6 September 2019
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
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September, back to school and a busy few months ahead. We will be marking the new school year on Sunday, see below and bring your backpack 🎒 at 10:30 for a blessing!
8 September: Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Philemon 1-21 and Luke 14:25-33
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The church calendar is on our website, and all the services and readings are shown there. Also on the calendar are major works and the events taking place.
See the website for some photos of this year's Braderie, including the article in the Voix du Nord. Thanks to everyone who made the event a success, more details next week.

Blessing the Back Packs - bring your backpack to church

For all who are starting a new school year, children and teachers. At the beginning of the new school year, backpacks will be carried to and from school by children and students.

These backpacks will contain work to be done, work that's been returned, books to be studied, tools to complete homework. Notebooks, pencils, pens, protractors, compasses, crayons, rules, scissors, glue sticks and other items used for school work will find their way in and out of these backpacks.

Some days, so much stuff will fill these backpacks that the student may find it difficult to walk. Other days, they will be light and nearly empty. But on each and every day, these backpacks represent work required of the students at this church.

Teachers carry their own backpacks, briefcases and computers: bring them too and be blessed in your work.

And, as in every aspect of our life, we will bring them all before God for blessing on Sunday 8th September during the 10:30 service.
Blessing of the back packs

What's happening?

  1. When does the Wednesday café start again?
  2. When's the next Coffee-in-between?
  3. When's Harvest Festival?
  4. When are the Christmas Carol services?
All the answers are to be found on our calendar, but see also some hints at the bottom of this newsletter!
For full details of forthcoming events, it's easy to consult this page on our website.
Two new Discipleship Courses start on 29 September
Full details on the website, and a sign-up form.
Click the button or contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr if you have any difficulties signing up or need more information.
The Informal Bible Study Group starts again on Wednesday 11 September - contact informalbiblestudy@christchurchlille.fr for more information.
Other groups are invited to send us details for the newsletter.
Did you find the answers to the questions?
1 - 25 Sept; 2 - 20 Oct.; 3 - 6 Oct.; 4 - 15 Dec.
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