Our next Messy Church event is happening at 3pm on Saturday 20th January. We are happy to announce that we have found a wonderful venue, meeting at 'De Werf' attached to the Kruispunt Church, right at the heart of Voorschoten town centre, just opposite Albert Heijn. This is a great informal event for all the family with games, crafts, cake, and a short Bible story in English and Dutch. For more information contact Adam. All are welcome!
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
As an expression of our unity in Christ, the churches in Voorschoten join together once a year for a combined ecumenical service. This time it is our turn to host, and so we will be welcoming friends from the Protestant and Roman Catholic congregations to St James on Sunday 28th January at 10.30am. The service will be in Dutch and English and led by Bert Boter, Dirk Gudde and Ruan, who will also be preaching.
Monthly prayer gathering
Come and pray for our church and the community we serve. The next one is taking place on Wednesday 7th February at Ambachtspad 23 in Voorschoten. Come at 7.45pm for a drink and chat, and we start our hour of prayer at 8.00.
Lent begins this year on 14th February, and we will be holding a simple service of Holy Communion in the chapel of Huize Bijdorp at 8pm.
Properties update (from the wardens)
There is a critical need for a replacement business to take over renting the church office to allow us to break our remaining one year lease. Please pray for God to send a new tenant soon! If anyone has any leads, please contact Melinda Velarde at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text to 0646964636. Stay-tuned for upcoming news regarding items for sale and weekend work parties. Please support this effort to help St. James economically steward its resources.