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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
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Bulletin announcements: 26th March 2017
Lent Book Study – In God’s Hands, by Desmond Tutu
This Lent, a group will be reading Desmond Tutu's short 2015 book In God's Hands. One review describes it this way: "In this little gem of a book, Archbishop Desmond Tutu distils the wisdom forged through a childhood of poverty and apartheid, an adulthood lived in the glare of the world's media, and the long and agonising struggle for truth and reconciliation in South Africa, into the childlike simplicity which Jesus tells us characterises the Kingdom of God."
The group will meet for discussion on Sunday mornings from 9h45 to 10h45 during Lent. Copies are available for Chf 8 each. You can mark the sign-up sheet this morning or contact the church office if you're interested.
Walking Together this Lent
This Lent, several newcomers in our congregation are participating in Walking Together, exploring the faith and getting to know our community. Please pray for them and the sponsors who are accompanying them this season.
Trip to Kirchentag in Berlin and Wittenberg: 24-28 May
The German-Speaking Congregation of our church is organizing a trip to this year’s Kirchentag. This gathering hosted by the German protestant churches every two years brings together more than 100,000 visitors, many of them coming from abroad. This year's gathering will take place in Berlin and Wittenberg, the town where Luther’s reform movement started 500 years ago. There is an international program, and you will get along without speaking German: celebrations, discussions, concerts, as much as you want. Our church will be present with an exhibition booth in Wittenberg. More information: www.kirchentag.de/english.html
Contact the church office or put your name on the sign-up sheet for more information. Friedrich Lohmann will be coordinating.
Centering Prayer – Tuesdays during Lent
Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer—a practice of silence and stillness, making ourselves available to and aware of God’s presence. A group is meeting to practice Centering Prayer this Lent. On the next two Tuesday evenings (21 and 28 March), the group will meet at the church at 18h00. All are welcome to join.
Geneva Lutheran Newsletter – New spring Edition Now Available
The spring edition of the Geneva Lutheran, our congregation’s quarterly newsletter, is now available. Inside you’ll find a variety of articles on our community’s life and ministry. You can access the newsletter directly here. A few hard copies are also available at the entryways to the church. Happy reading!
Holy Land Movie Night – 1 April at 18h00
Participants from the congregation's pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine are organizing a movie night on Saturday 1 April at the church - more details in the Sunday bulletin or from the church office. The evening links strongly to much of what we observed firsthand, particularly our meeting with a Palestinian and an Israeli, two fathers who have each lost a daughter in the conflict.
Please do join us in the sanctuary at 18h00 on Saturday 1 April for viewing (85 minutes) and some follow-up discussion around the ongoing tragic realities.
Taizé Evening Prayer Around the Cross
An informal, ecumenical group is gathering for weekly Taizé Evening Prayer during the season of Lent—each Friday from 19h30 to 20h30 in the Chapel of St Nicolas de Flue Church in Montbrillant (near the Place des Nations). All are welcome to join. Contact Heli Bathija for more information:
Calendar for the coming week: 27th March
Tuesday 28th March 2017
Centering prayer at the church - 18h00
Thursday 30th March 2017
Choir practice at the church - 20h00
Sunday 2nd April 2017
In God's Hands book study at the church - 09:45
Worship on the Fifth Sunday in Lent - 11h00 Rev. Andy Willis preaching & presiding Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45