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Evening Communion Service
Revelation 4:1-11 – God alone is on the throne and worthy of worship
The whole church worships together as one family, followed by a shared lunch to which everyone is invited.
Christmas Eve Family communion service
A special Christmas Eve service for the young ones and young at heart.
An evening of Christmas Carol Singing
A bring-and-share traditional Christmas buffet, with turkey.Please being food with you, or make a donation of 5 to 8 Euros.If you are coming please sign up on the list in church.

Calendar 2019

Date Event
7 January                       Council meeting
11 February Council meeting
6 March   Ash Wednesday
10 March Morning Service (Steven Walton visiting preacher)
11 March Council meeting
16 March Work day
24 March Morning Service (Martin Reakes-Williams guest preacher)
1 April Council meeting
7 April AGM
21 April Easter Sunday
28 April Marathon Day (Stephen Seamer guest preacher)
7 May Council meeting
14 May Beating retreat in Bielefeld
30 May Ascension Day
3 June Council meeting
9 June   Pentecost
10 June Joint service with Johanniskirche (Uwe Vetter)
20 June Corpus Christi
23 June Triathlon 3:30 pm service (no morning service)
1 July Council meeting
6 July Cricket match
7 Jul Service at 11 am – no meal afterwards  (Evangelische Allianz service in Hofgarten at 11 am. For more details see the attached file [download id="55"])
3 October Unification Day
3-6 October Evangelium21 Conference in Hamburg
6 October Harvest service/ Prayer Service 6 pm/ Discipleship Explored (1) 7.30 pm
7 October Council meeting
11-13 October Away weekend at Nettetal (speaker Darren Moore – Chelmsford Presbyterian church). No service on Sunday
27 October

Founders Day/

Discipleship Explored (2)

3 November Prayer service 6 pm/ Discipleship Explored (3) 7.30 pm
4 November Council meeting
10 November Peace Sunday (Paul will preach) 10.45 am/ Discipleship Explored (4) 7.30 pm
17 November Discipleship Explored (5) 7.30 pm
24 November Discipleship Explored (6) 7.30 pm
1 December Advent lunch, children’s play Prayer service 6 pm/ Discipleship Explored (7) 7.30 pm  
2 December Council meeting  
15 December Carols by Candlelight 6pm
24 December Christmas Eve 4pm (children), 11pm
25 December Christmas Day 10am
ADVENT LUNCH AND MINI MARKET 2 December @ 12.30 onwards Tickets €7.50 adults/ €4.00 kids Cake sale at 14.00!

The God who lives for us

The LORD is Risen ....

He is Risen Indeed!!!

Happy Easter!!


The God who dies for us

"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son" --John 3:16Good-Friday-1024x640

The God who eats with us

Lastsupper (2)

Love one another as I love you .....    -John 13:34

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. On this day, Christians remember the Last Supper. During the meal Jesus took bread and wine and shared them with his disciples. Christians continue to share bread and wine as part of their worship in church.  

Dear brothers and sisters,

Please find below an important letter regarding safeguarding training. If you could send a quick reply, I would be very grateful. Also attached is a copy of the safeguarding poster which will soon be going up in the church.

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Best wishes


We will celebrate the arrival of Advent with a nativity play after the Family Service. Advent Lunch and Mini Market: Flyers for the event are available.Xmas 2018_AP
Essen 2017 Mission - List of all meetings-page-001 Please contact Graham Weale for details of how you can get involved and what to pray for.
ReformationDay Dear Friends, October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation- a big event not just for Germany, but for Europe, and indeed the world. In our services and sermons this month we will look at some of the distinctive beliefs of the Reformation; if you would like to know more, I would highly recommend the book The Unquenchable Flame by my old friend Michael Reeves, available from the church book stall. But why are these long ago events relevant for us today? The answer is in the word: Reformation, or re-formation. There were many good things and good people in the medieval church. But as a whole, it had become bent and twisted out of shape. So men like Luther and Calvin and Cranmer saw the need to “re-form” it, or re-shape it, so the church would be what God wanted it to be. The hammer that they used to do that was the Bible, the words of God. It was often a painful and bruising process, but it was a necessary one, and a good and right one. Re-formation is something all churches, including Christ Church, still need today. The Reformers rightly saw that this process of re-shaping would never come to an end until Christ returned. Our hearts have a tendency to wander away from God, and re-make the church in our image. So the Reformers said that a Reformed church would always need to be reformed continuously by the word of God. This is what Christ Church should be: a church that is always going back to God’s word, and allowing it to shape us into the image of Christ. Yours in Christ, Stephen Walton Note: Followed by a shared lunch. Baked potatoes. Please bring a contribution. Contact David Gatenby (01525 7458355) if you can bring something or help.  
There will be shared lunch on Oct 6th after the service.  Please join us!!.
Rice will be provided.
Please bring meat or vegetable stews or curries to serve with rice.
Or dessert.

Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness     -Hebrews 9:22

Hebrews 9 explains the meaning of the Old Testament blood ritual (vv. 16-22) and the once and for all offering of Jesus that brought animal sacrifice to an end (vv. 23-26). Bearing our sin, He willingly died and shed His blood to become our sacrifice. We now have confidence to enter God’s presence. How could we ever thank Jesus enough for making His sacrifice our sacrifice, His life our life, and His Father our Father? Lord, we thank You for Jesus and for the shedding of His blood for us. We want to live our lives in gratitude to You. Amen.
A barbeque lunch is planned for 9 th July. Please contact Wendy for more information.
Those of you who have made it to Church recently will have heard announcements of our Outreach Party This coming Saturday from 1.30 until late in the afternoon on the occasion of the Tour de France, Individual Time Trial, which will happen right on CCD door step. The individual time trial event will start at 1.45 with a "Werbekarawane" and this will soon be followed by the individual cyclists, c 3.15. There will be parties throughout town, for example further down the Rotterdamer Strasse, at the Wassersportverein, just as an example. We do not want to miss the opportunity to be there, cheering, when Christ Church is right on the spot of the START and FINISH line! So we will be there, selling - at a small charge - refreshments such as soft drinks, cakes and scones and hopefully enjoying some live music. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the North Park, Christ Church will for once be surrounded by life and ramp light. What an opportunity to show that Christ Church not only is a pretty building but a living and welcoming Church. We from the Church family therefore want to be available to speak to anyone among the spectators who perhaps come onto the Church grounds curious about our Church or what we believe. For this, there will be flyers available to hand out. It should be a fun afternoon with a purpose, and we urge you, this time, please if you can make it at all, despite the road closure, do come and support, and enjoy an afternoon together at this exciting time. We would also like to urge you to hold all this up in prayer to our Lord, praying for safety, decent weather and a good atmosphere resulting in good conversations, with the name of Jesus at the center. Info regarding getting here: You will need to travel by public transport (U79/78) or find car parking west of Kaiserswerther Strasse. There is pedestrian access to Rotterdamer Strasse from Reeser Platz and the Weisse Siedlung, and there is access to Christ Church grounds not only from the front gate, but the back gate which is situated in the North Park corner with the fish pond and flower beds. With much love, and hoping to see you all there (if you can with one or two colourful flags of your choice) Gunilla, on behalf of Stephen and all the helpers.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool    —Psalm 99:5
We can enter the presence of God with confidence because Christ has opened the way for us through His sacrificial death on the cross. As the one true God, He is worthy of our highest adoration and praise. Lord, fill us with wonder and gratitude for Your marvelous salvation. Help us to give You the praise You deserve, and enable us to be faithful in our love and obedience to You.  
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