ELCG-ESC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reflections

Previously published reflections from the ELCG-ESC:

 

Selected prayers of intercession from our worship.

 

This page is also a space where original works submitted by members can be posted or linked.

You are invited to submit your creative writing, poetry, theological/spiritual reflections, photography, photos of visual art, etc.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Announcements for Sunday worship bulletin

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Bulletin announcements:  Sunday 1st May 2016

 

 

May Annual Assembly Report Packets Ready to be Picked up Today

Annual report packets are available to be picked up in preparation for our annual assembly scheduled for 29 May. Please help save postage by taking yours home with you today.

 

There is NO choir this week because of Ascension Thursday.


Education Hour during the Easter Season – Weekly Bible Study

During the Easter season (from now until 15 May), a group will gather each Sunday morning to study the texts we are reading in worship. We will gather from 9h45 to 10h45 at the church. All are welcome to join!

 

Hope for the Babies – Exhibition at Ecumenical Center 2–6 May

Hope for the Babies, a nonprofit aiming to promote human rights by empowering women in Afghanistan, invites you to an exhibition at the Ecumenical Center from 2 through 6 May. On 2 May, there will be an opening program from 16h00 to 18h00. For more information, contact Heli Bathija ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or visit www.hobiproject.org.

 

Soup Kitchen Help Needed Next Saturday 7 May

We are in need of extra hands for Saturday’s Soup Kitchen: please sign up today if you are free to come and help! It takes place from 10h00 (sharp) until about 13h00 at Le Jardin de Montbrillant (rue de Montbrillant 3) just behind Geneva Cornavin train station.

 

Traffic Alert – Next Sunday 8 May

Traffic will be rerouted in several areas of Geneva, including public transportation, next Sunday 8 May for the Geneva Marathon. If you normally drive to church, note that the Pont du Mont Blanc will be closed and plan to go via Plainpalais and cross over another bridge. Whether walking, driving or taking public transportation, allow plenty of extra time to get to church.

 

Next Reception of New Members – 15 May

Interested in joining our congregation? On 15 May we will receive new members during worship. Becoming a member is simply a way of committing to this church as your faith community and allowing us to commit to you. You may still retain your membership in your church in another part of the world.

 

Ascension Day Picnic – Thursday 5 May 13h00

Ascension Day is a public holiday in Geneva—this year, you’re invited to celebrate with a picnic. We will gather in Parc la Grange to share food and good company, sing some songs, and maybe fly a kite. In the event of rain, we’ll meet at the church instead. Bring along some food to pass around and what you need to eat it. All are welcome, and feel free to bring a friend. The rhododendron should be in spectacular bloom.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out a connection card this morning

as your faith community and allowing us to commit to you. You may still retain your membership in your church in another part of the world.

If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out a connection card this morning so that Pastor Willis can contact you at the start of next week.

 

A Pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel

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.

The trip will include time in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Galilee region. 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 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . She is willing to come collect the items and she speaks English, French and Farsi. Let your friends and neighbors know, too.

 

On Tuesdays the ELCG is hosting a weekly English Café in our church.

The Gemeinderaum is open with coffee, tea, some treats and a couple of hosts to welcome anyone who is looking for a safe place and maybe a conversation partner. While the café will be open to anyone who comes, it is specifically aimed at meeting needs of migrants and refugees in Geneva. The café will take place every Tuesday from 14h00 to 17h00. Interested in helping out from time to time? Contact the church office.

While the café will be open to anyone who comes, it is specifically aimed at meeting needs of migrants and refugees in Geneva. The café will take place every Tuesday from 14h00 to 17h00. Interested in helping out from time to time? Contact the church office.

 

Save the Date – 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. More information can be found on the website created specially for this occasion: www.luther250.com.

For now, please save the date – there will be lots of opportunities to celebrate and serve together. We join in giving thanks for our building and ensuring it remains a vital place for ministry into the future.

 

A Pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel – this November

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.

 

The trip will include time in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Galilee region. 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 31 May.