HTB News and upcoming events

The Intl. Christian Women's Club

The International Christian Women’s Club of Brussels invites you and your guests to their “Home from Home” guest night dinner 2015 with Yuri Cardozo and Miguel Ferrer which will be held at the American Women’s Club of Brussels on Saturday April 25th from 7.15 till 11.15. Music from the de Burbure family, guest speakers Mark and Gabrielle Arnot.   Full details on the poster in the lobby, or take a flyer from the table.

Services in Holy Week and over Easter

As always, there are a number of extra services during Holy Week, in addition to the usual Wednesday Holy Communion at 12.30 (followed by the final bread and soup lunch): Maundy Thursday Holy Communion at 19.30, Good Friday meditations “At the Foot of the Cross” between 12.00 and 14.00 (it is possible to arrive and depart during the service if you cannot spare the whole time) and the St Matthew Passion at 19.00.  There will be Holy Communion at all four services on Easter Sunday.  Easter is the most important celebration of our Christian year, don’t hesitate to invite friends and colleagues even if they’re not regular church-goers.

Music at Holy Trinity

There will be a performance of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at 15h30 on Sunday 29th March 2015, performed by Catherine Lybaert (soprano) and Marjut Leskinen (mezzo-soprano) accompanied by string quartet and organ. Entry is €10/€8.
Then on Good Friday, April 3rd there will be the traditional performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, at 19.00.  Admission is free (though donations will be most welcome) and pre-registration is preferred at passiontoperform.eu to ensure a seat.

The FCJ Centre of Spirituality

FCJ Centre of Spirituality, 211 Ave. Winston Churchill, 1180, Brussels, announces the following events: Wednesday 25 March 19.30-21.00 Upper Room Scripture Prayer Group.  Saturday 28 March 10.00-12.30 Lenten Retreat.  The Mess’AJE Adult Faith Formation Programme continues.  For other events and further information, visit www.fcjcentre.be  or email fcj@fcjcentre.be, (GSM 0477 734551).

A march for Peace - 15th March 2015

 ‘Together in Peace’  - a March for Peace.   Do think about joining our bishop and other communities, of faith and of laïcité, organized by the St Egidio Community.  Beginning at the ‘megaphone’, avenue Stalingrad, near the Gare du Midi at 14h, (gathering at 13h30) and finishing at around 16h at the Gare Centrale.

The Intl. Christian Women's Club

The Sally Army will be marching in for the next Brunch of the International Christian Womens' Club on March 10th.  Major Ruth Stannett will be telling us about the 'Army's' work with people who have been trafficked, as well as her work as a Pastor.  We will have the chance to sing some rousing SA Choruses, while allowing plenty of opportunity for Fellowship over our 'buffet' Brunch. See posters and flyers for further information. And join us for a Prayer Coffee 'chez' Pam Clements the following week.  Full details on poster in lobby.

The film 'L'heureux Naufrage'

The film ‘L’heureux Naufrage’ – ‘Fortunate Shipwreck’ is a 45 minute documentary made in Quebec, Canada (by YWAM Montreal) on 'the emptiness of post-Christian society'. It is fast moving, with many different speakers and is very relevant to our society here in Belgium and Western Europe. The 'Première' of this movie will be at the Vendôme Theatre, near the Porte de Namur metro Brussels, on Thursday 5 March at 19.30. Admission 8 euros. There will be a discussion afterwards in French and English. The movie is in French with excellent English subtitles.  The website for the Vendôme Theatre where it will be shown has a good synopsis of the film, in French, at www.cinema-vendome.be/les_films/prochainement

Lent Meditations & Services

The booklet of Lenten Meditations is now available at the back of the church.  Please do take a copy to help your preparations for Easter.   You can also read the daily meditations on either of the church Facebook pages- Holy Trinity Brussels 7pm Community and Holy Trinity Brussels and an exciting new option is a gsm app for both android and iPhone ~HTB Lent Book https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n206902406 and https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=96871....   Jane and David Brown would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to contribute a meditation. 

Throughout Lent the 12.30 Holy Communion service each Wednesday will be followed by a bread and soup lunch (a small donation is requested).  As we prepare for Easter why not pause to join us for this hour of prayer, calm and fellowship? 

Christian House sitting servicce

We have been sent a link to a Christian housesitting service: http://www.Christian-Housesitters.com  which some might find interesting.  N.B. this announcement does not imply any endorsement by Holy Trinity, and we advise you to take normal precautions if you wish to follow it up.

Edith Cavell commemorations

This year we commemorate Edith Cavell and the Belgian Edith Cavell Commemoration Group (BECCG) is organizing a series of events together with the Commune of Uccle and Cinematek.  We would like to know of members of Holy Trinity who might be interested to receive direct information and who might be interested in getting involved on the practical side with one or two events.  A web site has been created and will be available soon in French and Dutch  http://www.edith-cavell-belgium.eu/   Please contact Birte Day for further information : education@anglican.be

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