Church finances: What do you know?

What is the largest expense in our church budget?

It is the rental costs of the flat at 12 avenue de la Forêt Noire at 1800 € per month (21 600 € per year).  This is not only the home for our priest and his family; it also serves as an essential church office base, the legal siège de l’association cultuelle and for various church activities.

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!