Worship and Online Worship

Enjoy Trinity’s services online at your convenience!

Palm Sunday Worship – April 5

Palm Sunday Worship – April 5

Palm Sunday “We Cry, ‘Hosanna!’” based on John 12:12-19 Today we mark the beginning of Holy Week with our celebration of Palm Sunday. Like the crowds that welcomed Jesus nearly 2,000 years ago, we cry "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

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Lent 5 Midweek Worship – April 1

Lent 5 Midweek Worship – April 1

By His Wounds We Are Healed: The Wound of Stealing
Based on Luke 23:1-5

Welcome to Midweek Lenten worship! The explanation of the 7th Commandment encourages us to look out for our neighbors and their welfare through love and justice on their behalf. What an opportunity we have now, in the midst of these challenging times, to care for our neighbors.

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Sunday Worship – March 29

Sunday Worship – March 29

The Fifth Sunday in Lent Believe it!  | John 11:17-27, 38-53 These are stressful times, when it feels like life has been upended. And yet, Jesus reminds us that he is the resurrection and the life, and graciously invites us to believe in him.

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Lent 4 Midweek Worship – March 25

Lent 4 Midweek Worship – March 25

While we are still doing service via video, please take time to devote yourself to considering God's Ten Commandments for this Lent. Today Pastor Tom Van Duzer, our assisting pastor, gives a message on the sixth commandment, "You shall not commit adultery." You might...

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Sunday Worship – March 22

Sunday Worship – March 22

The Fourth Sunday in Lent Gospel Lesson | John 9:1–41 Last week the salvation that Christ offers the world was likened to water, and this coming week God’s mercy is likened to light. Join us for online worship to celebrate the light that transforms our fears into...

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Lent 3 Midweek Worship – March 18

Lent 3 Midweek Worship – March 18

“By His Wounds We Are Healed: The Wounds of Murder” based on John 11:47-53 In this service for Week 3 of Lent, we remember that the wounds of murder and violence we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Our Lenten observance reminds us that...

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The Heart of Trinity's Worship

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The heart of a church is its worship. The people of God come together to gather in God’s name, confess our sins, receive God’s gift of forgiveness, hear His Word, sing His praises, give our thank offerings, hear an inspiring message, and participate in Holy Communion. We are showered with God’s love in every service and offer our praises in return.

Trinity strives to have worship that is historically liturgical but also meaningful and relevant for today’s world. Each service offers liturgical portions that correspond with the current season of the church year and the current theme for the service. Communion is offered at nearly every service, providing worshipers with the hands-on experience of receiving Christ’s true body and blood for their encouragement and forgiveness. Children are welcomed and encouraged at all services.

From Bach and taizé chants to contemporary music, music is offered in a great variety of styles to provide personal meaning. All music is chosen to be accurate according to Lutheran doctrine and appropriate for expressing our praise.

Trinity offers six services each weekend:

5:30pm, Saturday

Mission Campus

Traditional service with hymns and organ music

8:30 and 11am, Sunday

Mission Campus

Traditional service with hymns and organ musicspecial music on festival Sundays, choral music in season

9:45am, Sunday

Mission Campus

Contemporary music with liturgical elements

8:30 and 11am, Sunday

Shawnee Campus

Contemporary music with liturgical elements, relaxed atmosphere

Worship Leaders

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

   worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Psalm 29:2 ESV

Trinity offers additional services for specific seasons in the church year. These services provide opportunities to celebrate liturgical holidays and to be more submerged in the meaning of the seasons.

 

Advent Lessons and Carols

5:30pm, Mission Campus, third Saturday in Advent: Kick off the season of Advent with a festive service that includes music by the Trinity Choir

 

Christmas Eve

4pm, Mission Campus, Christmas Eve Worship with Children, Youth, and Families: This family-friendly service features traditional Christmas carols, candles, and a special children’s message, as well as a sermon.

6pm, Mission Campus, Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols: This annual celebration on Christmas Eve is designed for people who are looking for a traditional Lessons and Carols service. Music is provided by the Trinity Choir and Festival Brass with Christmas carols and hymns sung by the congregation. No sermon is typically given.

9:30pm, Mission Campus, Christmas Eve by Candlelight with Communion: The Trinity Chamber Artists offer special music with additional congregational hymns and carols in this festival service.  A sermon, candles, and Holy Communion are included.

4 and 6pm, Shawnee Campus, Christmas Eve Worship with Children and Families: Christmas Eve Worship with families, children, special music, communion, and candles.

 

Ash Wednesday

Noon, Mission Campus: Solemn abbreviated service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and communion are offered.

7pm, Mission Campus: Solemn service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and communion are offered.

7pm, Shawnee Campus: Solemn service to initiate the penitential season of Lent. Imposition of ashes and communion are offered.

 

Lent Midweek

Noon, Mission Campus, weekly during Lent until Holy Week: abbreviated penitential service based upon a theme or series for the season.

7pm, Mission Campus, weekly during Lent until Holy Week: penitential service based upon a theme or series for the season.

7pm, Shawnee Campus, weekly during Lent until Holy Week: penitential service based upon a theme or series for the season.

 

Maundy Thursday

Noon and 7pm, Mission Campus: Solemn service commemorating the Last Supper. Communion is celebrated, the altar is stripped, and a hand washing ceremony takes place to remember the servant nature of our Savior. The service is typically preceded by a middle-eastern style meal in the foyer.

7pm, Shawnee Campus: A solemn service commemorating the Last Supper is incorporated with a middle-eastern meal reminiscent of the Passover. Communion is celebrated, the altar is stripped, and a hand washing ceremony takes place to remember the servant nature of our Savior.

 

 Good Friday

Noon and 7pm, Mission Campus: This service commemorates the crucufixion of our Savior. As we travel through Jesus journey to the cross and remember His last words, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that he gave for our salvation.

7pm, Shawnee Campus: This service commemorates the crucufixion of our Savior. As we travel through Jesus’ journey to the cross and remember His last words, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that he gave for our salvation.

 

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

5:30pm, Mission Campus: This contemplative service begins outside and transitions indoors as worshipers begin to transition from the somber mood of Good Friday to the joy of Easter. This service is often preceded by a significant choral work by the Trinity Chamber Artists.

Easter Services

8:30, 11am, Mission Campus: Easter services are the climax of the church year when we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death and Satan. These services are festival services with the Trinity Choir and brass.

9:45am, Mission Campus: Easter services are the climax of the church year when we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death and Satan. We celebrate Christ’s resurrection with contemporary praise music fitting for the occasion.

8:30, 11am, Shawnee Campus:  Easter services are the climax of the church year when we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin, death and Satan. We celebrate Christ’s resurrection with contemporary praise music fitting for the occasion.

Thanksgiving

7pm, Wednesday evening, Mission and Shawnee Campuses: Although not an official holiday of the church year, we take this opportunity to thank our heavenly Father for all the blessings he has showered upon us.

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