Liebfrauenberg Weekend 5 – 7 April 2019

Save the date!  The joint chaplaincy weekend, organised annually with Heidelberg and Stuttgart, will take place from 5 -7 April 2019. The leader will be Andrew Lane, director of the Quaker Council for European Affairs in Brussels. Andrew will talk about Quaker beliefs and actions and the work of his organisation. For more information follow this link:

Liebfrauenberg Weekend 2018

Or contact Diane Murray at 03 88 36 12 25.

Women’s Bible Study 8 February

Catherine Emezie writes:

I’m pleased to invite you to the next women’s bible study on Friday 8 February at 18h45. Ida Palumbo has kindly agreed to host it and her address is:

23 rue Kempf

Robertsau (Strasbourg)

Bus 6 (arrêt Robertsau Eglise), Bus L1 (S. François), Tram E Boecklin and then 10-12 minutes walk (or take bus 6).

Ashley Kim, a 2nd year student at Handong International US Law School (located in Korea) will lead the study based on John 15:1-8 (Jesus the True Vine).

I really look forward to seeing as many of us as possible. As always, please feel free to invite a friend along.

Save the date for next breakfast meeting:

Saturday 9 March @ 09h00:

 

 

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.

Thanks to those who joined us for the celebration at St Matthieu parish on Saturday 19 January. We continue to pray for the unity of all Christians during this time.

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. 

Merci pour tous ceux qui ont participé à notre célébration  samedi le 19 janvier à la paroisse St Matthieu. Nous continuons à prier pour l’unité de tous mes chrétiens pendant cette période.

 

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

Concerning the recent attack in Strasbourg / Concernant l’attentat recent à Strasbourg

The Anglican community of St Alban’s expresses its sorrow and solidarity with all the people of Strasbourg over the tragic events of Tuesday night. Our prayers are joined with those of many others in this hour of grief, particularly for the victims and those who loved them. Such violence has no place in our society. Instead, we seek the love and reconciliation that Jesus taught us and embodied for all the world to see.

We call upon all people of faith and good will to join us – at the invitation of Mgr Luc Ravel, Archbishop of Strasbourg – to a prayer vigil at the Cathedral of Strasbourg on Thursday at 6 pm. It is a time to be together and to remember the One who makes us one

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La communauté anglicane de St Alban exprime sa tristesse et sa solidarité avec tout le peuple strasbourgeois devant les tragiques événements de mardi soir. Nos prières se lient à celles de beaucoup d’autres en cette heure de chagrin, en particulier pour les victimes et ceux qui les ont aimés. Une telle violence n’a pas sa place dans notre société. Au lieu de cela, nous cherchons l’amour et la réconciliation que Jésus nous a enseignés et incarnés pour le monde entier à voir.

Nous appelons toutes les personnes de foi et de bonne volonté à nous rejoindre – sur l’invitation de Mgr Luc Ravel, archevêque de Strasbourg – à une veillée de prière à la cathédrale de Strasbourg, jeudi à 18h. C’est un temps pour être ensemble et se souvenir de Celui qui nous fait un.

The Revd Mark Barwick, St Alban’s Anglican Church, Strasbourg