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Reflections

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Bulletin announcements:  18th June 2017

 

Next Sunday, 25 June, 11h – Joint Musical Worship with the German-Speaking Congregation

In honor of the Fête de la Musique, we will worship together with the GSC next Sunday at 11h, in a service lifting up the songs present in scripture.

 

Bible Study this June and July – Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Our Sunday Bible readings during the summer move through Paul’s letter to the Romans, one of the most powerful books in the New Testament. A group will gather for study of this book on Sunday mornings from 9h45 to 10h45, starting next Sunday (25 June). All are welcome to join!

 

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 in the coming week.

 

Fête de la Musique Fundraiser – 23-25 June

Next weekend during the Fête de la Musique (23–25 June), our congregation and the German-Speaking Congregation work together on a common fundraiser for the church, selling refreshments at the church during the concerts. We will serve in shifts based on neighborhood groups; please watch for more information on when your group is serving soon.

 

Choir Party 25 June

On Sunday evening 25 June at 18h00 choir members, their family and friends will meet at Tom Taylor’s, 11 ch. Gamay, Bernex. We know we will have wonderful food and drink since we bring it along. Also everyone is expected to bring something to perform: a poem, a joke, a song, a dance, push-ups, a rhythm. Creativity and variety reign. Future choir members are also invited. This will be a friendly, fun, musical farewell to the Fête de la Musique.

 

New Geneva Lutheran Newsletter Available

The new edition of the Geneva Lutheran, our congregation’s quarterly newsletter, is now available. You can find the newsletter to read online here on our website, or you can pick up a hard copy this morning. Happy reading!

 

New Membership Directory Available Today

Updated membership directories are available for members. Please help us save on postage and pick up your copy today.

 

 

UPCOMING CONCERTS AT ELCG

Don’t miss these opportunities to hear wonderful music at our church

 

Fête de la Musique

Throughout the Fête de la Musique, 23-25 June, there are free concerts in our church building. A full schedule is here: www.ville-ge.ch/fetedelamusique/

 

Concert to Benefit Syrian Children – 1 July at the ELCG, 19h

Waed Melaneh and Joyce Saad, two members of our community from Syria, are helping to organize a concert in our church on 1 July. Sham Trio is a band made up of three young men who play traditional Syrian music (qanoon, clarinet, and percussion), lifting up the beauty of their culture in a time when their homeland is torn by violence and conflict. Their recent concerts in Berlin have drawn large crowds.

 

The concert is free of charge. A collection will be taken, and all proceeds will go to the Relief and Development Center of the Syrian Catholic Diocese of Damascus, where they will be used to aid children displaced from their homes. More information at: www.rdc-sy.org

 

Spread the word and bring a friend with you!

 

Dusk: Donne, Dickenson, and D-960

If you have been around the church much over the past year, you have heard Terry MacArthur practicing Schubert’s last piano sonata in B-flat major. On Friday evening 14 July at 21h00 at the church, he will perform it. The music will be put alongside poetry that resonates with it. In addition to John Donne and Emily Dickenson there will be poems by Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allen Poe, Sean Nevin and Psalm 6. The performance will finish at 22h00.

 

 

 


 

Calendar for the coming week:  19h June

 

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Centering prayer at the church - 18h00

 

Thursday 22nd June 2017 

Choir practice at the church - 20h00

 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 23-25 June 2017 

Fête de la Musique around the city and at the church - 10h00

 

Sunday 25th June 2017

Romans Bible study at the church - 09h45

Joint Worship with German congregation on the Third Sunday after Pentecost at 11h00

Rev. Andy Willis and Re. Marc Blessing preaching and presiding

Texts: Psalms 47, 12, 19; Luke 1: 68-79; Luke 2: 29-32

Choir Party at Tom Taylor's home - 18h00

 

Calendar: 'Refreshments schedule full year 2017' - view PDF file