Conversations on Prayer / Entretiens sur la prière

Mark Barwick writes:
‘Lord, teach us to pray…’ the disciples to Jesus in Luke 11:1
« Seigneur, apprends-nous à prier … » les disciples à Jésus dans Luc 11.1
You are invited to join in one or both informal discussions on prayer.  How do we pray?  Is there a ‘right’ way to pray?  What can I learn from others from their experience of prayer?  What is prayer anyway? What is the place of meditation and silence?  How can I make prayer a more important part of my life?
Vous êtes invités à participer à deux échanges informels sur la prière.  Comment prions-nous ?  Y a-t-il une « correcte » façon de prier ?  Qu’est-ce que je peux apprendre à partir de l’expérience des autres?  C’est quoi la prière ?  et qu’est-ce que la méditation et le silence ?  Comment donner la prière une place plus importante dans ma vie ?
Tuesdays/mardis at 18h30, 26th of June and 3rd of July
12 avenue de la Forêt-Noire

ACAS Brocante a success!

The  Brocante Sales on Sunday 17 June in the rue de l’Université netted nearly 500 € to benefit the outreach of ACAS – l’Association Caritative Anglicane de Strasbourg.  Thanks to all who got there very early to set up the stall, who manned/womanned the stall and withstood the hot sun and lack of shade, who cleared everything away and generally helped make this year’s Brocante a success!

Favourite Hymns

Can you tell us your favourite hymns?    Do you miss singing a hymn that you especially love?   Send in your favourites from the two hymnals currently in use – or from any other song book – and we will do our best in incorporate them into our worship on 15th July.
Nous chanterons vos hymnes préférés le 15 juillet !
Send your selection at least a week in  advance to anglican.chaplaincy.strasbourg@gmail.com or by calling 03 69 57 40 03.

Data Protection at St. Alban’s

St Alban’s is reviewing its communications policies in respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To this end we are asking you to complete a form that aims to verify the information that we have and to register your permission to be in contact with you. We appreciate very much your cooperation in this matter.
St Alban est en train de revoir ses politiques de communication en vue du Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGDP). À cette fin, nous vous demandons de remplir un formulaire afin de vérifier les informations dont nous disposons et d’enregistrer votre autorisation d’entrer en contact avec vous. Merci de votre coopération à ce sujet.

Data Protection at St. Alban’s

Mark Barwick writes:
A new European Union data protection law will soon take effect! The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals in the EU better control over how their data is being used. St Alban’s is currently reviewing its communications policies to ensure compliance with the new regulation.
The GDPR requires us to have confirmation from you that you agree to receive electronic mail from St Alban’s. This includes news, information and notices of all upcoming meetings and activities. To this end we will be asking you to complete a form over the coming weeks that aims to verify the information that we have and to register your permission to be in contact with you. As always, all data will be scrupulously safeguarded and used only for the purposes of the chaplaincy. We appreciate very much your cooperation in this matter.
Une nouvelle loi sur la protection des données entrera bientôt en vigueur dans l’Union européenne ! Le Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGDP) donne aux individus dans l’UE un meilleur contrôle sur la façon dont leurs données sont utilisées. St Alban est en train de revoir ses politiques de communication tout en s’assurant du respect de la nouvelle réglementation.
Le RGDP nous exige d’avoir confirmation de votre part que vous acceptez de recevoir du courrier électronique de St Alban. Cela comprend des nouvelles, des informations et des annonces de toute sorte. À cette fin, nous vous demandons de remplir un formulaire au cours des prochaines semaines afin de vérifier les informations dont nous disposons et d’enregistrer votre autorisation d’entrer en contact avec vous. Comme toujours, toutes les données seront scrupuleusement protégées et utilisées uniquement aux fins de l’aumônerie. Merci de votre coopération à ce sujet.

Our Giving Helps – News from the Diocese

In the past months the Bishop in Europe asked St. Albans to support specific appeals for Advent and Lent.  The appeals are seeing real results now, as the following links will show – helping people in need not all that far away from Strasbourg.
https://europe.anglican.org/bishops-appeals/lent-appeal-videos
https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1367-advent-appeal-bears-fruit

Commémoration de l’abolition de l’esclavage

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
For more information about subsequent events see
https://www.facebook.com/ceragstrasbourg/

                             

                            

 

Annual Church Meeting: a Summary

The Annual Church Meeting was held on Sunday 15 April 2018.   Here is a summary of the discussions and decisions which took place :
  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The meeting took note of the reports about the activities of St. Alban’s – these reports are available through the Church office.
  6. The two church wardens, Pauline Dif and Denis Le Moullac,  were re-elected and a new Chaplaincy Council elected (see page “About us” );
  7. 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.

 

 

Early Call Prayer Breakfast starts again

 Sunday 25 February: Restart of Early Call Prayer Breakfast.
We begin at 8h45 chez les Cowley, 5 rue de Londres (Esplanade, trams C, E or F; bus L1) with coffee and croissants. Breakfast is followed by a Bible reflection and informal and silent prayers for the people and work of St Alban’s and the world. We finish in time to arrive early for the Sunday Eucharist. Praying together is a vital part of the life and mission of our church. Come join us.