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The second reading for this coming Sunday likens evil to a roaring lion. So come to worship, and gather with Christ’s community to receive strength to survive your ordeals. God promises us protection: we already have eternal life in Christ.Readings: (click readings to view)
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35
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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.