If you are seeking a more contemporary, family friendly worship experience with active congregational participation, our services in the Christian Life Center(CLC) are for you. Each Sunday enjoy a celebratory service using music from our exceptional worship band in a relaxed atmosphere. Through worship leaders, choirs, electric bass, drums, keyboards, and other instruments, the congregation engages in a time of praise and worship while following the historic pattern of Lutheran worship (Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending). With music projected on a large screen, worshippers are encouraged to participate to the fullest extent. Come as you are, dressed however you wish, carrying whatever joys and burdens you may have — only with a heart and mind open for worship!
Services during the school year are held every
Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 am.
During the summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day),
there is one worship service held every Sunday at 10:30 am.
History of Contemporary Worship at Trinity
The discussion to start contemporary worship services began in the late 1980s while the CLC was being built. As the design emerged, it was apparent that this facility would be the home for the new services, which became known as “Worship, Too!” The space itself was so well-designed that in 1992 Foss Associates, architects for the project, received a Merit Award for its architectural design from the North Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The first service was held in the CLC on January 20, 1991 with an impressive attendance of 85 worshippers. Today, roughly 40 percent of Trinity’s worshippers attend services in the CLC enjoying the talents and dedication of exceptional singers and some of the area’s finest instrumentalists.
Music in the CLC
Joining us each Sunday is Russ Peterson, instructor of Saxophone, Bassoon, and Jazz studies at Concordia College in Moorhead. He is currently principal bassoonist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, as well as bassoonist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Wind Quintet. Each week, during the Worship, Too! services, Russ joins the Worship, Too! band playing flute and saxophone. Click here to learn more about Russ Peterson and listen to some of his recordings.
Also a part of the mix is Joel Thompson on drums. Joel is a Web Developer at Concordia College.
Art in the CLC
The focal point of the Christian Life Center is the Trinity window on the east wall, a piece of artwork created by David Hetland. Facing Eighth Street, the three overlapping vertical circles represent God the Father/Creator, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Containing 5,500 pieces of leaded colored and beveled glass, the Trinity window measures at 22 feet in height and 14 feet at its widest point.
A companion window the size of the middle circle of the Trinity window occupies the upper part of the west wall. While the Trinity window focuses on the gifts we have received freely and unasked for from God, the Homecoming window addresses our response. The window also incorporates the three vertical, intertwined circles with the same proportions as the Trinity window. While the Trinity window embraces eternity and space, the Homecoming window speaks of time and place. This window was also created by David Heatland.