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This Sunday

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Time after Pentecost 

The gospel reading for this coming Sunday includes six very brief parables about what Matthew calls “the kingdom of heaven.” At worship, choose which picture of the mercy of God is most appealing to you, and at the Lord’s Supper, take this treasure into yourself.

Readings: (click readings to view)
1 Kings 3:5-12
Romans 8: 26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Psalm 119:129-136

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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.