Tuesday 5 May
19u30-22u: HG at Scott & Jeremy's (email us for address). As part of the preparation for the Diocese in Europe's contribution to the Shared Conversations (http://www.sharedconversations.org/) we'll be watching the second of three acclaimed BBC programmes presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of church history at the University of Oxford and an Anglican deacon, Sex and the Church. The programmes can be seen here: https://drive.google.com/a/anglican.be/folderview?id=0B_nEacZRPHG_bGE2NTRPdXNoSDA&usp=sharing# (but it's much more fun to come to HG and watch them together!) Some very interesting and moving accounts of the first of the Shared Conversations can be seen here: http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/uploads/The%20Shared%20Conversations.pdf and here: http://rosegrigg.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/reflections-on-first-shared.html
Wednesday 6 May
No p-café today (David is speaking at a conference in New York)
Sunday 10 May (Easter VI)
17u30: Choir Practice
18u30: Holy Communion: Jack will celebrate and preach. Bouke's new Dutch translation of Eucharistic prayer D really will be used for the first time
- The Diocese in Europe Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (Cemes http://www.callwaiting.org.uk/) will operate inthree local locations (Brussels, Ghent and The Hague) from September 2015 with four candidates being selected. An advertisement inviting candidates to apply and setting out the terms and conditions of the scheme will appear on 8 May on the diocesan website (http://europe.anglican.org/) and in the Church Times (http://jobs.churchtimes.co.uk/) and will be copied into our weekly M&Ms email - so watch this space!
- I'm repeating details of the Annual General Meeting on 26 April to remind us of the new church councils. The parish accounts were approved; Andrew Pimm was appointed parish safeguarding (= child protection) champion, and, following elections to the Kerkfabriek and Parochial Church Council, the line-ups of our two church committees are as follows:
- Kerkfabriek: Voorzitter: Léon van Ommen, Secretaris: Damien Picard, Penningmeester: Andrew Pimm, Leden: Sarah Jones, Bouke Stomphorst, Priester (niet stempt): Jack McDonald.
- Parochial Church Council: Chair: Jack McDonald, Churchwardens: Jane McBride, Sarah Jones, Secretary: Zsuzska Kallay, Treasurer: Andrew Pimm, Members: Bob Blasdel, Scott McColl, David Ketch, Mary Noll, Jeremy Law.
- This week's articles:
- This article explains very lucidly why so many British Christians and others felt so negatively towards Margaret Thatcher's social reforms in the UK in the 1980s: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/27/why-privatisation-is-the-key-to-the-election
- This article about prayer made me laugh out loud!: http://www.reform-magazine.co.uk/2015/04/jumble-sales-of-the-apocalypse-when-prayer-goes-wrong/
Tot subiet from Jack x
Daily Anglican prayer:
Jeremy Heuslein's blog (former member of M&Ms, now on the staff of Holy Trinity Brussels, and he's just been recommended for training as an Anglican priest):