Worship & Music
Worship is the center of our lives together at Trinity, where Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at both Sunday morning services, and everyone, without exception, is invited to receive the bread and wine. Christ’s table is open to all—please join us at Trinity and find your place at the table!
Music has a rich tradition at Trinity and is an important part of every worship experience. There are many opportunities to share your talents and connect with God through music.
9 a.m.—worship led by choirs, organ, and instrumentalists, incorporating historical, yet relevant elements of Lutheran worship. Here you will participate with robed clergy and worship leaders. You will sing hymns, songs, liturgy and psalms from a worship book and hear music from the Renaissance to the contemporary, from Bach to Gospel and a message relevant to our lives today.
10:30 a.m.—worship led by an ensemble incorporating the best of contemporary Lutheran music. Through worship leaders, electric bass, drums, keyboards, and other instruments, the congregation engages in a time of praise and worship following the historic pattern of Lutheran worship (Gathering, Word, the same message as at 9 a.m., Meal, and Sending.)
(Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)
Indoor Worship at Trinity at 9 a.m.
Trinity’s summer indoor service honors the rich heritage and deep roots we have as Lutherans. Each week, we feature guest musicians, who encompass an array of musical styles, to inspire us in connecting with God.
Similar to our 9 a.m. service during the fall and winter months, we follow a pattern or liturgy that has been developed over 2000 years: Gather, Word, Meal, Sending.What makes worship traditional is the garb that is hung on it: the style of music, choirs, organ, instruments, assisting ministers, processions, etc.
We believe in our increasingly secular world, the church needs to be more than just a historical witness to the faith. We are the church and we must act as contemporary witnesses to the gospel, bringing its reforming power into the world using the riches of our past, present and the future.
Outdoor Worship at Drive-In in Houlton, WI at 10 a.m.
Pile the kids and the family dog into the car and join us for our fun worship service at the Hilltop Drive-In Theater in Houlton, WI! The Drive-In is just across the Stillwater bridge: head east over the bridge, drive to the top of the hill, and look for the signs (it’s about five minutes from downtown Stillwater).
The Drive-In service features both contemporary and traditional music, with an eclectic mix of musicians, throughout the summer.
You’re welcome to stay in your car (the service is broadcast on the radio) or you can set up a lawn chair and enjoy the warm sun on your face. We even have coffee and scones before the service, so breakfast is covered! Dress is casual (yes, we’ve even seen some folks in PJs), the service joyful, and the fellowship warm and welcoming.
Trinity Lutheran Church Voted Best Church Choir/Music Program by St. Croix Valley Readers
Sunday morning Hospitality
We are the church. Greeters open the doors and extend a warm welcome to all who enter. Ushers pass the offering plate, which makes possible the mission and ministry we share. Communion Servers assist in serving the Lord’s Supper. As good Minnesota Lutherans, we serve coffee and cookies between services. Trinity needs all of us who are able for this important and fulfilling ministry. It is a great privilege, an awesome responsibility, and a ministry in which the whole family can participate.