"Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come, let us adore him."
(from the Office of Morning Prayer, Book of Common Prayer, p. 81, Psalm 96:9a)
For more information about the following ministries, please contact the church office.
The acolyte program provides an opportunity for individuals to participate in the worship service in a hands-on capacity. The objectives of the program are to involve the acolytes in the service as much as possible, highlight the observances of the Principal Feasts and other Holy Days in which the acolytes serve, provide insight into the symbolism of items the acolytes use or encounter when serving, and to expose the acolytes to the rich heritage of Anglican worship.
The Altar Guild ladies prepare all the things necessary for the celebration of Holy Communion, Holy Days, and special Feast Days. They function in a variety of service activities to enhance weddings, baptisms, and funerals. On Sundays and special days the church is vibrant with appropriate flowers in the colors of the season.
Daughters of the Holy Cross
This is an order for women who are communicants of the Anglican Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. The mission of the order is the extension of Christ's kingdom through prayer, service, and evangelism.
After completing a training course, Eucharistic Ministers serve as chalice bearers at the altar during Sunday and other Eucharistic services.
After completing a training course, Eucharistic Visitors take Communion monthly to their assigned homebound parishioners.
The Greeters welcome and assist visitors or newcomers and answer questions about our services and facilities. They provide sincere hospitality.
We read the Scriptures aloud every Sunday. This is an important aspect of our worship when we hear and receive the Word of the Lord together. The Lectors read the Scripture lessons at Sunday worship and holiday services.
Trinity has a long history of fine choral music, and the Senior Choir continues in this tradition. Along with enhancing worship with classical and contemporary anthems, our choir augments our Sunday worship by supporting the congregational singing of hymns and service music. The Bell Choir offers "the ringing of the bells" for special worship services. We are blessed to have a number of fine instrumentalists in our parish who frequently play during our Sunday and holiday services.
Order of St. Luke
This is a healing ministry under the umbrella of a worldwide Christian healing fellowship based on the four Gospels of Jesus Christ. The Order is now international, and St. Paul's chapter is growing rapidly. They meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. They offer healing prayer during the 10:30 Sunday service.
The history of ushers can be traced back to the age of David when "these ushers were assigned the task of receiving the offerings of the faithful." They were door or gatekeepers of the temple.