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Reflections

 

 

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Lenten journey and Holy week in our church, 2015 - submitted by a member:

 

Dear friends,

I feel we have been so well guided along this year's Lenten journey; placing our prayers within the context of unfortunate realities in our wider world and also helping us to find God in all the wildernesses we encounter.

A lot of creativity and dedication by many people has brought to us an intense and meaningful time of reflection, of worship, and also richness in music and imagery.

From the early worship committee brainstorming to the dialogue and honing of the final outcome, it is clear that those efforts behind-the-scenes, and those in front, have been well rewarded.

It is also wonderful to share our faith space, preparations, and celebrations as joint congregations.

Thank you so much to all.

 

And all of that culminating in Holy Week - well, what a week !!

Each year we worship, pray, meditate - and celebrate the risen Christ - like we never heard the story before !

And that is as it should be, as Christ is raised up, he rises ever more strongly within each of us, we just have to let him in - with joy and excitement as with humility to serve.

 

 

Prayer for the Week

 

 

 

Truth, Verdad,

Wahrheit, Ukweli,

Vérité, Shinjitsu,

spoken in many languages,

broken by greed, fear, desire for power:

reveal to us your Beloved,

speaking truth,

embodying truth,

living truth

ever-incarnate within all cultures and languages

to speak your love,

to embody your love,

to live your love

so that by your truth, all people might be alive and free,

through Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Announcements for Sunday worship bulletin

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Sunday 24th May 2015: Bulletin announcements.

 

Welcome to the Newly Baptized and to our New Members!

Today we joyfully welcome Ulysses Ekweonu to the body of Christ in baptism, and we welcome several new members to our congregation. Please take a moment to greet these new members of our community this morning.


Congregational Assembly – Sunday 31 May

Our annual spring assembly will take place next Sunday 31 May, immediately following worship. We will receive reports on the past year and elect new members to the Congregation Council. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.
The assembly report packet was distributed to all members, and a second mailing of additional assembly documents was mailed as well. Please take a look at these items in preparation for our gathering.

Members are asked to bring something to share for a simple lunch during the assembly: families or individuals whose names begin with A-L, please bring sandwiches to share; those with last names beginning with M-Z, please bring fruit or something sweet.


Science and Faith – Lecture this Tuesday Evening

The fourth discussion evening on Science and Faith will take place on Tuesday 26 May, in the John Knox Centre (27, chemin des Crêts de Pregny - 1218 Grand-Saconnex), starting at 19h30. The theme will be how best we can care for our planet and whether science or faith can best provide the resources we need. This is the final lecture in the series sponsored by the Church of Scotland congregation in Geneva.


Farewell for Annette Sibert Sunday 31 May

A farewell is planned for the German-Speaking Congregation’s Administrative Assistant, Annette Sibert, whose family is moving back to Germany this summer. Anyone is invited to attend the farewell during the 9h30 German-Speaking Congregation’s service on Sunday 31 May.


Our worship on Sunday 21 June during Fête de la Musique: please  note the time and place change . . . . .

On 21 June at 10h00 all the congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva will worship together in the cathedral, hosted by the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. The Council of the LWF will also join us.
For the occasion a joint choir from the German-, English- and Malagache-speaking congregations will sing the Estonian Mass Number 3 by Urmas Sisask. The cathedral is a large space, so we could use many voices. Contact Terry MacArthur if you are available to sing.

 

Interested in Joining Our Congregation?

Joining the congregation simply means committing to this community as your church home here in Geneva. Whether you are in town for a matter of months or years, we invite you to consider joining. We will be receiving new members on 24 May and 7 June. 
If you are interested in membership or would like more information, please contact the church office.