• Our Worship Life

    The Lutheran church service is designed for the maximum participation of the worshippers. The order of service each Sunday follows four important segments: 1) The Confession of Sins and Absolution; 2) Praise and Prayer; 3) The Word; 4) The Offering of Gifts and Prayers. A fifth segment is included on the first and Third Sundays of month called the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Within each of these segments, however, there are variations.


    Our services follow a church year cycle that is divided into two halves.

    1.  The festival half from December through May focuses on Christ’s life. Here we follow Jesus’ life from birth through ascension, and concludes with the day of Pentecost.
    2. The non-festival half from June through November focuses on our Christian lives as we put our faith into practice.

     We have many visual reminders around us to aid us in our worship today:


    1. The altar is that table in the front of the worship area that ties us with God’s Old Testament people like Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Elijah, and others who for millennia built altars and offered animal sacrifices on them as pictures of the Savior to come. When the pastor faces the altar, he is speaking with the people to God. When he faces the people, he is speaking from God to them.


    2. The cross on the altar and on the wall above it tie us with the New Testament Jesus who died on a cross as God’s own sacrifice for the sins of the world.


    3. The candles on the altar are lit to remind us that Jesus, who is the Light of the World, is present with us and receives our worship and praise.


    4. The bell rung at the beginning of the service is a solemn reminder that we are engaging in something very important, worship, and that God’s clear Word will be heard today for everyone to believe and obey.


    Special church services are conducted each year for Advent (one midweek service), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, Lent (six midweek services), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Thanksgiving Eve.   A joint Reformation Service is held with other WELS churches in Oregon.

  • Common Questions

    What Should I Wear?

    God isn’t worried about what you are wearing (Samuel 16:7). Neither are we. So come as you are.


    Where Should I Sit?

    Feel free to sit wherever you’d like, whether the front or back. If you need assistance, an usher will help you.


    What about the Kids?

    Kids of all ages are welcome at Trinity. We encourage kids and their parents to grow in faith together as they hear God’s Word and sing his praise.

    ·         Speakers in the quiet room allow you to follow along with the service if you need to step out with your child.


    Are You Wheelchair Accessible?

    Yes. There is a ramp on the east side of the building right off the parking lot. There is also plenty of space in the back of the worship area.