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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 a.m. 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.

Sunday Schedule

Holy Eucharist – 10 a.m.
Children’s Christian Education  – 10 a.m.

Coffee Hour – 11:30 a.m.

Mid-week

Join us for morning prayer at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday – Friday. It’s held in the Chapel on the lower 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 about 10 minutes south of downtown Grand Rapids. Take US 131 south to the 54th Street exit and drive a quarter-mile west to Clyde Park. Turn north and there we are.

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 a.m. on the lower level, September through May. The children join the adults for the second half of our service, Holy Eucharist (mass, holy communion) following the passing of the Peace. They are welcome to receive the bread and wine.

What should I wear?

Wear what you feel comfortable wearing. On Sundays you’ll see us in everything from jeans to suits and dresses.

How do I follow along and participate with what’s being said and sung during the service?

As you enter our sanctuary, 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 to highlight what we will say or sing together. 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.

The music in our service is found in the green soft cover book or 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?

Throughout the service, we do suggest standing. But please do what you are comfortable with or follow the congregation’s lead as you are able and willling.

May I receive Holy Communion?

We welcome anyone who is baptized to come forward for Holy Communion and take the bread and wine, the symbolic body and blood of Christ.

If you are uncomfortable taking the bread and wine, Holy Communion, when you come forward to the altar rail you can request a blessing. Instead of putting out your hands for the bread, just cross your arms over your chest and you will be blessed.

What happens after the service?

We hope you’ll join us for coffee hour. It’s hosted by volunteers in the Parish Hall on the lower level, and it’s a wonderful way to get to know us!

How do I get to the lower level?

We have both stairs and an elevator. One of our greeters or ushers would love to assist you.

What other Church services are hosted at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church?

1 p.m. – Soldiers of Christ Apostolic Church (an independent charismatic congregation)

5 p.m. – Iglesia Cordero de Dios (an independent charismatic congregation with services in Spanish)

What happens if there’s severe weather?

Closings due to inclement weather (very rare for us) can be found in several ways:

  • http://www.woodtv.com/closings,
  • WOOD TV 8,
  • WOTV 41, and
  • we send emails to the congregation.