A Welcome Message from Trinity
We welcome you to a traditional Christian community. We are a growing parish interested in preserving the atmosphere of a neighborhood church family. We believe that a neighborhood parish atmosphere presents the best opportunities for all to enjoy the fellowship taught by Jesus Christ. We are orthodox in that we have preserved the traditional doctrine as universally accepted by the mature early church. In this way we feel we are closer to the original intent of Christ’s teachings and less inclined to obscure his teachings with current fads and misunderstandings.
Our parish is a member of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley within the Anglican Church in America. As such we are also part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion. Our service is traditional, liturgical and sacramental. Our doctrine is creedal. We are part of the One, Holy Catholic Apostolic Church as founded by our Lord Jesus Christ. We preserve the authority of Holy Scripture as the rule of faith and as a guide for life.
Our service is structured and based on the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. The word “common” is not to imply that those prayers are ordinary. Rather it is to emphasize the common need of all of us to express our love and faith in clear, concise terms. These prayers do not preclude extemporaneous prayers. They ensure that our corporate services are a consistent and complete worship of our God and Saviour. Careful consideration of the prayers in the Book of Common Prayer will show a depth of expression not available in most of our minds at any given moment.
We encourage all to participate in our worship service. We believe the greatest value is obtained from any service by active participation. You will notice that we stand to praise, sit to learn, and kneel to pray. You will also notice a variety of reverences. Some show reverence by genuflecting and some by bowing. We realize that physical constraints sometimes affect our ability to show reverence. We encourage the strongest show of reverence felt by the participant and appreciate any that is heartfelt and sincere.
We hope you will join us for our services and activities. You will find many people willing to assist you in understanding our liturgy and doctrine. We all enjoy sharing the special fellowship that comes from praying, giving and building together. We would love to have you join our church family and help us spread this fellowship.
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