SEEDS October 11, 2021
Join with the people of St. Paul's Church and Grace Church as we Welcome The Rev. Tina Rathbone
 Crissey Farm strongly encourages everyone over 12 attending an event in their space to be either fully vaccinated,
or to provide proof of a negative COVID test result dated within 72 hours of the event.
This replaces our 10:00 Christ Trinity service. 
This week
Pastor Erik leads a study of Tattoos on the Heart
One of the good things to come out of this past year was our three congregations coming together for a time of study and support each week.   Join us on Tuesdays at 7 via Zoom as we look at Gregory Boyle S.J.’s best selling book, Tattoos on the Heart. 
 
For twenty years, Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. 
  This zoom link will be good for all five weeks of this series.  

November 20th Silent Film Night: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger
Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1927 silent film, “The Lodger,”
a story of the London fog, with live music by acclaimed silent film musicians Joanna Seaton and Donald Sosin. “A silvery soprano!” —NY Times
“The top of the line of film pianists!” - Leonard Maltin, film critic. 
at Dewey Hall on the Sheffield Green. $12 admission


December 4th  Broadway Cabaret
We’ve rented Dewey Hall once again to present A Broadway Cabaret Night filled with songs from the Great White Way!  This night is packed with local talent who have literally performed on Broadway!  It is certain to be a night to remember!  

Legacy Giving Luncheon
If you are interested in hearing about some of the ways that Christ Trinity Church could become part of your legacy giving, please talk to Pastor Erik.

Bounty and Abundance
The Old Testament books of the Chronicles are a cleaned-up “cliff notes” version of the story of Israel. They, along with Ezra and Nehemiah are products of the ‘intertestamental period’, the roughly 400 years between the return from exile of the Jews and the advent of Christ. Just as these are later writings of the story of Israel, so too the New Testament readings for this week, 1, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon are later writings in the Pauline corpus. 
 
Our reflection jumped off from 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 a song of David expressing his praise to God and gratitude at the generosity of the people who gave of their treasure to build the temple. 
 
Blessed are you, God of Israel, our father
   From of old and forever
To you, O God, belong the greatness and the might,
    The glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor; Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth;
    The kingdom all yours! You've raised yourself high over all.
Riches and glory come from you,
    You're ruler over all;
You hold strength and power in the palm of your hand
     To build up and strengthen all.
And here we are O God, our God, giving thanks to you,
      Praising your splendid Name.
 
We likened this song to a giant cornucopia and, at the end of our reflection, wrote the following:
 
Dear God, you are the source of all bounty and abundance
You fill our cornucopia.
We thank you for the gift of being able to praise.
We pray that we will share joyfully your ever-flowing love
So that we can feed ourselves and others from your generosity.
AMEN.

Women's Bible Study, October 22
Women’s Bible study will meet next on Friday, October 22 at 1 pm at the church in the parish hall. We will continue with the study 'Who Do You Say That I AM?' from the book by Becky Harling. The theme we will discuss is 'Do you still not understand?' and include Bible passages from John 6:1-59; Mark 8:1-10, 14-21, and Ephesians 3:14-21. Please let Imelda Muller know via e mail if you are interested in joining us. We will follow current guidelines to wear masks and practice social distancing. 

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Sheffield, MA 01257

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