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
Catherine Emezie writes:
I’m really pleased to invite you to the women’s breakfast bible study on Saturday 9 June at 9. am. The meeting will be held at the my home (24 rue Cerf Berr, Strasbourg – Tram D; Poteries). A very interesting morning awaits us as the breakfast will be lead by Ms. Valerie Lang on the topic:
The Mind of Christ
Learn how fresh discoveries in neuroscience can help us break the cycle of anxiety and depression by rewiring the mind to truly rest in God.
Valerie Lang is a counselor working with international English-speaking clients in a private practice in Stuttgart Germany. She holds a bachelors in psychology, a masters in professional counseling, and is passionate about helping others discover wholeness and healing through a holistic Christian approach. Originally from the New England region of USA, Valerie has lived and worked around the world in various countries; She brings extensive experience with people from a wide range of social backgrounds, nationalities, cultures, and faiths. Since 2002, she has been living in Germany where she shares her life with her Austrian husband and their two daughters.
On 5 January a cyclone hit the east coast of Madagascar, causing extensive damage in many places, especially in the settlement of Foulpointe which had already been devastated by a hurricane and fire the year before. Our church with its charitable associations ACAS and ACAMA is involved in supporting the Anglican community in Foulpointe so that the church building may be reconstructed, and homes built for the many church members who have literally lost the roofs over their heads. Foulpointe is the site where Anglican missionaries first set foot in Madagascar in 1863.
Worship Leader Voahangy Ramananjatovo writes:
“Nous sommes rentrés (de Madagascar) avec beaucoup de peine en laissant la famille et les malagasy là bas. Mais encouragés, car ils vivent avec beaucoup de difficultés: pollution manque d’hygiène, d’eau, malnourris, pauvreté extrême… et nous ici avons la chance de pouvoir partager, de prier pour que les malagasy vivent avec décence.”
On 17 March at 16.00h ACAMA, the charitable association of the Malgache Anglicans, is organising a Soirée Recreative at the Salle de Fêtes of the Muensterhof, 9 rue des Juifs, Strasbourg. All are invited to come and enjoy the company, music and good food of our Malgache church members and to give generously to support the community in Foulpointe.
Last year St. Alban’s charitable organisation, ACAS, was able to donate €500 to enable rebuilding of the Anglican church at Foulpointe to continue. These recent photos show what progress has been made – and how much still needs to be done.
We are meeting on the Tuesdays of Lent for an exploration of the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel. Join us this Tuesday 6 March,19h00 – 20h30, at the chaplaincy flat, 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire (nearest tram stop Gallia, trams C, E, F, nearest bus stop Brant Université, bus n°. 10, 15a, 30, 72).
. ‘A Gospel of silences, of misunderstandings, of indirect and teasing communication,’ writes Rowan Williams in his book “Meeting God in Mark”, ‘but this is not for the sake of making things difficult in an arbitrary or unkind way. It is to remind us that if it’s the true God who is speaking and being spoken about in this book, this God… is at the ground of everything.’
Please join us for this fascinating study. We will finish by saying Compline together.
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.
Un temps de rencontre et de partage entre nos paroisses de voisinage
Dernier Appel!! Des groupes se forment avec la participation 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 Mark pour plus d’information. Groups are presently being formed, 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 Mark for more details.
Flyer: Autour de la Table0001
Lent is a season of prayer, penitence and conversion in the life of the Church. Let us pray for one another, as we prepare for the Easter Feast.
Le Carême est une saison de prière, de pénitence et de conversion dans la vie de l’Église. Prions les uns pour les autres, alors que nous nous préparons pour la fête de Pâques.
Lent is an important season for the deepening of our faith. Beginning on Tuesday 20th February Fr. Mark and others will lead us through an exploration of the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel. We will meet for five consecutive Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30h at the new Chaplaincy flat, 12 ave. de la Forêt Noire (nearest tram stop Gallia, trams C, E, F, nearest bus stop Brant Université, bus n°. 10, 15a, 30, 72), ending with Compline. Rowan Williams’ book, Meeting God in Mark, will be our guide.
The World Day of Prayer is over one hundred years old and is celebrated in almost all the countries of the world. This year it has been prepared by women from Surinam, and their motto is: “Voilà, cela était très bon!”.
On Friday 2 March at 15h an ecumenical service will take place at the Église méthodiste SION, Place Benjamin Zix in La Petite France (Bus n° 10, Arrêt St Thomas-Finkwiller, Tram A ou D, Arrêt Grand’rue). This service in Strasbourg has been prepared by women from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Reformed churches and from the Salvation Army.
All women and men are welcome to attend the service and stay on afterwards for a “verre d’amitié” to meet fellow-Christians from other churches.
For more information: WDP 20180001