Vacancies: your church needs you!
Can you help? We are looking for people to help with the following vacancies coming up at the Annual Meeting (19th April):
This is taking place on Thursday 19th April at 8pm in the Hoeksteen, next to the Dorpskerk in Voorschoten. For those who can come earlier, we will hold an informal celebration of Holy Communion starting at 7pm.
The following items are now available for download:
Farewell to the Greadys
Andrew and Marion will be moving on to pastures new in York after leading St John and St Philip’s in The Hague for the last five years. A leaving party is being held in the church hall (Ary van der Spuyweg 1) on Saturday 21st April from 18.00, and an open invitation is extended to all who might want to bid them farewell.
Ministry and marathons …
As many of you will know, Sarah Weinberg, Gillian’s daughter is now working in the UK for the Christian charity TLG. On April 22nd this year, Gillian will be running the London Marathon to support their work, and she would be delighted if some of you felt able to support her by sponsoring her run. TLG is a Christian Education charity which works to bring hope and a future to struggling children and families across the UK and Portugal. The charity equips the local church to support children and families in their community, through volunteers providing one-to-one mentoring with a child, opening lunch kitchens to tackle holiday hunger, or working with young people who have been excluded from school. You can find out more on their website.
Next meeting: Thursday 14th June 13.30-15.00 at Jenny Read's house, Hofvliet 164, 2251 TM, Voorschoten. The book we will be discussing: 'There is still more' by Mary Pytches. Do come along if you have never been before – there are usually 5 or 6 of us. This group was born out of a desire to read more, and especially read more Christian books: biographies, novels or books on Christian subjects. We meet four times a year and discuss the book that we have read in preparation. During each meeting the next book is chosen, then everyone will read the book and at the next meeting that book will be discussed. Open to anyone, male, female, St. James regulars or not. If you want to borrow this book contact Lisette Crew or look on Amazon.de (from Germany, no postage), also available on Kindle.