Notices and Upcoming Events

CHURCH NEWS

Weekly newsletter: People who are on our Contact List have been invited to join a pilot project to receive a weekly newsletter so that they can keep in touch with church news even when they can’t be in church on a Sunday. If the pilot is successful, the newsletter will become a regular feature next year. If you have not received an invitation and would like to help try this out, please put your name on the Contact List – fill in a blue form at the back of the church, or print the form from the website https://www.anglican.lu/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Contact-Form-18-May-2018.pdf

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.

The Church Council met again at 8.00 pm on Wednesday, 19 September. Evelyn is now in her final year of pre-ordination training; exploring practical ecumenical links with the International RC community for marriage preparation and other ways to engage with Fondation de Maison de la Porte Ouverte; working on Mission Action Planning and a conversation about Three Big Goals for 2019. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 17 October.

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

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/.

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, 27 August at Rani’s house. Please e-mail Rani (ranisubaiya@yahoo.com) for address or 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. The next meeting will be held on 26 September in Kirchberg. Please e-mail Cherry (cherry.hooper@hotmail.co.uk) for more information.

Youth Group/Confirmation: Youth Group for all young people aged 12/13 and over will re-launch on Sunday, 14 October. Meetings will also serve as preparation for confirmation. Please email Evelyn (lay.assistant@anglican.lu) for further information or to sign up.

Other

Take 2: We have lots of the Creationtide postcards available for people to use in personal invitation. Pray about 2 people you could invite to one of the events and use the postcards to invite them. Then take another 2!

30 September: at 5.00 pm: Wann d’Wuert Konscht gëtt – dem Théo Kerg säin Alphabet liesen a verstoen: Schrëft a Liicht am Dialog an der Centser Kierch. Further information can be obtained from Service des sites et monuments nationaux, tel 2478 6665. Helleg-Geescht-Kierch Fetschenhaff-Cents (141 rue de Trèves, Luxembourg). In collaboration with Por Notre-Dame.

World Birdwatch Day – Saturday, 6 October: Those who enjoyed the visit to the Schlammwiss-bird-ringing station, plus those who missed it, might like to visit Biodiversum at Remerschen for a special Birdwatch Day event. English-language guided tour at 10.30 am.

Camping equipment: Rani Roloff, a member of our church and also a leader in the Scouts, is asking for donations of old (but good condition) camping equipment (ruck sacks, light weight tents, sleeping bags, bedding rolls, eating kits, etc). These will be sent to a school in the UK where one of the scouts is trying to start the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. The children attending the school  are needy and unable to get basic equipment to do this award. Please email  Rani Roloff raniroloff@gmail.com to arrange delivery/collection.

British and Irish Film season: Geoff Thompson, a member of our congregation, is the main organiser of the BIFS. Film is a powerful medium able to not only thrill and entertain, but also provoke critical thinking and conversation. Take a look at the line up (www.bifilmseason.lu) which includes Postcards from the 48%, a documentary on post-Brexit Referendum Britain and Good Favour, a disturbing exploration of the power and vulnerability of Christian community. There is the opportunity for a post-screening Q&A with film makers at several of the films.

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.

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).

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.