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Bulletin announcements:  18th March 2018


Lent Study – Making Sense of the Cross

Sunday mornings from 9h45 to 10h45

In worship this Lent, we have been paying particular attention to that central Christian symbol: the cross. As a complement to what we’re doing in worship, our Sunday morning class during Lent is focused on the cross and the questions we bring to it. We are reading Making Sense of the Cross, an accessible book by David Lose that looks at some of the difficult and important questions raised by the cross and some of the ways Christians have made sense of this symbol over time. All are welcome to join. We are now sold out of copies of the book; if you haven’t yet signed up for one and would like a copy, please contact the office.


Poetry and the Sacred - A Conversation About Poetry and the Spirit

19 March at the ELCG

The University of Geneva has organized a public conversation between Marie-Elsa Bragg (an Anglican priest and novelist) and Don Paterson (a poet and musician) on the topic of sacred speech, looking at how words function to inspire, transport and comfort in both public and religious life—and how they fail at that task. This is a great opportunity to hear from two eloquent writers and thinkers and to welcome guests from the University and the wider community to our church.


The event will take place at the Lutheran Church tomorrow, Monday 19 March at 19h30. Come along and bring a friend with you. All are welcome to attend!


Revelation Coming to ELCG, Tuesdays at 19h30

A new evening adult Bible study on the New Testament book of Revelation will begin on Tuesday 3 April, 19h30 – 21h00. The eight-session study will use the book Revelation, by Eric D. Barreto, and will be led by Miriam Deffenbaugh and Pastor Andy Willis. Revelation is a difficult book to read. It includes comfort and hope but also fear and terror, and contains some of the most disturbing and most sublime imagery in the Bible. What has Revelation to do with us today? If you are interested in exploring this complex book, please sign up on the sheet available today. All are welcome.


Taizé Music Practice

Between Easter and Pentecost, our church will be hosting a season of Taizé services. A small team will be practicing the music ahead of time, and anyone who is interested in learning the singing parts (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) is welcome to join. The last practice evening will be at Monica McKinlay’s home this Wednesday 21 March from 18h30 to 20h00. If you are interested in joining, please contact Monica at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Christian Reflections on Geopolitics and Conflict in the Middle East

Lent Seminars Hosted by La Côte Anglican Church

La Côte Anglican Church in Divonne is hosting a series of seminars this Lent on Geopolitics in the Middle East—on Wednesday evenings from 19h30 to 21h30. All are welcome to attend. For a complete list of the topics, see the flier on the bulletin board, or visit www.lacotechurch.ch.


Calendar for the coming week:  19th March

(Church open for prayer & meditation Tues-Thurs 10h00-13h00, and Friday 13h00-16h00)


Monday 19th March 2018

Confirmation Class at the church - 17h15


Tuesday 20th March 2018

Centering prayer at the church - 18h00


Thursday 22nd March 2018

Choir practice at the church - 20h00


Sunday 25th March 2018 - Fifth Sunday in Lent

Lent Bible study - "Making Sense of the Cross" at the church - 09h45

Worship on Palm Sunday - 11h00

Rev. Andy Willis preaching and presiding

Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-1

Congregation Council meting at the church - 13h30

Walking together meal & gathering - 18h30



Calendar: 'Refreshments schedule full year 2018' - view PDF file


Previously published reflections from the ELCG-ESC:


Selected prayers of intercession from our worship.


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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