Sunday Worship August 30, 2020
Please join us for worship – Holy Eucharist – today, Sunday, August 30 at 10.00 am. Our readings are Jeremiah 15:15-21 (Jeremiah receives encouragement in God’s promise to be “with you to save you and deliver you”), Romans 12:9-21 (in a very upbeat passage which sounds in part similar to the Sermon on the Mount, Paul tells the Christians in Rome to rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer” and to “bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them”), Matthew 16:21-28 (Jesus predicts his death in Jerusalem, rebukes Peter, and reminds his disiples that following him calls for self-denial and the willingness to “take up their cross and follow me”). Here is the order of service. Fr. Steve will be presiding and Fr. Douglas preaching.
Next Sunday, Sept. 6, our Bishop Mark Edington will be with us as our celebrant and preacher. And as the Night of the Churches was cancelled this year, we have moved our next service of Anglican Sung Evensong to Sun., Sept. 6, at 5.00 pm.
You should be able to go straight to the Livestream using this link (even if you do not have a Facebook account – just ignore any attempts to make you register)! Should that not work, please go to our Facebook page here and scroll down until you find the Livestream, which we will start at 9.45 am (the service will start at the usual time of 10.00 am).
If you want to include prayers for yourself or another during the Prayers of the People at any of our services, please send me an email Or if you are watching the service live on Facebook, you can write your prayer request in the comments and we will pick them up.
Here are this week’s announcements:
- WEDNESDAY 11.00 am. Word & Worship (Zoom).
- THURSDAY 3.00 pm. Coffee with Chris (Zoom).
- FRIDAY 8.30 pm. A Service of Compline (Zoom).
- SATURDAY 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. Booksale only.
- SUNDAY 10.00 am. Holy Eucharist and Baptism with Bishop Mark: Online and at St. Augustine’s 5.00 pm. Choral Evensong: Online and at St. Augustine’s
Saturday – Sunday Bishop Mark’s Visitation
The flowers today were given by Grace Eribo in thanksgiving of Steven, Hillary and Maxwell’s birthday and by Valeria Damigella Eiseman in loving memory of her father Giuseppe Damigella.
Children and Youth:
Regular Sunday school will resume on September 6, our creche/nursery service resumes today, August 30. We plan on restarting our Junior Youth, when we join the annual Rhine clean-up on Sept 12th. Anyone is welcome to join in and help clean up the river shore! If you do come along, wear comfortable clothes: Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please reach out to Deborah Cole or Bhawna Paul if you have any questions.
Please note that due to the increase in infections in the area, the City of Wiesbaden as issued a temporary ban on all events with more than 50 people attending, and that such events include Church services!