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Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

This is the greeting we ought to remember to use now between Easter Sunday and the Day of Pentecost, a period which is knows as Eastertide.

St Nicholas, Helsinki is a very diverse community. A couple of years ago we conducted a small poll and discovered that people in our church community represent over 20 different nationalities. We are representing the Anglican Communion locally here in Finland. At the same time, our traditions, history and our legal position are very much within the Church of England. So the news of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh have touched many in our community. The Queen is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. We are live-streaming a memorial service today, Friday 16th April at 17:30. The British Ambassador to Finland, Mr Tom Dodd, is reading the lesson and saying few words at the service.

On Sunday, 18th April at 18:00 a Choral Evensong is live-streamed from the Töölö Church. You may find the previous recording here. We hope that, as we resume in-person services after the lockdown, this traditional service would great another way to participate in Christian worship once a month.

The Chaplaincy Council met on Tuesday and discussed, among other things, our “exit plan”. We hope that soon the restrictions on worship due to the COVID -pandemic will be lifted, and it is time for us to make plans for a safe and orderly return to Mikael Agricola Church for worship and meeting with friends. Please consider how you would be able to serve the Church in the coming months.

With my prayers to all of you,
Tuomas

SERVICES & EVENTS

All of our Services can be viewed live on Facebook, or you can click this link to
watch on our website: Worship With Us
FRIDAY 16TH APRIL - SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION for HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH

5.30pm online on Facebook and our YouTube channel
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SUNDAY 18TH APRIL - 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

10am Sung Eucharist online

Order of Service Link

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THURSDAY 22ND APRIL - EVENING PRAYER

Join us for a calm and reflective moment in the week, Thursday at 6.00pm. Click here to join us on zoom: Thursday Evening Prayer

Order of Service Link

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SUNDAY 18TH APRIL - CHORAL EVENSONG

Live from Töölön kirkko at 18:00 on YouTube
Here is a summary of the music you can look forward to...

INTROIT:This Joyful Eastertide, Arranged by Charles Wood
HYMN:Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven
PRECES AND RESPONSES by William Byrd
PSALM 142 to a chant by Matthew Camidge
CANTICLES:Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C Major, Charles Villiers Stanford
ANTHEM: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem STANFORD
HYMN:Who Would True Valour See
MOTET:O Lord, Increase Our Faith LOOSEMORE
HYMN:Christ the Lord is Risen Again

Coffee Morning on Zoom

Please join us for a friendly cup of coffee and a chat online after the Sunday service.

Click here to join us: Zoom Coffee Link
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NEWS

Sunday School & Youth Group:

At Online Sunday School Jayawin and Tino gave us a wonderful lesson of hope through the life of a caterpillar. Just as the caterpillar emerged from its dark cocoon to fly free as a butterfly, Jesus will help us to flutter our wings – free from the slavery of sin and darkness of death. You can see Jayawin and Tino’s short video story here https://youtu.be/2jjb23xhFYs

Online Sunday School & Youth Group meets on Zoom at 10am every Sunday

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Do you know someone who would like this armchair and/or sofa? They are going FREE but need to be collected & transported from the Church Office. Please get in touch with Sarah if you are interested!
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Covid Update: Due to the ongoing pandemic, services will continue online until further notice. We will update you as and when we are able to welcome you back into Church again.
Do you have some news to share with the congregation? Please email office@anglican.fi

PRAY WITH US

Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.

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This coming Sunday we pray for...

The Church of England: Diocese of Blackburn, Bishop Julian Henderson, Bishop Jill Duff,
Bishop Philip North
The Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese of Brechin, Bishop Andrew Swift
The Lutheran Church in Great Britain: Bishop Tor Berger Jørgensen

SUPPORTING US


We believe in a generous God, who longs for us to share his generosity with others.
A generous life is a hallmark of our faith and a testament to it,
as the more generous we are, the more we reflect the generous God we believe in.

Many people give regularly and generously to our church when the offering is taken at our Sunday Service, but this has not been possible during the pandemic. In these difficult times your continued support is greatly appreciated and if possible we would ask you to consider donating towards our ongoing costs by means of a bank transfer using the details below.

Suomen Anglikaaninen Kirkko (The Anglican Church in Finland)
IBAN: F173 3131 1000 3282 07
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CONTACT US

Chaplain:tuomas.makipaa@anglican.fi
Father Tuomas Mäkipää (050-3099132)

Urdu Language Ministry: parvez.gill@anglican.fi
Father Gill Parvez

Churchwardens:churchwardens@anglican.fi
Arne Laitinen
Johnson Samuel

Council:council@anglican.fi
Henry Rawstorne
Hana Muraya
Daniel Jack
Vacant
Vacant

Director of Music: erik.riekko@anglican.fi
Erik Riekko
Chaplain:tuomas.makipaa@anglican.fi
Father Tuomas Mäkipää (050-3099132)

Urdu Language Ministry: parvez.gill@anglican.fi
Father Gill Parvez

Churchwardens:churchwardens@anglican.fi
Arne Laitinen
Johnson Samuel

Council:council@anglican.fi
Henry Rawstorne
Hana Muraya
Daniel Jack
Vacant
Vacant

Director of Music: erik.riekko@anglican.fi
Erik Riekko

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