Ascension Day 30 May

The Sunday School Sleepover has been postponed to another time – Everyone seems to be traveling!!

However, there will be an Ascension celebration & champagne brunch for all at the Chaplaincy flat

(12 ave. de la Forêt Noire) this Thursday 30 May at 10h30.

This will also be a good occasion to come and welcome Philip Zoutendam, who joins St Alban’s Ministry Team for the months of June and July.

Philip comes to us from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC (USA).

The Feast of the Ascension celebrates the ascent of Jesus to God the Father. After his death and resurrection, he leaves his disciples while still continuing to be with them… but differently. He promises to send them the Holy Spirit to be with them forever.

The Ascension, coming forty days after Easter Sunday, marks Christ’s entry into the glory of God and is a major feast of the Church. It is viewed as an extension of Easter and the announcement of Pentecost ten days later.

La fête de l’Ascension célèbre la montée de Jésus vers Dieu son Père. Mort et ressuscité, il quitte ses disciples tout en continuant d’être présent auprès d’eux… mais différemment. Il promet de leur envoyer l’Esprit-Saint qui serait avec eux pour toujours.

La fête de l’Ascension, tombant quarante jours après Pâques, marque l’entrée du Christ dans la gloire de Dieu. Elle est une des principales fêtes de l’Eglise. C’est le prolongement de Pâques et annonce la Pentecôte, dix jours plus tard.

 

 

ACAS Brocante/Flea Market 9 June

ACAS, the charitable association of St. Alban’s, is partipating in the village-wide flea market on 9 June in Dorlisheim to raise money for people in need.  The ACAS stands will be set up in the courtyard of the house belonging to John and Diane Murray, and your contributions of sellable items are very welcome!

Liebfrauenberg Weekend 5 – 7 April 2019

Save the date!  The joint chaplaincy weekend, organised annually with Heidelberg and Stuttgart, will take place from 5 -7 April 2019. The leader will be Andrew Lane, director of the Quaker Council for European Affairs in Brussels. Andrew will talk about Quaker beliefs and actions and the work of his organisation. For more information follow this link:

Liebfrauenberg Weekend 2018

Or contact Diane Murray at 03 88 36 12 25.

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