The First Congregational Church of Twinsburg will recreate some of the customs and practices of the church in America in the late 1600’s-early 1700’s. The Pilgrim Thanksgiving Worship Service will be this Sunday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please wear costumes, if possible and/or available, for both services. You will be called to worship and sent away by the beating of a drum. The person placing the Bible on the communion table is called the “Beadle.” Another person with the long stick is the “Tithing Man.” The stick is called the “tithing rod.” Their purpose is to keep people awake. The psalm will be “lined” for you which means a leader will sing a line and you will follow. The early church goers did not all have hymnals, so group singing was often done this way. We will not attempt to recreate all the customs. There would not have been a choir, but we will have a choir. The Deacons trust that you will learn something of our Pilgrim/Puritan heritage and find comfort and worship in the service. Our church will also host the Twinsburg Ministerial Association Ecumenical Service following the morning worship order. There will also be a special food collection for the Emergency Assistance Center as part of worship. Usually in short supply are: rice, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, instant potatoes, Hamburger or Tuna Helper; however, all non-perishable food items are appreciated. Please check the expiration dates!! We hope to see you there!
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