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Other Worship Services

The Boar’s Head Festival is a medieval celebration of Epiphany (5 performances during a weekend in January)
Complete with period costumes, live animals, and the glorious music of the Christmas season, the Boar’s Head Festival celebrates the birth of Christ, the coming of the three kings, and the triumph of light over darkness in our world.

 

Ash Wednesday (first Wednesday evening of Lent)
This service, held at 7pm in Grace Chapel, marks the beginning of the season of Lent.

 

 

Lenten Lunches & Worship Services (12:30PM on Fridays during Lent)
We gather in Asbury Hall, 11:30am-1:15pm for delicious clam chowder, lobster rolls, and homemade pie.  A worship service, led by various members of our congregation, starts at 12:30pm in Grace Chapel.

 

Palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter)
Our worship service begins at 10:30am with a festive procession of the palms.  This is the day we remember Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey, as crowds of people waved palm branches.

 

Holy Thursday (Thursday evening before Easter)
Starting at 6:30 pm, children ages 4-12 gather downstairs outside Vincent Hall, then walk through Trinity’s building together, experiencing the events leading up to Easter.  Following the walk, they decorate Easter eggs. Parents are welcome to join in the walk, or attend the 7:00 pm service in Asbury Hall.  This informal and intimate service, with communion and special music, recalls the final night Jesus shared with his disciples. How do we serve in such a way that we reflect the spirit of Christ?

Good Friday (Friday evening before Easter)
Our Good Friday service begins at 7:00 pm in Trinity’s sanctuary.  During this moving service of light and shadows, we recall the crucifixion of Jesus.

 

 

Easter (10:30 Traditional Service on Easter Sunday)
Our grand Easter Celebration is held in the sanctuary, and includes wonderful music, singing, dancing, brass, a special Easter sermon, and more.  We celebrate the power of hope over despair, truth over falsehood, courage over fear, joy over sadness, justice over injustice, and life over death!

 

Blessing of the Animals (on a Saturday in April or May)
This brief worship service, on our front lawn, celebrates God’s gift of animals in our lives.

 

 

Trinity Sunday (early September)
With September upon us, we look forward to a new season of ministry and mission. To mark this transition, Trinity has a wonderful tradition of setting aside a Sunday to celebrate our life together.  On “Trinity Sunday” (also known as “Home Again Sunday” to some) we gather at 10:30am for a rich worship service, followed by a luncheon outside on the front lawn.

Children’s Sabbath (September or October)
We believe that God calls us to protect children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.  Through our Children’s Sabbath worship service, we join hundreds of denominations and religious organizations, through the Children’s Defense Fund, in a powerful, diverse, multi-faith voice for children, spanning our nation and crossing all lines of income, race, ethnicity, and political party.

All Saints Day (first Sunday in November)
Our All Saints Day service is one of the most powerful of the year. We bring forward flowers in memory of those who have died, and read their names.  While we gather in sadness to remember those we continue to love, but no longer see, we also gather in hope, reminding each other of the goodness and grace of God.

Christmas Eve (5:30pm Children’s Service, 8:00pm Family Service, 11:00pm Candlelight Service)
Our Children’s Service in Grace Chapel is geared toward families with younger children. Children are invited to participate in this informal service, which includes stories, prayers, and singing.  The Family Service and Candlelight Service are both held in the Sanctuary, and feature special music, familiar hymns, sacred stories, and a Christmas sermon.  The 11:00pm service ends with the beautiful traditional candle lighting.

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