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Dear friends,

Over the last months there have been many poems and prayers written to help us get through the coronavirus pandemic. As we look forward to opening the church for public worship this new hymn below by John Bell might help us give thanks for the blessings of our community as we prepare to worship together again.

As we have struggled with coronavirus issues, there have also been issues of the value of each and every human life. On 12th June there was a diocesan online Zoom service for racial justice. All lives are precious and all lives matter especially at this time when the rule of law, our Christian values are being threatened and poverty increases around the world. Here is a prayer used at that service. It is written by Revd Dr. Sam Wells who is vicar at St. Martin- in-the-Fields, London.

I pray that you all stay well and safe and that the blessed summer time refreshes and encourages you.

All blessings,

Rev. Christine
We will meet when the danger is over,
we will meet when the sad days are over;
we will meet sitting closely together
and be glad our tomorrow has come.

We will join to give thanks and sing gladly,
we will join to break bread and share wine;
and the peace that we pass to each other
will more than a casual sign.

So let's make with each other a promise
that when we've all come through is behind,
we will share what we missed and find meaning
in the things that once troubled our mind.

Until then may we always discover
faith and love to determine our way.
That's our hope and God's will and our calling
for our lives and for every new day.

John L Bell (C) Wild Goose Resource Group, The Iona Community

You can listen to it 
Words and music Copyright WGRG The Iona Community Permissions and Enquiries to
Prayer for Lives That Matter
God of Abel and Cain, the one who was slain
and the one who denied complicity or responsibility:
visit those who can’t breathe because of the virus
or because of oppression at the hands of another.
Raise up leaders who offer their people vision and hope;
empower any who dwell in the midst of violence
or live in the face of prejudice;
and make your people a rainbow
that promises plenty at the end of the storm.
In the name of Christ, our brown-skinned Lord,
in the power of the Spirit, who speaks in every tongue. Amen.

Sam Wells, St Martin-in-the-Fields
Prayer used at diocesan service for Racial Justice, 12 June 2020

Christ Church
The Anglican Episcopal Church in Lausanne

6 September - Trinity 13
10.30 Holy Communion with Sunday Club. Thanksgiving for the life of Fran Edwards.

13 September - Trinity 14
10.30 Church Family Holy Communion.
20 September - Trinity 15
10.30 Holy Communion with Sunday Club. Thanksgiving for the life of Claude Huguenin.

27 September - Trinity 16
10.30 Holy Communion with Sunday Club.

We'll be celebrating these services in church with coronavirus protections in place which you can find 

To protect the vulnerable and provide services for those not ready to return to public worship you also will be able to join us online or by phone on Sunday morning as follows:
  • Your online audio/visual connection will be better if you download the app beforehand with instructions for that found here.  Then connect to our service using
  • Alternatively, you can call in on your fixed or mobile phone by calling Swiss number 081 588 0256 and when it prompts for the meeting ID enter 340 779 695# on the phone.
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