An usher will greet you and give you a worship bulletin. The bulletin has all the music and words for the service inside. Our hope is that no one gets lost!
Sit wherever you are most comfortable. Really!
On the hour, we will ring the bell
When the cross goes by, all who are able stand.
The leader reads the plain type in the bulletin and you read the bold type with everyone else. Do as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing.
Have a seat while the lessons are read.
The Gospel is read from the middle of the church.
After the sermon (8-15 minutes), there is a brief silence.
In the prayers there is a time for you to add the name of someone who needs our prayer.
During the peace, we greet one another with Christ's peace. A handshake and "The peace of the Lord" is usual. This goes on a while in our church. (We really like each other!)
An usher passes the plate for people to make donations in gratitude for blessings and the ongoing work of our church
We stand or kneel at different times. You may choose which is most comfortable for you.
ALL ARE WELCOME at Communion! Really! When the usher invites you, you may kneel or stand at the rail and hold out your hand for the bread.
You may either dip the bread in the wine or eat the bread and drink the wine from the chalice.
After dismissal we respond "THANKS BE TO GOD!"
Please join us for coffee and refreshments!
180 Main St. Sheffield, MA 01257
Christ Trinity Church
BE OUR GUEST Christ Trinity Church is a fairly unique congregation. Our current congregation was born when Trinity Lutheran Church began worshiping and serving with Christ Episcopal Church over a decade ago. Since that time the two congregations have become woven into one, still fully connected with The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We worship together each Sunday using a blend of the traditions of both denominations. We serve together out in the community and out in the world. We are one church, welcoming, open and affirming of all people. Here you can be yourself regardless of label. Episcopalian if you like. Lutheran if you want. Lutherpalian if that fits. Or, like many of us, still searching along the way.