It’s almost time for the Book Sale! Will you help?
It’s just another 10 days to St. Catherine’s Booksale on Saturday, June 16 and slowly, a team is beginning to come together! However, we do still need more people to pitch in and help – the more we are, the more fun it will be! We need people to help set up on Friday evening (approx. 18:00 to 21:00), and on Saturday, we need friendly sales assistants and cashiers to turn St. Catherine’s into an amazing book store! We’ll try to organize shifts, starting at about 09:00… There will also be a baked goods sale, organized by Naomi, for which we need lots of luscious home-baked goodies – so if you’re a kitchen god or goddess, get busy! Naomi would also welcome some support in cutting cake and pouring tea on the day. Meanwhile, Gary will be organizing a flea market at the Anglican Centre. Finally, when all is over at 16:00, we will need a team to pack the left-overs away again, for next year…
Please do send an e-mail to Susanna Thielecke (firstname.lastname@example.org), even if you’ve already talked to her in church, so that she has your e-mail-address and can contact you!
We have also finally got the flyers for the event, so come by the Anglican Centre and pick some up, or take some after the service next Sunday, and make sure to give them to all your book-loving friends!
No Bible Study this week.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I’m afraid there won’t be a Bible study meeting this week as Solomon and Kara are both away, and I have to stay at home with the kids. It’s possible that there won’t be a meeting next week either; I’ll let you know as soon as I can.
In the meantime, this week’s Gospel reading is taken from Mark 3:20-35 – a bit of a difficult one! As we won’t be meeting to discuss it, I found this commentary by Prof. Matthew L. Skinner which I enjoyed and wanted to share with you in case you might find it useful: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-l-skinner/mark-3-20-35-what-makes-a-family_b_1573923.html?guccounter=1
Safe travels Solomon and Kara!
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.
At their last meeting the Church Council approved our updated Data & Privacy Statement Over the coming weeks we will be asking you to complete updated consent forms to allow us to use your contact details and photos for church purposes. You can download a Consent_Form form and complete it at home or collect one in church. Please return forms to Frances or Kara. You can include all your families data on one form, but each family member over 16 years of age should sign the bottom of the form themselves.