Here are two litanies which you might find helpful for your prayer in these days. What is a litany? It is a series of petitions with a refrain which is repeated in such a way as to allow us to focus and enter more deeply into the words of the prayer. The first is inspired by Psalm 1 and the second brings together the words of Psalm 23 and the mystic Julian of Norwich.
Voici deux litanies qui pourraient vous être utiles pour votre prière de ces jours. Qu’est-ce qu’une litanie? C’est une série de pétitions avec un refrain qui se répète de manière à nous permettre de nous concentrer et d’entrer plus profondément dans les paroles de la prière.
La première est basée sur Psaume 1 et la seconde rassemble les paroles du Psaume 23 et celles de Julien de Norwich.
Psalms as Litanies
Follow this link to read Fr. Mark’s sermon for Sunday 29 March and the readings for the day.
5 Lent Sermon 29 03 20
As already circulated in “News and Views from St. Alban’s” here are Fr. Mark’s thoughts on how best to survive as individuals and families under the present restrictions. There is also a message from John and Diane Murray about their current situation.
Surviving life under lockdown.
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Expanding the Bishop Hannington Academy for primary education in the Anglican Diocese of Mumias, Kenya.
In 2013 the Kenyan government introduced free primary education. This has led to big increases in the numbers of children enrolled in schools. But the number of teachers has not increased and classrooms are congested. Some classes have as many as 150 pupils with students sharing desks. In other cases, a shortage of buildings means children trying to learn outside, despite the vagaries of the weather.
Aware of this challenge, the Anglican Diocese of Mumias established the Bishop Hannington Academy as their contribution towards better quality primary education in a Christian context. Their current enrolment stands at 38. The school currently consists of just one block with two classrooms, with a third room serving as the administrative wing. At present, they have three grades, Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two. The Diocese employs three teachers.
The Bishop and Diocese would like to expand the school and build more classrooms. It will cost 20,000 USD to build and furnish a new classroom. Very good value by Western European standards!
Our Lent Appeal could go most of the way toward assisting the Diocese of Mumbias’ mission to educate primary school children.
I wish you a holy Lent.
With every blessing,
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Donations to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal can be made through our Treasurers or speak with fr Mark for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
This coming Sunday we will celebrate and bless the marriage of Gifty Frimpong & Emmanuel Opare during the morning service of worship.
Beginning at one o’clock, all are invited to a reception at St Matthieu’s Church, 97 boulevard d’Anvers. Come and Enjoy!
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
OSONS LA FRATERNITÉ !