All Saints News Sheet
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22nd July | 10h00 Morning Prayer | Clive Atkinson & Michael Anderson
29th July | 10h00 Holy Communion | Clive Atkinson & Michael Anderson
Due to availability, please note the change of times of the Services of Holy Communion.
This summer Michael and Clive begin a new series of talks based on questions asked by members of Core Jr & Sr. Each service will include a talk reflecting on a particular question, audio visual input as well as a creative way to respond. (Questions include, Do Christian Women Have to Dress Modestly; Why Does God Give Us Choice; Why Do We Obey Some Old Testament Laws and Not Others; What is Faith? What Does Jesus Have to Do with the Barrel Oak; Why are God’s Boundaries Good?)
During the Summer there will be one Sunday service at All Saints starting at 10h00. The Climbers & Explorers programme finished on 8th July and will restart 19th August, Core Jr and Core Sr have finsihed (restart to be confirmed).
During the summer our Small Groups take a well earned break. In their place a weekly Summer Small Group will meet each Tuesday evening. We will read through the Letter to the Hebrews, taking a chapter or two each evening, reading slowly through the text and pausing to discuss anything that stands out for us. Everyone is most welcome!!
Our Church Weekend line up is now complete and we are excited to announce that Dr. Rick & Lulu Williams will be joining us as our keynote speakers this year. Originally from Australia, Rick was the founding Pastor at Riverside Vineyard Church (London), and having retired now speaks, writes, trains and mentors other church pastors and leaders. You can find some of Rick’s talks on his profile on Linkedin. He and Lulu will be joined by Brice Johnson who will lead our Youth Stream, while our generous friends at Westlake Lausanne will lead our Children’s Stream. There will also be a supervised Crèche!! Sign up forms are at the back of Church and can be downloaded here!! Remember there are limited places so first come first served!!
First Tuesday Prayer and Worship | Tuesday 4th September| 19h45 | Church Hall
Youth Alpha | Sunday 9th September | 18h30 | Church Hall
Church Weekend | Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd | Leysin
Harvest Sunday | Sunday 30th September | Joint Service 10h00
Alpha Follow Up Course | Thursday 20th September | Church Hall
Marriage Evening | Saturday 10th November | Church Hall
We will be running a Youth Alpha course in the Autumn. If you are aged 14-18 and would like to be involved in Youth Alpha, you are more than welcome. It will run on Sunday evenings in September and October. Please look out for more information in the coming months. Contact Michael Anderson for further details on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0793362963.
You may already have heard that Data Protection Laws are changing. Your privacy is important, and All Saints wishes to ensure that the manner in which we handle your personal data, complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into effect at the end of this month. In response to this new legislation, you will have already received an email from All Saints this week asking for permission to continue to contact you by email. If you haven’t answered it could we ask you to do so by the end of this week coming. In order for us to use your personal data (address, telephone number and email address) we need your explicit consent and so in addition, we will be sending you a consent form. Again, we would be very grateful if you could complete this and return it as soon as possible. Sadly, if we do not receive your consent, we will no longer be able to contact you in line with this new legislation. Thank you on behalf of Louise, Clive and Michael in the Church Office.
With the lovely weather we’ve had lately, many of us at All Saints have found ourselves going to the park for picnic lunches after church on Sundays. We’ve started a WhatApp group called “Sunday Picnic Group.”
Sometime late in the week, if the weather forecast looks good for Sunday, we start a message thread about organizing a picnic. Everyone who comes brings a picnic lunch (or buys lunch after church) and a blanket for sitting in the grass or chairs. Our usual picnic spot so far has been the grassy esplanade and playground area in La Tour-de-Peilz, a very short distance down the lakefront from church. If you are interested in joining the picnic WhatsApp group, please send a message to Emily Plank via the Church Office (email@example.com) and she will add you.
Saturday 1st September 14:00-16:00, All Saints Hall
Get ready for the start of the school year! Come with your family to the “Back-to-School Fair”. Information books, activity sets, stationary, fiction for children from 3 years old to young adults, greeting cards, school bags, Orchard Toys and much, much more.
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.
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).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com 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.
Now that both Switzerland and England football teams are out of the World Cup, you may have time for some summer reading – and what could be better than the new edition of our church magazine? It of course features reports and photos of picnics, celebrations and holiday activities but also a thought-provoking leading article by Roy Farrar and a further insight into what it is like to run a clinic single-handed in the Paraguayan bush – yes, you’ve guessed right: news bulletins from our friend Beryl Baker but also from an English fireman who made her acquaintance while over on a visit to Asuncion and was able to persuade his home congregation to collect goods to send over to her!
If you’re back to Neuchâtel in the near future for a visit, do contact us – but check first on our website www.neuchatel-english-church.org to find out when and where our services will be: La Coudre church is undergoing building work during the summer months and we’ve made alternative arrangements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Darra (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Pieter or Rene Roux at 021 9443382 if you need someone to visit you
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