SEEDS January 13, 2020
Christ Trinity Church became federated in 2020. That has required that a new set of bylaws be developed. At our annual meeting on Zoom, on Sunday, January 24th we will be voting to adopt those new bylaws. Please review this carefully crafted document prior to the meeting.
The bylaws link will also be on the front page of our website. We look forward to seeing all of you after worship on January 24th.
Has Covid-19 affected your putting food on the table?
The Sheffield Food Assistance Program has many resources to help people who find themselves dealing with food insecurity, both short-term and long-term. If Covid-19 has negatively affected your ability to put food on the table, and you live in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, please call 413-229-2624 to learn more about what is available. A very friendly woman will answer your call. If she is not in, please leave her a message.
Prayers of Lament continues
Epiphany Bible Study Series
“Into the Light: Finding Hope through Prayers of Lament”
Tuesdays, January 12 – February 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
In a sermon called “Learning to Lament,” Duke Divinity School professor Ellen Davis says “lament is a cry of human powerlessness, but it is…at the same time an appeal to God’s power and mercy.  Strange though it may sound, lament is something we need to learn how to do.  As with other kinds of prayer, we need to learn how to appeal to God in good faith, how to speak to God without deceiving ourselves and dishonoring God.  

Scripture is altogether our best guide to prayer, but you have to ask:  How can it guide us in this situation?” (Preaching the Luminous Word, 2016, p. 216) The situation behind Davis’ call to lament was the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010.  Now a decade later, in the midst of a pandemic that has taken an incredible toll on the world and affected so many of us personally, the call to a practice of lament is even more pressing. 
To that end, the South Berkshire Episcopal/Lutheran Churches will offer a six-week Epiphany Bible Study Series on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom.  The Revs. Sam Smith, Erik Karas, and Libby Wade will be our guides as we engage Biblical laments to help us acknowledge the depths of suffering and find hope in the midst of that suffering. We hope you will be part of our inter-congregational Zoom Community!  

Tuesday Bible Study 
7:00 to 8:30 PM
This is a recurring meeting Click Here or call 646-558-8656 
 (Meeting ID): 826 0996 0553               (Password): 446609
Get a Covid Test and book your vaccine
The Community Health Program Mobile Unit will return to the Old Parish churchyard for Covid testing on Monday, January 18 from 11:00 - 1:00.

Two members of our church family have been able to obtain appointments to receive vaccinations at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. Although the appointment website is not functioning at this moment, if you would like a vaccination, please try to connect with at a later time.

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

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