Online Services

St Ursula’s, Berne

At the moment our little church in Neuchâtel is without a Chaplain as Revd Clive Atkinson has now moved to his new charge in Belfast. We shall continue to receive the online service details from All Saints (Vevey) and St Peter’s (Château-d’Oex). We shall also be renewing our links with St Ursula’s in Berne and look forward to welcoming their priest Revd Helen Marshall (and her husband David) who will be be giving us a monthly communion service in our premises in Neuchâtel once we begin services again at our hall at Les Poudrières. Here is the link for services and other activities in Berne: 

https://www.stursula.ch/Services/index.html

Click to access notices.pdf

Please use all the necessary resources from the website.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
I look forward to seeing many of you at church on Sunday. If you are not able to come in person, please do join the online service which can be found here: https://www.stursula.ch/Services/index.html from Saturday evening. Thank you to all those who make this possible week by week.
Books
Just a reminder that the book stall is still up in the lower hall for the next week or so. If you would like to look at the books, please contact the office to make a time.
With love in Christ,
 
Helen
 
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Live Zoom services for all on Sundays from St Peter’s Anglican Church in Château d’Oex at 17.30. Please scroll down to the red print and for latest details look at the announcements on the tab Upcoming Events. Following this are the details about online services at All Saints, Vevey, in blue print

Sciernes Picaz, Switzerland. Photo by Guy Girardet
 
Thy Kingdom Come, Global Prayer Movement – 13 to 23 May
 
 
Sunday, 16  May at 17h30 – Holy Communion
St. Peter’s Château d’Oex and by Zoom

You are welcome to join us this Sunday at 17h30 for a service of Holy Communion. Please note, you will be able to worship both in-person at St. Peter’s and online.  (see Zoom details below).

To attend in person, you will need to register, ensure that you wear a face mask and observe social distancing. 

You may wish to bring some red wine and bread for the Communion service. This applies to people attending the service at St. Peters as well as at home.

Some good news – singing in the church is now permitted.  

Our service – and also the Bible Study on Wednesday – will be led by Rev Chris Jervis who will be joining us from Dorset via Zoom. For those who don’t know Chris, his bio is included below.

Join Zoom Meeting: For Neuchâtel members, please contact Ann or Ken to receive Zoom code:

neuchatelenglishchurch@gmail.com

 

 
Service Sheet and Songs for this Sunday:
Download Service Sheet
 
Chateau d’Oex Bible Study – Wednesday 19th May 18h00 | Bible Study with Rev Chris Jervis
 
Acts 1: 1-11
 
 Discussion Starters 
  1. What do we learn about Luke’s credibility as a gospel writer:
See Luke 1: 1-4 and Acts 1: 1-2
        2. What are your thoughts about ‘heaven’? 

Study 
  1. What is the importance of verse 3
  • To the Apostles?
  • To the reader?
  1. What was Jesus implying in his instruction in verses 4-5?
  2. Verse 6 indicated a deep-seated misunderstanding
  • What was the nature of this understanding?
  • What misunderstanding are entertained today and how might we respond to these?
  1. What is the ministry of the Holy Spirit in and through Christian believers? See verse 8.
  2. What do you make of the promise made by angels to the apostles, as recorded in verse 11?
  3. Ascension. Heaven. Jesus’ Return – are these comforting beliefs or troubling truth? Why?
 

Chris Jervis in Switzerland and Château d’Oex
Chris & Carolyn Jervis first came to Château d’Oex in around 1982 to stay on the campsite with their two eldest daughters.

In the following years, Tim Barlow (Chaplain at the time) asked us to return on several occasions to help with locum cover at Vevey and CDO and to run a mission in the two centres.

Over the years I have preached at Grindelwald, Villars, Zermatt, Verbier, Gstaad and other Swiss centres in addition to CDO. We love Switzerland!
For a number of years, we did not return to CDO until we renewed our link when we bought an apartment at La Soldenelle. We enjoyed numerous visits there but sold the property in order to purchase our home in Dorset. This period renewed our link with St. Peter’s where I often took the services and preached during this time.

After 30 years as a School Chaplain and Academic Theologian, I served as the Vicar of St. Helier, Jersey, then the Provost of an Abbey in Dorset. Now, although I am officially retired, I tend to preach about twice a week (in person or online), write and broad

 

Welcome to All Saints, a vibrant Anglican Church serving the English speaking community in the town of Vevey, Switzerland.Next Sunday’s (and last Sunday’s) services:

The Seventh Sunday of Easter | Service Sheet

Sermons

The Sixth Sunday of Easter | Reflection | How God Satisfies our Spiritual Thirst | Isaiah 55 (Audio)

http://www.allsaints.ch/sermon/the-seventh-sunday-of-easter-reflection-i-am-the-bread-of-life-john-622-40-audio/


Interregnum up-date
As promised the wardens will be trying to keep everyone up-dated on the situation via e-News, as well as arranging an interview from time to time as part of our service.

Now that Clive has left – and we’re already feeling the loss – much of our efforts have been placed in organising the services over the next few weeks. These will be led by lay members of the All Saints’ family. This would undoubtedly have been something of a challenge in pre-Covid times, but doubly so today, having to organise hybrid services. The requirements in people and technology are so much higher. However, we do want to continue in this way, at least until it’s possible for us all to meet in person again. Please bear with us if things are not quite as smoothly run as before whilst we learn!

We have also been working on the various documents we are required to complete in order for the vacancy to be advertised. We will go through these with our Archdeacon at the next Council meeting at the end of April.

Now that the parsonage is empty we want to move ahead with some of the repairs and renovations that are needed after 18 years of occupancy. The fabric team, led by Mike Bowley have already assessed what is needed and we will be getting quotes for the major work. Other work – such as painting, cleaning, gardening etc. can be done by ourselves. Please contact Mike Bowley or one of the wardens if you are able to help.

Finally, as has been mentioned previously, Tim Barlow will act as locum from May 23rd. Ideally we would like him here in person. This is a bit more complex than it might be as result of both Covid and Brexit so we are making every effort into looking into the best ways to proceed.

Please pray for us as we work through this and, in particular, this week for for Maxine, Claire and Xavier who are finalising the Chaplaincy Profile, one of the key documents we need to prepare, and that we will succeed in getting Tim here in person already in May.

A reminder of some important contact details and information.
 
PASTORAL COVER – Rev. Ken Kvistad will offer emergency Pastoral Cover starting from Monday 5th April. Ken can be contacted by phone (079 318 27 99) or by email (kakjrkvistad@gmail.com).
 
ALL SAINTS CONTACTS – For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, michael.stead@span.ch) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (randvjj@hotmail.com)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (admin@allsaints.ch)).
 

A recording of Sunday’s Service will be available from Monday. Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator, will send out an email with the link.

 


You are welcome to join us via Zoom. For Neuchâtel members, please contact Ann or Ken by sending us an email to receive details:

neuchatelenglishchurch@gmail.com

More News
For more news about All Saints, please click http://www.allsaints.ch/news/.

 Louise Bowley (Church Administrator)
 
All Saints’ Church
Avenue de la Prairie, 40
1800 Vevey
 
Office tel: +41 (0) 21 922 94 57
Office hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays 09h00 to 13h00
Fridays 09h00 to 17h00
Please note:  Louise Bowley is currently working from home
 
WEB: http://www.allsaints.ch

Please scroll down to read news  of Clive’s farewell service at St Peter’s!

Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash
Sunday, 18 April  – Evening Prayer
St. Peter’s Château d’Oex and by Zoom
You are welcome to join us online this Sunday at 17h30 for a service of Evening Prayer. You can get the Zoom details by contacting Ann or ken or by emailing  neuchatelenglishchurch@gmail.com  Please note, you will be able to worship both in-person at St. Peter’s and online.  Don’t forget that, to attend in person, you will need to register here, ensure that you wear a face mask and observe social distancing.  Sadly, singing is currently not permitted. Download Service Sheet
Our service – and also the Bible Study on Wednesday – will be led by Rev Paul Perkin who will be joining us from the UK via Zoom.  Paul was formally vicar at St Mark’s Battersea and is now vicar of a village church, St Andrew’s Limpsfield Chart.
Scroll down to read about the farewell service for Clive at Château-d’Oex!
 
 
 

 
GOODBYE CLIVE AND YVONNE


Daniel Onyiego, Deputy Warden, was the speaker and 50 of our church family joined the In Person Service.


 And 60 of our church family households joined the Zoom service, some from the other side of the world!




Jeremy and Claire Daglish interviewed Clive and Yvonne



The Wardens, Jeremy and Claire Daglish and Pru Forel prayed for Clive and Yvonne



and Clare Camoeira gave them loads of presents from the All Saints family with all our love!
 
 
 


 
 
Wednesday, 21 April | 18h00 | Bible Study with Rev Paul Perkin
During the Bible Study we will be looking at John 20: 19-31