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.

Installation of Christine Bloomfield on 29th September in Lausanne, Switzerland

The Revd Christine Bloomfield will be instituted and installed as Chaplain of Christ Church Lausanne at 10:30 am on Saturday 29th September. You are warmly invited to be present for this joyous occasion. Please inform the Chaplaincy Office before 22nd September if you intend to be there, so that we can pass along the number of participants the church can expect that day from Strasbourg.
L’installation et la nomination officielle de Christine en tant qu’ aumônière de Christ Church Lausanne auront lieu à 10h30 le samedi 29 septembre, suivies d’une réception. Vous êtes chaleureusement invité(e) de nous rejoindre pour cette occasion joyeuse. Veuillez contacter l’Aumônerie avant le 22 septembre si vous avez l’intention d’être présent(e) afin d’informer l’église du nombre de participants provenant de Strasbourg ce jour-là.

The Revd. Christine Bloomfield

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   

Sermon series on James in September

The Letter of James – Practical Christianity
‘James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.’ So begins this brief writing of the New Testament, penned during a time of mounting difficulties for the early Christian movement. Its overall theme is perseverance to live consistently what we say we believe. James is full of practical instruction on doing just that: applying the Gospel to everyday life.
You are encouraged to study prayerfully the Letter of James over the coming weeks. Each Sunday’s sermon in September will be based on the readings that are taken from James. Here below is a simple outline of the main points. The passages which appear in bold are those that will be read on Sundays.
1.1       Salutation
1.2-16   Rejoicing in trials
1.17-27 Be doers of the word and not just hearers (2 September)
2.1-17   Partiality and the royal law of love (9 September)
2.18-26 Faith and works
3.1-12   Taming the tongue (16 September)
3.13-4.12 Befriending the world (23 September)
4.13-17    Trusting the Lord
5.1-6        The folly of riches
5.7-12      Patience
5.13-20    The prayer of faith (30 September)

The Revd. Christine Bloomfield appointed Chaplain at Christ Church, Lausanne, Switzerland

Those of you who were in church on 5 August have already heard the sad announcement that The Revd Christine Bloomfield will soon be leaving the Ministry Team of St Alban’s to take up the leadership of Christ Church and the Old Catholic parish in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Sad for us, as we have loved and cherished Christine and Lionel among us these many years, but quite a happy occasion for them and for those who will benefit from their ministry among them. Even still, they will be sorely missed at St Alban’s.  On Sunday 2 September at 10.30h there will be a special farewell Service of Celebration of Christine’s ministry with St. Alban’s.
Please take the time to read their letter to the congregation, here attached in English and in French.

Letter from Christine and Lionel August 2018

Christine and Lionel with dogs in the Swiss Jura – not too far from Lausanne.

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.