Notices and Upcoming Events

CHURCH NEWS

Sunday (21 October) evening at 6.30 pm (St Luke’s-tide) there is a service of prayer and laying on of hands for healing and to pray for those involved in the healing profession (doctors and nurse, local hospitals, Re-Ha centre, etc). If you would like to pray or be prayed for please do come and join in this simple service. If you’d like to have a chat beforehand, speak with Geoff.

Our Church Council met on Monday evening. An important amount of time was dedicated to the ongoing conversation about how to build on the insights gained in the Parish Profile and how the Lord is now leading us forwards as a Church.

All Saints’ Breakfast and Games – everyone is welcome to breakfast on Sunday, 4 November. It is at 10.00 am, so is a great opportunity for 9.30 am and 11.00 am services to meet, feed hungry children and enjoy fun and games without a Halloween twist! Please sign up (write to office@anglican.lu) to help with organising the games or organising the catering (croissants, etc). Don’t forget to invite a friend too!

Share your talents: Do you have a talent you could share at our charity fundraising Arts Festival on 3 February? Could you sell tickets, paint a picture, make a cake, run a workshop, do a stand-up comedy turn? Lots of other opportunities available. Contact Philippa Seymour (pseymour@pt.lu) for more information.

Bishop Robert would like to hang some pictures in the Diocesan office in London that capture the essence of the Diocese in Europe. Have you a photo that catches the beauty of Luxembourg, especially near where we gather? Take part in the Diocesan Photo competition by sending it in high resolution by 30 November to admin@europe.anglican.org and copy in the Church Office.

You can now download the texts of Geoff’s sermons or listen to a recording on our website. Just click on the links at https://www.anglican.lu/worship-prayer/sunday-services/ .

Join the Sound Desk Team? We have a great system. It is not hard to operate, but for it to work well it needs a bit more than just switching on. Would you like to join a small team to operate it once every 4-6 weeks? All ages are welcome to help out! Full training and support will be given. To find out more, contact Geoff or one of our Wardens.

Rooms in Communes
Is there a room or space in your Commune that we might use for a Church event (large or small, indoors and out)? If so, please contact the Church Office with details.

Forthcoming Events

Groups Meeting

Youth Group/Confirmation: Youth Group for all young people aged 12/13 and over re-launches this evening. Meetings will also serve as preparation for confirmation. Please email Evelyn (lay.assistant@anglican.lu) for further information.

Alpha: a meal, some input about the Christian faith, an opportunity to have a good conversation, and space to draw your own conclusions. This simple format is used in churches throughout the world. Marie-Louise and Geoff are hosting Alpha on Tuesday evenings in October and November. If you’d like to know more have a word or email Marie-Louise at mlread@mac.com or see our website https://www.anglican.lu/events/reaching-out/.

“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. The next meeting will be held on 24 October. Please e-mail Cherry (cherry.hooper@hotmail.co.uk) for more information.

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 at 9.00 am on Monday, 22 October at Rani’s house. Please e-mail Rani (ranisubaiya@yahoo.com) for address or if you would like further 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, 18 October. For further information and to get address details, please contact Cheryl Fisher ctfisher@me.com or Simon Norcross norcross@vo.lu..

Tickets are now on sale for our Remembrance-themed concert to raise money for one of our charities, COPE Laos. The concert, ‘The lads in their hundreds’ will be performed at the British Ambassador’s residence on Friday, 16 November by David Pike, baritone, Isabelle Trüb, piano, and young readers from our own church congregation. Places are limited and this event will be advertised widely in Luxembourg, so get your ticket now to be sure of a seat. Poster and details on the notice board outside the Chapel. Tickets €30 from lynn.barclay@anglican.lu.

Sharing Lunch Together: Our next lunch will take place at 1.00 pm on Sunday, 21 October 2018 at Piccolo Mondo in Hamm. If you would like to get together for some nice food and a chat after the 11.00 am service that day, please join us.  All are welcome – bring your family/friends/neighbours, including those who may be new to Luxembourg or who are in need of company. Please let Anthea MacDonald know you are coming by email anthea@pt.lu by Friday, 19 October so that she can reserve seats at the Restaurant.

Film show and talk on the charity COPE Laos, which is one of the charities we support, led by Jacqui Spence who has seen COPE’s work on the ground. Wednesday, 7 November at 8.00 pm, Centre Jean XXIII.

Friday, 16 November: Concert in aid of COPE Laos by David Pike, baritone and Isabelle Trüb, piano, with guest readers – songs and poems on a Remembrance Day theme. 7.45 pm at the British Ambassador’s Residence, 16 blvd Roosevelt, Luxembourg, by kind invitation of the Ambassador. Places limited.  Tickets €30 to include refreshments afterwards from lynn.barclay@anglican.lu.

Other

The Autumn edition of Lumen is now available at the back of Church for collection. An electronic version can be found on this website https://www.anglican.lu/useful-links/lumen-magazine/

The Christmas Tree Singers will be meeting at 8.00 pm on 5 November at the Waldorf School and rehearsing for the next six weeks, followed by a concert in Bofferdange Chapel and Place d’Armes. All voices welcome, come and enjoy singing those Carols and Christmas songs that everyone (almost) knows (and bring your husband/wife/partner/friends). Further details from Stuart email lnsalexander@pt.lu.

An invitation from the Archbishop of Luxembourg: Pilgrimage and visit to the tomb of St Willibrod on Saturday, 10 November. Further information available at the back of Church (in French).

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2-9 October 2019: This pilgrimage is being jointly promoted by the Diocese of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg branch of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Further information can be found on catholic.lu  via this link: https://catholic.lu/2018/09/24/update-pilgrimage-to-the-holy-land/

Data Protection: Our data processing procedures comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. To see our full Data Privacy Notice, please visit our website:
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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.

PRAYERS

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).

During prayers at Evensong on 4 November we will read out, with thanksgiving, the names of those who have died to mark All Souls-All Saints tide. If you would like someone’s name included please send it in writing (email or post) to the Church Office by midday on Thursday, 1 November.

Prayer Requests:  Prayer requests can be sent to Carol Birch at prayer@anglican.lu for inclusion in our Sunday intercessions. There is also a WhatsApp prayer group. If you would like to join please contact Evelyn at lay.assistant@anglican.lu. 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.

Links to the Diocesan Prayer Diary, the Anglican Cycle of Prayer and the World Council of Churches can be found on our website www.anglican.lu.