What is Holy Trinity Like?
We are Lutheran church which means that we have a slightly different approach to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We know we are sinners, and while we ask for forgiveness, we really focus on the grace of God in sending his Son, Jesus, to redeem us and set us free. When we say grace, we mean we are saved or redeemed by what God did and not by what we do. We spend more time talking about Jesus and God than we do about what we should and should not do. Actually, because of this, we are free to love God in response to the love that he has given us. We celebrate the love of God and our love for him that is shown in how we love each other.
Do I need to be Lutheran?
Whether you are a life-long Lutheran or come from another tradition, or you are making your first visit, there is no need to worry. Other than being liturgical, our similarities with your traditions probably would be more noticeable than our differences. You will receive a bulletin when you enter the church and with the Hymn book in the pew you will have all you need to follow along.
What is worship like?
Worship is a time that we all support each other in faith. We do many things to bring us together; prayers, readings, the sermon, and Holy Communion. We do like music, some of it old and some of it new. We are liturgical, which means we follow a pattern to worship but change up the readings and presentation to go along with the theme of the day. We have Holy Communion every week to celebrate Jesus' presence with us and invite all the baptized believers to the altar to receive Jesus' presence in the bread and wine or in the blessing. We try to create a pleasant atmosphere where everyone’s need to connect with God is met during our worship.
There is an offering that is taken. This offering is used to support the ministries of Holy Trinity. As a guest, we do not expect you to contribute, unless you wish to do so. It is our hope that you find something about us that you like.
Are Children Welcome?
Absolutely! We think that the church sanctuary is like grandma’s living room. Grandma wants to see the children no matter what. We think that it is important to share worship with children. We provide a children’s bulletin and activity bags so they can have something to do during the service. We have a children’s message for them and we invite them up to the altar during Holy Communion for a blessing. We also have a nursery (A usher will direct you to our nursery). And if your child gets restless, we have the Commons area where you can be with him/her during that time.
May I Take Communion?
Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at each service and all baptized Christians are welcome. Children are invited to receive a blessing. We receive communion at the Altar using the Common Cup or Intinction (dipping the wafer into the cup). If there is a special order for communion, instructions will be provided. Both wine and grape juice are available. Regular bread and gluten-free wafers are available as well.
Do I need to dress up?
Holy Trinity welcomes all who come to worship and we have no dress code. Worshippers at Holy Trinity wear anything from jeans to suits. Dress in a manner that is comfortable for you.
What if I have special needs?
All Main Level Rooms are Handicapped Accessible through the ramp from the parking lot at the side of the church. All main level rest rooms are also handicapped accessible.
Large Print Bulletins and Worship Materials are available.
Hearing Assistance Headphones are available for use during worship.
Pew Communion is available for those who are unable to receive communion at the altar rail. Please notify an Usher so that the Pastor can provide communion for you.
If there is anything else we can do, just ask.
Will I be asked to be a member?
We would be delighted if you were to have your spiritual journey linked with ours. But really, that is a way down the road. We invite you to be a part of our family, to worship with us, to engage in our activities and to get to know us. We like to say, "date us for a while," and see if the relationship is good for you. Then, when it feels right for you, you may want to consider formally becoming a part of the Holy Trinity Community.
What Happens After the Worship Service?
Coffee is Served each week following the 9:30AM worship service. Please join us for this time of fellowship. We really like to gather and talk with each other.
At 11:00 am, Sunday school starts for all ages. Children’s classes begin in the Sanctuary; Middle School and High School students meet in their own classrooms. Also, there are two classes for adults: an adult forum in the Commons Area and a Bible study in the conference room. Directions and offerings are listed in the bulletin. You and your family are welcome to attend any of the offerings.