All members of a congregation are called to be ministers of the church, both within and beyond the church walls.
Help lead worship on Sunday morning as you seek to serve God in others. No experience is necessary, and training is joyfully provided. We schedule all worship leaders on-line, using the Ministry Scheduler Pro program.
Children and youth ages 8-18 play an important role at Trinity on Sundays and important feast days. Acolytes light candles, carry the torches during the procession and recession, and actively assist clergy during the service. Training and supervision are provided for acolytes as they gain experience in servant leadership.
Every Sunday, altar flowers are placed on the chapel altar at the 8:00 am service, and then moved to the main sanctuary for the later service. Members of the parish design and prepare the arrangements each week.
Dedicating altar flowers is an excellent way to observe a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding or baptism or to commemorate the death of a loved one. Each Sunday the flower dedication is included in the worship bulletin, so parishioners can know in whose honor the flowers are given.
After the later service, families who dedicated the flowers are invited to take them home.
On special occasions, like Christmas and Easter, we go full out and fill our wooden flower boxes in the main sanctuary to the brim with bursting color. On those occasions, parishioners are invited to give a gift of any amount and all of the dedications are listed in that feast day’s worship bulletin.
Communion is celebrated at Trinity almost every week with a freshly baked loaf of bread. A dedicated group of parishioners take turns providing the bread, bringing it before the 8:00 am service. A Communion Bread Recipe is provided.
Lectors read the holy scriptures each Sunday and lead the Prayers of the People. Trinity has a large and committed group of lectors and welcomes anyone who wants to join the fold. On-site training is available. Youth and adults are welcomed into this ministry.
Special services and feast days are opportunities for parishioners not normally in the rotation to try out this ministry.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve the wine at communion, following the priest who distributes bread and offering parishioners wine from the common cup. This is a powerful, quiet ministry with great meaning. Please contact a member of our clergy if you would like to participate.
Older youth who have experience as acolytes can become servers, leading liturgical processions by carrying the cross and assisting the clergy during the liturgy. Servers also oversee the newer acolytes at the altar.
Usher meet and greet all who come to Trinity for worship. They distribute service bulletins, take the collection during the service, and bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar for communion. Ushers are the unsung heroes of Sunday morning worship, working to create a warm and inviting environment. Ushers, in the words of theologian Henri Nouwen, help to create “a space wherein a stranger can enter and become a friend.” Individuals, couples and families all participate in this ministry of welcome.
Those with leadership and organizational gifts for liturgy are called to be vergers, overall organizers of the service who team with parish clergy to ensure vibrant and well-ordered worship experiences for the whole community. Vergers make sure all worship leaders are present and ready to go, that the sound system is set, candles are lit, and the worship service flows smoothly.