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:

 

 

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

Autour de la Table

 Rencontre et de partage entre nos paroisses de voisinage.
Nous organisons encore cette année des groupes, venant des différentes paroisses, pour se retrouver autour d’une table (apéro, déjeuner, goûter… ) afin de faire connaissance et d’avoir une occasion de partager la façon dont chacun(e) vit sa foi dans sa tradition d’église.  Ça vous intéresse ?  Contactez le père Mark pour plus d’informations.
We are presently forming groups of people drawn from different neighbourhood churches that would meet from time to time for a drink, a meal, etc to get to know one another and to share how we each live out our faith in our various church traditions.   Interested? Contact fr Mark for more information.

Rencontre Groupe jeunes adultes vendredi 23 novembre

La prochaine rencontre des jeunes adultes de St Alban avec ceux de la paroisse St Matthieu aura lieu ce vendredi à 20h15 au 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire. Nous abordons des thèmes qui nous intéressent au croisement entre la vie, l’actualité et la foi. Le débat se déroule dans un esprit convivial et ouvert sur toute conviction, croyante ou non.

Tuesday Prayers – Come Join Us !

Mark Barwick writes:
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.

Women’s Bible Study Breakfast 15th September

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!

Recontre Groupe Jeunes Adultes le 21 septembre

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.

Bishop Innes to license Readers on 30th September

On Sunday 30th September the Rt Revd Robert Innes, Bishop of the Diocese in Europe, will be at St  Alban’s  for the Licensing of Ozichi Baron and Catherine Emezie to the ministry of Readers in the Church of England. Readers are trained and licensed to preaching, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work. Please pray for them as they prepare for this important day.

Ozichi Baron                                                                                                                                                                                                               Catherine Emezie   

Sermon series on James in September

The Letter of James – Practical Christianity
‘James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.’ So begins this brief writing of the New Testament, penned during a time of mounting difficulties for the early Christian movement. Its overall theme is perseverance to live consistently what we say we believe. James is full of practical instruction on doing just that: applying the Gospel to everyday life.
You are encouraged to study prayerfully the Letter of James over the coming weeks. Each Sunday’s sermon in September will be based on the readings that are taken from James. Here below is a simple outline of the main points. The passages which appear in bold are those that will be read on Sundays.
1.1       Salutation
1.2-16   Rejoicing in trials
1.17-27 Be doers of the word and not just hearers (2 September)
2.1-17   Partiality and the royal law of love (9 September)
2.18-26 Faith and works
3.1-12   Taming the tongue (16 September)
3.13-4.12 Befriending the world (23 September)
4.13-17    Trusting the Lord
5.1-6        The folly of riches
5.7-12      Patience
5.13-20    The prayer of faith (30 September)

The Revd. Christine Bloomfield appointed Chaplain at Christ Church, Lausanne, Switzerland

Those of you who were in church on 5 August have already heard the sad announcement that The Revd Christine Bloomfield will soon be leaving the Ministry Team of St Alban’s to take up the leadership of Christ Church and the Old Catholic parish in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Sad for us, as we have loved and cherished Christine and Lionel among us these many years, but quite a happy occasion for them and for those who will benefit from their ministry among them. Even still, they will be sorely missed at St Alban’s.  On Sunday 2 September at 10.30h there will be a special farewell Service of Celebration of Christine’s ministry with St. Alban’s.
Please take the time to read their letter to the congregation, here attached in English and in French.

Letter from Christine and Lionel August 2018

Christine and Lionel with dogs in the Swiss Jura – not too far from Lausanne.