Online Services

St Ursula’s, Berne

At the moment our little church in Neuchâtel is without a Chaplain as Revd Clive Atkinson is in the process of moving 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

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Please use all the necessary resources from the website.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
 
David and I enjoyed a very pleasant week away in the mountains after Easter and were very grateful for the break. A big thank you to Elizabeth Bussmann for coming to take the service last Sunday. I look forward to being with you again this coming Sunday as we continue to celebrate the joy of Eastertide. The service will also be available online at https://www.stursula.ch/Services/index.html from Saturday evening. Thank you to all those who make this possible week by week.
 
AGM
The Annual General Meeting will be held at 11.30am on Sunday 25th April, after the service. This is an important meeting when we look back over this last year and look ahead to the coming year. Churchwardens and council members will be elected. We will have to continue to observe social distancing  measures so numbers will be limited. Please ring the office to book a seat for the AGM. You can do this when you book a seat for the service. 
 
HRH Prince Philip
Many of us will want to give thanks for the life of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for his long life of dedication and service, his inspiring programmes for young people and his continual support of HM Queen Elizabeth. If you wish to send condolences, you can leave a message at the online book of condolence here: https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-hrh-prince-philip-duke-edinburgh
There will be a diocesan service of prayer and reflection at 17.30 on Friday 16th April to give thanks for Prince Philip’s life. You can listen to the service through the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIkkDvrdIo8
 
Men’s Group
The group will be meeting on Sunday at 11.30am, via zoom. Note the change of time from the last meeting. If you are not on the mailing list for the zoom link, and would like to be, please let me know.
 
Sunday Coffee Time
Every Sunday at 11.30am. We meet together, via zoom, to share reflections on the readings and sermon. Please contact Ann or Ken from Neuchâtel for Zoom link.
 Lectio Divina continues on Thursdays, 10.30-11.15am, as we meet, via zoom, to meditate in silence on a short biblical passage and then share our reflections. Come and join us! Let me know if you would like more details.
 
Everyday Faith
It is good for us to reflect on how our faith affects our lives and to learn from others. We are encouraging members of the congregation to make a short video talking about their faith, life and work. Art Funkhouser and Jorum Kirundi have made videos and you can see them here: 
If you would like to make a video yourself, please let me know.
 
I end with a poem by John Updike, written in 1960, which challenges us to think about what we believe about the resurrection of Jesus. 
 
Seven Stanzas at Easter
 
Make no mistake, if he rose at all
it was as His body;
If the cell’s dissolution did not reverse, the molecule reknit,
The amino acids rekindle,
The Church will fall.
 
It was not as the flowers,
each soft spring recurrent;
it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled eyes of the
eleven apostles;
It was as His flesh; ours.
 
The same  hinged thumbs and toes
the same valved heart
that – pierced – died, withered, paused and then regathered
out of enduring Might
new strength to enclose.
 
Let us not mock God with metaphor,
analogy, sidestepping, transcendence,
making of the event a parable, a sign painted in the faded
credulity of earlier ages:
let us walk through the door.
 
The stone is rolled back, not papier-mache,
not a stone in a story,
but the vast rock of materiality that in the slow grinding of
time will eclipse for each of us
the wide light of day.
 
And if we have an angel at the tomb
make it a real angel,
weighty with Max Planck’s quanta, vivid with hair, opaque in
the dawn light, robed in real linen
spun on a definite loom.
 
Let us not seek to make it less monstrous,
for our own convenience, our own sense of beauty,
lest, awakened in one unthinkable hour, we are embarrassed
by the miracle
and crushed by remonstrance.
 
With my love in Christ,
Helen
 

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 are the details about online services at All Saints, Vevey, in blue print

Welcome to All Saints, a vibrant Anglican Church serving the English speaking community in the town of Vevey, Switzerland.

Sunday 18th April | The Third Sunday of Easter

Dear friends,
Last week we sadly said Goodbye to Clive and Yvonne.  Jeremy and Claire Daglish interviewed Clive and Yvonne and Clare Camoeira presented them with the All Saints gifts. Members from our Worship Band then sang a beautiful and very touching Blessing.  If you missed the service, you can still watch the recording here or scroll down to view photographs taken during the service.

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)).
 
THIS SUNDAY (18th April) – This Sunday at All Saints  worship will be led by Mark Jones.  The speaker will be Jeremy Daglish.  Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones(Warden) will be the co-ordinator and a team of volunteers including Ken Kvarstadt and Liz Andrews will take part. 

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

The Third Sunday of Easter | Service Sheet

Message from . April 16, 2021. Category: Online, Worship


In Him,
The Wardens
 
  
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER 
10h30 Third Sunday of Easter   | All Saints Church | Zoom
Join us either in-person or online as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.
 
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

Sunday Volunteers.
The Lord often blesses us when we step out of the boat! If you feel prompted to get out of your comfort zone and contribute to our live / zoom / hybrid services, Maxine would love to hear from you! We are specifically looking for people who can read the Sunday bible passage or lead prayers for our church family and beyond. Both these things can be done either online from home or in person at church. So if you are an enthusiastic reader or passionate prayer let us know (maxandrich@bluewin.ch) and we can add you to the rota.

 

A pan-diocesan Service of Prayer
The Bishops have decided it would be appropriate to arrange a pan-diocesan online Service of Prayer to mark the life and work of the late Prince Philip, with a distinctive European emphasis. Contributions to the service will reflect HRH’s European lineage and global links across our diocese, including from friends in Greece, Denmark and Malta.

You are invited to attend:
A Service of Prayer Across the Diocese in Europe for HRH Prince Philip
Time: Apr 16, 2021 17:30 CET 16:30 BST (please join at 17:15 CET/16:15 BST)
On the Diocese in Europe website here or here on the Diocesan YouTube livestream.

 

Women’s Walks
Are you excited about Spring?!? Fit and unfit females alike are invited for a walk on a Saturday morning, weather permitting.

Saturday 24th April, meet at 9am by the Les Avants fun / train station for the circuit around le Cubly. This 4.5km walk has a climb of 200m at the start and takes about 2.5 hours.

Currently we have to limit numbers outside to 15 and this walk is easily accessible by public transport. If you would like to join this meander please let Maxine know by email: maxandrich@bluewin.ch.


ANZAC DAY CEREMONY – 25th APRIL 2021
Sadly the decision has been taken by the Consulates-General of Australia and New Zealand not to arrange a public ANZAC DAY Service on the 25th April at the Commonwealth War Graves’ Cemetery in Vevey.     This is owing to the rules on group gatherings and the health risks still posed by COVID-19.
 
They do intend for a representative each from Australia and New Zealand to continue the custom of laying a wreath at St. Martin’s Cemetery to pay respects but unfortunately they are still unable to support public attendance.    Photographs of their visit on the 25th April will be placed on their website and social media accounts.
 

Vaccination for over 50
UPDATE: everyone over the age of 50 is now eligible to receive a vaccination against Covid-19. There are a number of centres offering the vaccine and it is a matter of choosing the centre that you prefer. There is further information available on the following website: www.coronavax.ch There is also a cantonal vaccination Hotline – 058 715 11 00. It seems that if you would like two appointments together eg with another eligible member of your family, it is best to ring the Hotline.


Youth Update from Calen
Core junior s on this Sunday, 10h45! Topic: “proof!”
 
Core senior are encouraged to be in the main service (as in not sleep but actually be in the main service)!
 
Ripple online at 20h!


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 news from 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