Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival As part of our thanksgiving for all that God has given us, especially for the easy availability of food, we will be holding a collection of non-perishable food items for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Collections will be taken on Sunday 1st October and Sunday 8th October – please ensure all donations are non-perishable and no more than 6 months past their best before date.
Collected items will be donated to the Salvation Army.
On the theme of harvest the hymns for Sunday will be:

Keep praying … our advert for a new vicar has now appeared in The Church Times, “the world’s leading Anglican weekly newspaper.” Pray for those who will apply for the post, those who will process the applications and all those who will be involved in the interview process (scheduled for late November).
Pray also for Ken, who will close the door to his Stuttgart flat for the last time this week, attending a couple more functions in Germany before he returns to Texas next week. May God bless him as he embarks on a new phase of his ministry – as a retired priest.

Bazaar
The date for the Bazaar is set for Saturday, 18th November. I know it seems a long way away but time towards the end of the year always tends to go faster than at any other time.  We are planning on having the usual stalls: Flea Market, Christmas items, Preserves, Books as well as snacks, coffee and cakes for sale, raffles, guess the weight of the cake and possibly a scene from a Pantomime for the children.  Of course for all these activities we need lots of helpers to set up the stalls on the Friday evening, man the stalls and help with other areas on the actual day , dismantle everything afterwards so I would be very grateful for volunteers to come forward, even if you can only help out for a short time. Contributions for any of the stalls would also be welcome, especially jams, marmalades and preserves. Do please get in touch so that we can make this event a success.
Alison – bazaar@stcatherines-stuttgart.de

Women’s Group We had a surprise visitor at our Coffee Morning last week – Ken turned up, taking time off from clearing his flat!  It was good to hear about his travels and his plans. Luckily his house, and those of his relatives, were not damaged by the hurricane.  Our next meeting is arranged for Thursday, 19th October from 10 until 12 in the Anglican Centre.

October Ladies’ Evening Group – we’ll meet Monday 16th October, from 19:00, at the Ganesha in Stuttgart West – near the Schwabstrasse S-Bahn. If you’d like to join us please let us know by e-mailing legs@stcatherines-stuttgart.de – new faces and old are always welcome.

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