The Conversion of Saint Paul by Caravaggio, 1601
Message from Debbie Flach on January 8, 2015:
The barbarity with which the twelve people were murdered yesterday at the premises of Charlie Hebdo, as well as other attacks on French soil over the Christmas period, bring a sense of shock.
Ever since humankind turned away from reliance on God our world has suffered brutality. Sometimes we are brutal with our use of God's Creation as climate change bears witness. Sometimes we have gone to war because we want vengence, judgement and retribution. Yet there remains in us that glimmer of hope, decency and a desire to live our lives alongside others in peace.
Today I call us all to a year of prayer for peace. Set your alarms, phones, computers and watches for midday and wherever you find yourself, let us join together in prayer for peace using the Lord's Prayer. Let us turn away from fear and turn towards our source of peace and salvation.
Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”
May God bless each of us,
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CHRIST CHURCH LILLE WELCOMES YOU
Sunday, January 25th 2015
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
The Conversion of Saint Paul
10:30 am Holy Communion *
6:30 pm Evening Prayer and Praise**
with Holy Communion
*Followed by a coffe hour in the parish hall
**Followed by a community supper in the parish hall
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