What is Worship?

Christian worship at Trinity joyfully gives all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God (Father, Son, & Holy Spirit). In worship we acknowledge that God is present in the world and in our lives. We celebrate God’s faithfulness to us.  We do so through songs, hymns, prayers, sacraments, giving gifts, and learning from a message given by the pastor based on a passage in the Bible.  As we respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, we are transformed and renewed. In worship we offer ourselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world. That’s why at Trinity we say “enter to praise, leave to serve”.

What do You Worship?

What are Sacraments?

The early Church, following Jesus, took three primary material elements of life — water, bread, and wine — to become basic symbols of offering life to God as Jesus had offered his life. Being washed with the water of Baptism, Christians received new life in Christ and presented their bodies to be living sacrifices to God. Eating bread and drinking wine they received the sustaining presence of Christ, remembered God’s covenant promise, and pledged their obedience anew.

The Reformed tradition understands Baptism and Communion to be Sacraments, instituted by God and commended by Christ. Sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church, symbols of God’s action. Through the Sacraments, God seals believers in redemption, renews their identity as the people of God, and marks them for service.

Frequently asked questions

This frequently asked questions section seeks to demystify some of the basics of Reformed liturgical practice so that we may attend to the deeper mysteries of Christian worship.

Order of Worship

Planning & Leadership

Christian Year

The Word in Worship

Sacraments: Lord’s Supper

Pastoral Rites & Special Services

Signs & Symbols

Music, Art, & Worship Space


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