What to Expect at a Sunday Service

 

The Sunday worship service starts at 9:30 am.  Ushers and greeters at the back of the church will provide you with a bulletin with the order of service (copies are also posted on the home page of this website) and can answer any questions.  Large-print bulletins, large-print hymnals, and personal listening devices are available from the Ushers.  Feel free to sit anywhere.  Dress as you feel comfortable.  You will find others dress in a range of styles - from casual jeans to business attire.

 

The worship service is a "blended" service mixing a traditional style of worship and hymns with more contemporary music and technology.  Worship services vary throughout the year, so you will find something different happening each week.  The order of worship includes prayer, music, Bible reading, and a sermon based on Scripture.  The Sacraments, a time of personal response / offering, and a sharing of community concerns are also parts of our worship.

 

At Trinity, prayer may be spoken, sung, offered in silence, or enacted.  Music is a response that engages the whole self in prayer.  Also, song unites our congregation.  We have a Director of Music Ministries, and many members of our congregation participate through music in our worship.

 

Reading, hearing, preaching, and confessing of the Word are central to our worship.  At Trinity, worship is an activity of the common life of the people of God in which the care of the members for each other and for the quality of their life and ministry together expresses the reality of God's power to create and sustain community.  As God is concerned for the events in daily life, so we, in worship, appropriately express concern for one another and for our ministry in the world.

 

If you are a parent, you will find a safe, fun environment for your children.  Nursery is available for children under the age of 4.  Children age 4 through Grade 4 participate in the first 15 minutes of the worship service and then attend an interactive, high-energy Children's Church program.

 

 

 

Comments from Recent Visitors and New Members

 

Here is what some recent visitors and new members have had to say about their initial experiences in visiting Trinity.

 

Tyrone:  "I felt the need for a more fulfilling spiritual life and a neighbor brought me to Trinity one Sunday.  I have been coming ever since.  Trinity is a warm, caring church, and a place where I find spiritual encouragement."

 

Michele:  "My daughter got involved with Trinity's youth group program through some of her friends who belong to Trinity.  A few days into the new school year, a classmate asked my daughter what church her family attended, and she regretfully responded that we did not really go to church.  She came home that day and said, 'Mom, I want us to go to Trinity this Sunday.'  I felt very comfortable attending Trinity's services and I am very glad she is involved with the youth program."

 

Linda:  "A little more than 30 years ago, my Mom began attending Trinity and after a few years, she started bringing my children.  I had stopped going to church and then we moved away.  We recently moved back to the area and my grandchildren wanted to go to church.  Like others, I feel very comfortable here.  I am excited about the different ways Trinity is helping so many people though local mission projects and outreach."

 

Betty:  "I visited some other churches, but it wasn't until I came to Trinity that I felt I was at the right church for me.  I enjoy the friendship and like so many others have said, I just feel comfortable here."

 

Natalie:  "The church I grew up in was not really geared toward children, so as a result, we pretty much just slept through the services and went home.  Now that we are starting a family, I wanted a church that involved the children and kept them interested.  Trinity certainly keeps the spiritual growth and development of children as a priority.  The kids are often in the services and not on the sidelines."

 

Henry:  "I have been a Presbyterian all my life and decided to come give Trinity a try.  Everyone welcomed us with open arms and I am excited about becoming a member.  Trinity is a place where you just feel like you are at home right away."

 

Ida:  "I still have questions about my faith, but I find Trinity is a place where I can think and talk about them.  I was initially afraid my nine year old might be too cool for Church School and my four year old would be too shy.  But, they absolutely love it and want to come to Trinity.  When I mentioned we are attending the Inquirers' Class and might become members, my nine year old said, 'We are going to become members at Trinity.'"

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1120 Darley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

302.475.5495 

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