Worship and Music Ministry
 
 
The Apostle Paul writes “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).
 
This passage shows us why public worship is important. As Lutheran Christians, we believe that God’s Word and Sacraments are critical. Worship at Trinity, therefore, is intentionally designed to let the good news of Jesus go to work. The good news is there in our preaching and teaching. The good news is even there in what our people sing, pray, and confess.
 
In worship, we come as God’s guests. This Lutheran understanding makes our worship different than most other churches in our area. For example: we don’t gather in worship primarily to tell God how we feel. Instead, we gather in worship to hear what Jesus has done for us. God speaks the truth that sets us free. We respond with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
 
If you are new to Waukesha, we would encourage you to get to know us at Trinity. We seek to provide a rich worship life in many different musical styles. Get to know us over several weeks. You will find a wide variety of music - traditional to contemporary. You will experience different preachers with different approaches. You will hear piano, guitars, drums, and the pipe organ. Why this dedication to a variety of musical styles? Because the Holy Spirit is no monotone. Why this dedication to excellence in worship? Because the Lord deserves nothing but our best. In all of this, the word of Christ be absolutely everywhere!
 
We are happy that you are interested in our worship and music life. Read on for more information. Our worship staff would love to answer any questions you might have!
 
“Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things...” (Psalm 98:1).


WORSHIP TIMES

Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Monday 6:30 PM


MUSIC MINISTRY STAFF
    Pastor Aaron Christie, Pastor of Administration, Worship, School, and Youth
  • Education and Service to Church at Large:
     
                M. Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI
                M. Ch. Mus., Concordia University, Mequon, WI
                WELS Commission on Worship, Secretary
                WELS Hymnal Project - Chair of Hymns Committee
                WELS Institute for Worship and Outreach, Member
                WELS Schools of Worship Enrichment, Regular Presenter
     
    A career in piano performance seemed the likely path for Pastor Christie. Instead, he opted for the pastoral ministry when he enrolled at Northwestern College, Watertown, WI in the fall of 1989. While in Watertown, he studied organ with Mrs. Bethel Zabell. He graduated from Northwestern in 1993 and continued his ministerial studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. While at the Seminary, he served on the worship committee, was student director of the Seminary Chorus, and regularly played for morning chapel services. His vicar year (pastoral internship) was spent at St. Matthew’s in Benton Harbor, MI where he had the opportunity to regularly preach in German for the weekly German service.
     
    Pastor Christie graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (M. Div.) in 1997 and was assigned to be associate pastor at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church (WELS) in Antioch, IL. At Faith, he served as Pastor of Worship and Adult Education, directed the Senior Choir, and regularly played organ. While serving at Faith, Pastor Christie earned a M.Ch.Mus. at Concordia University, Mequon, WI where he studied organ under Dr. James Freese and Dr. John Behnke.
     
    Pastor Christie transitioned in ministry to Trinity, Waukesha in the summer of 2010. His call was originally for school and youth. He added the duties of parish administration and worship to his work in June of 2012. He had the privilege of directing Trinity’s Mixed Choir, plays the organ and piano for services, and began a new Junior Choir of 5-8th grade Trinity students.
     
    Pastor Christie and his wife Kristin live in Waukesha, WI with their three children.

    Mark Davidson, Minister of Music and Principal Organist
  • Mark Davidson serves as Minister of Music and Principal Organist for Trinity Lutheran Church, where his duties include overall worship planning and logistics, producing weekly worship service liturgies, choir accompanying and serving as main organist for worship.  In addition to serving at Trinity, Mark also serves the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) at large as visiting organist for WELS parishes in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout the United States.  Mark has served as a member of the Southeastern Wisconsin District Worship Committee and currently serves on the Hymnody Committee that will help produce our new WELS hymnal in 2024.  Community music involvement has included serving as organist and accompanist with the Bach Chamber Choir of Milwaukee, the Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee, & Canticum Novum: a WELS Chamber Choir.  Professional certifications and memberships include the Service Playing and Colleague Certificates from the American Guild of Organists, and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.  Mark holds Bachelor’s degrees in Church Music and Business Administration from Bethany Lutheran College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Upper Iowa University.  Mark has studied organ with Dr. Aaron Burmeister, Sister Mary Jane Wagner, and Karen Beaumont.  Currently living in Waukesha, Mark currently serves full-time as an Accountant for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.


     
    Jeremy Bakken, Director of Choral Arts
    Denice Turpin, Handbell Director

Musical Groups Serving Trinity
 
   
Trinity Mixed Choir is open to all Trinity members who enjoy praising their Savior through vocal music. This choir practices weekly throughout the year and assists with worship on a regular schedule.
Members of Royal Brass and Chamber Brass enrich the worship at Trinity with their instrumental skills. This musical group is open to Trinity members who enjoy playing brass instruments.
 
The Trinity Handbell Choir participates regularly to worship services.  The Handbell Choir welcomes any adults or high school students who have an interest in performing with them.
   


 
Worship at Trinity would not be completed without the many hours of dedicated volunteer service of Ushers, Altar Assistants, Elders, Sound Technicians, Greeters, Coffee Hour Servers and others!
 



If you would like to become involved in the Music or Worship Ministry here at Trinity, contact any of the four staff members listed above.