Welcome to Trinity by the Sea


As members of the Body of Christ, we seek to be a spiritual and charitable resource of God’s love in our community.

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Trinity by the Sea is a welcoming, family friendly church made up of honest people who come together to worship God. We seek to participate in the work the Holy Spirit and in the world around us. From our Sunday gatherings, we go out into the world to share God’s love and carry the Good News of Christ with us.

Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas, TX; The Rev. J. James Derkits, Vicar

July 31 and Aug 7 Service Time Change

We will only have one service at 9:30 on Sunday July 31 and Sunday August 7


We are blessed to have The Rev. Ram Lopez (St. George, San Antonio) and The Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop Co-Adjutor those weeks, respectively.

See y’all again on August 14 for the return to 9 and 11 service times, and conversation at 10 a.m. about moving from mission to parish status.

Summer Time!

And the livin is easy…If you are visiting Port A this summer, please come worship with us on Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. You can also join in worship with the Lutheran community that meets at Trinity for worship at 3 p.m. Sunday.


Sunday, July 10, we will have the 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist on the Beach next to the Pier (look for the big tent.) Dress for the beach, and bring a chair!

We do not have Bible Study or Wednesday Eucharist for the Summer.

Enjoy the beach, drink plenty of water, and take care of God’s beautiful creation!


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Maundy Thursday, in the Church (followed by all-night-prayer vigil), 7 p.m.

Good Friday, in the Church, Noon


The Great Easter Vigil, with Baptism, at Beach Marker #3, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Bluegrass Sunrise Service at Roberts Point Park, 7 a.m.

Holy Eucharist at the Church, 9 and 11 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt 12:30

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Advent and Christmas



Sundays of Advent (Nov 29-Dec 20) Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. & 11

December 13 Communion on the Beach (Marker 3) at 5 p.m.

The Longest Night Service December 21, 7 p.m.

The Holidays bring joy to many, and sorry to many. This simple service includes time to remember those loved ones who have died. We will have candles for you to light in memory of your lost loved ones, pray for them, remember they are with us spiritually, and look toward the hope and meaning of this season. 

Christmas Services

December 24, Christmas Eve 

Children’s Pageant at 5 p.m. (children invited to come as their favorite Nativity Character.)

“Midnight Mass” Eucharist with Christmas Carols 8 p.m.

December 25, Christmas Day

Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Blessing of the Animals


October 11, we will have Communion on the Beach with Blessing of the Animals.

6 p.m. at Marker 3

Bring your pets (on leash or in a container) as well as a chair for yourself. We will have blessing of the animals during our simple communion service on the beach. Flip-flops optional. We will also say prayers for the wildlife with whom we share our island and gulf

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Holy Week

Monday 7 p.m., Labyrinth at Beach Marker 3

Tuesday 6 p.m., Women’s Prayer Group

Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Healing Eucharist

Maundy Thursday 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar (over-night prayer vigil begins)

(prayer vigil ends) Good Friday 12 noon, Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday 10 a.m., Prayers for Holy Saturday


Saturday 7:30, Easter Vigil at Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi

Sunday 7 a.m., Sunrise Service at Roberts Point Park

Sunday 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist

Sunday 11 a.m., Holy Eucharist with Music and Children’s Sermon

Easter Egg Hunt following the 11 a.m. Service

Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday

ahses to ashesWell, it is time to begin Lent…but first: Pancakes! Come enjoy a pancake dinner on Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome! At some point in the evening, we will say prayers and burn the Palms from last-year’s Palm Sunday to make Ashes for Ash Wednesday.

We will have services at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you cannot be at one of those services, let me know; I will be out and about offering ashes during the day.

Christmas Services at Trinity by the Sea

DSCN0824Christmas Eve – December 24

Children’s Service at 4 pm.

Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite Nativity Story Character (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, an Angel, Shepherd, or Sheep) and we will sing and tell the story of Jesus’ Birth. 

Holy Eucharist at 8 pm.

This will be our full Christmas service with Lessons and Carols to begin the service.

Christmas Day – December 25

Holy Eucharist at 10 am.

This is a simple, quiet Christmas morning service to celebrate our Lord’s Incarnation.