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What’s it like?

The Service

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. 

While the physical space of the sanctuary may appear formal with the colonial architecture, stained glass and pews with doors…you will feel welcome here.  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 as well.


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.  

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Family News

Easter Egg Stuffing Party

A Fish Fry, featuring cod tenderloin, seared boneless chicken breast, and potato au gratin were served(just sticks, chicken nuggets and fries) before the annual "egg stuffing" party began. All in preparation for Holy Trinity's Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Holy Trinity Journey Through Holy Week

After our education hour Palm Sunday, Rachel Kramer, Director of Children and Family Ministry, led an interactive event taking our youngest disciples on a Holy Week journey beginning with Jesus's triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his death on the cross. Here, Judy Kitsock is coordinating a prayer box activity.

Hudson Heisey Playing the Postlude

Hudson once again shared his talent with the Trinity faithful. This time, playing the Postlude Sunday, March 17th.

Upcoming Events

Quest for Learning

Spring 2024 Quest for Learning is underway. Thursday mornings through May 9th. You can get more details at

April 27, 2024

African American Historical Society Annual Tea at Trinity

The South Central, PA chapter will hold their Annual Tea event Saturday, April 27th at Holy Trinity.

April 28, 2024

Annual report to the congregation from the Vestry

In lieu of adult forum we will gather in the auditorium after worship for fellowship and a meal followed by an annual report from vestry. Please plan to attend. Another opportunity to listen and ask questions.

May 5, 2024

Adult Forum – We’re having a baby shower!!!

The Easter season commemorates the time that Jesus spent with his disciples following the resurrection, prior to his ascension. To mark this special time in our church calendar, we are celebrating with a Baby Shower for Bethany Christian Services! A crib will appear in the narthex April 7th through May 5th. Please drop a Baby Shower gift of diapers before or after worship. Then, join the party Sunday, May 5th following worship during the Forum in Fondersmith Auditorium for special refreshments and Baby Shower games!

May 5, 2024

Faith Talk beginning at 10:45am in the library and via zoom

Basically Lutheran The Two Natures of Christ

May 12, 2024

Adult Forum with Chris Prestia

Meet and Greet with Holy Trinity's new organist and choirmaster.

May 12, 2024

Faith Talk beginning at 10:45am in the library and via zoom

Basically Lutheran Law and Gospel

May 15, 2024

Career Connections

Holy Trinity Lutheran is hosting an event for young career minded professionals. The event will begin at 6:00pm in the cafe of The Fisher Parish House, 31 South Duke Street in downtown Lancaster. Plenty of free parking is available in our two lots that you can access from the alley off of Duke Street. After refreshments and light snacks, we'll walk down the hall to our chapel to hear from our guest speaker, Deborah Brandt of Fig Industries. A sign up on Eventbrite will be live so you can register and we can then properly prepare. We look forward to hosting you!

May 17, 2024

MLK Scholarship Event

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church hosts the 43rd annual MLK Scholarship Event. Scholarships are awarded to JP McCaskey seniors. In 2023 more than $250,000 was given.

May 19, 2024

Adult Forum – Learn about SOWE

Amos Stoltzfus and the SOWE team will share an update on progress with their Challenge Grant initiative, and the work they do in the community

May 19, 2024

Faith Talk beginning at 10:45am in the library and via zoom

Basically Lutheran Free Will and Good Works

May 26, 2024

Memorial Day Lemonade on the Lawn

No forum today, we will enjoy lemonade and other delights on the front lawn after worship.

July 12, 2024

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold their annual convention in Lancaster, July of 2024. They have chosen Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to host the memorial service. Our historic and beautiful sanctuary is a fitting venue for such an occasion.