When are your services?
Our Sunday morning worship services are held 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
Where are your services held?
Our worship services are held at our new church home on the corner of Buena Vista and Campus Park. Get Map
Which service should I attend?
It depends on what you're looking for. Our 8 am service is a smaller service; it's quieter, more contemplative and traditional. Our 10 am service still has a contemplative and traditional feel but is more family-oriented. It has a full choir and music, as well as projection screens to help you follow along with the service. At 10:00 we offer Sunday School for PreK through 8th grade, and childcare is available for the little ones.
What should I expect at a worship service?
You should expect to be met by the living God! Anglican worship is formal and traditional but at the same time lively and spiritual, because the Spirit of God is in our midst. At every service we read from the Bible and engage with it in the sermon; we pray for the church and the world; we sing God's praises; and we receive the presence of Jesus himself in Communion. As Anglicans, we believe that worship is not about us, but about God. The whole service follows an ancient form that directs our focus to God.
Anglican worship can be challenging in the beginning. It is liturgical--meaning it follows set patterns and words--and this can be intimidating at first. Many of us have been there, but have come to love the beauty, the rootedness, the depth of Anglican worship.
To help you through the service we have printed bulletins with Bible readings and an order of service. All of the words for the service and the hymns are projected on a screen to make it very easy to follow along.
How do I take communion?
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion at the Lord's Table at Trinity. You will be offered a wafer of bread and a cup of wine. You may choose to receive either or both. When offered, you may receive the wafer in your hand and, either, eat the wafer and then drink from the cup when served, or wait for the server to come and dip the wafer into the cup and place it upon your tongue. You may indicate that you do not wish to receive either element by crossing your arms in front of your chest. If you choose not to receive the bread you will be offered a blessing.
What is an Anglican?
Anglicans are part of a global communion of churches known as the Anglican Communion, which currently has around 85 million members worldwide. We trace our spiritual heritage back to the Protestant Reformation in England, when the church recovered the centrality of the Bible and of the importance of salvation by grace alone through faith alone. At the same time, the Anglican church retained many of the practices and traditions of the Ancient church. Thus, we worship using the liturgy (set patterns of worship); we beautify our place of worship in traditional ways; we celebrate the sacrament of Communion weekly; we have the traditional orders of Bishops, Priests and Deacons; and we understand ourselves as but a small part of the history of God's people that has been going on for two thousand years.
But the best way to learn what an Anglican is is to come and worship with us. It may be a learning experience, but we believe that the traditional ways of discipleship are worth keeping!
What do you offer for children and youth?
In addition to our Nursery (birth through toddlers), we offer Sunday School for children ages Preschool through 8th grade. Children begin Sunday School in the worship service. During the singing of the Gloria (or Kyrie during penitential seasons), an acolyte will lead them to their classrooms, where they learn and experience the faith in a biblically-based curriculum from wonderful teachers. They then join their families in church at the Peace just before Holy Communion. High Schoolers are expected to participate in the main worship service and use their gifts along with the rest of the Body of Christ. Both Middle and High Schoolers are encouraged to attend Trinity's Youth Group that meets on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00pm.
How can I find out more information?
Ushers and Greeters are available on Sunday mornings to answer questions and point you in the right direction. Feel free to call the church office and get ahold of us for more info. (661)861-6020
How can I get plugged in?
Our primary place of learning and fellowship is in our Small Groups. Our Small Groups are sermon based, so each week, the study will dig deeper into the themes and content of the sermon. We encourage all our members to join a small group. Go to the Small Groups section to learn more.