Advance warning – you get a little lie in on Sunday 26th November
The Old Catholics will be celebrating the baptism of a new Christian sibling a week on Sunday – and have given us advanced warning that the service will over run – we will therefore not plan on being able to get into church before 11:30 and start our service a little later than usual. Spend a little longer in bed, rather than stood outside in church in the cold!
Hymns for Sunday
- Crown him with many crowns…
- According to thy gracious word…
- Rejoice! The Lord is King…
Bazaar Thanks – Thank you to all who did such a wonderful job at the Bazaar. The grand total from the Bazaar amounted to 1500€ Although I have been involved with the Bazaar for many years this was the first time that I was organizing it myself. I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed at times but am very grateful to everybody – old-stagers and new-comers alike – who rallied round and made the day such a success. A special thank-you must go to Gary’s band of willing helpers who lugged all the boxes out of the cellar and back down again. It may be that we lacked buyers now and again but the side room always seemed to be full of people enjoying coffee, tea and cake so it was certainly a very social occasion. The children enjoyed the craft session with Renate and also the pantomime scene performed by the NEAT theatre group. By the way, a black and grey scarf was left behind in the side room. I took it home with me and will look after it until it is claimed.
Prayers – pray for those involved in the selection process for our new vicar as it moves to the next stage.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 14th December from 10 until 12 in the Anglican Centre. We have decided to meet a week earlier than usual (on the second Thursday not the third )so that we can affix the stickers to the new carol sheets stating that they belong to St. Catherine’s and shouldn’t be taken away. Thus we hope to avoid having to replenish our stocks of carol sheets each year. So although we will be busy there will be plenty of time for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Look forward to seeing you.
Poppy money – The sale of the poppies for Remembrance Day brought in €73,– which goes towards the Royal British Legion’s charity fund to help ex-servicemen, those still serving and their families in times of need. Thank you for your support.
Frauen andere Herkunft, andere Sprachen – Women from other countries and speaking other languages
As every year we invite you to an Advent afternoon to meet up with women from other countries who unite to worship together in and around Stuttgart in their own languages, just like we do in our Anglican Church in English.
Our “Adventsfeier” will take place on Friday, 8th December 2017 from 16.00 until 18.00 in the CVJM-Haus, Room 100, Büchsenstraße 37, Stuttgart-Stadtmitte. We are asked to bring traditional cakes or biscuits to enjoy together.
Please let Alison know by 1st December if you would like to come.
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Advent Toy Service for Children – 10th December
Do you have children between 10-18 years old who would like to read one of the lessons or the prayers of the people at this service? Please let Susanna know so that we can give you the texts in advance so that they can practice. firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be preparing something with the Sunday School children for them to share during the service and would like to invite the children and any adults who wish to to bring a “nearly new” (or new) toy to give our advent outreach project.