This year the ecumenical World Day of Prayer will take place on Friday, 1. March, at 15.00h at the Franciscans’ chapel of St. Francis of Assisi, 3, rue Dotzinger, Strasbourg (Bus 10, Pont des Vosges). The theme this year is “I Beg You… Bear With One Another in Love,” based on Ephesians 4:1-7. The programme has been written by a group of Palestinian Christian women who invite us to pray for peace, justice and freedom of religion and movement.
Praying Palestinian women by artist Halima Aziz
On some Sundays in Lent Mark Barwick will lead discussions exploring the many faces of prayer and meditation. These will be after the services on March 10th and March 24th following coffee at Nick’s flat. 40, rue de l’Université, on the ground floor next door to the Centre Mounier. All are welcome !
With the rentrée just round the corner the time has come again to bless the school bags of the children and young people in our congregation. This will be part of the monthly All Age Family Service which is held on the first Sunday of the month. The service is shorter and the liturgy simpler than on the other Sundays, and we sing hymns and worship songs from recent years accompanied by two skilled guitarists, David and Chantal. This Sunday all children and young people are encouraged to bring their school bags with them to church (with or without contents!) and receive a special blessing to carry them, their parents and Sunday School teachers through the ups and downs of a school year.
2 years ago the children were a bit shorter and Covid masks still being worn.