Worship Corner & Children’s Worship

Worship Corner

Celtic Evensong and Communion

Maherby Kathy Maher

“Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead; find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed; clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see; all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.”

I don’t know about you, but I need a centering experience in my busy life, a time (as Shirley Erena Murray wrote in 1992) to “be at peace, and simply be.”

At 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month, Trinity offers a candlelight service that speaks to this need and offers a new way to experience Christian worship. Steeped in the liturgical traditions of the Celtic realm, the music is contemplative, lively, and haunting; the prayers are earthy, holy, and inclusive; the message focuses on the Christian’s role in God’s creation and the joy and peace found there. During the service, you’ll have time to enjoy the stillness and calm of God’s presence. You’ll also have an opportunity to light a candle as a tangible reminder of those for whom we pray.

All are welcome at the Celtic service, including (maybe even especially) those with little or no religious background. Give it a try – and bring a friend!


Children’s Worship

September marks the beginning of an exciting new worship service at Trinity: a worship service designed specifically for kids! This upbeat service for children will be led by Trinity’s two seminarians, Ellen LaCroix (Director of Children’s Choir) and Nick McMichael (Director of Youth Ministries) during the 10:30 a.m.-hour on Sundays. This multi-age program for children ages 4 through 4th grade will be held in the Chapel. The program seeks to shape young disciples as they learn how to engage in the worshipping life of our congregation. This service brings the kids together to share in the wonders and importance of worship in an interactive, engaging format. This service will instill in our children a love for worship and an understanding of its importance. Kids will sing, hear a Bible story and learn some of our most beloved and traditional portions of worship – the Doxology, hymns, the Lord’s Prayer, what stewardship means, and more. They will also learn about finding God in their everyday lives through small group discussion of “God Sightings.” Come experience a sample service during Trinity Day on Saturday, Sept. 6!

Three adult volunteers are needed each week to help with this important ministry. No preparation is required by the adult volunteers. Simply come as you are and share your love of worship with our children. Please hold this wonderful new program in your prayers as our children discover how to live a life of worship.


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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