19u30 (Please note that the new time for weekday evening events is 19u30, except for weekday evening services which remain at 20u.)Philosophy café at STUKcafé, Naamsestraat 96. This week, we'll talk about the recent case in which a professor in Wheaton College Illinois was sacked for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. (NB: There are those of us who've never supposed anything different.) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/01/05/wheaton-is-planning-to-fire-professor-who-said-muslims-and-christians-worship-the-same-god/
Wednesday 10 February - Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent
20u: Ecumenical Service with the JLC Catholic community, led by Father Reimund, at which Jack will preach on "Living with guilt". (So there is no Homegroup tonight.)
Thursday 11 February
8u30: Morning Prayer in the Prayer-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. This is a book-free zone and we use the amazing app from the Church of England: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer.aspx
19u30: Bible Study at Bob's home (Bogaardenstraat 41). This semester, we'll be working our way through the Acts of the Apostles: http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Acts+2 Bring something nice to eat and Bob will provide the drinks. We end the study with night prayer.
Friday 12 February
13u: SAINTS coffee in the Student-room, Faculteit Theologie KU Leuven. A good time to catch up...
Sunday 14 February - St Valentine's Day
10u30: Ecumenical Service with the JLC Catholic community, led by Father Reimund. Noisy children welcome.
17u: There is no choir practice and no choir this week.
17u30: Confirmation Class in the sacristy next to church, where Jack will speak on this day of lurve.
18u30: Holy Communion. Jack will celebrate and preach. Our sermon series on the Book of Job begins today (see the attached semester card), with our main focus being our first reading from Job, although we will use the set Gospel reading of the day too. Today, Jack will introduce us to the Book of Job. Our intercessions will follow the same form all semester, with music chosen by the preacher, and written prayers nailed to a cross made by Dermot.
- We are thrilled to announce the safe delivery of Quinten, son of Lois Walton and Adriaan Kuipers, whom Jack married a couple of years ago. Here is some sound advice for Lois and Adriaan about how to keep Quinten happy and fulfilled: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/06/how-to-get-your-kids-to-18-sane-and-not-hating-you
- This week's articles:
- There is zero chance of the issue of gay marriage going away after the recent Anglican Primates' Meeting. The LGBTI Mission was launched in London last week as a prayer and lobby group in the Church of England. Its brochure is attached.
- This article underlines the emptiness and futility of secularist attempts to pretend that religious faith is not present in public society: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2016/feb/04/frances-official-blindness-to-religion-only-masks-religious-hatred
- Matt, Dermot and Jack will bore everyone with this for the next month and a half: http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/matchcentre/fixtures_and_results.php#I6jv6mvXwQKllXwr.97
- The attached job advertisement may be of interest to some.
Have a good week - and don't fret about those results
Daily Anglican prayer:
This year's Anglican lectionary of Bible readings:
Church of England weekly podcast: