February 2020

St Nicholas News

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Sunday 23rd February

Guest preacher

The Revd Dr Jaakko Rusama from the Office for Global Mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland will preach this Sunday, the Sunday next before Lent, 23rd February, at the Anglican Church of St Nicholas. You are warmly welcome to attend the Service!

Sunday 1st March

Bishop David is coming for a visit

Bishop David is coming to preside at a confirmation service on Sunday 1st March. On Monday 2nd March he is attending a meeting at the Finnish Church House together with me and later during the day a meeting of Finnish church leaders. He is also planning to attend the town hall meeting on Brexit later that same day. He would be delighted to see many of you at the Sung Eucharist on 1st of March.

Daily reflections during Lent


Church of England #LiveLent daily reflections begin on the 26th February, which is the first day of Lent. We encourage you to download the app on your Android or Apple device and join in #LiveLent journey via your smartphone.

"This Lent, we hope both adults and children might engage in God's plea for us to "Care for Creation". It is an opportunity for us to rebuild our relationship with our planet, and in turn with the God who is Lord of everything."
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Ash Wednesday

Since early days Christians have observed with great
devotion the time of Jesus’s passion and resurrection and prepared for this by a season of penitence and fasting.

By carefully keeping these days, Christians take to heart
the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel, and so grow in faith and in devotion
to our Lord.

We are, therefore, invited to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.

To mark the beginning of this season of Lent, I invite you to attend the Eucharist in the Chapel of Mikael Agricola Church on Ash Wednesday, 26th February at 17h00.
At this service you may receive a sign of the cross on your forehead as a reminder that we are but ‘dust and to dust we shall return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.’

The Revd Tuomas Mäkipää
Area Dean for Finland

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