Christian worship is a dialogue between God and His people. It is what we say and do when we come into the presence of God as His people in community. And because we were made for life in communion with God, this dialogue with God in worship is life giving to us as His people. “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11.
In worship we not only give God His due praise, we find that we are being transformed into the glorious humanity God intended from the beginning. In worship, we are “re-imaged” into the likeness of Christ Who is the very imprint of the glory of God. Worship is not just a meeting, it is service where we are called to actively participate in ascribing glory to God through listening, praying, singing, speaking, and the sacraments.
- Because we believe worship should be shaped by God’s word, we are committed to worship that is God-centered, biblically based, simple, and reliant on the means of grace.
- Because we believe worship should be life giving, we are committed to worship that is vibrant, inspiring, exciting, meaningful, filled with the Holy Spirit, authentic, and inspirational.
- Because we believe worship should be engaging, we are committed to worship that is relevant, participatory, culturally appropriate, and winsome.
- Because we believe that worship should be rooted in traditions that unite us with the church across generations, we are committed to worship that is reformed, Presbyterian, and historically informed.
Morning and Evening Worship Together
We are committed to morning and evening worship because it is both right and good. It is right because it follows the biblical pattern of worship God’s people have followed since the earliest days. It is good because the different styles of the two services work together to develop the whole person (intellectually, emotionally, behaviorally) into the men and women God wants us to be. They are complementary but different in their form, style, and music.
Morning worship is on Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. The form of our morning service is more traditional, following the ancient patterns of gathering, prayers, reading and preaching of Scripture, and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The service incorporates many traditional elements of worship like the Doxology and Gloria Patri, the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, prayers of confession and assurance of forgiveness, and other classical forms of worship. The style of the morning services is more structured with a liturgy emphasizing reverence, majesty, and the glory of God without losing the authenticity of worship in the presence of a personal, relational God.
Our music on Sunday morning is typically from our hymnal and normally features an organ, piano, and a choir, and often includes other diverse instruments as well. Both form and content make for engaging worship.
Evening worship is on Sunday at 6:00 p.m.* The form and style of our evening service is less structured than the morning and tends to emphasize the nearness of God. In addition to the sermon, evening worship includes extended times of singing, testimonies of God’s grace from members, prayers from God’s people, and responsive readings. The style of the evening service is more relaxed and informal. Music on Sunday evenings may include traditional hymns but mostly draws from sources such as Townend/Getty, Sovereign Grace Music, Indelible Grace, southern gospel hymns, and praise and worship choruses. We are committed to music that is theologically sound and musically appropriate for worship, and the church is blessed today with a richness of worship music. Ensembles of piano/keyboard, guitar, cello, and other instruments normally lead our music at evening worship.
We believe that the traditions and transcendence of morning worship paired with the immanence and warmth of evening worship combine to make Christians that are foundationally strong and emotionally authentic in their faith. We hope you will join us for BOTH morning and evening worship.
Sermons and bulletins are available online and are a great way to get familiar with worship services at Trinity.
Morning Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.*
* We are not currently having Evening Worship due to the coronavirus pandemic. For more information, please click here.