What We Believe
How Scripture is Interpreted in Our Community of Faith
We believe that the Holy Scriptures contain the Word of God. We study scripture in an effort to better understand the time and culture in which it was written. We then strive to apply the basic truth of scripture in a loving and inclusive way to a radically changing cultural situation. When in doubt, we remember God’s loving desire in Christ to love and value all people.
We stand against and reject Biblical literalism and fundamentalism. We do NOT believe in the inerrancy of scripture. While all of Scripture is normative for faith and life, we hold that many of the laws outlined in the Old Testament have been declared null and void in Christ. In other words, they no longer have the power to mandate behavior and action. In matters of faith and life, we focus on Christ and on Christ’s love for ALL people.
God speaks to us through Scripture, the sermon, hymns and anthems, as well as through our interactions and relationships with others in worship.
Worshiping God is both an honor and a privilege! Trinity’s worship services are typically held at 9:00 and 11:15 each Sunday morning and provide an opportunity for the Trinity family as well as many neighbors and guests to praise God and celebrate the joy found in our common identity as God’s beloved, precious children.
Within the context of traditional worship, the gathered congregation is fed and forgiven through the Sacrament of Holy Communion, nourished and encouraged through the Scripture readings and sermon, and inspired and blessed through hymns and anthems. The Sunday morning worship experience centers our life together in the faith and gives us strength, sustenance, and courage to meet the challenges and demands of the coming week with the knowledge that we are loved and supported by an entire community of believers.
Worship is supported and enhanced by music. Choirs composed of children, youth, and adults routinely sing at the 9:00 and 11:15 am services.
The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and sings during Sunday morning worship at the either the 9:00 or 11:15 am service. Choirs rehearse in the Music Suite, located on the second floor of the Education Building.
Children’s Choir is for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade and rehearses on Sunday afternoons for 45 minutes. The youngest children, K5 through Grade 2, typically rehearse from 2:45 to 3:15 and the older children, Grade 3 through Grade 5 typically rehearse from 3:15 to 4:00. This ensemble sings on selected Sundays at either the 9:00 or 11:15 service and rehearses in the Music Suite, located on the second floor of the Education Building.
Youth Choir is for youth in grades 6 through 12 and rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:00 and sings on selected Sundays at either the 9:00 or 11:15 service. The rehearsal space is located in the Music Suite, located on the second floor of the Education Building.