Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18 – 25 January 2019

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed annually, beginning on 18 January (Confession of St Peter) and concluding on 25 January (Conversion of St Paul). The dates for the observance were first proposed by Father Paul Wattson, cofounder of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars, an Anglican religious order at the time.

This year the different churches in Indonesia have prepared resources on the theme: “Justice and only justice you shall pursue,” inspired by Deuteronomy 16.18-20. Before entering the land of promise, God’s people renewed their commitment to the covenant made with God. We too are called to renew our covenant with God in the pursuit of justice and unity.

On Saturday 19 January we will join in an ecumenical service at 18h30 with other neighbourhood churches at St Matthieu, 97 boulevard d’Anvers. Plan now to join us for what should be a lively and enriching service! Note that most of the service will be in French.

La Semaine de prière de l’unité des chrétiens est commémorée chaque année du 18 janvier (Confession de Saint-Pierre) au 25 janvier   (Conversion de Saint-Paul). Cette année, les différentes Églises d’Indonésie ont préparé des ressources sur le thème : « Tu chercheras la justice, rien que la justice », inspirée de Deutéronome 16.18-20.  Le samedi 19 janvier nous participerons à un culte œcuménique à 18h30 avec d’autres églises de quartier qui aura lieu à St Matthieu, 97 boulevard d’Anvers. Venez nous joindre pour ce temps de prière et de rencontre avec nos sœurs et frères d’autre confessions chrétiennes du voisinage.

 

Women’s Bible Study 11 January 2019

Our next Bible study meeting will be held on 11 January at 18:45, hosted by Corinna Kreutz and family at  12 avenue de la Fôret Noire, Strasbourg (1st floor, aumônerie anglicane doorbell).  Bus 6, 30 (arrêt café Brant).

We will take a look at the apostle Paul’s skilful, diplomatic yet assertive letter to Philemon in the context of a deep-rooted and common social problem: slavery

I really look forward to seeing you. Friends are welcome too.

Wishing you every blessing

Catherine Emezie

Please save these dates:

Friday 8 Feb @ 18:45

Saturday 9 March breakfast meeting @ 09:00