Worship with us

Where do I park?

In addition to the church lot and street-side, you are also welcome to park in the Trinity School parking across the street.

 

What should I expect?

When you visit our church for worship, expect to be warmly welcomed and greeted by our members.  We are thrilled that you took the time to join us for worship.  If you have any questions regarding our facility, feel free to ask anyone and we will be happy to point you in the right direction. 

As you enter our sanctuary you will receive a worship folder which will share with you information about our service.  Feel free to sit wherever you would like, noting that, if needed, we do have reserved seating for those with small children.   During worship you will be able to follow along either on the screen or in your worship folder.  After worship there will be time for fellowship with refreshments being served in between our Sunday morning services.  

There are also opportunites for further growth in faith.  We offer Bible study for all ages.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

How should I dress?

The Bible presents no dress code.  Trinity doesn't either.   God desires his people dress in humility, decency, and are clothed with kindness and compassion.  On any weekend at our church you may see suits and jeans, high heels and tennis shoes, t-shirts and ties. When a person dresses out of love for God, the choice of casual dress or more formal is acceptable to God and to us.

 

What is the worship like?

Worship at Trinity is a time of reflection, spiritual growth, praise and prayer.  Our service begins with some opening remarks by one of our pastors and an introduction to worship.  After our bells ring we usually join in an opening song.  We then take the time to stand before God, admit our many faults and find freedom from all guilt and shame through the proclamation of Jesus' forgiveness.  Following a hymn of praise we hear various readings from the Bible which emphasize the theme of the day. We often include a joint confession of faith and more hymns of praise.  

Each week our pastors share with us a message from the Bible.  They apply that message to our life and share the love of Jesus with us.  After the sermon all are given an opportunity to worship the Lord with their offerings.  These gifts of love are given to support the mission and ministry of Trinity as well as offer support to Fox Valley Lutheran High School (a Lutheran High School in Appleton) and our Wisconsin Synod (the global church body of which we are a member).  We then usually will offer our prayers to the Lord and conclude our worship with the blessing of God and a final song.

What about style of music?


Worship at Trinity honors both the past experience of the Church and the gifts which God gives us today.  We use a variety of worship music.  You will hear everything from historic liturgical rites featuring long-used instrumentation to more contemporary arrangements and instrumentation.  Our 6pm Monday services often feature more modern instrumentation and musical styling.

We generally follow the theme and mood of the historic Christian church year -with its climax celebrating Jesus' resurrection.

Whatever the musical style or mood is you will hear our voices united in praise, prayer, and proclamation.  Our message and our hope  has the same focus which it has had for our 150 years at Trinity --Jesus Christ, God's Son, is our Savior.

Do you have the Sacraments?


Being a Lutheran Church, the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are very precious to us.  We believe and teach that these sacraments are a means by which God actually gives us his grace and blessing and so we celebrate them often.  Baptisms take place in worship as families request and we celebrate Holy Communion in worship on the first and third weekends of every month. 

Do I need to come forward?


You do not need to feel obligated to come forward to the Lord's Supper.   Partaking of the Lord's Supper is both a private matter and a public proclamation of faith.  It is both a recieving of a precious gift from our Lord and expressing a shared unity of faith.

Those who join together in the Lord's Supper ought to be in agreement in all Bible teachings and living according to what they confess.  This is one of the reasons why we practice "Close" Communion which means we invite our members and those visitors who are from our sister congregations in the Wisconsin Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Synod, or another sister church body  to commune with us. 

We do this in application of God's Word and out of Christian love for souls.  

What does it mean to be a member?



All Christians are part of the body of Christ.   At Trinity we gather by Christ's command and in his love to work together in the gospel.   Members at Trinity are a visible part of that world-wide body, expressing their faith and supporting gospel ministry together.  

We would love to grow with you in God's Word if you desire to share in our mission and join in our confession of faith.  Please contact us with any questions.

We do hope to see you in worship soon.  

Worship Times

Saturday - 6:00 p.m. (Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month)

Sunday - 9:00 a.m. (Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

Monday - 6:00 p.m. (Holy Communion 1st Monday of the month)