Worship Music

Inviting, Energizing, Inspiring

All worship music at Holy Trinity is planned to invite, engage, and inspire participants to enhance their worship experience. We use a mix of musical styles in worship, with some services featuring our pipe organ and others featuring a group of skilled musicians playing piano, guitar, and other instruments.

Regardless of the worship music style, all HT services follow a traditional Lutheran format, with sung liturgy selections and several hymns.  And an HT music ensemble or soloist offers an anthem at each service to further enhance worship.

Worship with Pipe Organ

On the second and fourth Sundays in a month and on the major festivals of Reformation, Christmas Eve, Palm/Passion Sunday, and Easter, the pipe organ is used to lead our worship music.  These services tend to feature traditional hymn selections, but modern hymns also are used.

Worship with The Praise Project

On the first, third, and any fifth Sundays in a month, The Praise Project leads our worship music. With piano, guitar, bass, light percussion and other instruments, the pre-service and post-service music offered by the group regularly includes jazz, Gospel, and blues arrangements. These services tend to feature more modern hymn selections, but traditional hymns also are used.

Worship with Special Music Styles

Holy Trinity occasionally uses other worship music styles to enrich the worship experience. Recent examples include an “Of the Land and Seasons” service, which featured traditional folk tune-based hymns accompanied by hammered dulcimer, violin, bass, and piano and an “HT Gets Jazzy” service, which featured jazz arrangements of the liturgy and hymns.  On June 2nd, we observed our annual “Music Sunday” with the worship service featuring hymns and special music by American composers from all of our ensembles on the theme of American Praise.