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Bulletin announcements: 19th February 2017
Walking Together – An Opportunity to Grow in Faith this Lent
This Lent, members of our congregation will once again gather for Walking Together, a series of evening meals and conversations. These gatherings are great for those who are new to our community, but they are also perfect for others: parents who are preparing for a child’s baptism, people looking for a space to ask questions, and anyone looking to deepen their faith alongside others this Lent.
We gather each Sunday evening during Lent (5 March through 9 April) for a shared meal, conversation, and study. Interested in learning more? Contact Andy Willis.
Sunday Morning Bible Study – 1 Corinthians
During the season of Epiphany (January and February), our readings in worship take us through the early chapters of 1 Corinthians, one of Paul's richest and most wonderful letters. We gather each Sunday morning to study the texts from 9h45 to 10h45 at the church. All are welcome!
Centering Prayer Workshop – Saturday 4 March
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. On Saturday 4 March, there will be an introductory workshop in Centering Prayer at the church from 10h00 to 12h00; follow-up sessions will continue during the season of Lent. All are welcome to join—use the signup sheet this morning or contact Andy Willis.
On Saturday 18 March, 10h00 to noon in the church, Terry MacArthur will practice with children ages 6–12, preparing a song for Sunday 19 March. We also practice other ways of participating in the worship in addition to singing. If you have children who might be interested, please talk with Terry, or email him at
so he can prepare for those who come.
Confirmation Class Visiting Local Synagogue this Week
On Thursday 23 February, the confirmation class will be visiting the Communauté Juive Libérale de Genève (43 route de Chêne) from 17h15 to 18h30. The class will be speaking with the congregation’s rabbi and learning about their community. If you are interested in coming along and listening in, please contact Andy Willis this week.
A Word of Thanks from Pastor Stephen Larson,
Pastor of the ELCG from 1988 to 2003 and from 2012 to 2014
Dear Friends at the Lutheran Church of Geneva,
February 12 was my last Sunday to serve as interim pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, Ontario Canada. The liturgy and the luncheon following were full of surprises—and full of ELCG memories! Trinity had commissioned Andrew Donaldson to compose a hymn for the occasion of my retirement. He and Wendy were present to lead the singing of it. At the luncheon former ELCG member and WCC Director of Communications, Kristine Greenaway, offered reflections on our time together in Geneva. But it was during the video greetings that I was gobsmacked, as they say. The great video of your post-worship “Retire Well” greeting had my eyes leaking. The program concluded with Terry MacArthur's amazingly articulate, alliterative, acrostic prayer. To top it off there were many cards, letters and greetings that I’ve been reading through this week.
Thank you all for being a part of my life and ministry for so many years. And thank you for joining the festivities on Sunday. Peace be with you all and may you be surprised by grace day by day, Stephen Larson
Calendar for the coming week: 20th February
Thursday 23rd February 2017
Confirmation class visit to synagogue - 17h15
Choir practice at the church - 20h00
Sunday 26th February 2017
1 Corinthians Bible study at the church - 09:45
Worship on Transfiguration Sunday - 11h00
Rev. Kristín Þórunn Tómasdóttir preaching
Texts: Ex. 24:12-18; Ps. 2; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; Matt. 17:1-9
Outreach group meeting at the church - 12h45
Congregation Council meeting at the church - 13h30
Calendar: 'Refreshments schedule full year 2017' - view PDF file