Lutheran worship involves the people. At Holy Trinity
you won’t be sitting back watching something take place
before you, you will be an active participant in the
service. This active participation is a part of the
liturgical worship. (Liturgical and liturgy are words
that come from a Greek word that means “work of the
people”). Liturgy is the work we do in worship.
All churches use a “liturgy” of some kind. Every
church has a set pattern for worship that is followed
regularly by its members. At Holy Trinity, we use an
ancient pattern of liturgy that draws us into another
time and place. Here at Holy Trinity you will step out
of your everyday life and encounter the divine through
words and music that draw you in and lift you towards
But don’t worry if the liturgy we use is unfamiliar
to you at first. Sometimes it will take a few Sundays to
get it down. But the real wisdom of the liturgy is that
the majority of it is based on scripture. So when you
attend and participate you will be memorizing scripture,
and in this way you will take the Word of God with you
throughout your week.
The basic pattern of our worship is:
- Gathering - We
confess our need for God’s forgiveness, and sing
words of praise and thanksgiving.
- Word - We hear the
words of scripture; we listen for the word present
in preaching, and offer prayer.
- Meal - We share in
bread and wine—the Body and Blood of Christ—as he
commanded us to do.
- Sending - We are
sent out to continue our worship of God in the world
through acts of service and love.
On some Sundays and other weekdays, special worship
services are held. These include weekly worship during
the weeks of Lent and Advent, Christmas Eve services,
and Easter Morning Sunrise Worship. Look for more
information on our News page.
For a sample of our worship, click