MUSIC AND WORSHIP
JOYOUS SOUNDS, PRAISE, BIRTH AND MOURNING
JOYOUS SOUNDS, PRAISE, BIRTH AND MOURNING
Holy Trinity’s Choir is led by the very talented Dr. Elmer Heerema who is a retired professor of music from CSUN.
The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the sanctuary, and performs traditional hymns at our 8:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services on alternating Sundays, as well as on Christmas and Easter.
If you would like to participate in the choir, you are more than welcome to join! All vocal skill levels are included; we just ask that you be regularly available to attend rehearsals. The choir breaks from mid-June through August.More
Our informal praise band performs at our contemporary style worship service at 9:30 a.m. It is led by Wanda and Richard Ferrin, who have served for several years in various musical leadership positions. Our praise team brings together guitars, percussion, and other instruments to worship God in a more modern style. They rehearse at 8 a.m. on Sundays in the Music Room. If you’d like to get involved in this ministry, please contact Richard.
At Holy Trinity, we believe that our children should be as much a part of worship as their elders. Our Choristers group allows any young’ns who wish to express themselves musically to do just that. Rehearsals are held at 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays in the sanctuary, where kids can learn to read music. Then, at various Sunday worship services, they get to perform what they’ve been taught.
If your child would like to sing with the Choristers, please contact the church office.
At various times throughout the church year, a hand bell choir is assembled to perform for special seasons and occasions. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join in this opportunity to make a joyful noise to the Lord. If you’d like more information about getting involved, please contact the church office.
Our altar guild is our behind-the-scenes team that helps decorate the front of the sanctuary for special seasons and prepare the altar area for worship each week. From replacing the eternal candle to arranging the elements for communion, this group of men, women, and children do it all.
The altar guild meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings in the sanctuary and bustles for about an hour to get their job done. Volunteers rotate, serving for about a month at a time throughout the year. One of our longtime members, Chris, and his daughters assist the guild nearly every week. If you feel called to join the guild, please contact Laurie Morrow.
Like communion, Lutherans believe baptism is a means of grace. It is the ritual through which we believe we are washed of our sins and given new life in Christ. If you want to be baptized or have your children baptized, we provide an orientation with a brief period of instruction and conversation about the meaning of baptism for Lutherans. Please contact the church office or one of our pastors if you are interested in baptism for yourself or your children.
We understand how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one. Oftentimes families find that it brings great comfort to hold a memorial or funeral service to honor the person we have lost and reflect on God’s presence in our life journey.
The pastors at Holy Trinity as well as our funeral committee are more than happy to join by your side during your grief, and assist with many of the details of a memorial. If you would like more information about a funeral service for a loved one, please contact our church office. If you are interested in serving on the funeral committee, please contact the church office.
In light of these recent events and due to the fact that many of our church members fall into the vulnerable population category due to underlying health issues and age, the church leadership thought it best to cancel worship for the remainder of March. This also means no mid-week Lenten worships and no Tuesday morning Bible Study. Other small groups or committees may meet on a case by case basis. The first week of April we will re-evaluate the situation based on the current information that is available.