Worship Schedule


  • Sun
    07
    Mar
    2021

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    LIVESTREAM video available at www.vimeo.com/trinityworcester

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Commemoration of Perpetua and Felicity and companions, martyrs at Carthage, 202

    Exodus 20:1-17 The commandments given at Sinai

    1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Christ crucified, the wisdom of God

    John 2:13-22 The cleansing of the temple

    Psalmody: Psalm 19 The commandments of the Lord gives light to the eyes

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 637 Holy God, Holy and Glorious, NELSON

    This Sunday’s Lenten readings—the ten commandments, Paul’s discussion of the foolishness of the cross, and the story of Jesus cleansing the temple—provide an occasion to think about the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. For Christians, Christ is always in the center of the conversation. Our baptism calls us to assemble in Christ, who is our temple.

  • Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    LIVESTREAM video available at www.vimeo.com/trinityworcester

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Numbers 21:4-9 The lifting up of the serpent

    Ephesians 2:1-10 Alive in Christ

    John 3:14-21 The lifting up of the Son of Man

    Psalmody: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 You deliver your people from their distress

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 323 God Loved the World, ROCKINGHAM OLD

    This Sunday’s readings include what is perhaps the Bible’s most famous sentence—John 3:16—as well as the ancient and odd story about faith-healing from snake bite. Join us to see how John uses the Old Testament story to proclaim Christ.

  • Sun
    21
    Mar
    2021

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    LIVESTREAM video available at www.vimeo.com/trinityworcester

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Commemoration of Thomas Cranmer, Bishop of Canterbury, martyr, 1556

    Jeremiah 31:31-34 A new commandment written on the heart

    Hebrews 5:5-10 Through suffering Christ saves

    John 12:20-33 The grain of wheat dying in the earth

    Psalmody: Psalm 51:1-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 330 Seed That in Earth Is Dying, SÅKORN SOM DØR I JORDEN

    We are nearing the conclusion of Lent. In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus is likened to a grain of wheat that once buried in the earth comes alive to bear much fruit. We hear the word and receive the meal and so renew God’s covenant among us.

  • Sun
    28
    Mar
    2021

    We invite you to worship with us during this pandemic either in-person or online.

    LIVESTREAM video available at www.vimeo.com/trinityworcester

    Holy Eucharist is offered in the Trinity Nave at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday. All attendees wear face-masks and follow posted physical distancing guidelines. Up to six singers with masks sing from the organ gallery during the liturgy. The assembly does not sing. We commune with the bread only, received directly from the Presiding Minister in mask and gloves. This worship service is also available to watch and hear online via our Vimeo channel or through our congregational website.

    In light of the ongoing risk posed by the coronavirus we invite you to make a responsible and healthy decision regarding your participation in our worship. Lutherans teach and confess that Christ is present in the assembly gathered around the proclaimed Word of God, in the water and the Word of Holy Baptism, and in the shared meal of bread and wine at Holy Communion.

    BIBLE READINGS, PSALM & SONG, & THEMES

    Mark 11:1-11 Processional Gospel: Jesus enters Jerusalem

    Isaiah 50:4-9a The servant submits to suffering

    Philippians 2:5-11 Death on a cross

    Mark 14:1—15:47 The passion and death of Jesus

    Psalmody: Psalm 31:9-16 Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit

    Hymn of the Day: Hymn 343 My Song Is Love Unknown, LOVE UNKNOWN

    Oftentimes, to grasp the fullness of something significant, we have to look at both sides. So it is that to approach the meaning of Christ, we have to say two things: Jesus and Christ; human and divine; dead and alive; bread and body. This Sunday celebrates these two sides: we begin by praising Christ with “Hosanna,” and we go on to shout “Crucify him!” Come to join us as we fit both truths into one service.