CHAPLAIN’S MUSINGS 10th December 2o18
Whislt the Bazaar and Advent Sunday seem a while ago, the Sunday School Nativity is fresh still with the tunes playing on … certainly in my head…
Next up is our Service of ‘Lessons and Carols’ –
– another step on our Advent journey
– lots of wonderful singing
– prayers for those who need them most
– a chance for St Catherine to showcase it’s gifts of welcome and hospitality
– a platform for generous giving to projects that transform lives
and much more awaits you this coming Sunday @17.00 in the Leonhardskirche (next to Rathaus U-Bahn stop)
The Council does its best to keep itself well informed on the various projects the generous donations we collect, as part of our Outreach Programme, go to, to ensure that money goes as directly to those in need of it as possible:
At the Carol Service this Sunday the money collected will be supporting:
- St George’s Anglican Chaplaincy Baghdad
- Indian Widows – a direct link via our former Chaplain Rt. Rev. Surya Prakash, supporting a community of widows in India.
- Café Strichpunkt
If you are unable to join us for the Carol service but would still like to give to this work please be in touch via our website www.stcatherines-stuttgart.de
“As we meet to celebrate anew the coming of God’s Kingdom, we hear revealed the mystery of God’s loving purpose for us…….” from the ‘Lessons and Carols’ Bidding Prayer
we pray for all for whom this time of year is a real struggle
we have been asked to pray for the International Christian School of Stuttgart as they seek a new site
we are still needing sermon topics for the new year
Come and join the celebration … if this Sunday’s Nativity play has made you realise it’s a long time since you got to dress up as a shepherd, or that you never did get to be Mary … or your child is insisting they want to wear their sheep’s costume / angel’s wings to church every week – don’t worry on Christmas Eve you will get your chance. This year our 14:00 Crib service will be an informal service for all the family, there will be singing, stories and the blessing of the crib. Everyone, young and old, is invited to come dressed as something from the nativity – come in biblical or in modern dress.
This a perfect service to invite English speaking friends to who, don’t usually come to church, but are looking to put a little bit of Christ into their Christmas.
For those who prefer their Christmas to be carols, candles and Communion – “Fear not” – at 20:00 on Christmas Eve there will be all the splendour of Christmas … bring your friends and family to this service too, and / or on Christmas morning at 10:00.
looking well ahead – the Annual Meeting will be on Sunday 7th April 2019 after the service – please pray whether joining the Council is something God may be calling you to (in whatever capacity)
may all who join us in these coming weeks find a warm welcome among us
In order to have a good turn out at Pub Night this coming week, we’ve decided to move the date to FRIDAY the 14th December. All other arrangements (location, time etc.) remain the same. This also means I can join as well!
Looking forwards to the last Pub Night of 2018.
See you on Friday, Darren
Chaplain – every Monday: 14.30 – 16.00 and every Saturday: 11.00 – 12.30
If I am not there at these times there will be a very good reason !
Chaplaincy Administrator aka the lovely Lauris – every Thursday: 10.00 – 12.00
I am also at the Centre at other times so feel free to drop in – no appointment needed !