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Prayer meeting & TACA meeting

Wednesday June 10th our TACA will have a first prayer meeting before their regular TACA meeting. This prayer meeting will be the start of periodic prayer meetings to seek guidance from the Holy Spirit regarding our church plant in Amersfoort. All those in the TACA and our Selection Committee are welcome to join. We will start our session at 20.00 at Patrick Elenbaas’ house. For more information please contact Peter Gillies. Please keep us in your…

Holy Trinity Council News

The new Church Council for 2015-2016 met for their first meeting last week (May 27), setting out some of the programme for the forthcoming year and electing the officers. The Council is made up of 16 clergy and lay members, some of whom we elected at the Annual Church Meeting in April, and some who have places “ex-officio” because of other roles they take in our Church. Clergy:        The Rev David Phillips,…

Utrecht seeks a Chaplain for Amerfoort!

We are hoping to expand our ministry!  The following advertisement has been placed on Friday April 24 in the Church Times.  If you are a priest and are intrigued about this possibility, please contact Hanna Cremer Eindhoven for more information.  If you know a priest who might be interested in such a position, please forward this link.  And join us in praying that God may send the right person. Holy Trinity Church Utrecht, The Netherlands The Chaplain wishes to…

An Early Easter Poem

Dear Friends in Christ, Happy Easter!!! At the time of publishing this Newsletter there are many sermons to prepare and I am saving my thoughts for those.  But who better to express something of the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord than St John Chrysostom, “the golden-mouthed” doctor of the Church from Constantinople around 400 AD.  I wish you every joy in the Risen Lord Jesus, in His love,  David ——- Is there anyone…

Holy Week and Easter Services!

Palm Sunday (March 29): 9am Sung Communion (English) 11am Solemn Communion (English) We begin marching triumphantly into Jerusalem following Jesus singing Hosanna! and then soon hear the horror of his passion and death on the Cross. Monday to Wednesday: 8pm Compline (English) At these quiet reflective services we hear read the passion of our Lord according to Mark (Monday and Tuesday) and Luke (Wednesday). Maundy Thursday (April 2): 8pm  Sung Communion with foot washing (English) This Choral…

Sign up for the Electoral Roll

Have you been regularly worshipping at Holy Trinity Utrecht for the last six months?  Then you can sign up for the electoral roll.  Deadline is April 12th 2015.  If you have already signed up on the electoral roll in the past year, it is valid for three years, so no need to sign up again until 2017. More information can be found here by clicking here to go to our Membership page.  

Student Alpha 2015

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is hosting a Student Alpha Course on Thursday nights from February-April 2015.  The course consists of seven consecutive Thursday evenings and a weekend.  We have supper together beginning at 6:30pm, then listen to a 30 minute talk about some core aspect of the Christian faith and we follow that with an open discussion where all questions and thoughts are welcome.  The expectation is to wrap up each night around 9pm, after which you are…

Christian Classics Study Group – Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

Friday March 6, 6:30pm The next text we are considering is a famous  work by Boethius from the 6th century (it is only about 150 small pages of text). Boethius was a Christian advisor to Emperor Theodoric, but was wrongly accused by envious rivals of treason. He was convicted and, while waiting in prison to be executed, he wrote this important work, one of the most widely read books after the Bible by scholars in the…

Dionysius the what?

Dear Friends in Christ: In January I went to Savannah Georgia for a theological conference on the writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, a 6th century mystical theologian whose precise origins are unknown, and of Richard Hooker, a magisterial Anglican Reformer and apologist who wrote in the late 16th century, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I.  Why would one possibly want to do this? Dionysius wrote five works that we are aware of. He was…

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2015

Our Diocesan Bishop Robert Innes has written the following appeal which we will plan to support through the blue bag offerings at Sunday services during Lent. Earlier this month I travelled to Athens. During my stay I had the opportunity to visit two detention centres on the outskirts of the city where irregular migrants are held. One of the centres is a dedicated facility for unaccompanied minors. The other is an adult prison, with a…