Posts from March 2016

Christ with Us!

After the visit of Canon Andrew White (the Vicar of Baghdad), father David shared an amazing story with us, in his sermon: Andrew White reported that Christ has been appearing to Muslims in Iraq! On one of these occasions Christ had revealed himself as a figure dressed in white at the bedside of an I.S. commander and ‘had called him to follow Him’. The I.S. commander – not being able to resist this call –…

Is Christ the only way? Men’s Evening

Our next Men’s Group meeting will be on the 2nd of April at Bert Meeuwsen’s home in Amersfoort (click article for details). There we will continue with the theme of how to bring others to Christ by answering a common objection: “How can you be so arrogant as to think that Christ is the only way?”
These get-togethers start around 18:00 with a drink and then an opening prayer at 18:30. After that we engage with our topic in the form of a participative debate. Somewhere in the evening we have dinner and come back together for a wrap-up and a parting prayer around 10:00 or 10:30… at which time most of us hang around and continue the discussion!

The King’s Voices

This wonderful choir will join our 11am Service on Palm Sunday. They will sing a Palestrina Mass setting for the service. We begin marching triumphantly into Jerusalem (from the Parsonage Hall to the church) following Jesus singing Hosanna! and then soon after hear the horror of his Passion and Death upon the Cross.

We are also delighted to welcome our former chaplain the Revd John de Wit and his wife Pam who will be visiting the congregation for this service and there will be time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

Bishop’s Lent Appeal

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rationale My last two appeals have been for aid for migrants coming into Italy and Greece. They related to work in our own diocese. This appeal, by contrast, is for the education of Palestinian children in the Holy Land. It relates to our neighbouring diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Education is of vital importance in attempts to secure a peaceful future for the Middle East. Education makes…

Holy Week & Easter Worship AD 2016

On this page is the full list of the opportunities for worship during Holy Week at Holy Trinity Church in Utrecht. There are services every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Tuesday. Join us on this pilgrimage with our Lord through His Passion and Death, and Resurrection!

Letter from our Chaplain in Groningen

GraceTALKs: 1st Sundays in Groningen Since we haven’t the resources to meet for worship more than twice monthly (2nd & 4th Sundays), but we very much still want to grow as a community, Grace Church launched a special 1st Sunday of the month activity in another local venue. It’s called a GraceTALK, and it features an interesting guest speaker and a bring-and-share meal each time. Since the series began last September, we’ve had talks by…

March Ecumenical Events

Refugee crisis in Utrecht The Utrecht Counsel of Churches (USRK) endorses the new national manifesto: Aan de slag! – opportunities for persons without status. This manifesto calls for more opportunities for people who are in the Netherlands without legal status or are in the juridical process of gaining refuge status. Currently these people are excluded from participating in society, be it via education, work or voluntary work. Large groups of people can get stuck in a…