The week ahead at St Martha & St Mary's Anglican Church Leuven
(September 25, 2023)
Church this week (Sunday October 1) is at 11.00 in the chapel of the American College. Join us for a service of Holy Communion, followed by coffee and hot chocolate at Café Noir.
All are welcome!
On 8 October we will have a service of Choral Evensong at 18:30 at the JLC chapel.
We hold in our prayers this week especially:
Pray for our chaplaincy council as they meet on Wednesday to decide on next steps in the recruitment of a new chaplain for M&Ms;
Pray for all those who have just arrived in Leuven or who are beginning a new academic year;
Pray for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, Ukraine and Sudan, and for all those still suffering after the earthquake in Morocco and the flooding in Libya.
If you have a prayer request, send us an email. / Als je een gebedsverzoek hebt, stuur ons dan een bericht via email
We want to continue to meet for food, fellowship and Bible study throughout the year, starting in October. If you are interested in joining or hosting a home group this semester, please get in touch with Brendan, Katie, Ravi or Roshni.
It’s great to have more musicians join our Sunday worship team! We are planning a jam session in the coming weeks for all those who are involved (or interested in becoming involved) in leading musical worship.
Please talk to Sarah-Jane, Katie or Bram if you are interested.
The M&M's choir will be starting again with a 'Come and Sing Evensong' workshop on 8 October at the JLC. Come and learn beautiful music from 14:30-17:30, for a service at 18:30. You can read more about the Anglican tradition of evensong in these notes, written by our choir director, Toby Wardman.
Contact Toby for more information about the M&M's choir.
M&M's Library Box
A message from Tatiana about our library box:
"As some of you have heard, our library box with most of its books was lost in the fire at the Pauscollege in July. However, we would love to develop a new collection of books that would benefit our community and spiritual lives. If you have borrowed any books from the M&M's Library Box, please return them to Tatiana.
We are also refreshing the library in preparation for a new term. Please also speak to Tatiana, either in person or via the M&Ms email, if you have Christian books in good condition that you would like to donate. We are looking for books related to Anglicanism, theology, spirituality, and Christian life. Here is a sample of the books we purchased for our library box last year."
This week we hear from our Environmental Officer, Mathias Weik:
After a summer break, M&M’s Green Corner is back in time for the season of Creation Tide.
During this time of the year, I always greatly enjoy the prayers, liturgy, and messages that challenge and remind us of the urgency of taking care of God’s creation. One aspect of this caring for creation, which has become somewhat of a buzzword over the last few years, is sustainability – finding ways to use the resources of our planet in ways that have less impact on natural resources, the climate, and the people around us in order to ensure a future for our common home. I am sure many of you are familiar with the concept.
Recently I have come across an interesting article about the most common misconceptions about sustainability and I would like to share it with you. I hope you find it as interesting and helpful as I did!
See you soon!
Want to find out more about M&Ms?
Visit our website www.anglicanchurchleuven.be
Follow us on social media @Stmarthaandstmarys @AnglicanLeuven @M&Mschat
Email us at email@example.com
If you come on Sundays, you will notice that we do take a collection. However, it is much easier for us if you are able to give online. We are very grateful to those who give regularly and so generously.
Onze parochie draait voor een belangrijke deel door de bijdrage van alle gevers, onze dankbaarheid is groot! Als je jezelf ziet als lid van de parochie overweeg dan of je op reguliere basis kan geven. Zie hieronder voor meer info. Een eenmalige gift is uiteraard ook zeer welkom!
Giving / Geven