Tuesday 19 April
19u30: Philosophy café at STUKcafé (Naamsestraat 96). This week, led by David Ketch, we'll be looking at anarchism again, although it is possible that the topic of the moment, euthanasia, will be aired too.
Wednesday 20 April
19u30: Homegroup at Sarah's (email us for directions). Berthold cannot be present to discuss his sermon, but we thought it would be a good idea to watch and discuss one of the Youtube videos he suggested last week. Please bring something tasty to eat or drink.
Thursday 21 April
8u30: Morning Prayer in the Prayer-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. This is a book-free zone and we use this app from the Church of England: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer.aspx
Friday 22 April
from 12u: SAINTS coffee in the Student-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. A good time to catch up...
Sunday 24 April - Easter V
17u: With the departure of Ellie to Brussels, we have no choir leader for the moment If anyone feels able and willing to assume this role, please speak to Jack. It is super to have Dominic back on the piano and David on guitar, but someone to organise a choir would be very welcome...
17u30: Annual General Meeting of the Kerkfabriek and of the Parochial Church Council. Not necessarily as boring as it sounds: come along if you want to hear reports from the chaplain, the churchwardens and the treasurer on what M&Ms has been up to in the past year and if you want to suggest ideas for the coming year. If the AGM finishes early, we begin our coffee and cake before the service.
18u30: Holy Communion. Jack will lead the service. Our preacher is Damien Picard, secretary of the kerkfabriek, who will be interviewed by Jack about the intellectual difficulties which can be an obstacle to faith. We will continue to fill our cross with prayers. It may interest those with long memories to know that Liisa Zondervan (formerly our parish secretary and a student and staff-member at ETF) will be visiting M&Ms next Sunday evening.
- For HG on Wednesday, here are Berthold's recommended videos again. They make compelling as well as - for some - disconcerting viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCRpuTRA7-g, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcVIx0QujlU
- This article shows that Giles Fraser himself has been reading Job: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2016/apr/14/we-cannot-fix-peoples-grief-only-sit-with-them-in-their-darkness
- The Jack McDonald Holiday Fund depends on success here: http://europe.anglican.org/news/news/post/1052-first-book-on-anglicanism-published-in-dutch-
- To anticipate some of the issues aired by Damien on Sunday, this article deals with the lives of those who have abandoned extreme forms of religious belief: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/10/losing-my-religion-life-after-extreme-belief-faith
- This is on the same theme: http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/12/reluctant-jihadi-recruit-lost-faith-in-isis
- This article (from an unexpected source) praises the leadership of Archbishop Justin: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/11/justin-welby-church-leader-parentage-archbishop-canterbury
- This article is a speech by Archbishop Justin which justifies the previous article's praise: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5710/archbishops-presidential-address-to-acc-16
- With Confirmation coming up, and the inevitable parish presents centring on the Brontë sisters' writings, this article explains why Charlotte Brontë was a true Yorkshire genius: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/16/charlotte-bronte-bicentenary-birth-jane-eyre-by-sarah-waters-margaret-drabble-jeanette-winterson
Have a good week,