Annual General Meeting 1st March

As we prepare for St. Alban’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 1 March after church, this is a reminder that your name needs to be on the Electoral Roll if you want to be able to vote at the AGM.  Please check the list on the notice board at the back of the church, and if you’d like to have your name added to the roll you’ll find the appropriate form there as well.

At the meeting two Churchwardens will be elected, two representatives of St. Alban for the Archdeaconry Synod of France, and the members of the Church Council.  If you wish to run for election your nomination must be submitted in advance.  See Fr. Mark for information about how to do that.

The AGM is a good opportunity to find out more about the activities of the church and to share ideas about the future of St. Alban’s.  Here are reports from the 2019 meetings of the French Archdeaconry Synod and of the Diocesan Synod.

Archdeaconry Synod Report 2019

Diocesan Synod 2019

Frankly Speaking on 23 February 2020.

  • Next week we have the pleasure of welcoming The Rev Deacon Jean Dumond Chavanne from the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris.  In addition to assisting at the 10.30 Eucharist, Deacon Jean will lead a Frankly Speaking session on the Anglican/Episcopal Church in his native Haiti.  He will also preach at the Malgache Eucharist that afternoon.

Le 23 février nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir le Rev Diacre Jean Dumond Chavanne de la Cathédrale Episcopale de la Sainte-Trinité à Paris. En plus de sa participation à l’Eucharistie de 10h30, Diacre Jean animera une session de Frankly Speaking sur l’Eglise anglicane/épiscopale dans l’Haïti, son pays natal. Il apportera aussi le message à la messe malgache dans l’après-midi.

Liebfrauenberg Retreat 13 – 15 March 2020.

Liebfrauenberg is an opportunity each year for us to mark Lent with a retreat along with two other chaplaincies to deepen our faith, walk in the woods, meet old friends, welcome new friendships, all while preparing our hearts for the Easter feast.

This year we are delighted to welcome The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham Cathedral, who will lead us though some enriching Bible studies on the theme of “Exile.”

Michael Sadgrove describes himself as a “pilgrim, priest and ponderer”. A Londoner of Anglo-German parentage and a fervent European by conviction, he has been over forty-five years of ordained ministry a parish priest, theological educator, cathedral precentor and a Dean at two cathedrals, Sheffield, then Durham. He has been active as a speaker and preacher, retreat conductor and writer, not least on European themes.  He also writes a blog http://northernwoolgatherer.blogspot.com.

Costs have been kept to a minimum and financial  assistance is available for those who are in need.

Please register by 1st of March by emailing John and Diane Murray at john.murray67@googlemail.com or by returning the form you will find here,  LIEBFRAUENBERG 2020 info and form

together with more details of the retreat.

See also https://www.chateau-du-liebfrauenberg.com/

 

 

VOCARE 17 – 19 April

Calling Young Adults

The Council of Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany (CAECG) together with the Youth Commission of the Episcopal Churches in Europe are organising a VOCARE weekend for young adults from 17-19 April 2020. It will take place at the Feriendorf Gross Väter See in Templin near Berlin.

VOCARE is about vocation – calling. The weekend is not about career development or looking at how to be successful in the world. It is a quiet  moment away to make connections with other young adults while discovering God’s calling for your life.

Register before 1st of March.  See fr Mark or emails vocare2020@gmail.com  for more information.

Cost €100/person, incl. 2 nights and food. Travel grants are also available.

The Council of Anglican and Episcopal Churches in Germany. Hosted by St. George’s Anglican Church, Berlin.

Children’s Class

A Children’s Class is planned for ages 8-12 to introduce the stories and teachings of the Bible, basic instruction on the Christian faith and how to live that faith in today’s world. Classes will begin soon, held twice monthly after church on Sundays.   Diocesan Safeguarding practices will be in effect at all time.

Speak with Fr Mark for more details 07 71 13 38 83.

Save the Date – Concert on 8 December

L’Église anglicane St Alban de Strasbourg propose un concert de l’Orchestre des jeunes guitaristes et mandolinistes de Schiltigheim le dimanche 8 décembre à 15 h à l’église St Matthieu de Strasbourg, 97 Boulevard d’Anvers.

Entrée libre – plateau.

The Anglican Church of St Alban Strasbourg invites you to a concert of
the  Guitar and Mandoline Youth Orchestra of Schiltigheim on
Sunday, December 8 at 3:pm at the church of St Matthieu in Strasbourg, 97 Boulevard d’Anvers.
Entrance free  – donations requested.

 

18 Octobre Les Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg

Musique des Religions du Monde

Le Festival des Sacrées Journées, créé en 2010, est unique en son genre, en proposant de découvrir le même soir, dans un même lieu, des ensembles de musiques de 3 cultures, spiritualités ou religions différentes. Chaque concert est un message de fraternité et d’espérance en l’Humanité.

C’est année c’est l’Ensemble Kovcheg, accompagné de la chanteuse Olga Krotikova, de Saint Pétersbourg/Russie, l’Ensemble AlbRifai (chants et danses soufis) de Tirana/Albanie et le Trio Zamir (chants liturgiques juifs) d’Allemagne

Cathédrale de Strasbourg le vendredi prochain 18 octobre à 2019

https://www.sacreesjournees.eu

 OSONS LA FRATERNITÉ !

Vocational Discernment Weekend

22 – 24 November, Centre Culturel St Thomas

God calls each of us to service and to a variety of ministries – in the church, in our workplace, in our home communities and beyond. God calls us each in different ways and at different times in our lives. How is God calling me? is the topic of a Vocational Discernment Weekend to take place the 22th to the 24th November at the Centre Culturel St Thomas in Strasbourg. This event is sponsored by the Episcopal /Anglican churches in Europe and takes place annually in different locations in Europe. Indicate your interest in attending this event by speaking to Fr Mark.

The Five Marks of Mission, as understood by the Anglican Communion:

The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ:

  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  3. To respond to human need by loving service
  4. To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

 Les Cinq Marques de la Mission, telles que les entend la Communion anglicane

La mission de l’Église est celle du Christ :

  1. Proclamer la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de Dieu
  2. Instruire, baptiser et encourager les nouveaux croyants
  3. Répondre par amour aux besoins humains
  4. S’efforcer de transformer toutes structures injustes de la société, confronter toutes violences et rechercher la paix et la réconciliation
  5. Œuvrer pour la sauvegarde de l’intégrité de la création et soutenir et renouveler la vie de la terre.

Harvest Festival / Fête de la Moisson

We will celebrate the Harvest on 6 October. You are invited to bring to church that day non-perishable foods to share with those who are served by the Salvation Army.

Le 6 octobre nous célébrons la Moisson, où vous êtes invités à apporter à l’église des aliments non périssables à partager avec ceux qui sont

servis par l’Armée du Salut.