An image for lent

Have you wondered about the altar frontal that appeared at St. Catherine’s at the beginning of Lent? This is a Hungertuch – a tradition of the Old Catholic Congregation during Lent.This year’s image was painted by Nigerian artist Chidi Kwubiri and is captioned “You and I”

Hungertuch – Du und ich

Over the five Sundays running up to the start of Holy Week, their sermons are connected to the theme of this image. If you’d like to know more a synopsis of the sermons can be found on the Old Catholic’s website (in German) 

One thing you and I can do in Lent is support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal This year looking at supporting child migrants. Donations can be made via the St. Catherine’s account.

Welcome Book for Kara – with a flat found Kara’s arrival is now much more concrete. We would like to prepare a welcome book for her, introducing her to her new congregation and providing her with a reference so that she can check if she can’t remember the name of the person who spoke to her after the service about a baptism, or the phone number of the person who invited her for coffee. If you would like to provide an A4 page for this book with your name, that of any relevant family members, maybe a photo, contact details and any information about your family that you would like to share with our new chaplain then please send it to or pass it directly to Frances by 8th April at the latest. This book will be for Kara’s personal use and not for circulation.

Help settling in … there are so many things that need to be done when you move and some of them can be a bit baffling when you move to a new country. We are looking for someone who can help Kara work out the best mobile/landline phone deal. If you have recently moved or had cause to look into these things – or have an interest in this area. Please let us know.

Women’s Group
We are back to our third Thursday in the month and will be meeting again on Thursday, 15th March 2018 in the Anglican Centre from 10 until 12.   See you there. Alison.

Bake Sale
The 1st Stuttgart Guides are organising a bake sale on Sunday the 18 of March from 12:45 to 13:45 (after the service in the church side room) because they are raising money for people who do not have the possibility to use the bathroom.
You can find out more at: www.toilet or watch this video
Thank you for supporting us.

(The proceeds of this bake sale will be used to twin the toilet in the Anglican Centre.)

Hymns for Sunday

World Day of Prayer – Friday 2nd March, 19:00 -Evangelisch-reformierter Kirchensaal Heidehofstr. 17, 70184 Stuttgart
In the past members of St. Catherine’s have attended services throughout the Stuttgart area. Last year the World Day of Prayer was hosted by the Old-Catholics, next year St. Catherine’s has committed to hosting the event.
This years’ host is the Evangelisch-reformierter Kirche. The theme is: Gottes Schöpfung its sehr gut! and materials have been prepared by Surinam.
Access: U15 train to Heidehofstr. The church is located 5 minutes from the train station.
Information on the World Day of Prayer can be found here

Ladies’ Evening Group – On March 5 LEGS meets for dinner at the Indian Palace near Rathaus, starting at 7 pm. For more information see here: Please let Marlies know if you plan to attend by emailing

Annual General Meeting
Sunday 15th April – post-service – Annual General Meeting: hear the review of the St. Catherine’s church year, the budget for the coming year and vote for your new wardens and council.
If you wish to vote or stand for election to the church council or as a warden you must be on the Electoral Roll at St. Catherine’s before the AGM. Please complete an electoral roll form and return it to Frances or
Please begin to prayerfully consider who might be called to serve on our next church council or as a church warden. To express your interest please contact Christopher

Saturday 21st April – 12:00pm
Installation of Rev’d. Kara Werner as chaplain of St. Catherine’s. Put the date in your diary. Plans are being drawn up, please contact Eric if you would like to read or act as an acolyte (adults and teenagers).
If you wish to be involved in the music or choir please contact Stephen

Put your old pens to work – giving refugee girls a chance to go to school. Donation box in the Anglican Centre

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