Effate – c’est le thème cette année pour les célébrations de prière œcuménique qui auront lieu les premiers dimanches du mois au Temple Neuf. Celles-ci rassembleront mensuellement chrétiens de toute confession – anglicane, catholique, orthodoxe et protestante – de 18h à 19h pour manifester leur unité et prier que cette unité soit de plus en plus réaliser de nos jours.
Christians of all confessions – Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant – will be gathering monthly at the Temple Neuf on first Sundays from 6 to 7 pm to pray for Christian unity. This year’s theme is Effate – Be opened, recalling Jesus’ opening the ears and mouth of the deaf-mute man in Mark’s Gospel.
All are welcome to come to the Chaplaincy flat, 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire, every Tuesday from 18h30 to 19h30 for a time to pray. Whether you are new to prayer, frustrated with prayer or an experienced practitioner, you will find a place alongside others in all simplicity and in a spirit of mutual encouragement. If you are not able to join us physically, you can pray with us and for us where you are. You can also leave your requests for prayer in the box at the back of the church.
Join us at 9h00 this Saturday 15th September for a discussion on God taking pleasure in us, led by Astrid Murfitt of Agape Europe. We will meet at the Eglise Evangélique Mennonite, 32 rue de l’Industrie, 67400 Ilkirch Graffenstaden (Tram A, E to Campus Ilkirch Graffenstaden).
You are invited to bring and share one breakfast food item/drink. To better coordinate the breakfast offerings, please contact Catherine Emezie at 06 47 98 18 93 to let her know what you intend to bring.
Also, take note of future dates 12 October and 16 November!
Venez nombreux le 21 septembre à 20h15 au 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire pour une rencontre des jeunes adultes en collaboration avec la paroisse St. Matthieu. Il s’agit d’un moment convivial pour faire connaissance les uns avec les autres et pour définir les thèmes qui nous intéressent au croisement entre lavie, l’actualité et la foi. Le débat se veut ouvert sur toute conviction, croyante ou non.
Le 1er juillet l’Union des églises chrétiennes Malagasy de Strasbourg (anglicane, catholique, luthérienne et protestante) est heureuses de vous inviter à une célébration œcuménique de l’indépendance de Madagascar, 15h00, en église Ste Madeleine, 4 Place Ste Madeleine.
I’m really pleased to invite you to the women’s breakfast bible study on Saturday 9 June at 9. am. The meeting will be held at the my home (24 rue Cerf Berr, Strasbourg – Tram D; Poteries). A very interesting morning awaits us as the breakfast will be lead by Ms. Valerie Lang on the topic:
The Mind of Christ
Learn how fresh discoveries in neuroscience can help us break the cycle of anxiety and depression by rewiring the mind to truly rest in God.
Valerie Lang is a counselor working with international English-speaking clients in a private practice in Stuttgart Germany. She holds a bachelors in psychology, a masters in professional counseling, and is passionate about helping others discover wholeness and healing through a holistic Christian approach. Originally from the New England region of USA, Valerie has lived and worked around the world in various countries; She brings extensive experience with people from a wide range of social backgrounds, nationalities, cultures, and faiths. Since 2002, she has been living in Germany where she shares her life with her Austrian husband and their two daughters.
St Alban’s joined in the celebration to commemorate the170th anniversary of the decree to end slavery in the French colonies. The ecumenical ceremony took place on 6th May at St Vincent de Paul Church in Meinau.
St Alban a participé à la célébration commémorant les 170 ans du décret d’abolition de l’esclavage dans les colonies françaises. La cérémonie oecuménique a eu lieu le 6 mai à l’Eglise St Vincent de Paul à Meinau.
En 2018, la France commémore les 170 ans du décret d’abolition de l’esclavage dans ses anciennes colonies et a fixé le 10 mai comme Journée Nationale dédiée à la reconnaissance de l’esclavage comme crime contre l’Humanité.
Cérémonie œcuménique dimanche 6 mai à 16h, Église St Vincent de Paul, 2 place de l’Ile de France, 67100 Strasbourg/ Meinau
The Annual Church Meeting was held on Sunday 15 April 2018. Here is a summary of the discussions and decisions which took place :
Fr Mark, who was installed as St. Alban’s Priest-in-Charge on 10 December 2017, outlined his five priorities for ministry in the coming year – strengthening of the newly-formed Ministry Team, children and youth, stewardship, ecumenical activities and strengthening communications;
In respect of ecumenical activities, Catherine Emezie presented a report on a meeting in Lyon (2-4 March 2018) between the Eglise Protestante Unie de France and the Church of England congregations in France. The gathering, attended by herself and Rev Christine Bloomfield, took place in view of deepening relationships between the two bodies within the framework of the Reuilly Agreement. To read the report, click here -> Lyon Reuilly Agreement
With regard to communications, it was agreed that there needs to be a better flow of information on the activities of the Chaplaincy. This includes actions and decisions taken by the Chaplaincy Council (publication of the agenda in advance and invitation to Chaplaincy members to propose topics for discussion). Reports would be published in summary form on the website and/or in Sunday morning notices. Efforts would also be made to communicate via email lists, while respecting data protection guidelines.
Both the accounts for 2017 and the budget for 2018 were presented by Treasurer Rufus Folaranmi and Co-Treasurer David Cowley. The accounts had been examined and declared satisfactory by Independent Examiner Lionel Hilaire;. With the appointment of a priest-in-charge, expenditures in 2018 would be considerably higher than in recent years, as will contributions to the Diocese. A stewardship campaign would be initiated shortly to ensure that sufficient income is raised to cover recurrent expenses.
The meeting took note of the reports about the activities of St. Alban’s – these reports are available through the Church office.
The two church wardens, Pauline Dif and Denis Le Moullac, were re-elected and a new Chaplaincy Council elected (see page “About us” );
We concluded with a prayer for our way forward in the coming months.
Lord God, you call your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden; give us faith to go out with a good courage, not knowing whither we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; to the glory of your name. Amen.