At the center of our life together is the Divine Service of Jesus Christ. Our Sunday service is a weekly remembrance and celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin, death and the devil through his death and resurrection. We also gather for other times of daily prayer, such as evening services during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
What to Expect
We understand that going to a new church for the first time can be intimidating or even scary. “What if it’s totally unfamiliar and I don’t know what to do? What if people look at me? What if my kids scream?” We have our service completely printed out for you in a bulletin, so even if it’s totally new for you, it will be easy to follow along. We are a very friendly group of people. If you have any questions, just ask someone near by. The ushers are always ready to help as well. And people MAY look at you, but only to give a friendly smile of welcome. We have a lot of kids here at Trinity, and a little screaming never got in the way of our worship. We love children here, and would be happy to have them be part of our worship time. Jesus wants the little children to hear his Word too! If parents feel their children’s noises are disrupting other worshipers, a nursery located in the back of the church blocks out unwanted noise while allowing parents and children to still hear and see the service. The books shown at the bottom of the page may be useful for teaching children about church.
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday at Trinity. We believe that participation in the Lord’s Supper should be preceded by instruction in the teachings of Scripture and of our church, concerning this sacrament and other important articles of faith. We also believe that such participation serves as a public testimony of unity in faith among those who are communing together. We therefore do not follow an “open Communion” practice.
We invite our guests to attend and hear Jesus’ Word with us. We do ask that our visitors wait to receive the Lord’s Supper with us until you have spoken with our pastor. We understand that this Holy Supper gives great and powerful gifts. In this way it is like a strong medicine. And just as a doctor does not prescribe medicine to a patient he has not examined, lest he cause harm to his patient, the pastor seeks to care for souls and not to do them harm.
Our pastor is more than willing to explain our worship practices in more detail, and to study the Bible with anyone who wishes to know more about the teachings of the Lutheran Church. An introductory study on the teachings of Scripture and the Lutheran Church is offered throughout the year to those who wish to learn, to review, or to explore the possibility of membership in our church.