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Trinity Episcopal Church; Wetumpka, Alabama

Worship at Trinity

Regular Sunday Schedule
8:00 am Holy Eucharist  
This Holy Eucharist is a spoken service.  The simple liturgy offers a calm and quiet environment for morning meditation while still providing Holy Communion and opportunities for parishioners to serve as readers, greeters, and Lay Eucharistic Ministers.
8:45 am Breakfast begins serving - Dunn Hall  
9:15 am Breakfast ends  
9:20 am Christian Formation begins with Interage - Dunn Hall  
9:15 am Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room  
9:30 am Christian Formation breaks into age groups for lessons  
10:10 am Christian Formation ends  
10:30 am Holy Eucharist  
This Holy Eucharist is filled with music and liturgy meant to inspire praise and worship.   Choir anthems, organ preludes, and guest musicians help lead this worship each week.  Parishioners serve as readers, greeters, and Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and acolytes.
11:30 am Meet & Greet - Dunn Hall  
4:00 pm EYC - Carter House  
Wednesday Worship
12:10 pm Holy Eucharist - Chapel  
This simple liturgy uses the liturgy from the New Zealand Prayer Book to offer a calm and quiet environment for meditation while still providing Holy Communion.  The service commonly lasts less than 30 minuets allowing time for parishioners to participate on their lunch breaks.

Worship Style

As a Christian community, we at Trinity find our center in the worship for which we gather each Sunday. Our service is called the Eucharist, in which we believe that Jesus is truly present with us, as he assured us he would be, when we share bread and wine in the way he told us, as Christians have ever since. In the Eucharist, we find a connection with God, and with a community both present, and yet beyond ourselves.

Each of us is on a spiritual journey, seeking the path to a sustaining relationship with God and with others. All members of Trinity are pilgrims like you, have chosen to journey with one another here to become part of a living tradition which speaks to us profoundly, and challenges us to grow into a deeper faith.

Episcopalians worship in many different styles, ranging from very formal, ancient, and multi-sensory rites with lots of singing, music, fancy clothes (called vestments), and incense, to informal services with contemporary music. Yet all worship in the Episcopal Church is based in the Book of Common Prayer, which gives worship a familiar feel, no matter where you go. Liturgically, Trinity is a middle of the road parish. For some, our service will seem more anglo-catholic with much more ceremony than they are accustomed to, while others will find us too "low" church with less ceremony. However, we try to expose the congregation to the full range of Episcopal Liturgical tradition and expression.

During the seasons of Advent and Lent more penitential "traditional" language liturgy (Rite I); and the contemporary language liturgy of Rite II during the other seasons.

We celebrate the major feasts of Christmas, Holy Week, Pentecost, All Saints with more festive services using gospel processions, Sanctus bells, sometimes incense and chanting.

As Episcopalians, it is a central tenet of our worship that there are no spectators; all are participants. Different people have different roles, but all roles are equally important. The people in the congregation are no less participants in our worship than clergy, readers, lay ministers.

We engage our spirits in worship by two means: by worshiping with the mind, as we hear, contemplate and proclaim God’s word; but also, worshiping with the wholeness of our body. We believe that the human body is a good thing. God declared the human body holy by coming to earth and having one himself. So in our worship, we use our bodies as well as our minds. Instead of just sitting, we move about. We use all our five senses in our worship: seeing color, light and movement; hearing music and silence and the rhythm of words; smelling the unique fragrance of incense; touching by clasping a hand or embracing at the Peace, touching holy water, or in the laying on of hands; tasting bread and the wine.



Member of the Diocese of Alabama in the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Aglican Communion

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