What if I haven’t been to church in a long time?
Not a problem! In fact, we don’t care if you have never been to church. Many people visit Holy Trinity for the first time. Our worship services are easy to follow and don’t require that you have any past church experience.
What if I am not Lutheran?
While Holy Trinity is a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, we are open to all people seeking to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Being Lutheran isn’t nearly as important as simply having a heart to seek Christ. If you want to learn more about Lutheran doctrine, that’s an option. But it’s certainly not a requirement for attending.
What can I expect when I come to Holy Trinity?
The worship service usually begins with a welcome and announcements. You will find a traditional service which will have more hymns and liturgical elements which are led by our organist at both of our Sunday services which are held at 8:00am and 10:30am. Each worship service will have a message (approximately 20 minutes) from our pastor. The pastor will pray during the service, but you may also receive individual prayer after the service if needed.
What should I wear?
Wear what you feel is comfortable and appropriate. We do not have a dress code and we certainly wouldn’t want you to worry about this! Some people wear jeans and t-shirt, while others come in “business casual” attire. Some people prefer to dress up, while others prefer to dress down. We are more concerned about your heart and your needs than we are about your clothing.
Is there something for my kids?
Absolutely! We have an awesome Children’s Sunday School program at 9:15am. The children gather together in the Sanctuary for an opening song, then the children are dismissed to a FUN Bible learning experience for 2-year-olds & parents; 3-year-olds through 5th Grade (the kids are in age-specific groups); Middle School and High School Bible study, and adult Bible study.
For the littlest tykes, we have a cry room where parents can stay with their child and still see and hear the worship service. This area is also available for nursing mothers. All of these areas are safe with age-appropriate toys.
What if I want to receive Holy Communion?
The Lord’s Supper: God’s Word teaches the real presence of Christ’s body and blood invisibly in, with and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins. We take seriously the spiritual care of those who commune at our altar. The Word of God states that no one offend against Christ and His Word by denying His true presence and its promise and seal of forgiveness. Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm (see 1 Cor. 11:27-29), and because Holy Communion is a confession of what is taught and believed at this altar (1 Cor. 11:26), any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession (beliefs) differing from that of this congregation (that is, belong to another church body or denomination) and yet desire to receive the sacrament, will want to first speak with the pastor before communing. As a courtesy, guests from sister congregations of the LCMS or from congregations of the American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC) are also asked to introduce themselves to the pastor before communing.
I am struggling with some personal problems. Is help available?
Yes. Many people, including Christians, face challenges in their personal and family lives. These can include addictions, marital problems, financial crises, abuse, depression, divorce, deaths of loved ones, physical trauma, and emotional problems. We want to support you and encourage healing in your life however possible. It is admirable and courageous to recognize that you need support in sorting out life’s difficulties.
You may request to meet with our pastor to discuss your problem in confidence.
How do I find out what’s going on at Holy Trinity?
One great way to find out what is going on is to check out our calendar here on our website and events calendar in our monthly newsletter. You can “like” Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – Grandview on Facebook to keep up to date on upcoming events. We also invite you to call the church office, 816-763-3211 and talk with our staff who will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
How do I get involved?
The best place to start is by attending a Bible study on Sunday morning at 9:15am. If it’s serving you’re interested in, we have a place for you, just speak with the front office and they will get you connected with our Stewardship committee.
How do I become a member?
Please speak with our Pastor if you are interested in becoming a member
What if I want to get married at Holy Trinity?
Please call our front office at 816-763-3211 for more information