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.
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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 email@example.com 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 !
22 – 24 November, Centre Culturel St Thomas
God calls each of us to service and to a variety of ministries – in the church, in our workplace, in our home communities and beyond. God calls us each in different ways and at different times in our lives. How is God calling me? is the topic of a Vocational Discernment Weekend to take place the 22th to the 24th November at the Centre Culturel St Thomas in Strasbourg. This event is sponsored by the Episcopal /Anglican churches in Europe and takes place annually in different locations in Europe. Indicate your interest in attending this event by speaking to Fr Mark.
The Five Marks of Mission, as understood by the Anglican Communion:
The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ:
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth
Les Cinq Marques de la Mission, telles que les entend la Communion anglicane
La mission de l’Église est celle du Christ :
- Proclamer la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de Dieu
- Instruire, baptiser et encourager les nouveaux croyants
- Répondre par amour aux besoins humains
- S’efforcer de transformer toutes structures injustes de la société, confronter toutes violences et rechercher la paix et la réconciliation
- Œuvrer pour la sauvegarde de l’intégrité de la création et soutenir et renouveler la vie de la terre.
We will celebrate the Harvest on 6 October. You are invited to bring to church that day non-perishable foods to share with those who are served by the Salvation Army.
Le 6 octobre nous célébrons la Moisson, où vous êtes invités à apporter à l’église des aliments non périssables à partager avec ceux qui sont
servis par l’Armée du Salut.