Worship

Church Service - in person

Trinity Episcopal Church, Ware MA

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For recent Facebook Live Streams please see below. We apologize for any difficulty you may have experienced during last week’s livestream. We experienced technical difficulties we believe we’ve resolved.  Have a blessed day.

Easter Sunday 

https://www.facebook.com/trinitywarema/videos/552004636301943/

What to Expect

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,

Last Sunday we discovered the Gift of Music. This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday.  What kind of king is he? Have we made him in our own image? He is the King of Love who came to seek and to save lost. He carries us on his shoulders when we cannot move forward. Come explore this with us. The Scriptures are:

           Jeremiah 23: 1-6                Psalm 46

           Colossians 1:11-20             Luke 23: 33-43

As you prayerfully read these, imagine Christ in your life and how he would reign over your spiritual journey.

+Music at Trinity started with our first event on Sunday, November 13. The Grace Episcopal Choir sang and we received an offering of $454 for the St. Matthew School in Haiti.  Thank you to all who help make it happen.

+Thank You for your pledge toward the growing ministry of Trinity. All have been so faithful and we trust we all will remain focused on increasing our pledge for 2023.

  This Sunday we share our celebration of giving with a

   delicious coffee hour. Join us.

+Advent and Christmas: Advent includes four Sundays, 10am, November 27, December 4, 11,18. On the 18th at 4pm our second Music at Trinity will offer a service of Lessons and Carols. We are inviting other churches and are planning special music. In the future each Music at Trinity event will be partnered with a mission.     

     Christmas Worship:

              Christmas Eve, 4pm   Christmas Day, 10am

+Surviving or Thriving? The signs of a Thriving Church are: 

1.    The presence of the Holy Spirit expressed in a warm welcome and open and flexible worship.

2.     Transparency expressed in a trust in each other

   and a sense of safety to share our stories.

3.     Solid financial support and management expressed in a culture of stewardship including service and giving to others as well as to Trinity.

4.    Care for the beautiful worship space and church building expressed in sustained maintenance and repair.

5.    Shared responsibility and not pastor-dependent.

The Vestry and Pastor are partners in decision -making, and the congregation expresses their support of this process. There is trust in the leadership and no destructive criticism which creates division. Constructive Criticism is welcomed.

6.    A sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. This includes neighborhood, our town, and our Diocese. We are not alone and our belonging strengthens our thriving.

Now you may be able to express your ideas of what a surviving church looks like. My prayer is that we invest in our thriving church and confidently move into the future.

 

We are blessed to be a blessing. Thank you for YOU. Peace, Pastor Randy Wilburn  Bridge Pastor

Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes you! When you join us for worship you will be greeted and given a bulletin that will help guide you through the order of the service. Episcopal services are based on The Book of Common Prayer which will be the red book in your pew.

During worship you will be able to follow along from the bulletin with the corresponding page numbers in The Book of Common Prayer. There will be several opportunities where you can enjoy or join in singing hymns. Music and words for the hymns are found in the blue hymnal in the pew.

Episcopal worship is centered around Communion, also known as The Holy Eucharist. All are invited to come forward and receive the bread and wine during communion, or if you would prefer you can come forward to receive a blessing by the priest or simply remain seated.

Services start at 10:00am on Sundays and typically last about one hour.

After service, please join us for downstairs for coffee hour in Morrill Hall. A chairlift is available if needed.

If you would like more information about the Episcopal Church or how to join or get involved please see a church member or send an email to secretary@trinityware.org.

Trinity’s mission is much more than Sunday Services.