Exploring Genesis Afternoon
Saturday 24 February,14.30-17.30.
We will hold a Exploring Genesis afternoon (in German) with our fellow Christians from the Protestant and Roman Catholic parishes in Neuwestend. It will include Bibliodrama led by Fr Christopher, and study groups on Adam and Eve and original sin, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Rainbow. Open to all in Heilig Geist, RC Parish, Bayernallee, 14052 Berlin.
St George's Confirmation 2024
Our 16 confirmands and baptism candidates and our whole congregation are looking forward to the celebration of their confirmation on the 10th of March, at 10:30 in St George's Church.
We are delighted and honoured that the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, Bishop for the Channel Islands, will be officiating.
A warm welcome to Bishop Trevor and to the families and guests of the confirmands.
ST GEORGE'S LENT GROUPS
The Lord and His Prayer
In the Lenten course "The Lord and His Prayer", we will take an in-depth look at the most important Christian prayer by reading the rich and thought-provoking book with the same title by the eminent theologian Tom Wright. We will have weekly meetings each Monday at 7:30 PM via Zoom. If you are interested in joining you can either find the book online or fetch a used copy from Tayo. For more information, send an e-mail to Tayo via the church office.
Bible Study on the Easter Mystery
A weekly Bible study group for the six weeks of Lent, focusing on the Passion and Resurrection narratives in the gospels and epistles. Every Wednesday from 8pm til 9:30pm, although the first session will take place on Thursday15th of Feb, so as to avoid a clash with the Ash Wednesday evening service. Meet via Zoom. Please contact Tim via the church office e-mail.
Eckhart von Hohenheim (+1328) ist einer der bekanntesten und bedeutendsen christlichen Mystiker. In unserer Lent Group, die auf Deutsch durchgeführt wird, lesen und diskutieren wir ausgewählte Texte Meister Eckharts, die uns mit seiner Mystik vertraut machen und uns helfen können, christliche Gelassenheit selbst einzuüben. Die Lent Group findet online via Zoom statt am: Mittwoch, 21. Februar, 6. und 20. März, jeweils um 19:00 bis 20:00. Anmeldung bis zum 19. Februar an Joachim via die Pfarrbüro-Email.
Meeting God in Others
This Lent we are invited to open ourselves to experiencing people through God’s eyes. Week by week, we will focus on a different feature of people whose paths cross ours at any time of day and anywhere—be it on the street, in public transportation, while shopping, at a concert... Different kinds of prompts will be provided by email each week to stimulate us to use our empathetic imagination to help us meet God in these people. The idea is to enable everyone to fit this Lenten exercise into their life rhythm. We will invite the members to share their experiences by email, if they would like to do so. To register, please send an email to Ariane: via the church e-mail. Ariane and Janneke, for the St. George's Women's Group
Community around the table
During Lent, we would like to meet once a week in community to talk about a personal theme related to our faith (justice and peace, art and meditation...), to experience silence together in meditation and to share a meal, if possible with something to bring. We want to meet on Friday evenings at 7pm in our different homes, starting on Friday 16th. The first themes will be 16.2.: Justice and peace 23 Feb: Meditating on a Rothko painting Other topics will follow.
Please contact Christian via the church office for more information.
Renaissance Singers St Marienkirche
11 February 2024 | 18:00
SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT
This evening we once again have the great pleasure of having the Renaissance Singers beautifully embellish and enrich our Anglican Eucharist. The choir from Berlin will be singing motets by Thomas Tallis and Francisco Guerrero, as well as the Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd.
A very warm welcome also to our guest preacher from the UK,
The Revd Dr Janneke Blokland.
We are honoured and look forward to your sermon.
ST GEORGE'S CHOIR RETREAT 2024
Huysburg is an 11th century monastery run by Benedictine monks. Since 2014, it has served as the location of a yearly choral retreat for St George’s Choir.
It is located on the edge of the Harz Mountains near Halberstadt and perched on a hill – The Huy – surrounded by beautiful beech woods.
The monastery includes a splendid guesthouse with all rooms ensuite and provides marvellous food for visitors.
The choir practises in our rehearsal room – the glorious Kaisersaal complete with grand piano.
The highlight is the Klosterkirche with its 247 angels, putti and cherubs, not forgetting the magnificent baroque organ. We take part in the monks’ prayers from Laudes till Vigil, and on Sundays we sing in the main Eucharistiefeier.
We have great musical fun with Maestro Andrew Sims, Lora Beebe our Queen of Organs and the St George’s choral team.
We are always keen to welcome new choristers.
We can certainly also recommend a stay in Huysburg for anyone at any time (especially during the week, as the guesthouse is usually booked out every weekend months in advance) for those pilgrims craving solitude, pure air, good food, nice walks and prayer.
Huysburg is always a wonderful, spiritual, uplifting, musical, unforgettable choral building weekend.
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St George's Choir
The choir sings at the morning service most Sundays but will sing in the evening service once a month. There will be other music in the morning service on that day. We are looking for singers to lead the congregational singing or even sing in a small group at the thriving evening service. New singers for the morning service are of course also always welcome. Please contact Andrew Sims if you are interested.
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Our congregation only exists because of your support
Our parish is 100% self-supporting and also does not receive the German church tax.
Even the modest salaries of the two clergy, for example, have to be paid for by donations.
If you would like to support our ministry financially, we would also be happy to receive your regular donations. Perhaps you would like to set up a standing order?
We are extraordinarily grateful for any support.
We thank all who have supported our parish through this time of pandemic.
Your generosity allows us to fulfil the mission of St George's
and to celebrate and spread God's love in our community and beyond.
Please prayerfully consider what portion of your money
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Psalm cantors needed
We have relaunched the cantoring of the psalms at the morning service. If you are interested in serving as a cantor, please contact Andrew Sims at email@example.com.
Coffee hour rota | St George's
Preparing and serving the refreshments after the Sunday morning eucharist is a great way for new members of the congregation to get to know people, so if you would like to know more about what's involved, speak to our churwarden Ms Eleanor Emerson after the morning service or email the church office.
St George's young(ish) adults group at Marienkirche
A warm invitation to a dinner or pub get-together after our Anglican Sunday evening service at Marienkirche, always on the last Sunday of the month: something to eat, something to drink and a bit of nice chatting.
Desmond Tutu Reading Group
Our Desmond Tutu Reading Group meets bi-weekly at 19.00.
More information from Tayo via the church office.
We sometimes receive complaints that members of the congregation are not personally informed about news via email or do not receive our newsletter. We are very sorry about this. Unfortunately, email addresses become outdated, the newsletter has not been ordered or we have not been given permission to use the email address in accordance with the DSGVO.
So if you are in any doubt as to whether we have your proper and up dated contact details, please kindly contact the parish office so that you are well informed by emails from the parish. For up-to-date information, please visit this, our official website or visit us on social media. Here you will be informed as up-to-date as possible. Also point other parishioners and friends of St George to this. We thank you very much and appreciate your cooperation.
St George's on Social Media
By now we have – thanks to some generous donations – a stable setup for the recordings on our YouTube channel. The only thing we would need is one or two more volunteers who could cover the actual recording duties once every two months. Martin and Carolin would give you a thorough training and are always available if there are problems or questions! Please contact Martin Abend via the church office if you can help.
There is now an official Facebook Page for St George's: www.facebook.com/stgeorgesanglicanchurchberlin. Please
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