklet making participation in worship user-friendly and especially so for the newcomer. During the fall, winter, and spring two Sunday services are available for attendance, one at 8:30 am and another at 10:30 am. The 8:30 am service is non-choral and said liturgy only. The 10:30 am service is a choral service and includes a full range of hymns, anthems, and service music. During the summer months there is normally only one service at 10:30 am. See the footer of this webpage for the current worship schedule.
How long will the service last?
The 8:30 am service runs under an hour and is immediately followed at 9:30 am by a Christian Education Hour with classes available for children and adults. The second service begins at 10:30 a.m. and Coffee Hour immediately follows with light refreshments for casual conversations and fellowship. Visitors are especially invited to stay for Coffee Hour.
What do people wear?
Attire typically ranges from dressy casual to traditional “Sunday dress.”
What is available for children?
Children are encouraged to worship with their parents. During 10:30 am worship service there is a children’s chapel offered during the sermon for an age appropriate lesson. A crying room is available for parents to use as necessary. All baptized children are welcome at the rail to receive communion with their parents. Christian Education is available for all ages at 9:30 am.
What kind of music will be sung?
Our music is drawn from Anglican hymnody and includes many favored classics of Martin Luther, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, John Newton, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and many others.
Am I expected to give money?
Visitors and guests are not expected to make a financial contribution to the parish when the plate is passed during the offertory.
Will I be asked to do anything unexpected?
Liturgy means the "work of the people" so you can expect to be prompted to sit to listen, stand to praise, and kneel (as you are able) to pray, as well as to read responsively with the congregation. These directions are printed in the service booklet to make it easy for you to participate and know what is going on.
May I receive communion?
When communion is offered all present are warmly invited to Jesus’ table. If you are not a baptized follower of Jesus Christ for whatever reason, you are encouraged to come forward to the rail and fold your arms across your chest to be blessed by a priest. If you are a baptized Christian of any tradition, you are most welcomed and exhorted to receive the bread and wine offered in Holy Communion. Please come forward, kneel, and extend your hands for the bread and cup of Christ with thankful hearts.