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Bulletin announcements: Sunday 29th May 2016
Next Weekend - Celebrating our Building on 4 and 5 June
This year our church building is 250 years old, and we will have a weekend-long celebration to mark the occasion on 4 and 5 June – including food, activities for children and adults, an auction, a concert, and a festive worship service with the German-Speaking Congregation.
Schedule of Events
Saturday 4 June
12h00–17h30 – Food stands and open house
14h00 and 16h00 – Guided tours (English, French, German)
14h00–17h00 – Program for children (treasure hunt at 15h30)
14h30 and 16h30 – Storytelling from 250 years of history
14h30 and 16h30 – Taizé songs in the Cave voûtée
17h00 – Guided tour of the organ (see photos inside the organ on luther250.com)
18h00 – duo N’imPorte Quoi concert (featuring Koko Taylor)
Sunday 5 June
10h00 – Joint worship service at Madeleine Church
11h30 – Procession to the Lutheran Church, followed by light lunch
13h00 – Auction (see items for auction on the luther250.com website)
14h30 – Formal ceremony
More information is available at www.luther250.com. There are many ways to help welcome guests to our church and serve throughout the weekend. Please see the signup sheets this morning and indicate where you are able to help!
Worship on 5 June – Different Time and Place:
10h00 at the Madeleine Church
On Sunday 5 June, there will be no worship service at the ELCG. Instead, we will be worshipping together with the German, Swedish, Malagasy and other congregations at the Madeleine Church (just down the hill in the Old Town). The service will be at 10h00, and there will be activities for children. Plan to join us for this great celebration.
The Madeleine Church is located just down rue de la Fontaine from the Lutheran Church—very near the carousel.
No Sunday Morning Education Hour 5 June
There will be no Sunday morning education hour on 5 June. We will resume our study of Galatians on the following Sunday, 12 June at the regular time: 9h45–10h45 at the church.
Register Now for Next Fall’s Confirmation Class
We are now beginning the registration process for next fall's confirmation class for teenagers. Confirmation is a two-year process in our congregation, including study of the Bible and essential topics of the Christian faith. Young people typically begin when they are 13 or 14, though there is plenty of room for flexibility around ages. If your son or daughter would like to participate in confirmation class next year, please contact Pastor Willis by the end of May.
A Pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel – Register by 31 May
Our congregation is planning a pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel this coming fall. We plan both to visit biblical sites and to engage with the present realities of life in this part of the world, with a particular emphasis on connecting with the local Palestinian Christian community. We are planning for 7–17 November 2016 and expect the trip to cost around CHF1,500 per person excluding airfare. Registration forms are available this morning; the deadline to register is this Tuesday 31 May.
An Opportunity to Help: Refugee Needs
As refugees are resettled in our communities, there is always a need for many things for their new life. “Versoix Accueille,” among other groups, has put out a call for help: kitchen items, dishes, small furniture, clothing (babies to adults), bikes, baby carriages/strollers, etc. If you can contribute or have questions, please contact Mme Andisheh Mostafavi at 078 757 18 91 or by e-mail:
. She is willing to come collect the items and she speaks English, French and Farsi. Let your friends and neighbors know, too.
Inter-Cultural Rally in Plan-les-Ouates Today
The Plateforme Interreligieuse is hosting an inter-cultural rally today, with diverse communities hosting stands with food, activities, and information. The rally goes throughout the afternoon and is taking place at the Salle communale de Plan-les-Ouates, route des Chevaliers-de-Malte 7. More information here: