... This week, Lent begins!
Tuesday 17 February - Shrove Tuesday
19u30: HG at Scott and Jeremy's. This week, there will be a Shrove Tuesday pancake party at which both North American pancakes (UK: "Scotch pancake") and European pancakes (US: "crêpe") will be served
Wednesday 18 February - Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent
13u10-13u50: P-café at Stuk Café. This is a short and sweet lunchtime slot. This week, led by David Ketch, we will be looking at some texts by the French Protestant philosopher Jacques Ellul (attached), which deal with the issue of the human role in salvation: God saves, and God is completely sovereign, so how important is our human response?
20u: Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service at M&Ms. As usual, we will have a joint service with the Catholic community at Justus-Lipsiuscollege. This year, there will be an Anglican Communion led by Jack and Father Reimund Bieringer will preach.
Saturday 21 February
10u: Meeting of the Anglican Council for Belgium at St Boniface's Church, Antwerpen
Sunday 22 February - Lent I
10u30: Jack is preaching at Holy Trinity Brussels.
17u30: Choir practice (NB: much needed this week after a Sunday off!)
18u30: Holy Communion (Jack will lead the service. Bess Brooks, one of Jack's students in KU Leuven, will preach. The Revd Richard Bromley, Mission Director of our partner missionary society ICS http://ics-uk.org/, will be joining us for worship this evening.)
20u: Meeting of the Kerkfabriek
- Excellent news: no articles this week!
- The trip to England will take the form of a carload travelling to Canterbury for an overnight pilgrimage from 8-9 April. There is one place left in the car - please let Jack know if you want to come.
Love from Jack
www.anglicanchurchleuven.be (Please check out the new-look website set up by Jeremy Law - good skills)
Daily Anglican prayer:
Jeremy Heuslein's blog (former member of M&Ms, now at Holy Trinity Brussels):