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Chaplain’s Letter: Harvest

September and October are the months when we celebrate Harvest Sunday across the chaplaincy. For example you’ll see from photos from All Saints Harvest last month. I always find it striking the range of images that are used in the hymns sung at Harvest . Sometimes the words are very close to agricultural ideas – such as ‘We plough the fields and scatter.” But other well loved hymns, merges these farming images with other biblical…

Healing a broken heart

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) I once asked: “Can we heal the soul, if it was wounded?”. I have come to the conclusion that the answer is ‘yes, we can contribute to the health of our souls’. This is not intended as a success story: I am thoroughly aware that we live in a broken world, where many things are not cured, regardless of how…

Chaplain’s Letter: With Angels and Archangels

“They overcame [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” At this stage in Trinity season, we are being encouraged to lift our hearts and minds to the contemplation of God – that is, to a loving beholding of God. So it is most appropriate that we celebrate this Feast of St. Michael and All Angels on 29 September. Why?…

Love loves love

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8) I’ve embarked on the daunting project of trying to make sense of the Trinity. Daunting indeed, because really, I am quite sure that my brain is too limited to understand God. Still, I wish fervently to be open to reality and get to know whatever God wants to show us of himself, just in…

Children’s Choir is starting again!

Holy Trinity’s Children’s Choir is starting again after the holidays. Rehearsals will take place in the parsonage hall, Van Hogendorpstraat 26, beginning at 3:30 pm on Tuesday September 11. More voices would be very welcome to share in the enjoyment of singing and to give the small choir more body. So if your child is interested in singing, or you know of a child that might be, please contact Muriel Zwart at mezwart@hotmail.com or (06) 51 28 77…

The Week Conference

  This article is by Brian Fink-Jensen, who leads the contemporary style music gospel band at Holy Trinity Church in Utrecht on the first Sunday of the month at 10:30am  and on the third Saturday of the month at the 7:30pm Evening Prayer and Praise services. Dear brothers and sisters, From the 24th until the 28th of June I have had the pleasure of visiting a conference called “The Week” in Birmingham. This is a…

Mofish Concert

On 18th of August, Mofish will be performing their annual concert. This year it will be a memorial concert in honour of the Reverend John de Wit, the former minister at Holy Trinity church, who passed away this June. Mofish will be playing all sorts of music: folk, bluegrass, rock, blues, gospel and more. Come and enjoy! Admission is free, freewill giving. Proceeds will go to John’s favourite charity, HART. For more information on HART,…

Concert “ChoRuss” August 4th

On Saturday 4th August the Russian vocal ensemble “ChoRuss”will be visiting Holy Trinity Church. We are fortunate to have them here to sing a beautiful selection of Russian Orthodox music and folk songs. The concert starts at 7:30pm, doors open at  7:00 pm. The concert lasts approximately one and a half hours, including a break. Admission free, donations are welcome.

The End of the Affair

A book review of ‘The End of the Affair’ by Graham Greene. Warning: the following review does contain some spoilers, I need to explain some of the plot in order to describe why it moved me so. I will restrict that to the minimum, but if you want to be surprised, then you must stop reading now and read the book first. “This is a record of hate more than of love,” writes Maurice Bendrix…

John de Wit RIP

Dear Friends in Christ, It is with great sadness that I inform you that John de Wit died peacefully on the morning of Sunday 17th June, only a few weeks after learning he had cancer. John is remembered with much fondness and gratitude for all that he gave so freely and generously to our church and to the Archdeaconry during his time as chaplain at Holy Trinity Utrecht from 2005 to 2012.  In particular our prayers and thoughts go out at this time to Pam. John’s funeral will…