Posts from 2016 (Page 2)

Anglicanism: a Gift in Christ – Part 1: An Ancient Church

 The first night of the Anglicanism course was on the Church’s history and structures and given in five parts. The notes from that talk will be featured in the Newsletter over the next few months. – by David Phillips, chaplain of Holy Trinity Utrecht. (see also Part 2: A Medieval Church   Part 3: A Reformed Church Part 4: A Continually Reforming Church)  Part 1: An Ancient Church Often we hear from visitors that it is Henry VIII…

Final Men’s Evening of 2016

Saturday October 29 2016: The OUT of Up, In, and Out How about rounding off 2016 with one final Men’s Evening before we are overtaken by dark mornings, dark nights, and holiday bustle? And let’s not make it too plodding or academic…   So, what shall we do? At All Saints our Strategic motto is: “Up, In, and Out” referring to our worship and prayer relationship with our Lord (Up), our need to focus on fellowship and…

Confirmation: March 2017

Our next Confirmation in the Chaplaincy will happen, God willing, on Saturday 25th March AD 2017 when Bishop Robert Innes will visit us in Amersfoort and Utrecht. If you are interested in confirmation for yourself or for your son or daughter, please contact one of our chaplains, David Phillips (06 124 104 31) or Grant Crowe (06 299 723 03), who would be most pleased to speak with you. Preparing for Confirmation is an opportunity…

Faith Thoughts: Budding Faith

Faith Thoughts are sent in by Dr Elisabeth Leembruggen from Holy Trinity Utrecht.  Though the fig tree does not blossom, there are no grapes on the vines, the olive crop fails, and the fields produce no food; though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls: YET will I rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. The Lord my God is my strength* The Northern…

Grant Crowe – Amersfoort Chaplain, Planting & Replanting Churches in the Centre of the Netherlands

The Anglican Chaplaincy in Utrecht has been doing some serious gardening this past year! We have a small church building in Utrecht and for the last few of years had the “problem” of bursting at the seams. Our church can fit 90 to 100 comfortably but we often had 130 and many more for major services, and even with adding three early morning services per month (and many chairs) we were finding ourselves overfull. A…

Utrecht Chaplain – Armenia and Georgia

I write about my trip to Armenia and Georgia because it was a pilgrimage for me. Armenia and Georgia are the first two countries in the world to have become officially Christian, Armenia in 301AD and Georgia in 327AD. My hope was to learn about and be inspired by those who first brought the faith to that land and to understand the history of their Church and visit the holy sites.

Healing in His Wings!

This article has be sent in by Nicky de Bie who shares with us something of her journey over the past two years. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I would so like to share with you a miracle of healing which happened to me. Just two years I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins (lymfeklierkanker) – it was the second week of June. I didn’t suspect I was ill until I noticed some hardened glands in…

Lovely Paradoxes

Summer holiday was nice and relaxed for me, I’ve done a lot of reading (of course) and in one book[1] I stumbled on the sentence that following Jesus means that we embrace the freedom of our failures and weakness. Apart from all the other wonderful things in this book, especially this sentence made me think. How can we be free to fail? I mean, whenever we do that in practice, someone (if not we ourselves)…

Faith Thoughts: Life between Worlds

Faith Thoughts are sent in by Dr Elisabeth Leembruggen from Holy Trinity Utrecht. Some through the water, some through the flood, some through the fire, but all through the blood. Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song. George A Young, 1903 As a youngster, I thought little of these words or their meaning as I heard Nan singing this tune in the kitchen. To be young (in the main) is to live a…