Hidden by Tissued Fripparies

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- In his poem „Christmas“, John Betjeman describes a very ordinary run up to Christmas. He talks about decorating the church, travelling home to family on a dark, rainy evening, and the excitement of going to bed on Christmas Eve as a child. This year, Christmas... Continue Reading →

Mind The Gap – REJOICE!!!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- The Third Sunday of Advent as we heard on Sunday is about rejoicing. It does seem a little ironic that at precisely this time we are facing a hard lockdown and the prospect of spending Christmas apart from many of our family members and friends.... Continue Reading →

Faith

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Today I am piggy-backing off of two of our own ACF members—Daphne and Will—to repeat and add on to thoughts on faith. Faith is one of those words that are frequently tossed around in conversation and yet, is still hard to explain. Hebrews defines faith... Continue Reading →

Hope

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- The first candle of the advent wreath lit is traditionally the candle of Hope. The Christmas season is a season of waiting and hoping. The birth of Jesus took place in a dark oppressive time in Palestine’s history. Rome was the one calling the shots... Continue Reading →

Welcome

Welcome to the Anglican Church Freiburg! We’re thrilled to have you.We are a Church of England congregation in the Diocese in Europe, made up of people from 25 different nations from all over the world. Freiburg im Breisgau in south-west Germany is the (sometimes temporary) home of the wonderful individuals who worship with us. Our... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Discernment- What is it?

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- When going about our daily lives, making numerous choices ever so often, are we alone or is there some unseen force doing the prompting/bidding?The wisest man, who ever lived, according to the bible, did not believe that he was wise enough to make the necessary... Continue Reading →

God’s Holy World

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- Did you know that we live in a holy world?Holy not because it is perfect, holy not because it is always good or friendly, but holy because everything within it was created and redeemed by a holy God. This holiness is hard to... Continue Reading →

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- The fruit of the Holy Spirit are the 9 attributes of a person and a community who live in accord with the Holy Spirit. St. Paul lists these attributes in his letter to the Galatians: But the fruit of the Spirit is love,... Continue Reading →

Falling in Love with Time

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- My Dad sometimes calls time the Old Enemy. As in, instead of saying, “What’s the time?”, he might say, “How’s the Old Enemy?” Now, I have never really been a fan of military metaphors, particularly in Church. Thinking of our faith as a... Continue Reading →

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