A flat has been found!! No more flat hunting is necessary! In a relatively short time we have found a 2-room flat for our chaplain-designate, Kara Werner, in Stuttgart-Heslach. It is in an old building but has been newly renovated so the bathroom and kitchen are in really good condition. There is parquet flooring throughout and a small balcony, which can be reached from the kitchen. The two rooms are a good size and newly decorated. A big bonus is the location as it is only a few stops by tram into the centre of town. The tram stop is a 5 minute walk away. It is available from 1st April so that Kara can start her time here in her own flat as she requested. We hope she will be happy there during her time with us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or pass it directly to Frances. This book will be for Kara’s personal use and not for circulation.
Hymns for Sunday
Our five-session Lent course will be starting tonight night at 7.30pm!
We’ll be following the course for groups developed by the Church of England for Lent 2018, which uses the same weekly themes as the ‘Live Lent: Let your light shine’ booklet:
Week 1: Change (21 February)
Week 2: Bread (28 February)
Week 3: Light (7 March)
Week 4: Life (14 March)
Week 5: Leaving (21 March)
Each session will follow a similar structure, with a major part devoted to the passage from the Gospel of John allocated for the week, which will be led by Solomon.
This week’s reading is John 2: 1-11, with which we are quite familiar
If you didn’t order a copy of the Lent booklet but would still like to receive the daily reflections, you can sign up for an email version or download the associated apps free of charge at the end of this page: https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
If you would like to take part in the course but can’t make it tonight, please let me know and I will send you the materials for this week.
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.
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 twinning.org or watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izTxlhSM1_g
Thank you for supporting us.
(The proceeds of this bake sale will be used to twin the toilet in the Anglican Centre.)
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.
WOMEN and MEN OF ALL CONFESSIONS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.
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: http://www.indianpalace-stuttgart.de/de/ Please let Marlies know if you plan to attend by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please begin to prayerfully consider who might be called to serve on our next church council or as a church warden. For details of what this involves speak to Eric, Mark or any other member of the current council.
Saturday 21st April – installation of Rev’d. Kara Werner as chaplain of St. Catherine’s. Put the date in your diary. Plans are being drawn up.
If you wish to be involved in the music or choir please contact Stephen email@example.com