What to Expect

Holy Trinity has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we want your time with us to be enjoyable and meaningful.  Here is information you may want to know ahead of your visit.  We look forward to meeting you!

What are the services like?

Holy Trinity offers traditional Lutheran services with a mix of worship music styles and accompaniment by pipe organ or a piano/guitar/bass ensemble, depending on the week.  (See the Worship Music page for more information.)  The service includes readings from the Bible, hymns, a sermon, spoken or sung responses and prayers, a choir anthem or other special music, and Holy Communion.  Everything you need to participate is printed in an easy-to-follow service bulletin and a large-print version of the bulletin is available.  The service usually lasts about 60 minutes.

Can my children stay with me during worship?

Absolutely yes!  We love to have children in worship and each service includes a special Children’s Message.  But we also have a staffed nursery nearby and other supports for parents with a child needing a break from the service (see the Children in Worship page for more information).

Can I take Communion?

Yes. We celebrate Holy Communion at each service and all are welcome to participate regardless of their faith tradition. Grape juice is available for those who prefer it to wine and gluten-free wafers also are available. Children who are not yet taking Communion can come forward for a blessing or to receive a goldfish cracker.

Is there a fellowship time as well?

Yes. We offer a popular Coffee Fellowship in the lobby of the worship space immediately after the service and this is a great time to meet the people of Holy Trinity.  Help yourself to coffee, tea or juice and expect people to greet you and introduce themselves.  We are a friendly bunch!

What do people wear to worship?

Some people dress up, but most folks wear casual clothing.  Wear whatever you find comfortable for worship.

Where can I park?

We have two parking lots, both accessible from Woodlawn Avenue. There are parking spots reserved for Visitors in both lots and those with handicapped parking tags will find designated spaces along the curb directly in front of the main entrance.  Street parking in the neighborhood also is readily available.

How do I find the worship space?

Our main entrance is through the double glass doors on the Woodlawn Avenue side of the building.  When you enter, you will be in the lobby for the worship space.  You will see people chatting, a Welcome Center and electronic display with information about the church and upcoming events, and a greeter at a small table to the right of the worship space entrance directly ahead. The greeter will provide you with a welcome packet, invite you to sign our welcome book (we promise not to pester you), and answer any questions you may have. 

Is the worship space accessible?

Yes.  Stair-free access to the main entrance is available via a sloped brick pathway (with railing) to the right of the main entrance and we have a set of powered doors that can be opened by pressing a button.

What is “Morning prayer”?

Morning Prayer will be offered on Sundays starting 8am. This short prayer service, 30-40mins, will be reflective and meditative while also offering an opportunity to hear a timely and relevant message, offer intentional prayer and share communion. A wonderful, and early, way to start your week.

How can I get other questions answered?

Just use the Contact Us button below to get answers to any other questions you may have about visiting Holy Trinity.