With God's help, we are able to participate in a form of worship that nourishes, and helps express our love for and gratitude to God.
Sunday Morning Services
SUMMER 2018 June 3-September 2
Worship Services at 7:45 am and 10:00 am
Resuming September 9, 2018:
7:15 am - Morning prayer
Sunday morning Morning Prayer is held in the Chapel. Prayer is offered for ourselves and on behalf of others.
7:45 am - Traditional holy Eucharist
The 7:45 service provides a contemplative atmosphere for beginning the day. It is without music.
9:00 AM - Holy Eucharist
The 9:00 service uses inclusive, contemporary, language. Piano supports music and congregational singing. Children’s Chapel occurs during the sermon of this service.
10:00 am - Christian Formation for all
Adults gather in the narthex (the area outside the sanctuary) for conversation or in the parish hall for Sunday Forum. During the school year, Godly Play, Connect and other various curricula provide Christian Education for children.
11:00 am - Choral Eucharist
The 11:00 service relies on traditional organ music and liturgy. The repetition of familiar prayers and responses provides a meditative atmosphere. September – May, the Trinity choirs provide support for sung psalmody.
Sunday Evening & Weekday Services
Sunday – 6:00 pm Choral Evensong on the First Sundays Choral Evensong is sung evening prayer with choir and organ drawing from the Anglican tradition and Benedictine monasticism. This service is held during the academic year and provides opportunity for meditative participation.
Tuesday – 6:30 am Holy Eucharist with Healing This is a service of Holy Communion and healing. Participants may choose to be anointed and prayed over by the priest. Prayer intercessions are also invited.
Tuesday – 8:00 am Morning Prayer
Wednesday – 8:00 am Morning prayer
Wednesday – 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist or Zoocharist This service provides a contemplative atmosphere for ending the day. It is without music. The 1st Wednesday of the month includes a healing service. September through May we have Zoocharist, family-centered worship, the 3rd wednesday of the month.
Friday – 8:00 am Morning Prayer
Saturday Morning Prayer occurs before the monthly meetings of the Daughters of the King and Brotherhood of St. Andrew. See the Trinity Calendar for dates and times.
you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked
as Christ's own for ever.
The Book of Common Prayer provides the following directions for the administration of Baptism in the Episcopal Church.
- Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.
- Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast.
- Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by one or more baptized persons.
- Sponsors of adults and older children present their candidates and thereby signify their endorsement of the candidates and their intention to support them by prayer and example in their Christian life. Sponsors of young children or infants, commonly called godparents, present their candidates, make promises in their own names, and also take vows on behalf of their candidates.
- It is fitting that parents be included among the godparents of their own children. Parents and godparents are to be instructed in the meaning of Baptism, in their duties to help the new Christians grow in the knowledge and love of God, and in their responsibilities as members of Christ’s Church.
Holy Baptism at Trinity Episcopal Church follows these principles for the administration of Baptism. Holy Baptism is administered to adults and to the children of parents who are members in good standing of this parish, or of another church. Since Holy Baptism is the commitment of a person to a community of faith, the desire for membership of the baptized is essential. Holy Baptism also involves a commitment by the congregation for the person’s growth and support and is celebrated at a Sunday service. Trinity observes the historical baptismal Sundays: All Saints Sunday, The Baptism of Jesus, Easter, and Pentecost. To inquire about Holy Baptism, please contact the church office.
Faith, Hope, and Love
Many who have visited Trinity find it the perfect place to celebrate their wedding. We warmly welcome any couple seeking a lifelong, spiritual commitment. All couples seeking marriage are welcome.
If you are interested in learning more about having your wedding at Trinity, please contact the church office. As you begin planning, the church should be consulted before a wedding date is set to avoid scheduling conflicts and disappointment. Weddings normally are not scheduled during Lent (the forty days before Easter).
I am Resurrection and i am life
The death of a loved one is an occasion of deep sorrow. It is also a time for the Church to offer comfort to the bereaved, and to assist family members in planning a service that will express thanksgiving for the departed, and witness to the assurance of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ. The following practices will guide the arrangements for funerals at Trinity Episcopal Church
When a person is near death, the Rector or one of the associate clergy should be notified, in order that the ministrations of the Church may be provided. See the service Ministration at the Time of Death, page 462, in The Book of Common Prayer.
All funerals at Trinity Episcopal Church are scheduled through the office of the Rector. Associate clergy share with the Rector in the ministration at the time of death and in the conduct of burial services. With the permission of the Rector, clergy of another Episcopal parish or another Christian church may assist at a funeral at Trinity.
All funerals at Trinity use The Book of Common Prayer. Scripture readings, prayers, hymns, and other music are selected in consultation with the clergy and/or the Minister of Music. A brief homily is always preached at a funeral. A brief address by a family member or friend may be included, with the permission of the Celebrant.
The Columbarium in the courtyard at Trinity is available for the inurnment of the cremated remains of members of the parish and their relatives. Contact the church office for further information. It is fitting and proper for a Christian to plan her or his funeral in advance. The clergy of the parish are available to offer advice and direction in these matters, and the church office maintains files of such plans and preferences.
Trinity Church has several memorial funds that may offer a fitting way to continue the memory of the departed person.