Wenn die Angst uns besucht…

Die Erfahrung von Furcht bedeutet nicht dass Du keinen Glauben hast. Furcht besucht jede/n von uns. Aber mach die Furcht einen Besucher und keinen Mitbewohner.
Max Lucado

Martin Luther sagt es aehnlich:
“Du kannst nicht verhindern dass die Voegel (der Angst) um Deinen Kopf herumschwirren, aber Du kannst verhindern, dass sie Nester in Deinen Haaren bauen”.

Meditation: Wie koennen wir das verhindern?Wir koennen in Verbindung mit anderen bleiben und einander ermutigen.Wir koennen raus in die Natur gehen und dort Trost und Ruhe finden.Wir koennen troestliche Worte der Bibel oder andere inspirierte Texte lesen.Wenn wir kreativ werden und unsere Gefuehle und Gedanken aufschreiben, malen oder in Musik umsetzen, so haben die Voegel der Furcht keine Chance zu nisten. Wir koennen uns mit friedlicher Musik umgeben, und mit positive Stimmen und ermutigenden und liebevollen Verwandten, Freunden und Nachbarn (selbst wenn es oft nur uebers Telefon oder Video geht).

Birds swarming

Angst wird kommen.
Furcht wird versuchen unser Herz und unsere Gedanken gefangenzunehmen.Wir koennen der Furcht nicht entkommen. Und doch haben wir die obigen Abschreckmittel und den Geist Gottes welche die Furcht davon abhalten sich bei uns einzunisten.

Gebet:
“Liebevoller Gott, wir machen uns Sorgen um geliebte Menschen. Wir haben Furcht fuer alle die verletzbar sind und fuer uns selbst. Lass zu, dass diese Furcht nur fuer kurze Momente um unsere Koepfe kreist, und dann komm mit Deinem heilsamen Geist der alle Furcht austreibt.
Du bist der Geist der Liebe, der Kreativitaet und des Trostes. Hilf uns, dass wir durch Deinen Geist miteinander verbunden bleiben und nicht isoliert werden in dieser Zeit der sozialen Distanzierung.”
Amen

“Denn Gott hat uns gegeben nicht den Geist der Furcht, sondern der Kraft, der Liebe und der Besonnenheit.”
2. Timotheus 

Fear as a visitor…

The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident. Max Lucado

Meditation: Martin Luther said it similarly: “You cannot keep the birds (of sorrow) from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair”.  How can we do that?

We can reach out to others and encourage each other. We can go out into nature and let her comfort us. We can listen or read uplifting thoughts from the Bible or other inspiring texts or authors. As we become creative, maybe write, draw or make music, the birds of sorrow will have not place to land. We can surround ourselves with peaceful music, positive voices and encouraging, loving family members, friends and neighbors (even only over the phone or via skype).

Fear will come. Fear will try to grip our hearts and minds. Fear cannot be avoided. And yet, we have many antidotes that keeps fear from settling in for good.

Prayer: Loving God, we are fearful for our loved ones, for all who are vulnerable, for ourselves. Let this fear visit us for short moments, and then come with your Healing Spirit that drives out all fear. You are the Spirit of love, of creativity and comfort. Help us stay connected and not become isolated in this time of forced social isolation.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  2. Timothy 1:7

Die deutsche Gemeinde wird online und per Telefon fuer Sie da sein

The German Church will be available to you in the coming weeks with online services (check our Website, Facebook and Newsletter). We will also be available for pastoral care over the phone and with a “Telephone tree” so that nobody becomes isolated.

If you want to contact the church, please, call pastor Dorothea 404-667-6964 or email her at dorotheakola@gmail.com.

Be safe, stay healthy and be blessed!

 

St. Martin’s Umzug hat Spass gemacht

Etwa 50 Erwachsene und 50 Kinder waren beim St. Martin’s Umzug dabei. Vorher wurden Laternen gebastelt und Waffeln und Suppe gegessen. Vielen Dank an alle Helfer und Besucher. Ein gelungener Nachmittag mit einem bunten Abschluss!123_1 (3)20191109_180651123_1

Directions to Worship at the Lake 8-18-2019

Open Air Worship Join us for our Outdoor Church, Barbecue and Fun afterwards Sunday, August 18 @10:30 am (rain or shine)

  Worship begins at 11am and BBQ afterwards.
A sandy beach and roped off swimming area nestled in a cove and surrounded by trees, a building that has bathrooms and a place to change, a putt-putt golf course not far from the beach, a large playground area on top of a little rise offering nice views of the lake are just few of the many attractions of the park.
Please bring your own grill meat, salad or dessert to share and swimsuit and towel for a fun filled day.

 

Park entrance fee: $5.00 cash per vehicle (1-12 passengers)
Red Top Mountain State Park (Lake Allatoona)
50 Lodge Rd SE
Acworth, GA 30102
Shelter # 7
DIRECTIONS: Take I-75 to exit #285 (Red Top Mountain Road). Go 2 miles east to Red Top Mountain State Park. After crossing the bridge, you will enter the park on the left (shelters 4-7).
Any questions: Please call or text Dorothea 404-667-6964 or email dorotheakola@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you there.

Lake worship

Kirche am See August 18, 2019 10:30am

Flyer - Kirche am See (3)

Mother’s Day reflection and prayer

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling

Meditation: Many of us remember their mothers today. Many women are being thanked and celebrated on this special occasion, and they deserve all recognition and love that comes their way. I like to also remember on this day, that there are many unusual and unrecognized “mothers” among us. I am thinking of and I am grateful for all kindergarten teachers, nurses, teachers and loving neighbors. I am grateful for all men and dads who choose to be mothers and who have motherly features. I am thankful for aunts and grandmothers who sometimes love a child exactly how the child needs to be loved. I am also grateful for women who are in their heart and in their ways with children definitely mothers, only not in a biological way. And I am grateful for the joy and the challenge to be a mother myself. I have never learned as much, grown as much and have been stretched as much until my children came along. They have made me a more patient and forgiving person. They are my mirror and show me my growing edges and my weaknesses. And they are such loving and forgiving girls who also see my strength and who appreciate me in my effort to be a Mom who learns and changes along the way as they grow and mature into their very own personalities.

Prayer: God, we are grateful for spouses and children everywhere who prepare red roses, thank you pictures and cards, self-baked cakes and breakfast in bed. We thank you for all families that celebrate in this way today. We are also aware of those who are sad today, as they miss their mother, or miss being a mother. Comfort them and help them see You as their mother who wants to provide them with what they need. Thank You for all who take the role of mothers in biological or in chosen ways. They make the world go round. And they stand in for Your presence. They help us believe that You still exist and that You still care. And we are grateful. Amen

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. Isaiah 66:13a

KONFIRMATION 12. MAI 1pm

KONFIRMATION
Am 12. Mai um 1 pm US Eastern time und 7 pm deutscher Zeit (online redeemer.org/livestream) wird die Konfirmation unserer KonfirmandInnen stattfinden.

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Im Oktober 12-25, 2019 wird eine Gruppe von acht deutschen Lehrern aus Sachsen in Atlanta sein. Unterkuenfte warden in der Gegend von Decatur gesucht. Bitte Pastorin Dorothea kontaktieren falls Sie ein Quatier bereit stellen koennen.
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Erstkommunion 2018
ERST KOMMUNIONSUNTERRICHT 2019-2020

Dieses Jahre werden wir wieder katholische Kinder auf die Erstkommunion vorbereiten.
Wir sind oekumenisch!
Evangelische und katholische Familien sind herzlich
willkommen!

Katholischer Kommunionsunterricht in deutscher Sprache

Wollen Sie, dass Ihr Kind in deutscher Sprache auf die erste Kommunion vorbereitet wird?

Dann sind wir als deutsche Kirchengemeinde Atlanta
der richtige Ort fuer Sie!

Wann: Sonntags von 11 bis 2 Uhr

Wie lange: Von September 2019 bis Mai 2020
ErstKommunion dann im May 2020 (Wir werden einen katholischen Priester von Deutschland fuer die Erstkommunion einfliegen)

Wo: Deutsche Kirchengemeinde Atlanta @ Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
731 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

Fuer neun Monate wird Ihr Sohn oder ihre Tochter als Kommunionskind am woechentlichen 11am Sonntagsgottesdienst/Kindergottesdienst teilnehmen und anschliessend bis um 2pm in einer kleinen Gruppe gemeinsam mehr ueber den christlichen/katholischen Glauben lernen.Darueber hinaus werden wir gemeinsame Ausfluege machen.

Bitte melden Sie Ihre Tochter, Ihren Sohn fuer den Kommunionsunterricht 2019-2020 an:
Pastorin Dorothea 404-667-6964 oder dorotheakola@gmail.com

 

EASTER CELEBRATION

Come join us for Easter Brunch and a festive Easter Service at the
German Church of Atlanta
Bring your friends and families

Easter 2016
When: 04/21/2019 at 11 am for brunch and kids activities and at
1 pm for our Easter Service.
Where: in the Fireside Room of the Redeemer Lutheran Church for the activities and the sanctuary for the Easter Service.

Help us set the table and bring your favorite brunch dish or cake to share and let us celebrate our great community.

We ask that families, who would like to participate in the EASTER EGG hunt, to bring 20 filled plastic eggs. The EASTER EGG hunt will take place right after the service.

German Church of Atlanta, 731 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Ph. 404-874-8664
Free parking until 2 pm in the parking deck on 3rd Str. Take a left off Peachtree Street (going South).

FASCHING am 3. Maerz 12:15-2:30pm

Join us on Sunday,

03/03/2019,

12.15-2.30  pm

We– the German Church Atlanta – are celebrating FASCHING

(similar to Mardi Gras) with colorful costumes, music, dance, games, drinks and food.

Children: Dress up in your favorite (Hal loween) costume!

Adults: Dress up in a costume or  an outfit of your favorite sports team or home town!

Everyone, who joins dressed up, gets a yummy surprise!

As in past years we plan to have a SPAGHETTI BUFFET

Please bring your favorite spaghetti sauce to share!

Come and enjoy this great German tradition!

 

Location: Fireside Room (near the parking lot behind the Church)                                      of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (731 Peachtree St., NE | Atlanta, GA 30308).

For further information and updates please visit our website www.germanchurchatlanta.com

Like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheKircheAtlanta

If you want to see or print our Flyer Fasching Flyer 2019