Christ Church Episcopal & Trinity Lutheran Church Welcomes You!
Address: 180 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Mailing Address: PO Box 127, Sheffield, MA 01257
Parking is available on the street or in our parking lot by making the first right turn on Maple Ave.
8 am: from The Book of Common Prayer, Rites I and II alternately, no music
10 am: Music, Nursery, Sunday School (Sept.-June)
First Sunday of the Month: Family Sunday, Children’s Choir (Sept.-June) Children participate in the Worship Service
Celebration of Birthdays, Anniversaries and other highlights
Last Sunday of the Month: rotating use of The Book of Common Prayer and Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
On the other Sunday we use a printed Worship Bulletin that combines the liturgies from both the Lutheran and Episcopal Traditions
5:15 pm: Centering Prayer
5:45 pm: Holy Eucharist (not in Summer)
Lessons appropriate for Feast Days or from The Daily Office
6:30 pm: Potluck Supper
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Beginning on Wed. Sept. 7, we will be studying the revelation of John (concludes on Wed. Feb. 8.)
Durring Lent: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm We will offer Taize Worship: “Come and fill our hearts with your peace.”
10 am: Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayers
Offering weekly Prayer Circle intercessions and Laying on of Hands
Coming on Saturday, October 6, our Annual Silent Auction. We are already storing items in local garages and barns for our Purple Tent Sale. Parishioners and Community Friends are asked to donate services, like certificates for restaurants and cultural events, and jewelry, art, furniture, etc. etc. Lunch will be served: soups, stews, fresh bread, and homemade pies. Download the Press Release for more information.
Rally Day, marking the beginning of the Sunday School Year will be held this year at Old Parish Church at 10 am on Sunday, Sept. 9. Old Parish will host the picnic afterwards and all are asked to bring side dishes.
Our latest news is that one child, Michael, has gone home to his father and family and a new female infant has arrived. Staff children are completing their school studies before the summer break.
A group from the Diocese of WMA will be traveling to the MBH in October under the direction of Deacon Jane Griesbach, who traveled with Annie Ryder and Trudy Miller in February of 2011. For information email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have elected two new bishops! On June 2, the Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher from Millbrook NY was elected to be the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. He will begin working alongside Bishop Gordon Scruton until his consecration on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield. On June 8 and 9, the ELCA New England Synod elected Pr. James Hazelwood from Charlestown, RI to be the next synod bishop. Pr. Hazelwood will be consecrated and installed as the Third Bishop of the NE Synod on Sat. Sept. 29, at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester. Rostered leaders wear red. We pray that the work of the Holy Spirit will help prepare these faithful men for continuing service to Christ’s Church. We give thanks for the generous ministries of Bishops Margaret Payne and Gordon Scruton and their spouses. We pray for all our people and congregations as we begin these important transitions together.
MAMPONG BABIES HOME in the Anglican Diocese of Ghana: A group of seven will be traveling to Mampong for two weeks in November to volunteer at the Babies Home. The trip will be lead by Deacon Jane Griesbach of St. Lukes, Worcester.
SOLAR GRANT: The Episcopal Church Women voted in Indianapolis in July to send $17,000 to the Mampong Babies Home to install solar panels for back-up electricity. The Babies Home now uses a gasoline generator when the electricity goes out – which is almost daily. This will allow them to save on electricity, use the abundance of free energy from the sun, and serve as a model for other businesses and organizations. These panels will store power to use to keep the lights on, the fans cooling the children and staff and maybe a clothes dryer for rainy days.