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This Sunday

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time after Pentecost 

In the gospel reading for this coming Sunday, Jesus says several surprising things: that he has come to bring, not peace, but a sword; and that followers must love him more than they love their own family members. Come to worship to meditate on what these sayings might mean, and at the table, be strengthened to live the surprising life of the Christian.

Readings: (click readings to view)
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39
Psalm 69:7-10

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Altar and Appointments

The Altar and Reredos has a vertical dimension of 15 feet and its design is a modification of one by Tessin for the Cathedral at Kalmar, Sweden. It is of oak.  The painting of “Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane”, by Jonas Olof Grafstrom, graduate of the Royal Academy of Stockholm, 1882, was purchased by the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Worcester in 1894. It was restored by Warren C. Englund when it was moved to Trinity.


The silver candlesticks on the altar are of Spanish origin, dating back to 1750.  The silver-plated polished processional cross was made in England by English silver-smith, John W. Bridges, one of England’s foremost designers in precious metals. It has symbols of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.


The oak pulpit was made by August Eberhardt, and dates from the year 1911. The carvings of Christ and the Evangelists are said to have been done by craftsmen of Oberammergau.


 The baptismal font is made from sandstone taken from  the quarry that furnished the stone for the Cathedral at Lund in Sweden. It is a replica of a medieval font, dating from about 1200 A.D. in the old church of Träne, in the Province of Scania, near the city of Kristianstad.