Dear *|FIRSTNAME|*,

On this day when the president of Haiti has been assassinated, we entrust this troubled nation of Haiti to God. Some of our community have colleagues working for aid agencies in this country. We pray for all who are currently living in Haiti, amid the heightened unrest and insecurity. We can, of course, adapt the prayer for other nations on our hearts.

 “The harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.” James 3:18

Out of the depths we cry to You, O God.
We cry to you for our Haitian sisters and brothers.
We ask you to uphold them in their suffering.
Give them continuing strength and comfort.

Give us love and courage to stand with them in prayer as they struggle for justice and freedom.

We pray for the leaders of Haiti, as they steer their country through yet more unrest. Grant them wisdom, humility and courage to act justly and to love mercy.

Keep us committed to the truth and empower us with your Spirit of love:

  • a love that always sees possibilities for peace founded on justice;
  • a love that seeks justice without vengeance and retaliation;
  • a love that reaches out to enemies, as Jesus taught us.

In the name of Christ we pray, Amen.

adapted from Pax Christi USA: (814) 453-4955

Carolyn

Worship this coming Sunday 11th July
In Christ!

10.00 Holy Communion in Divonne
16.00 Evening Prayer in Gingins
16.00 Online Evening Prayer, livestreamed from Gingins
click here to join in at 16.00, or to watch later, click here for the order of service.

For both in person services please register with Liz and read the Covid measures.

Services coming up in July and August

During the summer we are gathering to worship each Sunday, with a mix of in person and online services. Please note the times and places of our worship and register with Liz Bramley if you are coming to our in-person services.

Please bear with us as we experiment with live-streaming our services in the afternoon in Gingins during July. We would be grateful for constructive feed-back, for your patience and support. Do log in for the service at 16.00 in July.

Coming up this week

07.30 Mon to Fri Morning Prayer
08.30 Sat
Morning Prayer

Regular activities are quietening down over the summer but we are still gathering each day for online Morning Prayer. You are welcome to join us if life is a little quieter, as a way of starting the day. You can dip in and out as works best for you.  

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
 
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.
 
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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