„To all my fabulous booksale helpers – thank you so much for making it a terrific weekend! The dedicated crew that set up on Friday night: Anna, Natasha, Barbera, Liz, Bernd, Kata, Kara, Godwin – who else have I forgotten? I loved digging through the boxes with you and bringing all those „treasures“ to light! All those who baked a cake ( or attempted to). All the folks that were around during the day on Saturday, making sure everything ran smoothly – Jackie, Eric and Renate, Naomi, Kara, Wolfgang and Edeltraude… And the take-down team who packed everything away in the amazingly short space of an hour (this must be a record): Kingston, Howard, Mark, Natasha (again!), Barbera (did she ever go home?), four Cheadles, and quite a few others. And of course, as always, Gary and Gaby, and their team, beavering away with the Flea-Market, first to come, last to leave… The best thing was working with all of you! The second best was the steady flow of customers – many of whom had never set foot in St. Catherine’s before – who came, browsed, and spent over 1000 € on books, cakes, and flea market goods, making it a really successful outreach event and fund-raiser, too!“
Have you given your consent?
On Sunday we started the roll out of our new Consent_Form – please can you make sure you complete one and return it to either Frances or Kara. Forms can also be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org It’s important that we know what data you and your family do/don’t want us to hold / use. Thank you to those who have already returned their forms.
Message from our Diocesan Bishop
This week’s musings come from Bishop Robert – helping us stay connected to the wider happenings in the Diocese in Europe and explaining a little bit more about the reasons behind the increases in the amount we are expected to contribute to the Common Fund – mentioned by Jackie at the AGM. Ad Clerum June 2018
St. Catherine’s Ladies’ Evening Group – July Meeting – postponed
In July the LEGS will meet at Trollinger-Stubn – Rotebühlstraße 50
70178 Stuttgart – hopefully we’ll be able to get a table outside.
Date: Monday 16th July, Time: from 19:00
Please e-mail email@example.com if you’d like to join us.
150 Years of St. Catherine’s “Englische Kirche” Building
The Old Catholics are planning 150th Anniversary celebrations of the consecration of St Catherine’s in 1868 with a week of events in the last week of July, 22nd to 29th.
It begins and ends with a 10.30 Sunday service (please note starting time), and the opening service on 22nd is to be attended by the Bishops of both our churches. The Anglican congregation, that is us, will be hosting the refreshments, please make offers of, finger food, cakes etc. to Eric or Alison.
The other events will comprise a Taize service on Tuesday, a concert on Wednesday and a Lichtvesper on Friday, details of which are available in a programme leaflet obtainable in the church or on the website. There will also be an exhibition of photographs portraying the lives of both our churches.
We plan to give a light-hearted variety concert on Saturday 28th July in the evening, and I am now appealing for volunteers to give a short performance – instrumental music, songs, a recitation – in fact, anything entertaining. Please don’t be shy- it is just for fun. Items with audience participation are particularly welcome. Offers to Eric, please.
Contrary to what we arranged at the last meeting we will meet again as usual on the THIRD Thursday, that is Thursday, 21st June. We made good progress with repairing the hymn and service books last time but there are still quite a lot which need to be done so please bring strong glue and scissors. Look forward to seeing you.