ELCG-ESC ANNOUNCE / REFLECT
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Prayer for the Week (selected prayers of intercession here).

 

Lawgiver,

proclaiming the path of peace, speaking the statutes that make for just community, implanting the wisdom of careful discernment:

release us from fearful adherence by writing your word on our hearts, so that our hearing and doing find renewed coherence in the grace of your Beloved, Jesus Christ, the upside down fulfillment of the law, the power of love over statute, the breaking of human chains by the perfect law of liberty, coming down from above, the generous gift for us, and all people,

now and forever.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Sunday 30th August 2015: Bulletin announcements.

 

Church School Begins Today!

Starting this morning, Church School resumes for the new school year. Children ages 3 to 11 are invited to go up the stairs to the classrooms before the scripture readings and then return to the sanctuary for Communion. Of course children are always welcome to stay with their families in worship if they prefer. A word of thanks to all of our Church School teachers for helping to share the faith with our community’s young people!

 

Congregational Trip to Taizé this September

On  Thursday 10 September (jeudi du Jeûne genevois, a public holiday in Geneva canton), the congregation is planning a day-trip to  Taizé. Whether you’ve been there before or not, this will be a great opportunity to experience the community and worship at  Taizé. An information sheet is available with the sign-up sheets this morning—all are welcome to join!

 

Witnessing Together – Gathering on 10 September

For those not attending the congregational trip to Taizé, Witnessing Together will be holding a day-long gathering on Jeûne genevois, 10 September. The day of preaching, worship, and workshops will take place at the Chapelle de l’Oratoire (rue Tabazan 7) from 10h00 until 17h30. All are welcome.

 

Introduction to the Lutheran Tradition – 13 September to 18 October

What is a Lutheran, anyway? Ever wonder what makes Lutherans distinct within the Christian family? Pastor Willis and congregation members from the Lutheran World Federation will lead discussion on several key areas, including theology, worship, and interfaith relations. Whether you’re a lifelong Lutheran or new to this tradition, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this vital church that we’re a part of. We’ll gather every Sunday morning from 13 September through 18 October, from 9h45 until 10h45.

 

Confirmation Class for 2015-16

The confirmation class for the coming year is starting to take shape! Confirmation is a time to explore, ask questions, and study basic topics of the Christian faith and the Bible. Students usually begin our congregation’s two-year program at about age 13. If your family has a child of about this age, please consider the class this year! Classes will begin in September. Please contact Pastor Willis soon for more information.

 

Contribution Statements Available

Contribution statements for the 2nd quarter are available to be picked up today. Thank you for your faithful financial support of our church!

 

Soup Kitchen Help Needed Next Saturday 5 September

We are in need of extra hands for Saturday’s Soup Kitchen: please sign up today if you are free to come and help! It takes place from 10h00 (sharp) until about 13h00 at Le Jardin de Montbrillant (Rue de Montbrillant 3) just behind Geneva Cornavin train station.