St Alban's Church

Churchill Parken 6, Langelinie, DK 1263, Copenhagen, Denmark | Map

 


Today is: Saturday 23rd, 2017

“Thy Kingdom Come” — A Message from the Chaplain

Posted on Wednesday 17th May, 2017

My dear friends,

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has asked Anglican parishes and individuals around the world to join in a “global wave of prayer” from Ascension (25 May) to Pentecost (4 June). The title and theme of the initiative is “Thy Kingdom Come” and Christians are being asked to pray during these days for the increase of God’s commonwealth of justice and peace. It is also hoped that this call to prayer will — with God’s grace — equip us for the mission of “giving an account of the hope that is in us.” (1 Peter 3:15).

If you check out the special website — www.thykingdomcome.global — you’ll find many and varied resources for both private and corporate prayer. You’ll also see a map of the world showing where associated events are being held, including a bright white “light” over Copenhagen to signify our “Many Voices, One Spirit” Pentecost service.

We will hold this multicultural celebration of our God-given diversity — now in its third year — on Pentecost Sunday (4 June) at 10.30. As in previous years, I am asking people to wear their national costume to Church that Sunday, or to wear an item of red clothing (red being a liturgical colour associated with the Holy Spirit). The readings and some prayers at the Sung Eucharist will be in different languages (with a printed translation in English). Finally, after the service there will be an international potluck lunch, so please bring a national dish to share with others.

My hope is that this special Pentecost service will inspire us to even closer connection with one another and with God, and give us a foretaste of that coming Commonwealth of God where all are welcome and all are assured of God’s great love for them. As one of the prayers written for the “Thy Kingdom Come” initiative puts it:

Almighty God,
your ascended Son has sent us into the world
to preach the good news of your kingdom:
inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts
with the fire of your love,
that all who hear your word may be drawn to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Darren.



Back to News listing



Service Times

Copenhagen:

  • Sunday
    Sung Eucharist 10:30am
  • Wednesday
    Holy Communion 10:30am

Mailing List

Want to know when the next newsletter is out? Sign up and we'll email it to you!