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.
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 (email@example.com).
ALL SAINTS CONTACTS – For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, firstname.lastname@example.org) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (email@example.com)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (firstname.lastname@example.org)).
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.
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:
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
Office tel: +41 (0) 21 922 94 57
Mondays and Tuesdays 09h00 to 13h00
Fridays 09h00 to 17h00
Please note: Louise Bowley is currently working from home
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