Sunday morning worship at Holy Trinity Church is traditional. Music is led by organ and piano, choir members, and instrumental ensembles such as brass and strings. The ministers wear traditional vestments (clergy robes) in the service.
Saturday afternoon worship in the Fisher Parish House Chapel, while a shorter service and more intimate, is still filled with liturgy, music and a message followed by communion.
At both services there are times for congregational participation through singing of hymns and songs, as well as other spoken parts.. The printed program you receive when entering will guide you through the service. There will also be times for silent reflection.
Who will I meet first?
When you first enter the church, you will be greeted both by other worshippers and by ushers. Greeters will welcome you and ushers will walk with you to a seat, help with the latch on the pew and provide you with a program for the service.
What about the seats/pews?
One of the first things you will notice when going to your seat, is that there are doors on the ends of each row of seats. We call the seats pews. These doors date back to a time when there was no central heating in our building. Those coming to worship would warm a brick in their fireplace at home and bring the brick with them to worship. They would place the warmed brick at their feet. The doors are in place to keep the heat from escaping. On the inside of each door is a small latch. The latch will need to be turned in order for the door to open. We have also discovered that seats with doors are welcomed by families with toddlers. .
May I take communion?
Yes. Any person that is baptized–no matter the denomination or tradition–is welcome to receive Holy Communion during worship.
How should I dress?
We encourage everyone to be comfortable and to wear what they want to worship. You’ll see a variety from suits and dresses to jeans and t-shirts, even shorts and flip flops in the summer.