An Invitation to a Healing Journey

Dr. Terry Wardle, author of the Journey Curriculum used in healing care groups, has a series of five 20-25 minute videos that explore why it is important for Christians to be on a healing journey. These short sessions introduce the topic of emotional wounding and can be used to help cast a hopeful vision for deep healing and transformation available through Christ. You can access these videos and an accompanying listening guide (that can be used individually or in groups) on our website. These videos would be helpful reminders to those who have participated in Journey groups as well as a good overview of what participation in a Journey group looks like to those who may wish to participate. A group will begin this fall. Contact Kathy Sicard if you are interested.
 

Servant Opportunities at Holy Trinity:

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations.  Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from reader to host and everything in between.
 
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10 

Greeters

The greeter at our church fills an important role. They are the first smile to greet our visitors. They are responsible for helping visitors, answering questions, and providing direction. The greeter is a servant-hearted volunteer whose ministry is integral to church life.

Music

God-honoring worship is something we strive for.  Our praise band uses a unique blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise music. We currently have two guitarists, occasionally our former drummer is able to sit in with us using his talents on the
djembe drum. Our vocalists range in age from teenage to seasoned.  
 

Readers

God’s Word is a part of our worship every Sunday. Each week, in addition the Gospel reading read by our priest, we have a reading from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament read by a lay reader. The reader will receive a copy of these two readings a week in advance for prayerful practice and study. 
 

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during communion, an intercessor is available to pray with you at our healing altar. Throughout the week, volunteers from our intercessory team receive prayer requests from our church, community, and beyond. They pray for intercessions such as thanksgivings, healing, miracles, God’s  providence, employment, guidance, inner peace, comfort in grief, and spiritual safety. Each Monday, at noon, a group of intercessors gather at The Living Room in downtown South Haven for a time of group prayer.
 
Additionally, we have an intercessor lead us in the Prayers of the People liturgy during Sunday worship. That intercessor does not have be part of our weekly prayer warriors, 
 

Chalice Bearer

We celebrate communion each Sunday. The chalice bearer serves the wine and the liturgical words,
“The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for you, preserve your body and soul to everlasting life.”
 

Hosts

Each Sunday, following our time of worship, we gather in the fellowship hall for Coffee Hour. A time to connect with each other, perhaps a conversation stemming from the sermon, or simply catching up with one another. We nibble on treats and a great cup of coffee. (Juice and tea are also available.) The host provides the treats and juice. 
 

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild ministry exists to serve God in His house by preparing the Sanctuary for worship. Altar guild members receive instruction in setting up for services, removal and cleansing of vessels and linens after the services, as well as the care of the various vestments.