Worship Life

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Worship that Sustains Us

Together at Trinity, we follow Jesus as we love God with our whole heart, soul and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40), and seek to restore each other and all of creation to unity with God in Christ (Book of Common Prayer).

The way we practice our liturgies, is critical to sustaining our intense level of ministry in the world. It is our anchor. Trinity’s worship style includes both ancient and modern, both joyous celebration and intimate sharing of prayer and praise. Every Sunday, the congregation gathers around the table for the Prayers of the People. At Eucharist, we welcome everyone to the table.

The third (and fifth) Sunday each month is a Lay-led Morning Prayer service with a liturgy adapted from the Iona Abbey Worship Book and the Wee Worship Book, Fifth Incarnation with additional prayers as noted. It is led by a member of the congregation, with a homily offered by a lay preacher.  It provides an opportunity for all members to reconnect with a prayerful daily spiritual practice.

Our services of Eucharist use seasonal liturgies that draw from a variety of sources that draw us further into worship.

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Our music at Trinity  is unusual and wonderful. It uses selections from many traditions and sources in a wide range of styles from traditional hymns to spirited new songs. Music is chosen to tie into the scripture lessons for each Sunday. A small group of gifted musicians and vocalists called the “Joy Ensemble” lead our prayer and praise in song.

The worship is not over at the end of the Liturgy; we often gather after the service to visit together, and to share our responses and reflections on the lessons, or sermon, or opportunities for involvement, etc.

The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible; use the side door at the left end of the church on Bates Street.  There is also a handicapped accessible restroom just inside this entrance.