Thank you to all who have worked hard to enable us to mark Holy Week and celebrate Easter through music, hospitality, our services and administration.
A big thank you to Claudia and Ovidiu for hosting the final Lent lunch in their home. We were introduced to the Orthodox tradition of Lazarus Saturday! 285 euros was raised for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
This Sunday is the last time printed pew sheets will be available in Church. After Easter we will move to just e-News and occasional congregational emails for urgent or specific matters.
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, 22 April. Please e-mail Rani for further information.
“Lions and Lambs” will meet from 9.30 am to 11.00 am on Wednesday, 24 April. 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 Hooper 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, 25 April. For further information and to get address details, please contact Cheryl Fisher or Simon Norcross.
Pizza Hut Outing: Pizza Hut (Strassen) outing for Junior Church children, parents, carers and leaders will take place on Sunday, 5 May after church. Please RSVP Evelyn (email@example.com) by 30 April so that she can book a large enough space in the restaurant.
JPIC meeting on charity giving: How effective is giving to charity? Does it really make a difference to people’s lives? How can we decide which charities to give to, to ensure that our donations do as much good as possible? How easy is it to set up your own charity? These and other questions will be tackled at the next JPIC meeting to be held on Tuesday, 7 May at 8.00 pm at 4 rue du Pont, L5355 Oetrange. Paula Malyon, who set up the charity Give Children a Future, will talk about her experiences, and there will be time for a general discussion of the issues raised.
Coming up at Luxembourg School for Religion & Society (Centre Jean XXIII)
- Considérations pour un discernement éthique sur certains aspects du système économique et financier actuel avec Maurice Bauer, Secrétaire général de la Bourse de Luxembourg. A reflective lunch, 12 noon to 2.00 pm on 24 April.
- Ein europäisches Wir schaffen. Journalist and author Ulrich Grober explores a new vision for Europe beyond money, productivity and competition, with a return to a focus on values and spirituality. 25 April, 8.00 pm – in German, French translation. See www.lsrs.lu for more information.
The International Bazaar Book Stand is having a 2-day sale. This will take place on Saturday, 27 April from 10.00am to 5.00 pm and Sunday, 28 April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Venue: Am Duerf, Weimerskirch (1 rue Henri Lamormesnil). Flyers available at the back of Church.
Twenty-first century religion: European and global perspectives: We are helping to organise a series of events with Professor Grace Davie, author of Europe: the exceptional case, on the importance of understanding the place of religion in contemporary society, even for a country like Luxembourg which espouses itself as a secular society. You are invited to a public lecture and discussion on Monday, 13 May, 6.30 pm at the House of the European Union, 7, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, Luxembourg. For more information and to book your free place go to
https://ec.europa.eu/luxembourg/events/twenty-first-century-religion_fr – be quick, places are limited!
Sunday, 28 April – Easter Day
9.30 am Holy Communion (said)
11.00 am Holy Communion – with Junior Church & Creche
PLEASE PRAY …
“Our holy and glorious temple, where our ancestors praised you has been burned with fire and all that we treasured lies in ruins” (Isaiah 64:11).
Images of Notre-Dame in Paris aflame are iconic and conjure powerful emotions of loss: in this Easter season: what are the new things that the God of resurrection is doing?
Give thanks …
- for the beauty of church architecture and art and how it points to truth and beauty beyond, offers a space in which we are welcome to pray, to worship, to encounter Truth in ways that speak to us as whole people; for the courage and skill of those who fought the blaze in Paris and those like them who do so in many other places each day.
- for the truth of Easter: offering solid hope in the face of realities that can seem so frightening or intractable.
- other Churches in our Archdeaconry of North West Europe: please pray for the congregation and chaplain (Sam van Leer) at Groningen and those people and clergy in Haarlem (currently in vacancy).
- for those who work and study in our schools and universities: teachers, pupils and also parents; for them to be places where young people are formed and educated in a holistic way, equipped to think critically and able to live well in our beautiful and complex world.