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Remembrance Sunday Service
 
This Sunday we very much appreciate that Rev. Maree Wilson will be with us online to lead our Sunday service. The order of service can be found here

Please note that we are now only online again starting this week until further notice due to the recent Coronavirus prevention measures taken in the Canton of Vaud.

Please join us online at 10.30 CET at https://bluejeans.com/340779695 Your audio/visual connection will be better if you download the BlueJean.com app beforehand with instructions for that found here

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. 

Dear Christ Church friends,

Have you been as shocked as I have by what I have heard several times in the media, that this year Christmas may ‘have to be cancelled’? Different it may be, but how can it be cancelled?

As we look ahead to the weeks to come, which many of us will be spending largely indoors, you might like to lay in some helpful reading matter. I have done just that. There is still time to order books before Advent begins on 29 November.

I have some suggestions, all of which encourage us to trust God and live in hope, during these difficult times.

One book I have recently ordered – inspired by our chaplain Christine – is ‘Lighted Windows’ by Margaret Silf (BRF) which is subtitled ‘An Advent calendar for a world in waiting.’ As we prepare to welcome the Christ child, this offers us an invitation to look through windows, not as grubby panes of glass, but as lighted windows that reflect God’s guidance and his call to trust. We wait in hopefulness, meditating on familiar Scripture which we are encouraged to link to our own daily lives.

Another book for Advent, recently produced, helps us navigate these times of coronavirus in a gentle way: ‘At Home in Advent’ by Gordon Giles (BRF). Within are daily thoughts, questions, activities and prayers.

Or perhaps you would like a theological reflection on this global pandemic? ‘God and the Pandemic’ by Tom Wright (SPCK) offers a hopeful Christian perspective, helping the reader think through the pitfalls of conspiracy theory, God’s judgement, blame, or the end times.

There are other short books on this subject, for example ‘Where is God in a coronavirus world?’ by John Lennox (the goodbook company). Just follow the leads on the book-ordering sites.

We can all do with spiritual reinforcement and the discipline of daily prayer. Advent, coupled with time indoors, is surely an ideal time to get ourselves straight.

Stay safe!

Angela Fall
Lay minister
 

‘We dare to pray, not because we are at our wits end,
But because you are at the center of our life.
Our hope is in no other save in thee alone!
So hear, heal, save, restore! Be the God you have promised to be. Amen’

Walter Brueggmann, ‘Virus as a summons to faith’. (Paternoster). Extract from ‘The Giver of bread and fish’

From our treasurer Rosemary Raedler Hacking
 
We will be taking an open collection in church and it's also possible to contribute financially via electronic bank transfer to:

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise    
Postal account No.:10-725-4    
Association Christ Church, avenue d’Ouchy 60, 1006 Lausanne
IBAN: CH29 00767 000R 0393 3849 with the mention “open collection”.

Thank you, we very much appreciate your support of our ministry!
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1006 Lausanne
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