Ancient and New

Worship with us in the Anglican way! Trinity Lakeside is part of the global Anglican Communion of over 80 million worshipers. Our way of worship is both ancient and new, having its roots in the practice of the early church, who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). In keeping with these early forms of worship, Anglican worship emphasizes Scripture and Sacrament (or Word and Table): telling the story of God’s love for the world in the scriptures, and enacting his love in the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism.

Our weekly order of service goes something like this: We listen to the story of God’s love for the world in appointed Scripture readings and a homily. We profess our common faith in the words of the ancient creeds. We pray for the Church and the world, including a prayer of confession. We give of God’s gifts to us. We receive with thanksgiving the spiritual nourishment of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Finally, we are sent in peace, “to love and serve the Lord.”

Our liturgy follows the 2019 Book of Common Prayer of our province, the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). The BCP, sometimes referred to as “the Bible arranged for worship,” draws heavily from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, but with language more suitable to our contemporary context. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, the 69th Bishop of Canterbury, compiled the original BCP to make prayer and worship more accessible to everyday people, and give them a consistent way of worship across England. See below (and the Pray page) for resources.

Our appointed readings, prayers and music are seasonal, following the Church Year, which orders around the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Church Calendar, with its rhythm of observances, feasts and fasts, begins with the season of Advent, in remembrance of Christ’s first coming and anticipation of his second, and culminates in celebrating Christ the King Sunday.

Interested in our worship music? We sing both ancient and new, reflecting our appreciation for both historic and contemporary worship expressions. Some of our music can be found on the following playlists compiled by our Diocese, C4SO, on Spotify:

Check Out These Resources on Anglicanism
  • The Book of Common Prayer of the ACNA: Download for free here
  • Ever Ancient Ever New: the Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation by Winfield Bevins
  • Simply Anglican: An Ancient Faith for Today’s World by Winfield Bevins
  • The Accidental Anglican: The Surprising Appeal of the Liturgical Church by Todd Hunter
  • The Anglican Way: A Guidebook by Thomas McKenzie
  • Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church by Robert Webber

About Trinity Lakeside

A peaceful, contemplative community where weary souls find renewal and rest in Jesus.

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Double Oak, TX 75077

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Trinity Lakeside is affiliated with C4SO (Churches for the Sake of Others), an Anglican diocese built on five key values: Kingdom, Spirit, Formation, Mission, and Sacrament.

The Diocese of C4SO is in the province of the ACNA (Anglican Church in North America).

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