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SUNDAY SERVICE 24th May Audio Recording
SUNDAY SERVICE 17th May audio recording
Update from WHO
Here is a message from a La Cöte church member, Dr Ed Kelley, Director, Integrated Health Services for the World Health Organisation. He has kindly made a short video message from outside his workplace at WHO. Thank you to him and all his colleagues for your continued work in the face of Coronavirus. Do watch here:
BREAD MAKING IN LOCKDOWN
So our congregation are not wasting their time but are perfecting their bakery skills – Carol thinks she needed to make more than 5 loaves (not to mention the fish) to bake the ideal loaf – here is a proven recipe and of course pictorial evidence of success!
10g fresh yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
320ml Luke warm water
500g strong white flour
Activate the yeast by putting it in 20ml water with the sugar. Leave for 5 mins.In a bowl combine flour and salt.Add yeast mixture and the rest of the water. Stir until it forms a dough.Kneed until dough becomes elastic (approx 5-10mins)Put dough in oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to rise until doubled in size (approx 1h).Turn out onto floured surface and kneed briefly.Shape into a log shape and place on oiled baking tray and cover with a damp cloth.Leave to rise for 45 mins.Dust with flour then cut a crisscross pattern on the surface. Cook in a preheated oven at 200”C for 30 minutes.
Some heart warming stories
Sharing a story of local support – the Sunday Service sheet missed the post for some of our elderly congregation so the young people are working out who lives closest, printing out and hand delivering with Easter love. Our La Cote neighbours also delivered by hand to those living in the Nyon areas. HUGE thank you.
Link for Hymn in Clare’s Sermon
In Clare’s sermon for Good Friday – she refers to hymn There in God’s Garden at a couple of points and quotes the words from it. It’s a powerful piece and there is a stunning recording of it – link below. Her full Sermon can be found on our Sermon page.
Weekly online coffee meet up every Wednesday
Please contact Michele https://holytrinitygeneva.org/people/michele-walker/in the office for login details – we really hope you will join us and connect with your HTC friends
Helping Hands – a picture paints a 1000 words!
|Please also remember that our operating costs have not changed with the current virus situation, even though our offertory has. We would urge you to continue to donate either online (https://holytrinitygeneva.org/appeals/giving-online_donation/) or by setting up a regular Pledge.|
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – WITH THANKS TO CLARE AMOS
St Francois de Sales is ‘almost’ our local Geneva saint. He was supposed to be bishop of Geneva in the immediate post-Reformation period, but because of the religio-political scene was not able to take up his bishopric and it eventually transferred to Annecy.
Some wise words from him –
“Be at peace. Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope as they arise. God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them. He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering, or give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.” St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – with thanks to Alan Amos
At a time when there are so many “prohibitions” and ”exclusions”
Christ is God’s never-failing YES to us
2 Cor. 1. 19 -20
CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT NETWORK
In these unprecedented and unsettling times, we need to support each other. We have a large number of people who would love to help others and we must have people who would love some help or telephone company.
We need to collect information on 2 sets of people; (i) those of us who are able & willing to help and (ii) those of us who need help. We can all help, even if you are staying safe at home, you could offer to keep in touch with people by telephone.
Can I please ask you to reply if you are able and would like to do any (or all) of the following :
- Shopping – this includes delivering whilst respecting security distances. As far as possible, I will try and make it local to you. I am available in Eaux-Vives, for example.
- Medicine – if people need medicine, we can either pick it up and deliver or I can arrange for your pharmacy to deliver to you.
- Staying in touch – it would be great if we could ensure there is a telephone chain where we all get a certain number of people to call. If you have people you are close to, please let me know and I will allocate them to you. Calls don’t need to be long, just regular.
Please let us know if you need help with shopping or medicine. Please also let us know if you know of anyone who might need some help. And it is not just our elders and betters, we are all susceptible to having to isolate or being unwell.
Please also let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be included on the telephone chain. I think the more the merrier, so please let me know what the best number to contact you on is.
We will be sending emails every week, but please feel free to write to Michele in the office if you feel like a chat.
Please stay safe, let us know if you need us and we look forward to making sure we stay connected.
With warm regards,