Worship

Sunday Holy Eucharist | 11 AM
Weekdays and Holy Days | As Announced
Healing and Prayer Services | As Announced
Days of Prayer | As Announced

eucharistWorship is the central act of our life together and the Holy Eucharist is the heart of that life. Worship in the Episcopal Church tends to be quietly reverent and dignified. The Book of Common Prayer is the norm of our services. Our uniformity of worship, while allowing for variations, serves to remind us of the universal nature of the Church. In our worship we are united with past, present and future generations of Christians. Such worship is carried out with a view to the glorification of God, not for our entertainment; thus Episcopalians are not spectators but participants in worship. Not only do we express ourselves in word but also in gesture. Generally, we kneel to pray, we stand to praise, and we sit to be instructed. To Episcopalians, worship is the most important thing we do and ultimately this reality should characterize all that we do in every area of life. Following our time of worship we are sent into the world to be instruments of God’s goodness, nurture and peace. Having received the gift of bread and drink from heaven we are sent to be bread and refreshment for one another and our world.

All baptized Christians, regardless of what Church they were baptized into, are welcome at the Lord’s Table to receive communion.  Those who are not baptized are welcome to join the congregation at the Lord’s Table to receive a blessing.  

What is Baptism?
Baptism is one of the Sacraments of the Episcopal Church. Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church (The Book of Common Prayer, Page, 298). The Episcopal Church recognizes as valid any baptism administered with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “Our baptismal vows continuously call us to be faithful to the apostles teachings, the breaking of the bread, fellowship and the prayers.”

Pre-baptismal arrangements should be made through the Parish Office well in advance of the desired date for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.  Those celebrating Baptism must be fully engaged in the life of the faith community for at least six months.

What other Sacraments are celebrated in the Episcopal Church?
In addition to the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist, Episcopalians also celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation, Marriage, Reconciliation, Ministration to the Sick and Pastoral Visitation and Holy Orders, as well as the Rite of Christian Initiation/Reception into the Church.

Sacrament of Confirmation
Celebrating God’s gift of grace and strength for the living out of our Baptism vows is available at the time of the Bishop’s Visitation to Trinity or by special arrangements.

Sacrament of Marriage
Arrangements for a date should be made at least six months prior to the desired date of Marriage.  Those seeking marriage should be parishioners who are fully engaged in the life of the parish and faith community.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
The assurance of God’s love, mercy and forgiveness is celebrated by request or appointment.

Sacrament of Ministration to the Sick and Pastoral Visitation
Please notify the pastor as needed for the visitation and pastoral care of the ill, hospitalized and homebound.

Sacrament of Holy Orders
Those called to the Order of Diaconate or Priesthood may contact the pastor or Bishop to discuss the discernment process.

Rite of Christian Initiation/Reception into the Church
Details of a simple process of exploring, preparing for and celebrating entrance into the Church are available at the parish office.

New Parishioners are always welcome.  All those who are Christian or those seeking the Celebration of Baptism may request registration information and an orientation packet by completing and submitting a “welcome card” found in the back of the church or by making contact with the pastor.