Flea-market news from St. Catherine’s

This weekend we will doing two good deeds in one: “clearing out the Anglican Centre cellar” and “raising funds for St. Catherine’s”.
Gary is organising a flea market in the Anglican Centre, this week on Friday 21st July (09;00-18:00), Saturday 22nd July (09:00-18:00), and Sunday 23rd July (13:00-18:00).
Helpers are need to sort items for sale (tomorrow from 16:00) and to take a turn as sales clerks during the three days of the flea market. If you can help please let Gary know
Drop by to see what bargins are on offer and spread the word to your friends and neighbours – what hidden gem will you find?

An appeal from our Treasurer: the Church is in need of tax advice regarding income tax and benefits for an employee (i.e. deciding on the best options when putting together a package for a new vicar). Does anyone know anyone who might be willing to help us? (i.e. without us having to pay a large tax advice bill!). If you have a knowledge of tax law or a friendly Steuerberater please contact Jackie bookkeeper@stcatherines-stuttgart.de

Men’s Beer Garden Night
The weather forecast looks a bit dodgy, but the men are undetered and meet at the Biergarten in the Schlossgarten – 7pm Thursday (20th July)  in the http://www.biergarten-schlossgarten.de for a beer or Apfelschorle and a bite to eat. Newcomers welcome form more information contact Darren – pints@stcatherines-stuttgart.de

Women’s Group At our last meeting we said goodbye to Ken and talked a lot about where “Home” actually is: geographically, birth place or where your heart is. Our next meeting will be back on track on the third Thursday of the month, namely Thursday, 20th July from 10 until 12 in the Anglican Centre. We will be having a hymn book mending session, put off from last time, as we wanted to spend more time talking with Ken at his last get-together with us. But even without Ken we are determined to continue meeting up regularly and would welcome any newcomers – or old stagers – who would like to join us.
Contact Alison women@stcatherines-stuttgart.de

Council Meeting the Church Council meets on Sunday at 9:30am in the side room. If you have any matters to raise with them please e-mail the wardens warden@stcatherines-stuttgart.de

Bible Study While the Bible Study group usually has a summer break, at last Wednesday’s meeting we thought that it might first be a good idea to see if/when we are all available over summer, and whether anyone who can’t normally make it has more time during the holidays – the group always welcomes ad hoc members.
The Doodle poll below lists six dates, beginning Wed 26 July and ending Wed 30 August. We will meet as normal on 19th July, and will resume on Wed 6th September.
If you are planning to be in Stuttgart for at least part of the summer and would like to meet on one or more Wed evenings, then just click on the link below and indicate the dates on which you will be available.
Thanks very much in advance, Katy!

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
A new piece from the director of plays that have previously starred our very own Eric and Ken …
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, one of the most passionate and powerful playwrights of our time, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” explores the question: Should history’s most famous betrayer continue to languish in Hell, or can a case be made for his redemption? A courtroom trial between God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth vs. Judas Iscariot calls a variety of witnesses to give testimony, including Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, Pontius Pilate, and even Satan. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” is a modern, gritty play that tackles with intelligence and humour religious doctrine about the conflict between divine mercy and human free will. The Outcast production will be performed at the Theater-Restaurant Friedenau, 127 Rotenbergstr. in Stuttgart on Wednesday and Thursday, 2. and 3. August at 8pm. Tickets are 17 Euro, 15 Euro if purchased in advance, and can be reserved by calling (0711) 2 62 69 24 or by sending an email to restaurant-theater-friedenau@t-online.de.  For more information, go to http://www.outcasttheater.com./.

From the former vicar: I can hardly begin to tell you how much it meant to me last Sunday to experience St. Catherine’s Church at its very best….great music, wonderful fellowship, delicious desserts, and heart-felt worship.  Surrounded by your love and support, accompanied by my family, I found the day and all its events to be very uplifting.
Thank you for your time and effort in helping set up the day.
Thank you for your kind words and sentiments.
Thank you for eleven wonderful years.
Thank you for doing all that will bring St Catherine’s Church an equally great future.
I have enjoyed several hot days in Roma and depart today for an even hotter several days in Pompeii.  Arrivederci.

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