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Bulletin announcements: 25th September 2016
Sunday Morning Study this Fall – Liberated by God’s Grace
In 2017, the Lutheran World Federation will hold its Twelfth Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia. In preparation for this gathering, the LWF has gathered essays and reflections from Lutheran theologians, pastors, and thinkers throughout the world around the theme “Liberated by God’s Grace.” This fall, we will gather to read several of these reflections, touching on the Bible, spirituality, and living an engaged Christian life.
The group will meet on Sunday mornings from 9h45 to 10h45, starting this Sunday 18 September.
Sign up now for a copy of the study materials— CHF 10 per copy. All are welcome! (also available for viewing on-line ).
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
An evening Bible study takes place in the Gemeinderaum on Tuesdays from 19h30 to 21h00. We are using Carol Miller’s Good News for All: the Gospel of Luke from the Kerygma series. The student book is CHF 20 (please speak to Pastor Andy if this is a problem). We plan to meet through 1 November, with the possibility of one or two more sessions in late November. Please join us. All are welcome!
Serving at the Soup Kitchen – this Saturday 1 October
Once a month, our congregation serves a meal at the Jardin Montbrillant soup kitchen, located just behind Cornavin train station (Rue de Montbrillant 3). The next serving date is Saturday 1 October. We serve from 10h00 (sharp!) until about 13h00. All are welcome to join. You can contact the church office or Valerie Marinoni with questions.
Worship Concern Group Meeting Wednesday 5 October, 19h00
The worship concern group will gather on Wednesday 5 October, 19h00 at the Ecumenical Center (150 route de Ferney) to begin preparations for Advent. All are welcome to join. Please contact Terry MacArthur with questions.
On Saturday 15 October, 10h00-noon in the church, Terry MacArthur will practice with children ages 7-12, preparing a song for Sunday 16 October. The commitment would be for both Saturday and Sunday morning. If there is interest, we will continue on January 14-15, March 18-19, April 29-30. The rehearsal will be conducted in English. The time will include a mid-morning snack, and also preparation for involvement in other parts of the worship service. If you have children who might be interested, please talk with Terry, so he is prepared for those who come.
Update from the Global Fund
Thank you for all your prayers for the success of the 5th replenishment conference of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Montreal, Canada. The Global Fund managed to attract more than USD 12.9 billion for then next three years 2017-2019. This will enable the Global Fund to support programs around the world providing life-saving services for more than 8 million additional people. Christoph Benn will be back on Sunday 9 October and will offer after the service to brief all members of the congregation who are interested in the global solidarity effort including several churches that made this outcome possible.
Geneva Lutheran Newsletter – Autumn 2016
The Autumn 2016 edition of the Geneva Lutheran, our congregation’s quarterly newsletter, is now available.
Inside you’ll find lots of articles related to our congregation’s life and ministry, as well as information on upcoming events.
You can find this edition and all previous newsletters on this congregation’s website: Hard copies of the autumn edition are also available near the church entrance.
Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass joint choir rehearsal, Saturday October 1, 10-4
On 4 December, in honor of Regine Kummer’s 30 years with the German congregation, joint choirs will sing all of the Lord Nelson Mass, with a small orchestra. As a way to get ready, we will have some voice training with Martina, the soprano soloist, who sang the solo when we did parts of the Mass last spring. She has some techniques to help us make the high notes sound better. (This is worth doing even if you are not singing in the choir.) We will work on the difficult sections of the mass (of which there are a few.) To keep the energy going we will have lunch together. Talk to Terry or Regine if you have questions.
Geneva Bible Study will resume on Friday 16 September at 9h00
Study starts at 9h20. This women's Bible Study is open to women of all ages and this year we will be studying the Book of Acts. We look forward to welcoming you at rue de Monthoux 3, 1202 Geneva (above The English Library). The format is reading, teaching and small group discussion. For further information see the website www.genevabiblestudy.ch
Parenting Program in the Fall
Philippa Bowen, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, will be running a parenting program in October and early November for members of the congregation. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program involves four weekly group meetings with telephone follow up over the subsequent four weeks. The program is recommended for parents of children aged 2–10 who would like to look at positive parenting strategies that have been proven to work. The costs involved will be for childcare, as it is strongly recommended that both parents attend for the four sessions, as well as a small charge for material. Anybody interested can register on the sign-up sheet, take a flyer on the sign up sheet, or contact Philippa directly at
Calendar of the coming week:
Monday 26 Sept.
Pilgrimage information meeting at the church - 19h00
Prayer group at the church - 19h00
Tuesday 27th Sept.
Luke Bible study at the church - 19h30
Thursday 29th Sept.
Confirmation class at the church -17h00
Choir practice at the church - 20h00
Saturday 1st Oct.
Lord Nelson Mass practice at the church - 10h00
Serving at the Jardin Montbrillant soup kitchen - 10h00
Sunday 2nd Oct.
Class at the church – “Liberated by God’s Grace” - 09h45