Worship & Music

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

8:30 am Worship – in person & live stream
9:45-10:15 am Church School
10:30 am Worship – in person & live stream

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

5:15 pm Meal – a light supper served weekly
6:00 pm Worship – in person & live stream
6:45 – 7:15 pm Church School
6:45 pm Confirmation

HOLY COMMUNION

  • Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st Sunday and following Wednesday of each month during worship.
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4: We are offering brief Holy Communion Services especially for people who do not feel comfortable in larger gatherings.  These services will be held on the half-hour from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Those wishing to be involved please call the church office at 223-3560 to reserve a spot or check on the next date.

ONLINE OPTIONS

  • Live Radio Broadcast 1270AM Sunday 8:30 am worship
  • Live Stream on Facebook & YouTube – all services
  • Once the live stream is done the full service stays on our Facebook & YouTube pages
  • We do our best to post an edited version of worship Sunday afternoon.

The following videos will be posted on our Facebook page and this website under ‘Media – Trinity YouTube’. Once videos are posted they can be viewed at anytime.

  • Thoughts of a Prairie Pastor Sunday morning
  • Bible Study Saturday with Pastor Brian Knutson
  • Congregational Updates as needed

We are happy to partner with Grace Lutheran in Driscoll.

SAFETY PRACTICES

  • Given the orange level guidelines we will limit the people on the main floor in the sanctuary to 50 people. Overflow in the narthex (lobby) and balcony will be available.
  • Social distancing using every other pew.
  • We strongly encourage all worshippers to wear masks while in the building.
  • We encourage all worshippers to leave immediately after worship—or move to their Connections Group or Sunday School gathering.
  • There is no fellowship/coffee time.
  • Pews are sanitized after worship and between services.
  • Limit congregational singing and speaking to avoid potential aerosol spread of the virus.
  • Have hand sanitizer stations throughout the entire building available for people to use.
  • Sanitize the sanctuary after every worship.
  • Sanitize meeting rooms and Sunday School/Church School rooms after each use.
  • Wipe down all door handles and railings daily with a disinfectant cleanser.
  • Run the destratification fans with UV Light Inserts in the sanctuary and Community Center whenever these spaces are not in use.

Safe Practices:

  • If you feel uncomfortable at this point being in a public gathering – it is a faithful choice to stay home. There is nothing wrong with choosing to worship with us through our radio broadcast or livestream.
  • If you are sick – please stay home. This is best for you and for others.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19 please do not come to worship for 14 days.

Remember, Christ is our hope!

Nursery (closed due to covid)

Our nursery is staffed by a caring adult during worship and Church School hours, and is located just inside the North entry.

Sundays 8:20 – 11:35 AM
Wednesdays  5:50 – 6:45 PM

  1. Children 5 years and under
  2. Parents must bring children, and sign them in
  3. Please do not send your child to the nursery if they have had any of the following in the last 24 hours:  fever of 101 or above, two or more diarrhea stools, vomiting, drainage of the eye or nose that is discolored, and watery eyes that are red and draining
  4. Please provide diapers if needed by your child

Children in the Pews

Adults sometimes wonder why people bring little children to church. Actually, bringing children into the sanctuary is something like letting them eat at the dinner table. Even though their manners are far from elegant, it is done in the hope that, given time, they’ll begin to feel part of the family.

Children giggle, they wiggle, and they swing their legs simply because they are children. But they also sing, pray, and worship with us. So, this page is written to suggest that we as adults should accept – even welcome, value, and smile at the children’s restlessness during worship, trusting that they are also learning.

That it’s important to come to this place each Sunday/Wednesday That they belong to this special company of people, That this is a safe place to be and that they are valued and loved, That the sights and sounds of the sanctuary are good, though not always understandable, That something is expected of them in this place and that they may respond in song, prayer and offering.

Bringing a child to church can be challenging. But then again, so are many other facets of parenting, and the rewards are well worth the effort. We must remember that children belong to the church too, and many of us learned to love the church by being there as children. Children belong to God and, while they may not participate in worship in the same ways adults do, they are growing in understanding and learning to take their places in the church family.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14

Music Ministry Opportunities

+ CHANCEL CHOIR INVITES YOU TO “BE UP FRONT WITH US”:
Join us Sundays at our 8 AM rehearsal to sing simple, worshipful anthems at 8:30 AM worship.

+ SUNDAY PRAISE TEAM:
We are always searching for new vocalists and instrumentalists (drummers, guitar players, etc.) to add to the Sunday 10:30 AM mix of musicians! We rehearse on Sundays at 9:30 AM.

+ WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAISE BAND
Our Wednesday service features worship songs from contemporary praise charts.  We would love to add a regular drummer and some additional singers to our Wednesday band!

+ HANDBELLS AND BRASS ENSEMBLE:
The festive sound of bells and brass is always a welcome addition to worship! If you can read music, bells are easy to learn to play. Brass players play seasonally for Christmas and Easter services. For more information about getting involved with handbells or brass ensemble, contact the church office.

+ CANTATA SUNDAY
Occurs each year on Palm Sunday. We begin rehearsals several weeks prior to this event. For more information, go to “News and Events” on our Home page and click on Musical Opportunities.

+YOUTH IN THE ARTS
Is a springtime emphasis where young singers, pianists, and instrumentalists are encouraged to volunteer their musical accomplishments as special music for worship.

Please contact the church office for more information on how to share your musical gifts.