ON SUNDAY MORNINGS...
Holy Eucharist is the primary act of worship on the Lord's Day and is celebrated every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30a.m. Constructed in 1895 with oak pews, magnificent pipe organ, and surrounded by stained glass windows, Trinity Church offers a uniquely beautiful setting for celebrating The Lord's Supper.
A typical Sunday Morning Schedule is as follows:
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (traditional);(Rite I)
9:00 a.m. - Breakfast in the Parish Hall
9:00 a.m. - Choir Practice
9:30 a.m. - Church School for all ages
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist w/ Music Contemporary language; (Rite II)
11:45 a.m. - Beat the Baptists, Methodists & Presbyterians to the restaurants!!!
ON THURSDAY MORNINGS...
Holy Eucharist is also celebrated during the school year at 11:30 a.m. in our beautiful little chapel. (This follows a 30 minute lectionary discussion getting underway at 11:00 a.m.)
PRAISE BAND EUCHARIST...
...is the name that caught on for a fun and very casual service offered once a month (usually on a Wednesday night). Featuring Trinity's Praise Band, this service is highlighted by a lay person sharing a measure of their faith journey with us, along with a generous portion of relaxed and fun contemporary "renewal" music provided by the Praise Band. Many consider this a Trinity favorite! If you haven't been, you're missing out!
...to the sick and infirm:
Trinity clergy are available to bring Holy Eucharist to those in hospitals, nursing homes, or confined to the home. Deacon Tom Osborn has been instrumental in providing this ministry and you are encouraged to call the office if you know of a need.
Concerning Baptisms, Marriage, and the Sacraments of the Church:
Scripture bears witness to certain "outward and visible signs which impart special inward and spiritual grace" throughout the New Testament. These are called Sacraments... and our Lord himself commanded the primary two which are Eucharist (The Lord's Supper) and Holy Baptism. Then five other special sacramental rites are found in Scripture as well. They are Confession, Healing, Marriage, Ordination, and Confirmation. (Ordination & Confirmation are administered only by a bishop.)
All parishioners are encouraged to contact the clergy if interested in Baptism, Marriage, Healing Service, Private Confession, or a visit for Private Communion for the sick or shut-in.
Although not a "sacrament", parishioners are normally buried from the church as well, so please call the clergy immediately upon the death of your loved one so that Funeral Arrangements can be made. For policy procedures or more information please call the office (764-6149).
The Daily Office
The Service of Morning Prayer is read throughout the year each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15a.m. in our chapel with Deacon Tom and various lay volunteers serving as officient. The Service of Evening Prayer is also read seasonally and especially in the season of Lent.
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER... is a treasure handed down to the Episcopal Church since first written in 1549 by the Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry VIII. Though revised every 50 years or so, portions remain essentially the same... and it remains a wonderfully rich body of text for both private meditation as well as corporate worship.