What to Expect When You're Expecting (To Worship)

What should you expect when you show up to worship at Trinity or at St. John's?

What to expect at both:

You will receive the crucified and risen Christ in word and in sacrament.  You will hear his promises of life, forgiveness, and resurrection for you over and over again.  Each service contains and Old Testament reading, Psalm, New Testament reading, Gospel, hymns and liturgy that are based on Scripture, and preaching that is faithful to the biblical witness.  You will receive Christ and his promises through the waters of baptism and through the "body of Christ, the bread of heaven and the blood of Christ, the cup of salvation" at the Lord's Supper.  So the good news is: no matter which church you decided to show up at, you can already expect that you will receive the most important thing: Christ given for you.

What to expect at Trinity:

We worship at 8:30 on Sundays.  Trinity follows Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.  Worship at Trinity has a traditional, some might say "anglo-catholic" feel.  That being said, there is usually a hymn or two selected from one of the post-1982 hymnals.  Holy Eucharist is celebrated every week.  Worship usually lasts about an hour, and afterward all are invited to the parish hall nextdoor for refreshments--including Sweetwater donuts!

What to expect at St. John's:

We worship at 10:30 on Sundays.  St. John's takes models most of our liturgy after the pattern in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, although currently we are using Now the Feast and CelebrationWorship at St. John's has a blended feel: a traditional Lutheran liturgy, but with usually a couple contemporary hymns led by a band; we also have a screen on which the congregational responses are posted.  There is also a children's message at this service.  Holy Communion is celebrated every week.  Worship usually lasts about 1:15, and afterward, all are invited for "Body and Soul" fellowship hour for refreshments, which almost always includes some delicious homemade desserts! 


Questions?  Please contact Pr. James.  Or better yet, join us for one or both of our services!


  September 2021  
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