Gathering weekly around word and sacrament sustains our life together as a community in Christ. We strive for worship that is creative and lively yet true to a Lutheran understanding of the Christian faith.
There are two worship services, one at 9:00 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m. A staffed nursery is provided during both services. During the summer months, there is one service at 10:00 a.m.
Music is integral to our proclamation of the Gospel. Music allows for the fullest participation of the community in worship and it allows individuals with particular musical interests and gifts to contribute creatively to our life together. We offer many opportunities for people of all ages to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
On May 12, 2012, Holy Trinity dedicated its new 25 rank pipe organ, built by the Di Gennaro-Hart Organ Company of McLean, VA. Our new instrument replaces a former instrument dedicated in May of 1966 that was added on to in 1974. Below is a description of the project, courtesy of Michael Hart:
The new organ in Holy Trinity Church is a two manual and Pedal instrument of 25 ranks, totaling 1376 pipes. The organ has been specifically designed to lead Lutheran liturgies.
The organ case is of quarter-sawn western red hemlock and was designed by Michael Hart and Lawrence Trupiano. The façade pipes are hand-burnished zinc. The console designed by Michael Hart is constructed of quarter-sawn red oak. Manual divisions have electric action slider windchests, the core design of which is centuries old. Several sets of pipes were retained from the former instrument after re-voicing.
There are a number of individuals who deserve special recognition for the fine materials they supplied for this instrument: Patrick and Jeremy Quigley, Duncan Crundwell, Davis Harris, Samuel Hughes, and Joe Walker for preparing the organ space. From the Di Gennaro-Hart firm Gian-Philip Toro, Alexander Gray, Thomas Seth Richey, Robert Elliot Stubbs, and Michael Hart.
A great debt of gratitude is owned to Lawrence Trupiano, project tonal director, and Bynum Petty, who in association with Michael Hart, undertook the intricate work of voicing and regulation.
It is our fervent hope, indeed our prayer, that this instrument will continually inspire worshippers for generations to come.
Christus Choir is the premiere adult vocal ensemble at Holy Trinity. Christus choir allows members of Holy Trinity to become lay leaders in worship through the performance of contemporary and traditional music in a variety of performance opportunities.
“95” Ensemble is Holy Trinity’s contemporary Christian, youth and young adult music ensemble. “95” provides opportunity for worship partnership with the modern music format as the medium for praise and fellowship.
Angel Choir serves as a preparatory choir for students in grades 4-8. Students are educated using the Royal School of Church Music curriculum, and perform monthly during worship services.
New members are always welcome to any of these choirs! Contact the Director of Music, Casey Cook at 703-532-6617 x226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Trinity owns a 5 ½ octave handbell set as well as a 2 octave handbell set of Schulmerich handbells. HTLC also owns a 6 ½ octave handchime set as well as a 2 octave set of Schulmerick handchimes and a 2 octave set of Malmark handchimes.
Children’s Choir is open to children entering grades kindergarten through third grade in the fall. This group was formed in 2010 and takes the place of the formerly separate Cherub Choir and Carillon Ringers. Here, children learn the basics of reading music through songs and chimes.
Trinity Ringers is open to children entering the fourth through eighth grade in the fall.
Summer Bells is open to anyone who is new to handbells or music in general, or wants to participate in the community and fellowship of handbell ringers at Holy Trinity.
Spiritus Bells is our entry level adult handbell choir. This choir focuses on improving ringing techniques, learning music concepts, and playing two and three octave handbell music for HTLC worship services and for the regional handbell festival.
Christus Bells is our premier adult handbell choir. This choir focuses on more complex music selections, playing three to six octave handbell music for HTLC worship services and for the regional handbell festival.
New members are always welcome to any of these bell choirs! For more information you can contact the church office at 703-532-6617 or email email@example.com.
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