Previously published reflections from the ELCG-ESC:


Selected prayers of intercession from our worship.


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Prayer for the Week



Gracious God, holding before us the plate with the bread of life, offered without money or price, yet priceless, satisfying, rich:
open our mouths to receive your goodness, so that whatever hungers devil us,
we taste your love and turn to your Beloved,
Jesus Christ. Amen

















Announcements for Sunday worship bulletin


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Bulletin announcements:  10th December 2017


Congregational Assembly Today

Our annual December assembly will take place today, immediately following worship. Among other things, we will be voting on a budget for the coming year. Nursery care will be provided for young children, and a movie will be shown in the Gemeinderaum for kids 3 and older. Please plan to attend—your presence is very important!


Have You Made Your Estimate of Giving for 2018?

Many in our congregation have made their estimates of giving for the coming year, offering their completed giving forms during worship. Have you completed your forms yet? All members are invited and encouraged to do so. Please send your completed forms to the office by post or email in the coming days, or place yours in the offering basket this morning. Extra forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.


Escalade Soup Sale Today, 10 December

There’s no better place to see the Escalade proclamations and procession this evening than our church’s garden—so stop by for a bowl of soup. Members of the congregation will be selling soup and mulled wine during the late afternoon and evening festivities. All proceeds will support the church’s building fund.


Prayer Group Tomorrow, Monday 11 December at 19h00

The Prayer group will meet at the church tomorrow, 11 December at 19h00. Contact Kiki Lawal for more information.


Taizé Evening Prayer this Advent

This Advent, weekly Taizé-style prayer services take place each Thursday at the ELCG, from 19h00 to 19h45. These services are quiet and meditative, an opportunity to slow down, reflect, and pray using simple sung chants, scripture readings, and silence during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas. All are welcome to attend. Tea and snacks will be provided before the service from 18h30 to 19h00.


Singing Christmas Carols for Members of Our Community – 16 December

On Saturday 16 December, following the kids’ day at the church, a group plans to go Christmas caroling at the homes of a few members of our church who are unable to regularly join us for worship. Meet at the church at 14h00. If you have a car you can use, please contact Terry MacArthur or Andy Willis to let them know.


Kids’ Day at the ELCG—this Saturday 16 December, 10h00 to 14h00

Advent can get really harried, particularly for parents with young children. After our successful kids’ day in October, we will have another one this Saturday. Children of our congregation are invited to the church from 10h00 to 14h00. We’ll play games, sing Christmas carols, tell Christmas stories, and share lunch (provided). It will be both a fun day for children and an opportunity for parents and caregivers to have a few hours on their own. If your son or daughter would like to participate, please fill out a permission form (available this morning) and contact the church office by Wednesday 13 December to sign up.


Learning a Dance for Worship

A Bossey student, who happens to be a dancer from Tanzania, would be interested in leading a group who dance as part of worship. This would involve rehearsing together a few times and then doing the piece on a Sunday morning. One does not need to have dance training to be involved, only interested in learning to move in a coordinated way with others. If you might be interested in such a project, please contact Terry MacArthur at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday Morning 24 December – Meet in Front of Cathedral at 11h00

In keeping with our Advent theme of God is on the Move, Sunday morning 24 December we will form a procession from the steps of the Cathédrale Saint Pierre, through the Place du Bourg de Four, past the Palais de justice, to our church singing Christmas carols along the way. That morning, meet on the steps of the cathedral at 11h00 instead of at our church.

Please note: There are two services on the 24th--the morning service at 11am is "on the move" in the Old Town (and is the service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, which is 24 December this year); the evening service at 17h00 is our regular Christmas Eve service with candles.


Letter and Directory Update for All Members

Members, please pick up your mailing this morning, which contains a letter about year-end giving and an update for the membership directory.



Calendar for the coming week:  11th December, 2017

(Church open for prayer & meditation Tues-Thurs 10h00-13h00, and Friday 13h00-16h00)

Monday 11th December 2017

Confirmation class at the church - 17h00

Prayer group at the church - 19h00

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Centering Prayer at the church - 18:00


Thursday 14th December 2017

Advent Taizé Prayer at the church - 19h00

Choir practice at the church - 20h00-21h30


Saturday 16th December 2017

Kid's day at the church - 10h00

Christmas caroling (meet at the church)


Sunday 17th December 2017

Worship on the Third Sunday of Advent - 11h00

Pastor Rev. Andy Willis preaching and presiding.

(Isaiah. 61:1-4; Psalm 126;  1 Theselonians 5: 16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28)





Calendar: 'Refreshments schedule full year 2017' - view PDF file