Worship at Trinity - Let us praise God together!
At Trinity Church our worship is a community event -- it occurs when we are all
together. Each person plays a part:
lay eucharistic minister
and congregation. Each person
is important as he/she uplifts others. Whatever your ministry at Trinity
Church, you are a part of worship.
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
The 8:00 AM Sunday Eucharist is a dignified, spoken service using Rite I of the
Book of Common Prayer, conducted by the
with the assistance of a
minister and an acolyte.
Rite I uses traditional, more formal language, addressing God using the
pronouns thee, thy and thou. The opening
prayer in Rite I is:
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom
no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of
thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy
holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
At the 10:00 AM Sunday Eucharist, the
choir joins the
lay eucharistic minister and
After an organ prelude and an opening
hymn, the service is conducted
according to Rite II of the
Book of Common Prayer.
At several points in the service, the congregation and
service music or
hymns. On most Sundays, the choir
presents an offertory anthem, after which the children taking part in the
WoRM program join the
congregation for Communion. Rite II uses more modern, less formal language,
addressing God using the
pronouns you and your.
The opening collect in Rite II is:
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you
no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration
of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify
your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen
The Daily Office
|Time of Day
||Name of Service|
||Vespers or Evensong|
The ancient church divided the day into eight canonical
are shown in the table at left. In monastic life, each was consecrated with
an office, or prayer service.
In the Book of Common Prayer, the offices have been consolidated into
four services, Morning Prayer (starting on page 37 and 75), Noonday Prayer
Evening Prayer (page 61 and 115) and Compline (page 127). Each of the
offices is structured with an invitation or opening, one or more psalms,
one or more readings from the Bible, prayers of intercession and
thanksgiving, the Lord's Prayer, and a closing.
Noonday Prayer is celebrated daily Monday through Friday in the choir
pews at the front of the church. The service is usually led by the
priest, and sometimes by
a lay person.