Sundays 9:30 am Worship Service with Holy Eucharist
10:30 am coffee hour
Worship Service with Holy Eucharist
Using Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer, the Sunday morning worship service includes hymns accompanied by organ, scripture readings, a sermon, prayers, and Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper.
The Eucharist is one of the most important Christian Sacraments. The early Jewish ritual associated with a common meal included a blessing over the bread and wine. At the Last Supper Christ told his followers that the bread was his body and the wine was his blood. As Episcopalians, we celebrate Christ's body and blood every week. The phrase "the Eucharist" may refer not only to the rite but also to the "bread" and "cup" used in the rite, and, in this sense, those who take communion (communicants) may speak of "receiving the Eucharist," rather than "celebrating the Eucharist."
At Trinity, baptized persons are welcomed to receive the Bread and Wine which are the symbol and the reality of Christ’s presence with us and within us. Participants may also come forward to simply receive a blessing.
Each Episcopal Parish is part of a wider church. During the Worship service, we pray for other churches in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and we pray for the Anglican Communion around the world. We also offer intercessions and thanksgivings for members of our Parish.