It is a wonderful achievement that St Paul’s church is reaching 30 years old at the end of the year. On Christmas Day 1988 the church held its first service in Vossem. People were amazed that such a large number of people attended. A church was born! It is really no surprise. God blesses those who, in faith, step out in his name to reach those who do not yet know him!
So, we want to mark this marvelous milestone. To do so, we have invited Bishop Robert to our service on 16th December at 10:30 in the BSB. It will be a service of Celebration and also one in which people mark their own faith journey. He will Confirm 6 people (which is the Anglican way of taking the step beyond Baptism, a personal marking of faith) and also Patrick Lambert will be Licensed as a Reader (Lay Minister). How appropriate that he is taking this step – one of the original church members. What a lovely way to celebrate!
After the service we are having a Celebration Lunch which the Bishop will attend. Details will follow but please put this date into your dairy!
And also on the day before (Saturday 15th December) we will have a stall at the Kerstmarkt in Tervuren. Please come and help us tell the town that we are here – and they are welcome to join our welcoming (30 year old) community.