What are the worship services like?
Our church has a lot of doors, but the easiest way to enter the building for a service is through the entrance on the Washington Boulevard side of the building, where there is a large (free) parking lot. Our 8. 9 and 11 am services aim to glorify Jesus Christ, through traditional music, times of prayer, Scripture reading, and a message from one of our pastors. Our services last approximately 1 hour, though many come a little early to have a doughnut and a cup of coffee. It's a great time for community.
What should i expect if i'm visiting for the first time?
If you are visiting, you will be able to follow along and participate in the service with just the printed bulletin. It will walk you through the order of the service, indicate when to stand and when to sit, print the prayers and the responses, and will indicate the hymn title and number. You will use the red hymnal books to find the corresponding hymns. We don't expect visitors to give a dime when we pass the offering plate. If Communion is being offered, you are welcome to participate and to receive the Lord’s supper in the form of a
wafer, which we dip into wine or into grape juice (your choice). We even have gluten-free wafers, if that is your choice—just raise a finger when the pastor is handing you the wafer. We won't make you wear a visitor badge nor stand up so that everyone can see you. Wear whatever you're comfortable in. Our pastors wear traditional vestments (robes) and usually you will see younger people serving as acolytes (candle lighters) or assistants who also wear robes. Our ushers usually wear dark suits to help you spot them if you need a bulletin or have a question—don’t hesitate to ask them anything! You will have an opportunity to fill out a guest information card, but it is 100% optional. We hope your first experience at Trinity English Lutheran is enjoyable and uplifting.
What about my kids?
Trinity English is a safe place for kids to learn about God with age appropriate activities and screened volunteers. Our Sunday School is offered for school-age students, K-12th grade, at 10 a.m., between the two main services, so that families can worship together at the 9 or 11 service. You may choose to have your infants and toddlers sit with you during a worship service, or you may choose to check them in to the Nursery/Childcare. Pastors welcome your little ones in the worship service, and you don’t need to be concerned about keeping them silent. Any usher can help you find the right spot for your children and students—just ask!
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