Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January): The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power,” is taken from the book of Exodus 15:6. The resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by an ecumenical team from the churches of the Caribbean under the leadership of His Grace Kenneth Richards, Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Antilles Episcopal Conference, together with Mr. Gerard Granado, General Secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC). A service to mark this occasion will be held Sunday January 21st at 4.00 pm at the Franciscan Chapel, 50 avenue Gaston Diderich, Luxembourg-Belair. All welcome.
Mothers Prayers group meet every alternate Monday morning. This is a group of women who wish to pray for their children and grandchildren and get the support they need. Please e-mail Rani (email@example.com) if you would like further information.
“Lions and Lambs” meets from 9.30 am on alternate Thursday mornings. This is a free playgroup for babies and toddlers (0-3 years), run by members of the Anglican Church and usually held in the home of one of our members. Please e-mail Cherry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for date and venue of next meeting or for more information.
Christian Classics Book Group meets at 8.00 pm, one Thursday evening a month at the home of a member of our congregation to discuss a classic of Christian spirituality. All are welcome. For dates of future meetings please email Evelyn (email@example.com) or Amanda Taylor Aiken (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wellsprings meets in Limpertsberg, fortnightly at 8.00 pm on Thursday evenings, for shared Bible-based meditation, devotion and prayer. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, 25 January. For further information and to get address details, please contact Cheryl Fisher on 621 238 452 or Simon Norcross on 621 365 542.
Lent Course on Rest, Work and Play: This year we will be running a 5 week Lent course from 8.00-9.30 pm on Tuesday evenings, starting on 20 February. The course is interactive with lots of opportunity for discussion and to think about how to apply it to our lives. We will meet at the Seymours’ house in Oetrange, which is accessible by train, bus or car. There is a course book, Life Balance by Sue Mayfield and Robert Warren, and participants are asked to contribute €7 to help cover the cost of the book and the shipping. To RSVP and get directions please contact Philippa on email@example.com or tel: 35 90 97.
Prayers for the Chaplaincy: Once a month we meet to pray for the Chaplaincy, its ministries, and anything else we are asked to pray about. All are welcome to join in – once, occasionally or regularly. No need to RSVP – just come to the Crèche room at 10.00 am on 28 January; and thereafter continuing on the first Sunday of the month, starting with 4 March. Let my prayer be counted as incense before you (Ps 142.2).
Our next charity fundraising Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, 4 February 2018 in the Konvikt Centre from 12.30 pm to 7.30 pm. There will be musical and dance performances; workshops for adults and children; and food, drink, books to buy and various amusements. Offers of help on the day will be welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are keen to encourage new singers with some musical experience to participate in our choir in order to enjoy a growing variety of choral church music. If you would like to join the Choir or an instrumental group for the occasional Sunday service (First Sunday Group – pop and rock band and Evensong – a monthly special service, with rewarding and challenging music), please contact Ovidiu Dragan – Music Director, 691230032, email@example.com. More details on our website anglican.lu under What’s On.
“Autofasten”: From 14 February (Ash Wednesday) until Easter Saturday (31 March), Churches in Southwest Germany and in Luxembourg will once again, as in previous years, be encouraging people to leave their car at home whenever possible and use more environmentally forms of transport. Leaflets giving more information in French and German are available at the back of the Church.
The Church Council will meet again at 7.30 pm on Monday, 19 February in the Centre Jean XXIII.
Syrian refugee seeks accommodation with a family in return for help around the house. For information please contact Philippa Seymour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ACAT Luxembourg (Association of Christians against Torture): As next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, ACAT is launching an interfaith dialogue on human rights and is looking for people from each faith group in Luxembourg to lead discussions on this topic within their congregation and to represent their faith group in an inter-faith round table to be held in March 2018. For more information see the notice on the board downstairs or contact email@example.com.
RECRUITMENT OF OUR NEXT CHAPLAIN
Our Churchwardens are delighted to announce that the lengthy recruitment process has resulted in the appointment of Rev’d Geoffrey Read, who is currently working in Clergy training and development in the Diocese of Chelmsford, and was previously Anglican Chaplain in Basel, Switzerland. We expect him to take his first service in Luxembourg on Sunday, 18 March, 2018.
Contact Forms and Electoral Roll Application Forms are available at the back of the church or can be downloaded from the Church website (www.anglican.lu). Please put completed forms in the box at the back of the Church or return them to the Anglican Church Office, 52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg.