Sunday Worship
8:30 a.m.

Worship on October 1
Repentance and Resolve

“It is by grace you have been saved through faith.” In love we don’t deserve, God forgives our sins for Jesus’ sake and then empowers us to believe what he has done. This is the most important teaching of the Bible and the foundation of Christian truth. Faith is not a lifeless blob, however. Everyday faith turns away from sin and strives to live in a way that pleases God. We repent of our sins and resolve to live a life of love.

Prayer of the Day

Mercifully grant, O God, that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, for without your help we are unable to please you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns withyou and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Sunday's Readings

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
The Lord calls sinners to turn back from wickedness in faith and love.
Philippians 2:1-11
Imitate Christ in your relationships with one another.
Matthew 21:23-32
Jesus’ parable about two sons, one who said yes and theother who said no.

Our Way of Worship

Our Sunday worship follows a worship pattern used in Christian churches for almost 1,500 years but in contemporary language and a variety of styles. The entire service is printed in an easy to use folder. We hear readings from the Bible and join together in prayer. We sing psalms and hymns found in a hymnal called Christian Worship which contains hundreds of well-known hymns. The high point of Sunday worship is the message or sermon, a twenty-minute explanation of a reading from the Bible and its meaning for our lives in the 21st century.

Some of our older members dress up for church, but casual dress is perfectly fine. The Lord looks at our hearts and attitudes, not our clothes. Members support the congregation’s work with offerings, but guests should not feel obligated to participate. Rest rooms are located in the lower level of the church.

On two Sundays a month we celebrate Holy Communion, a special meal that forgives our sins as we receive the Savior’s body and blood in bread and wine. The Bible teaches that receiving Holy Communion with others symbolizes our unity in faith, and so communion is offered to Trinity members and members of our denomination.

Come, let us worship the Lord