Worship and Music Ministry
“And day by day attending the Temple together…” Acts 2:46
We Lutherans have a rich history of fine worship and quality music dating back to the Reformation with Martin Luther and J.S. Bach. At Holy Trinity we seek to glorify God through worship which inspires and music which touches the soul. Whether through traditional or contemporary music, enthusiastic congregational involvement is a consistent goal in every service.
The church offers two distinct worship services:
- 8:30 AM – Utilizes the the new hymnal of the ELCA, “Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW).” Music is provided on the organ or keyboard, with an Adult Choral offering each week. A weekly children’s message is offered. Holy Communion is offered festival Sundays, the season of Easter, and the first and third Sunday of the month.
- 11:15 AM – Led by Jubilation, the congregation’s contemporary musical group, this service has a regular format but is presented in modern vernacular with a more informal style. Individual prayer requests are available, weekly children’s messages are offered. The children are encouraged to participate through rhythm instruments. Holy Communion is offered festival Sundays, the season of Easter, and the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
During June to August, this service is held at 10:30 AM on the front lawn.
Senior Choir – adult choral group singing a variety of music styles from classical to contemporary. Welcomes all skill levels. Rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:30 PM September – May.
Jubilation! – A contemporary vocal group accompanied by electric guitar, keyboard and drums. Welcomes all instrumentation and vocal skill levels. Rehearsals every other Thursday at 7:00 PM.
JoyBells – An experienced bell choir. Welcomes all who either red some music, have bell experience, and/or are welling to spend extra time to learn. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:00 PM September – May.
Kindred Spirit – A children’s singing group. Welcomes children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Rehearses Sundays at 9:45 AM between early service and Sunday School.
Moving Spirit – A liturgical dance group for youth in middle and high school. Welcomes all skill levels; no prior training necessary. Contact the church office for rehearsal dates and times.
Assistant Ministers at 8:30 AM lead prayers, assist with Communion and carry the Bible in procession.
Worship Leaders at 11:15 AM lead the service except the daily message and Holy Communion.
Ushers are ministers of hospitality. They hand out service and announcement bulletins and greet as individuals enter the church. At the 11:15 AM service, they light the altar candles.
Greeters are also ministers of hospitality. They stand inside the front doors to welcome members and visitors. They invite visitors to sign the guest register, and each service when Holy Communion is being served, they serve as communion assistants by bringing forth the bread and wine and distributing the wine.
Acolytes participate in the entrance procession, light and extinguish the altar candles, and distribute and receive the offering plates. Children grade 5 and above, as well as adults, are welcome to volunteer.
Torch Bearers are utilized on Festival Sundays. They participate in the entrance procession as well as the Gospel Procession with the Bible.
Crucifers carry the processional cross at the 8:30 AM service. Youth and adults are welcome to volunteer.