All Saints News Sheet
If you are new to All Saints and are considering making us your spiritual home, please pick up a welcome brochure at the back of Church or better still, please say “hello” to one of our Welcomers. You can also contact our Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.
Wednesday 28th | 20h00 | An Hour Around the Cross | The Church
60 minutes of music, bible readings and silence around the theme of the Cross
Thursday 29th | 19h00 | Agape Meal | The Church Hall
An event for all the family around a simple meal (main course and dessert) interwoven with worship focusing on the events of the Last Supper.
Good Friday 30th
10h30 | Family Service | The Church
A short 30 minute service for all the family
14h00-16h00 Open Church
The Church will be open between 14h00 & 16h00 if anyone would like to come and enjoy the opportunity to sit quietly and reflect upon the events of Good Friday. Clive will be available for anyone who would like prayer.
19h30 The Way of the Cross
Join with members from other Vevey Churches as we walk together around the town, pausing to hear the Good Friday story.
Easter Sunday 1st April
07h30 | Dawn Service at La Tour de Peilz Harbour
We meet at La Tour de Peilz Harbour for a short service of celebration at the beginning of Easter Sunday. A breakfast of croissants, bacon and coffee will be available in the Church Hall afterwards.
10h30 Easter Communion Celebration | All Saints Church
Unfortunately we have had to rearrange our Fundraiser for Project Compassion. It is now going to be held on Saturday 24th March from 7-9pm. You are more than welcome to join us for a Night at the Fair. Come along for some fun, silly games and food. Invite your friends, family and everyone you know.
Sunday 25th after the 10h30 service
There will be a Fellowship Lunch on Sunday 25th after the 10h30 service. This is an opportunity to build family, connect with people we haven’t met before and enjoy great food. Please bring a main course or dessert to share.
Don’t forget that on Sunday 25th March the clocks will “spring” forward one hour. Sadly it means that we will all have one hour less in bed but the great news is, winter is coming to an end and spring and summer are on their way!
We invite you to consider your child(ren) to be part of an island adventure at this year’s Holiday Bible Club.
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus will be in full swing for four half days between 10-13 April 2018 starting at 9am through to 12 noon. Open to all children aged from 4 through to 10 years.
Sign them up to experience the word of God through fun, games and lots of laughter! Spaces are limited. Contact Clare Camoeira (079-901 2881) or alternatively our Youth Leader, Michael, for further details (email@example.com).
May we also take this opportunity to ask you to start saving the following items to help assist and transform our church hall into an island of adventure & fun: 50cl size bottles with lids (we’ll need 60), any size cardboard tubing (eg kitchen roll or wrapping paper tubes or bigger). We also need a few boat paddles (if poss.) and storm lanterns (or similar) aswell as some small artificial plants. Any items can be delivered to Clive’s office for collection. With humble thanks in advance !
Our AGM will take place on Sunday 22nd April as part of our Morning Worship. Make sure its in your diary. We’d love you to be there. If you are a little bit befuddled and bamboozled by the “inner machinery” of All Saints, a video has been produced to help answer the most frequently asked questions. It will be premiered next Sunday and will be available to everyone after that. .
In addition, if you are not on the Electoral Roll already and would like to be, please find a form at the back of church.
We are beginning to prepare the next edition of Contact Magazine at All Saints. For our Spring 2018 edition we would like to use the theme of FOOD. Food offers the opportunity to come together to share, build community and show compassion, care and is inclusive and rooted in the Bible. Food is a common theme in the Bible where significant moments are shared over food or meal. Jesus sharing meals is seen as integral to Jesus’ ministry and also the Jewish culture in the Old Testament.There is of course Communion as well as Passover as good examples. Also in the light of our Culture of Invitation focus, an important desire to welcome, include and intentionally invite people and hospitality can be a good opening. Alpha, that started in January, is hosted around a meal too. We would love you to contribute for this next edition.
The deadline is Monday 26th March so plenty of time to get thinking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The reputed organist Richard Townend (Principal of the prestigious Hill House School), who plays the organ at St. John’s/Territet when in Glion, is giving a recital, with his son, William, baritone, at nearby Ste Claire to celebrate the newly restored organ. Works of Vaughn Williams, Haendel, Mendelssohn, Cornelius and Drake. Concert free … with ‘chapeau’. Some of us are going to Les Trois Sifflets afterwards for a fondue and if you would like to join us, please contact Sandra on email@example.com (places limited for the fondue but NOT for the recital)
If you’ve been wondering what to do for Lent this year, the Environmental Team has put together a number of simple steps we can take towards looking after God’s creation. There is a sign up sheet available both in hard copy on the Environmental Board in the church hall and as a link here of the All Saints website to Sign Up Genius. You decide which one is more convenient for you.
Sign up for the things you are already doing, and also pick something extra you would like to do especially for Lent. Tip: Try to pick options that you will be able to see through for this period. Once you settle into new habits, you might feel that you can make those changes permanent after Lent. It is our hope that you’ll enjoy the challenge of making these changes. For more information on caring for God’s creation, click here. Bonne chance!
Just a little reminder to all those who are in the Planned Giving Scheme and who use Direct Debit. Could you make sure that your Direct Debit is continuing from 2017 into 2018 and ensure that your giving from January onwards is actioned? If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
Ladies, if you would like to come on our night away in Chateau d’Oex we would like to have a deposit of 50chf from you to be paid into the church account.
The church banking details are:
BCV, 1001 Lausanne
En faveur de : ALL SAINTS CHURCH, Ave de la Praire 40, 1800 Vevey
Compte: Z 0780.16.30
Motif versement: Womens weekend
Swift Code: BCV LCH 2LXXX
IBAN: CH09 0076 7000 Z078 0163 0
We are meeting at Le Vieux Chalet in Chateau d’Oex 10am Saturday 28th to Sunday afternoon 29th April.
130chf in total will cover the cost of your accommodation and meals. We have a guest speaker who will lead us through some time of reflection and bible study, and we will ensure that there is plenty of time too for laughter, fun and fellowship in the gorgeous surroundings. I hope that you are as excited as I am as you carve out time to spend with our amazing God in the company of other All Saints women.
We have placed the environmental noticeboard on the back wall of the first room in the church hall where the kitchen is. It is marked “Eco Church” and contains news regarding the environment and also serves as our Free Cycling board. This means that anyone can advertise something they do not need any longer, and would like to sell or give away. Write your contact details and the item on offer on a piece of paper and stick that on the board. The same goes for anyone who needs something, but do not want to buy new. I am sure this board will be very handy once everyone starts spring cleaning their basements for summer! The environmental team is made up of: Sheila Reynolds, Lois Fergusson and Emily & Ezra Plank, Gerard Moser and Janell Rolland. Feel free to talk to us!
Are there people in your community with professional skills and a solid faith who desire to put these and their compassion to work by applying for a position with Medair in the field or in our Swiss headquarters? Are there prayer warriors in your community who are willing to pray for our work, our teams and the nearly two million people in crisis we serve each year? If so, we would love to connect with them, because without them we cannot do this work. Please contact Medair for more information.
It is official, Project Compassion 2018 is going to Serbia from the 30th March to the 7th April. If you are aged between 14 and 18 you would be most welcome to join All Saints as we head to Project Compassion. We have a number of fundraisers in the future, please pay attention to News in the Pews for the details. As always, any questions please do not hesitate to contact Michael on 0793362963 or email@example.com.
All Saints is part of a network of Anglican Churches in Switzerland. Each year the Archdeaconry organises a Choir Festival the next of which is taking place this April in Basel under the direction of Paul Spicer, currently one of Britain’s foremost choir trainers and choral conductors (see paulspicer.com). Members of the Anglican churches come together for this weekend to form an impromptu choir and if you would like to know about this event please contact directly Roland Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the back of church you can find information on trip to the Holy Land and Jordan being led by Hilary Jones the Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Basel, for September 2018 (30th August to 10th September).
Classic Hotel Alpine, Leysin, 21st – 23rd September 2018
Here is a date for your diary!! Next year’s Church Weekend will take place on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018 in the Classic Hotel Alpine, Leysin. Booking forms will be available in January along with confirmation of our main speaker.
At the back of church, you can find various pamphlets from different mission groups. These include the Open Doors (Portes Ouvertes), ICS and The European Anglican. Please feel free to take one home.
All Saints wants to grow the number of volunteers responsible for the Sound Desk at either the 09h00 or 10h30 service. This service opportunity is open to anyone and will involve some training in addition to working alongside the current team. If this would interest you, please contact Clive (email@example.com).
Children and Youth
Working with Children and Young People is a daunting task, the noise, the energy, the chaos. But it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling roles there is within the life of the a church. We are at a point within the life of All Saints that we need more volunteers to help with our youth and children’s work. If you can make juice, or can play games, or can lead a discussion group, or can make crafts I would love to meet you. Can you contact Michael Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my mobile 0793362963 or talk to him during coffee downstairs.
The Flower Rota for the Winter is on the board at the back of church. Please sign up if you would like to help with this creative ministry.
Here is the New Year’s edition of our magazine and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it. As usual we have some news of past activities – this time, of course our Christmas celebrations – also, a few articles to get you thinking about your faith from Clive and Roy and one about welcoming visitors to our church from Hazel. There is a letter from Beryl Baker, whose descriptions of conditions among the Chaco Indians make our problems in Switzerland seem rather small in comparison! Helping migrants in Rome is the subject of Bishop Robert’s Advent Appeal, which we’re hoping to support. « Home & Away » brings us news of one of our members who has been dividing her life between the northern and southern hemispheres over the past two years. Finally you’ll have a chance to chuckle over a few jokes in « On a lighter note. »
As our magazine appears four times a year now, I would once again recommend you to consult our website www.neuchatel-english-church.org for details of forthcoming events or simply up-to-date service dates and times. And if we haven’t seen you for a while, do send me an email telling us where you are now and a little about your new life, particularly if you’ve moved away from the Neuchâtel area. If you give me your permission, I’d love to include it in the magazine for your old friends to read!
ASIS is a Swiss humanitarian and Integration association in collaboration with the ebereijere foundation www.ebereijerefoundation.com in Nigeria. Doris Gomwalk, the founder and President, is currently seeking clothes (ages 3 to 12), English children’s books, teaching aids and donations for orphanages and the less privileged children and babies for a most worthwhile project in Nigeria. If you are able to help, please contact Doris email@example.com or Sandra Darra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In general, on a Sunday morning, we try to keep the Church Carpark free for the older members of All Saints as well as families with babies or disabled members. Alternative parking can be found along the Route de Blonay (above the railway bridge).
In addition to Prayer Ministry in church, you now have the opportunity to also send prayer requests for you or loved ones by completing a prayer request card at the back of church or email your request to email@example.com. You can also call Pieter or Rene Roux at 021 9443382 if you need someone to visit you
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