Worship at Trinity
At the heart of life at Trinity is public worship on the Lord's Day. The purpose of our gathering together is to fulfill our chief aim: to glorify and enjoy God (Westminster Shorter Catechism, 1). To meet that goal, we turn to God's direction for how to worship him according to his Word. A helpful summary of what we hope to do in worship is to read the Bible, preach the Bible, pray the Bible, and sing the Bible.
Here is a more in depth view of the elements of our worship:
Call to Worship: God calls his people to worship from his Word.
Hymns of Praise: The congregation responds to God's call by making a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation (Psalm 95:1). Trinity sings the psalms, the best of the Church's hymns, and songs of praise.
Scripture Reading: God's Word is read to the congregation.
Confession of Sin: When we meet with God, we enter into the presence of a God whose holiness is a consuming fire. But thanks be to God for Jesus, who makes a way for us to rejoice in God's gracious presence. Each week we take time to confess and repent of our sin, purposing to live godly lives worthy of the gospel.
Assurance of Pardon: After a time of both individual and corporate confession, we have the great privilege of hearing God's gracious pardon to sinners. Each week the minister announces God's delight in forgiving sinners who trust in Christ Jesus.
Confession of Faith: As a congregation, we confess our faith together before God and the world.
Offering: God's people respond by giving back a portion of what the Lord has given to us. We see this as an act of worship and pray that God would use our offerings for the advancement of his gospel and the spread of his kingdom to the ends of the earth.
Prayer: God speaks to us from his word, and in prayer we speak back to him. We can do nothing without prayer and God's help, so we seek God in prayer throughout our worship. During the pastoral prayer, the minister leads the congregation before the throne of grace, and with unity of heart and mind the congregation delivers up to the Lord the desires of their hearts.
The Word Preached: as the central part of our worship, we see preaching as a time when God himself speaks to us through the human instrument of his ministers: "The preaching of the word of God is the word of God" (The Second Helvetic Confession, Ch. 1).
Benediction: A minister of the gospel announces God's covenant blessing over his people.
Current Sermon Series
The Life of Joseph | Sunday Morning Worship - Rev. Jared Havener
The Parables of Jesus | Sunday Evening Worship - Rev. Dr. Dave Karlberg