Having for weeks, advertised the Gospel Concert Event and the funds raised from donations, here are details of where those donations will go: The total stands at 1600, praise be, and many thanks to all who gave !
DIGGING WELLS SO OTHERS MAY DRINK
An Ecumenical Project in Berlin comprising Churches and Synagogues and Mosques and Temples, are working together to build wells as a sign of Hope and Peace in war-torn YEMEN.
The funds sought are 20,000€ to build a well in the town of Aljufainah which has around 10,000 inhabitants.
In Aljufainah some 452 families live without access to clean water. Because of the on-going war in Yemen, they have been joined by a further 650 families from areas in the town worst affected by war.
To dig the well in this part of the country, digging will need to go down 120 m.
Now the Stuttgart Annual Ecumenical Gospel Concert for 2019 will add its fundraising to this project. It will add our voice to the Hope and Peace message. Any donations received will go with our love and our blessing.
Thank you to all those who supported our book sale on Saturday … there are a few pictures here https://stcatherines-stuttgart.de/booksale-2019 The Fleamarket – continues all this week at the Anglican Centre.
Bible Study – this week WE 22.05. @ 19.30 in Anglican Centre
LEGS – Ladies Evening Group Stuttgart – this week WE 22.05. @ 19.00 Sophie’s Brauhaus
This Sunday photographs will be taken during the service to help update our website !!
Concert – we have invited the Shepherd’s Symphony, a children’s choir from India, who are on tour, to visit Stuttgart.
Tuesday 28th May
The concert will be @18.30 in Leonhardskirche near the Rathaus UBahn
Ascension Day Walk – Thursday 30th May meet at the Centre around 15.45 for an opening prayer and then a walk up to Bopser Tea Rooms where we shall read the Ascension story and pray some more and then people can stay or go …… the walking bit will be either in silent prayer or with family and friends (Kara to sort on the day)
Pentecost – we will once again be using incense at the altar during our worship on Sunday 9th June (see my piece on this in a February newsletter very last item)
we pray this week for all our Volunteers – there are dozens at St Catherine’s not all of them known or visible in what they do but we give thanks for their skills and the time they offer and this week especially our Council as they prepare to meet on Sunday
also my prayer list is getting longer – people who have asked for my prayers so please pray for those people too (you don’t need to know who they are or what their needs are)
we pray for all who will be voting not only in Europe but across the world in these coming weeks – for peace and fairness and honesty to prevail
we pray for places of worship including churches synagogues temples mosques across the world who are now anxious about safety
Peace be with you ! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. JOHN 20.21
a big Thank You to all who give regularly or at all
secondly there are now hard copy forms available as well as website links for those who want to switch to ‘planned giving forms’
finally too an appeal to anyone who has either experience or a passion for fundraising and grant application to join our finance team – you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
gifts or occasional help sought please:
– technical support especially for ‘Apple’ / iMacs
– intercessions – public or private
– healing prayer – private
– do you play an instrument – our much loved organist is allowed holidays…….
offers of help to email@example.com or speak to Kara
– ‘Catering Coordinator’ for our hosting of the chaplains and lay reps (40-50) from all Germany FR 13. / Sa 14.09.19
– we welcome those new among us and pray they will soon feel at home at St Catherine’s – if you would like to receive the news direct to your inbox please sign up via the website.
– some new faces and also some baptism families will join us for their special day on 21st July and and 22nd September.
our Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer is Katy Kefferpütz who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries or concerns or feedback
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 !
Or DO make an appointment if that more suits your needs.
St Catherine’s Anglican Church does not receive financial support from the German government or the Diocese in Europe. We depend on the generous financial support of those that worship with us to support our ministry.
Thank you in advance for your support !
Your contributions may be paid by Überweisung to St Catherine’s Church:
The Friends of the English Church e.V.
IBAN: DE67 5206 0410 0000 4022 22
Arrangements can also be made for those wishing to give from other countries because they no longer live in Stuttgart / Germany – please contact email@example.com