SEEDS February 24, 2021
The Beloved Community Commission
The Beloved Community Commission, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice, facilitates online conversations about this PBS series.

Wednesday, April 14th 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST: The Black Church, PART I

Wednesday, April 21st 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST: The Black Church, PART II

Did you watch the premiere this week?
Watch for rebroadcast or go to YouTube.
Extending a hand of welcome
When his brothers came to Egypt, they did not recognize Joseph. Years before, they had taken his coat of many colors and thrown him in the pit and sold him into slavery. And yet he extended them the hand of welcome and forgiveness in this passage from Genesis 45:4-7.
We know that we must let go of our resentments.
We wonder what You have sent us here to do.
And we doubt that we can discern this on our own.
Our longing is for clear vision and strong hands.
And we pray for the possibility of completing your plan
and living into your Kingdom. 
Karen Byers, Mentor
Hand Dipped Chocolate Eggs Disappearing
The Hand Dipped Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs are going fast. In just a few days we are opening up this sale to the entire community. And when they're gone, they're gone! Order your delicious chocolate peanut butter eggs today. They’ll make beautiful gifts, but you’ll want a box for yourself!  They are very special.

The only way to order these hand dipped chocolate eggs is online. Start by clicking the button below. The “eggs” come three to a box and weigh in at nearly 12 ounces. You can order them in milk chocolate or dark chocolate, both beautifully decorated. These are all hand dipped in the finest Swiss chocolate; crafted with Teddie All Natural peanut butter; High Lawn Farm heavy cream (from their 100% Jersey herd); and sugar. 
Once your order goes through, we will send you a confirmation email. If you don't get the confirmation, your order was not complete. Thank you.
Explore SABBATH Starting this Tuesday!
Using the books “Sabbath as Resistance” by Walter Brueggemann as our primary study guide and “The Sabbath” by Abraham Joshua Heschel as a supplement, we hope to explore Sabbath beyond the ideas of simple legal prohibitions and discover together Sabbath’s potential to change the culture in which we live. How do we break our culture’s addiction with consumption and busyness? The Sabbath may just be the answer we’ve been looking for! 
How will this work? First purchase the book “Sabbath as Resistance” from your favorite independent book seller and read the first chapter. Then join us beginning March 2, 2021 at 7 p.m. for six weeks on Zoom. Rev. Erik Karas along with Rabbi Jodie Gordon and Rabbi Neil Hirsch will facilitate the discussion with congregants from Hevreh, Christ Trinity, Grace, and St. Paul’s. We are excited to have the chance to be with one another before Passover and Easter!  
What is a Lutheran?
Christ Trinity Church, Sheffield, is a Federated Episcopal/Lutheran congregation. Whether you are new to the Lutheran tradition, or just curious about the building blocks of this faith, you will find this series interesting. Pastor Keith Anderson of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania created this series and introduces it here. Two of our Vestry Council members first met Keith Anderson at a conference on Digital Ministry sponsored by The Virginia Theological Seminary and held at Boston University several years ago. We continue to stay connected through online workshops.
Pray As You Go
Coming to us from The Jesuit Ministries in the U.K., Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time. Several Christ Trinity Church members use this digital resource regularly. You may download the Pray As You Go app right to your smart phone or connect with it online.
A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. Let us know what you think.
The U.S. Disaster Team
The February 2021 winter storm, which devastated communities in Texas, Oklahoma and beyond, continues to wreak havoc. The ice and snow are melting and power has been restored to many, but the region continues to deal with burst pipes, lack of safe water supply and uninhabitable housing. The US Disaster Team at Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting affected dioceses as they respond. Please donate today. Your gift will help provide emergency shelter, groceries and other supplies in affected areas.

Christ Trinity Church 413-229-8811
180 Main Street
PO Box 127
Sheffield, MA 01257

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