A big Thank You to all those involved in organising and contributing in any way to last Sunday’s Fun and Sports day. In particular thank you to Victoria Hodgson and Philippa Seymour. It was great to welcome visitors and to enjoy a wonderful afternoon together playing games, chatting, and being so well fed by the BBQ and tea and cake stall. The takings from the day were about €1,800 and after paying the expenses we hope to have at least €1,000 for the good causes we support.
The Church Council met on Tuesday, 19 June. The agenda included: review of the recent Safeguarding training and the Sports & Fun day; approval of a pilot project for a weekly e-bulletin using MailChimp; plans for events to mark Creation-tide linked to Harvest; news of our contribution to the Conseil des Cultes conventionnés.
Duncan, Joanne, Laura, Kirsty and Ella Smith would like to thank everyone who has supported (and continues to support) their family over the last 3 months since Duncan’s cycling accident in Mallorca. Your food, prayers and messages have sustained them and many miracles have been received. Duncan is now at home and having daily rehabilitation – it is a long and difficulty journey but they are only too aware of what might have been.
Te Deum 2018
It is the tradition that the churches that are “conventionné” like ours mark the occasion of the Grand Duke’s official birthday with a Te Deum service. Ours will take place in Cents Church this evening at 6.30 pm (Church of the Holy Spirit, blvd Charles Simonis/route de Trèves, L2539 Luxembourg-Cents). This year the Service is accompanied by the Luxembourg-based Ni Brass Ensemble and our singers will be augmented by a visiting Choir from Pembroke College, Oxford, director Edward Gough. The service is followed by a vin d’honneur. Please do come to take part and to welcome our guests.
The Chapel Choir of Pembroke College, Oxford, will also be performing a concert at the Protestant church, 5 rue de la Congregation, Luxembourg, on Tuesday 26 June at 7.30 pm, free entry. See poster on noticeboard for their concert programme.
Fun and Fundraising meeting: Everyone who is interested in having fun and supporting good causes is invited to the meeting of the Fun and Fundraising Group on Monday, 2 July, 8.00 pm at 4 rue du Pont, L-5355 Oetrange. We will be reviewing our fundraising strategy, planning events for the next 12 months and looking forward to hearing some fresh ideas. Please email email@example.com if you intend to come, would like public transport information, or can’t come but would like to contribute your ideas.
Christian Classics Book Group is taking a break over the summer and will reconvene in September – details to be notified nearer the time.
Mothers’ Prayers group meets every alternate Monday morning. They are a group of women who wish to pray for their children and grandchildren and get the support they need. The next meeting will take place on Monday, 25 June at Rani’s house. Please e-mail Rani (firstname.lastname@example.org) for address if you would like further information.
“Lions and Lambs” meet from 9.30 am to 11.00 am on Wednesday 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 (email@example.com) for more information.
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, 5 July. For further information and to get address details, please contact Cheryl Fisher on 621 238 452 or Simon Norcross on 621 365 542.
Gluten-free Wafers: We have now have a supply of gluten-free wafers. Please speak to a Chalice Bearer during Communion if you would like one.
Exhibition from 10 May to 24 June: Lëtzebuerg an de Éischte Weltkrich. At the Hall Polyvalent, Clervaux, road CR 332. Admission free.
L’ACAT La Nuit des Veilleurs: “Veillée pour les Victimes de la Torture” – Tuesday, 26 June at 7.30 pm in the chapelle du Christ-Roi. Leaflets available at the back of Church.
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Contact Forms and Electoral Roll 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 black plastic folder on the table at the back of the Church or return them to the Anglican Church Office, 52, rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg.
Prayer Requests: Prayer requests can be sent to Carol Birch at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our Sunday intercessions. There is also a WhatsApp prayer group. If you would like to join please contact Evelyn at email@example.com. If the prayer request is not for yourself, please ensure you have permission from the person or people concerned, and only share what they give permission for you to share. Thank you.
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 1st July; and thereafter continuing on the first Sunday of the month. Let my prayer be counted as incense before you (Ps 142.2).