Worship at Trinity blends the ritual beauty of the classical Anglican tradition with a contemporary and progressive understanding of Christ’s liberating, unselfish love. On Sunday and during the week, laypeople serve with our clergy through shared ministry, to plan, prepare and participate in our worship.
Council Chair: Rev Helen Montford
Acolytes assist the clergy and lay ministers at the altar on Sundays and at all special liturgies of the church. Acolytes are scheduled on a rotating basis and serve approximately once a month. All necessary training is provided.
The Altar Guild assists at each worship service by preparing the altar for Eucharist with linens, silver, and vestments, as well as bread, wine, water, holy oil, and other elements of worship. This is a quiet, “behind-the–scenes” ministry for those who love to help create a sacred space for worship. Members of the guild serve once a month on a Saturday and Sunday.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
After discernment with the Rector and the LEM coordinator, LEMs are trained to administer the sacramental wine and be chalice bearers during communion at our worship services. LEMs serve approximately once a month on a rotating schedule.
Memorial Service Guild
The purpose of the Memorial Service Guild is to provide assistance at memorial and funeral services and to coordinate with the officiating clergy.
After discernment with the rector, and prayer minister coordinator, these lay ministers are trained to provide intercessory prayer during communion at the 10:00 am service on Sundays. They work in teams of two and pray with and for those who bring heartfelt burdens, thanksgivings and intercessions. Prayer ministers are scheduled on a rotating basis and serve approximately once a month.
Our choir provides a ministry in music as we worship. These singers volunteer their talent to the parish to join in creating joyful sound in our Sunday 10:00 am liturgy and festival liturgies. Choir rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 9:00 am.
Communion Bread Bakers
This group makes the bread for communion and meets occasionally for “bake-offs.” This is a simple, hands-on ministry at the heart of our worship.
A love of beauty and an interest in expressing it are the requirements for this ministry. Guild members also provide leadership and support for special occasions like Christmas and Easter when the whole community decorates the worship space. Service is approximately once every three months, and training is provided.
Readers and Intercessors
These readers are trained to prepare and read clearly and prayerfully the Scripture lessons and/or the Prayers of the People during the worship services. Readers serve on a rotating schedule approximately once a month.
These men and women assist parishioners and guests, ensuring that worship services are welcoming and well-ordered by providing guidance and assistance to the congregation during the worship service. Ushers serve on a rotating basis approximately one Sunday service a month and on special occasions.
Members provide assistance to wedding parties and officiating clergy to achieve a meaningful and satisfying ceremony.