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10:00 a.m. Sunday
The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two

7:30 a.m. Wednesday
Morning Prayer
A simple said service (no music) with scripture and prayers

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Worship at Trinity is drawn from The Book of Common Prayer and we utilize other liturgical resources approved for worship in the Episcopal Church.

The principal service of worship is The Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings. Music is central to our Sunday morning worship and is led by our choir from September through May. Hymns and liturgical music are part of every Sunday Eucharist. We observe the traditional Christian calendar in which we move through the life of Jesus during the course of a year.

Our worship is participatory. People who are drawn to liturgical worship often find deep meaning and comfort in the familiar words and the rhythm of the liturgy. All are invited to participate fully. The altar around which we gather for the Eucharist (or communion) is open to all.

Opportunities to Participate

Trinity has a choir known throughout the Diocese of Missouri. We also have opportunities for you to participate in worship if you play an instrument. Recent offerings include a Bach cantata. We have recently featured a string quartet and brass quintet. Additionally, musically inclined parishioners have arranged some musical offerings in services. Contact Scott Alberts, our music director, if you are interested in participating through our music program.

Altar Guild
The altar guild works behind the scenes. They are responsible for the care and preparation of the altar, linens, candles and flowers. This is a great way to learn some of the traditions of the Episcopal Church.

Bread Baking
We have homemade bread for our Sunday morning Eucharist. Currently we have 2 people who provide this for us, but they would love to have others join this in this effort. Click here for a reflection written by one of our members on the bread baking process.

Lector is a Latin term for one who reads. Each week someone is scheduled to read the Old Testament and Epistle reading and to lead the reading of the Psalm. The readings follow the Revised Common Lectionary. A deacon or priest reads the gospel. We have many capable lectors but are always glad to add someone to the rotation.

Part of the liturgy is to pray for the church and the world. This part of the service is sometimes referred to as "the prayers of the people." Laypeople take turns reading these prayers.

Chalice Bearer
Chalice bearers assist the priests at the Eucharist. They assist in serving the consecrated wine. Chalice bearers are licensed by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

At Trinity, acolytes vest for worship and carry the processional cross. They also assist the priests at the altar. Many of our acolytes talk about how meaningful it is to serve the church in this way. We welcome anyone who would like to participate in this ministry. The only requirement is that you are able to carry the cross.

Lay Preaching
We have a newly begun lay preaching ministry with one person licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Missouri. This ministry requires some knowledge of the Episcopal Church, scripture and a gift for conveying the message of the gospel.

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