Dear *|FIRSTNAME|*,

This week our prayers have focussed on the Holy Spirit, in this in-between time between Ascension and Pentecost – the sense of absence and expectant longing for a new presence. This season often reminds me of Bishop John V. Taylor who wrote “The Go-between God” (1972), a classic study of the Holy Spirit.

He writes: “The Spirit of God is at work to bring us to life, to make us more awake and aware, and so lead us to a fresh discovery and fresh response. He [or she] helps us to make the connection by opening the doors of perception, generating a current of communication, opening the eyes.”

I love J.V. Taylor’s description of how the Spirit brings us to life, makes us more awake and leads us to a fresh discovery. So, we pray for ourselves and for our world:

Inspirer of the Universe
By your breath of life which infuses all living things, 
As I inhale the spirit of the people I meet, may I exhale your love. 
As I inhale the news of today, may I exhale prayer like incense rising. 
As I inhale rumours of war, may I exhale supplications for peace, 
As I inhale the air which the leaves of the trees give to me, 
May I exhale care for all that bears leaves. 
As I inhale the same air of the creatures around me 
May I exhale freedom from all that causes suffering. 
Inspirer of the Universe, 
By your grace, may we breathe your loving purpose this day.

The Celtic Wheel of the Year, Tess Ward

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people and kindle in us the fire of your love.” (Anglican Morning Prayer).  

We look forward to celebrating the signs of the Spirit in the world in our Pentecost Service this coming Sunday. We hope you will join us and find refreshment and renewed hope as we worship together.

Carolyn

Creation Care Blog: Starting Simple

Click here to read Jean Mayer's second blog post on creation care 'starting simple'.

 
Worship this coming Sunday 23rd May
Pentecost: Life-gving signs of the spirit
 
10.00 All-age zoom celebration zoom link and order of service
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6.00 All-age celebration at Gingins, please register with Liz and read the Covid measures 
 

 

Coming up this week

Tuesday 25th Prayer Group - in person
Friday 14th CCC  
07.30 Mon to Fri, 08.30 Sat Morning Prayer

Click here for the community news section of our website to see photos of the Ascension day walk.

 
Other news

Clothes collection in aid of Belarus Ukraine & Moldova
Our help is needed by vulnerable people whose lives have been made even more difficult this last year. T
he van will collect on Monday 31st and Tuesday 1st June click here for more information.

Work with those seeking refugee status
- Mentoring opportunities: Please contact Andrea Goovaerts.
- Accommodation: Please speak to Diantha Terry with any thoughts you have.
- Do you have jobs that need doing? Please contact Diantha Terry.
 

Quiz evening at Holy Trinity

All welcome! You will be allocated to a team of 6 and there will be break out rooms for each round. Free entry, with the option of donating to the COVID relief effort in India via the office or church bank account. To register, contact Michèle on admin@holytrinitygeneva.org

Safeguarding is increasingly important in a virtual world 

The safeguarding team:

-Is there when someone suspects or has observed abuse or is a victim.

-Is there if someone feels uncomfortable about a relationship or situation themselves

-Does not judge, can flag up help and is discreet.

Covid lock downs and confinements 2020 have resulted in an increase of abuse in the home, if you have concerns don't hesitate to get in touch: safeguarding@lacotechurch.ch and check our page on the website
 
For useful resources click here and scroll to 'links of interest'!
 
Giving online and in person 
 
Many thanks as ever for your giving to the life of our church and thus to our mission and service within and well beyond our community. Here are the bank details for our church: 

IBAN            CH42 0022 8228 5504 9740 H
Holder         The La Côte Anglican Church Development Association, 1267 Coinsins 
BIC               UBSWCHZH80A

Merci beaucoup, diolch yn fawr, Geoff Senogles
 

 

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