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Prayer for the Week




Peace to the frightened,

Light to the confused,

Generosity to those with outstretched hands:

step into our shuttered lives

breathing into us your spirit,

with a great grace upon us all, so that infused with your harmony we share peace,

and bolstered with your truth we become light,

hands opened to embrace, console, care,

through your Beloved,

Jesus Christ.

















Announcements for Sunday worship bulletin

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Sunday 12th April 2015: Bulletin announcements.



Our Support for Syrian refugees

During this past Lent and Holy Week, our congregation pledged to offer support to the Lutheran World Federation’s work with Syrian refugees in Jordan. We have designated CHF5,000 from our congregation’s sharing fund, as well as the offerings from Maundy Thursday and the Easter Vigil which amounted to CHF1,285.

We give thanks to God for this important work and continue to pray for those who remain in the wilderness.Our Sharing this Season – Refugee Relief in Jordan (see Andy's presentation on video on the sharing page of this website)


(Photo printed in the bulletin):  Syrian refugees in Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.


Prayer Group Tomorrow 13 April at 19h00

We will gather for prayer Monday 13 April at 19h00 in the sanctuary. All are welcome. Contact Kiki Lawal for more information.


Young Adults Gathering this Wednesday 15 April

The Young Adults group will gather this Wednesday 15 April at 19h00 at the front gate of the church to go to a café together, and then join the Roots and Wings class at the church at 20h00 (see announcement on the next page). All in their 20s and 30s are welcome.



Joining the congregation simply means committing to this community as your church home here in Geneva. Whether you are in town for a matter of months or years, we invite you to consider joining. We will be receiving new members in April. If you are interested in membership or would like more information, please contact Pastor Willis: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or      079 544 70 12.



Roots and Wings Class – Starting this Wednesday 15 April (Link on front page- upcoming events)

Here in Geneva, many of us are far from our home countries and cultures. Some love the adventure of living in a foreign place; others simply feel “uprooted.” Roots and Wings will be a four-session conversation about the different ways we approach the complex subject of home today.

The class will begin on 15 April and will take place on four Wednesday evenings at the church, starting at 20h00. It will be jointly facilitated by Elisabeth Benn and Pastor Willis. Reservations are appreciated! Contact the church office.


Giving and Sharing: A Conversation about Our Finances – 19 April

Our congregation has a long history of generous giving, both in support of our own ministry and of ministries beyond our church. On Sunday 19 April, the Congregation Council is hosting an open forum on the topic of our congregation’s finances—both the challenges and opportunities we currently face. Please plan to join in this conversation, immediately following worship.


Writing Group Monday 20 April

The Writing Group will meet Monday 20 April at 19h30 at the church. We begin with a writing prompt, spend time writing independently, and conclude with an optional time of sharing. All are welcome!



New Edition of the Geneva Lutheran Newsletter

The spring edition of Geneva Lutheran, our congregation's quarterly newsletter, is ready! Inside you'll find a reflection on Christmas in India, news of Njeri Njoroge's wedding, book recommendations, an interview with Ashley Bunting-Seeber, and more! You can find the newsletter on the front page link, and a few hard copies will be available after today's service.