Cancellation of 8:00am Sunday Service

Following a recommendation by the Council, a motion approved at the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 28th April 2019, and having informed the Bishop and the Archdeacon, the Sunday 8:00am Holy Communion service in St. Andrew’s in cancelled with immediate effect.

Click here to see details of worship times in St. Andrew’s.

Bible Study in Ozanköy and Lapta

The Ozanköy Home Group which meets in the home of Steve and Sally Bishop will be meeting each Tuesday at 10.30am. The study, until 18th June, will be on 2 Timothy and Titus (based, like the Lent Discussion Group, on the study guide by retired Bishop Tom Wright). All are welcome and if you are interested in joining please contact Steve on 0533 874 2076 or stevebrcs@yahoo.co.uk for directions.

The Lapta Home Group will also meet on Tuesday at 10:30am for eight sessions ending 18th June studying St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians – teaching by St. Paul on living a Christian life. New members are very welcome. If not already in touch please contact Richard Dobbs at randcdobbs@gmail.com or on 0533 844 9965.

 

Please note that our Bible Studies have ended for the Summer break and will restart in the Autumn.

 

Easter lilies

Would you like to sponsor the purchase of a lily in memory of a loved one, or someone whose memory is special to you?

These lilies will become part of the floral display in church on Easter Sunday. A list of those being remembered will be placed in the Sanctuary and published in the next magazine. Lilies cost TL25 each. If you would like to participate please see Anne Lloyd who will be happy to take your names and donations.

Scandinavian Easter Service

Skandinavisk Påskegudstjeneste 2. Påskedag

Mandag den 22. April. Kl. 1100

Prest: Anders Berglund fra den Skandinaviske kirke i Ayia Napa

Organist: Fredrik Knobloch

Sted: St. Andrew’s Church i Girne / Kyrenia

Scandinavian Easter Service

Monday April 22nd at 11.00 am

Priest: Anders Berglund from the Scandinavian church in Ayia Napa

Organist: Fredrik Knobloch

Place: St. Andrew’s Church in Girne /Kyrenia

Everyone is welcome

Alle er velkommen

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC

APRIL 22nd, EASTER MONDAY LUNCH BUFFET…40tl (50 tl non member) 12.30 p.m.
BLUE SONG RESTAURANT, LAPTA

The details are now complete for our annual Easter Monday get together.

We have progressed from having a ‘Bring & Mix ‘ B.B.Q type of occasion at this time of year as over the years Easter has obviously fallen at different dates with the weather very unpredictable. Watch out for news on Bring & Mix get togethers as we are currently looking at new venues for these occasions!!

The menu this year is as follows as in a Buffet Format.

Pork Chops
Meatballs
Chicken Shish
Salad
Potato Salad
ColeSlaw
Bread

Once again I am calling on the generosity of our members to support our TOMBOLA event where this year the monies made will go to the children’s charity S.O.S. Any unwanted gifts or a gift donation would be welcome..even cakes, wine …anything you would be happy to win yourself !!

Thank you in advance…your generosity last year was fantastic….

If anyone is interested in either of these events please contact me DIRECTLY by clicking email or 0533 866 3564

All are welcome

Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent

To mark the beginning of Lent there will be Holy Communion with imposition of Ashes on Wednesday 6th March at 10 am.

Lent can, if we let it, summon us from the safe harbours of our lives into a wide expanse of existence. Part of the point of deciding to lay things down, or to take things up (depending on the decisions we make as Lent begins) is that in doing so we make our lives unfamiliar, even if only in a small way. We check ourselves as we reach for those familiar safety devices like chocolate or alcohol and challenge ourselves into a less familiar response. What we “do” for Lent is far less important than who we become. Who are you becoming this Lent? What have you learnt about yourself and about God that is transforming you? What wilderness experience do you need to encounter for God to transform you, our church and our world? 

This year at St. Andrew’s we invite you to experience Lent not as a season of restriction but one of wide open spaciousness in which to learn new lessons, to grow in faith and to give God the chance to meet us in new ways.

In Lent we remember especially the depth of despair laid out before Jesus and he still chose to go. His whole life and ministry was summed up by the choices he made in the wilderness when tempted by the devil. He could have chosen the easy way but instead he chose the hard way. He could have chosen the way that brought personal honour and praise but instead he chose the way brought love and compassion. He could have chosen grandeur and comfort, but instead chose to live alongside those who had nothing. He saw and knew exactly what he chose but he still said: “Let me go there”.

Come with us and Jesus as we take time to enter the wilderness and hear the challenge to come and follow him. The question is, whether we, like him, can echo those words: “Let me go there”.

Our Lent Study Course this year, which started early, takes place each Thursday from 14th February to 11th April, following the mid-week Holy Communion service at 10.00 am and is a study of the Epistle of James. Click here for more details.

Also for Lent the beautiful evening service of Compline will be said each Sunday evening at 6:00pm in the church. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, and certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions all prescribe Compline, which is a contemplative service that emphasizes spiritual peace.

 
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