We’re so glad you’ve found Holy Trinity Episcopal Church online and hope you find all the answers to questions you might have about Holy Trinity and the Episcopal Church. With this in mind, we offer the following tips:
When do I need to arrive?
Our Sunday worship service begins at 10 am and takes place in the church (located immediately to the left of the main entry). One of our greeters or ushers will direct you and can assist you with seating.
Holy Eucharist – 10 am
Sunday School – 10 am
Coffee Hour – 11:30 am
Bible Study (Book of Romans) – 11:30 am
A mid-week service is held in the Chapel (on the lower level) at 11 am each Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday services are held in the Chapel (on the lower level) at noon and at 7 pm in the Church (on the main level).
Where is Holy Trinity Episcopal Church?
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 5333 Clyde Park Ave SW in Wyoming, Michigan.
We are conveniently located near Grand Rapids, approximately 10 minutes south of downtown Grand Rapids. Take the short drive down, and then we’ll be waiting for you approximately a half mile west of US-131 S.
We’re also located near Byron Center, approximately 10 minutes north of downtown Byron Center. If you’re joining us from Byron Center, you can drive up Byron Center Ave SW or Burlingame Ave SW and then east over Gezon Parkway SW to Clyde Park Ave SW. Another easy way to join us is to drive east over 84th St SW and then up Clyde Park Ave SW.
Where do my children go?
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services.
Young children’s Christian education (Sunday School) begins at 10 am on the lower level, and the children join the adults for Holy Eucharist (worship service) following the passing of the “Peace.”
If you would like to use our nursery, one of the ushers or greeters can assist you. Our nursery is located immediately to the right on the main entry.
What should I wear?
We encourage you to come as you are. Attire ranges from jeans to suits, ties, and dresses.
How do I follow along and participate with what’s being said and sung during the service?
When you enter Holy Trinity, one of the ushers will hand you a service bulletin. The service bulletin contains the scriptures we will hear, prayers we will pray, and hymns we will sing. Some of the bolded items are there to provide reference points, and the other bolded items are there to highlight what we will say or sing out loud. Any of your neighbors will be glad to help you follow along and to participate during the service.
In your pew, you will find a smaller red book with a cross on the front, The Book of Common Prayer. This book contains the entire worship service, as well as other services and prayers. In italics, you will also find helpful instructions.
Most of the music in our service is found in the blue book, Hymnal 1982. If the song is not printed in the service bulletin, the service bulletin will include the hymn number, and the hymn can be found in this book. You can also find hymn numbers listed on the placard at the front of the church.
When do I have to sit, stand, or kneel? Do I have to do any of this?
As we sit, stand, or kneel throughout the service, we do have options. Please do what you are comfortable with or follow the congregation’s lead as you are able and willling.
May I receive Holy Communion?
As we gather at the Holy Table, we welcome all those who are baptized to come forward for Holy Communion and participate by partaking of the bread and wine (or the Body and Blood of Christ).
If you want a blessing instead of receiving Holy Communion, you are invited to the altar for a blessing. You can indicate that you want a blessing instead of Holy Communion by crossing your arms over your chest.
What happens after the service?
Immediately after the worship service, there is time for fellowship, which allows us to meet and get to know one another. Coffee hour is hosted by volunteers and takes place in the Parish Hall on the lower level.
You also have an opportunity to attend adult Christian education.
The Chapel and Parish Hall are located in the lower level. How do I get to the lower level?
We have stairs, and we also have an elevator. If you need assistance, one of our greeters or ushers would love to assist you.
What other Church services are hosted at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church?
1 pm – Soldiers of Christ Apostolic Church (an independent charismatic congregation)
5 pm – Iglesia Cordero de Dios (an independent charismatic congregation with services in Spanish)
Will we host services during inclement weather?
Closings due to inclement weather can be found in several ways:
- WOOD TV 8,
- WOTV 41, and
- we send emails to the congregation.