Notices and Upcoming Events

CHURCH NEWS

Collections during Advent & Christmas – All collections at services additional to our regular Sunday Services will go towards the charities we support. You can also contribute to the Bishop’s Advent Appeal by placing cash in the perspex collecting box at the back of the Church. This year the Appeal supports renovating the Church kitchen at St Andrew’s, Moscow, crucial for their important ministry of hospitality.

The Crèche will be unstaffed on Sundays, 16, 23 and 30 December. Toys will be put out and parents are welcome to take their children in there if they would like. Children may not be left unsupervised and parents remain responsible for their children at all times. Thank you for your understanding.

Join the pilot project: The pilot project for a weekly e-bulletin is going well. If you also would like to receive church news by email, please contact the church office. The project will be evaluated in the New Year with a view to the bulletin replacing the printed pewsheets.

Does your child play an instrument or sing? We are looking for young musicians to take part in the Arts Festival on 3 February. If your child is interested, please contact Newman Gompil (instrumentalists) or Lisa Dishman  (children’s choir).

Handicraft stall: a new venture for the Arts Festival on 3 February. Do you have hand-crafted items that you would like to display? Selling them is also an option. Even if you are not so creative there are many other ways in which you could help at this charity fundraising event. Contact Philippa Seymour for more information.

Arts Festival posters are available at the back of Church.  If you are able to help with publicity, please take some copies and distribute at schools/workplaces etc..

Remember: 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/ .

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

Advent & Christmas

#FollowTheStar selfies – so where will you be spending Christmas?
Pack a #FollowTheStar postcard and then take a selfie with it in and also something that shows where you spend Christmas – a street sign, view of a landmark. If you are willing for it to go into MailChimp or our website please then send it to the Church Office. And when you visit another Church, please pass on warm greetings from our Church to the Vicar, pastor etc.

Details of the Bishop’s Advent Appeal can be found at the back of Church or on our website , along with Bishop Robert’s Christmas message.

Opportunities to Serve
Will you be at church on Christmas morning? Do you enjoy a festive drink after the service? If so, please volunteer to buy the supplies and serve the drinks! It would be nice to be able to offer something to visitors and regulars, but only possible if someone volunteers to do it. So if you can help please contact the church office.

Groups Meeting

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, 17 December. Please e-mail Rani for details of address or if you would like further information.

Our other regular groups will meet again in the New Year.

Book Group and JPIC group will have a joint meeting on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 in Oetrange to discuss Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr. Soup will be served at 7.30 pm, discussion starts at 8.00 pm. Further info and directions from  Philippa.

Other

“Lumen” Winter Edition: The deadline for contributions to the next issue is midnight on Saturday, 15 December. The theme is “O come, thou Dayspring bright”. Please send articles (Word or OpenOffice) and photographs (jpeg) to mag.editor@anglican.lu.

Bishop Robert wishes to respond to the impending Brexit with a gesture of the Church’s commitment to strengthening ties with Europe. He has decided on a Bishop’s Pilgrimage from Trier Abbey to the tomb of the British Saint Willibrord at Echternach Basilica for Canons from the Cathedral, 14 – 15 March 2019. We have been asked to help with lifts (a people carrier and cars), lunches, etc. Interested? Let Lynn in the office know.

Data Protection: Our data processing procedures comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. To see our full Data Privacy Notice, please visit our website:
https://www.anglican.lu/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Data-privacy-notice-18-May-2018.pdf

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

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.