As soon as we are born, we begin to die. This fact is inescapable, and it raises questions.
WHEN TIME BENDS
Saying goodbye, dying, death
As soon as we are born, we begin to die. This fact is inescapable and it raises questions: What do I do with my finiteness? Or it with me? How does dying work? Is there such a thing as "good" dying? Can preparations be made for it? What do the seriously ill and dying need at the end of life?
At the theme weekend from April 8 to 10 - right at the beginning of Holy Week - we will ask ourselves precisely these questions.
Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Calvinhaus
On the finiteness of earthly life, thoughts, texts, music
Pastor Nikolaus Schneider and Anne Schneider
Risa Mori, piano
Christian Müller, flute
Saturday, April 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Calvinhaus
Last Aid Course
"Dying is a part of life", "making provisions and decisions", "alleviating physical, psychological, social and existential distress", "saying goodbye": course participants learn how to provide helpful support for the seriously ill and dying.
Direction: Ruth Madörin and Pastor Rolf Schlatter
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Calvinhaus
Nokan - The Art of Ending, film by Yojiro Takita, Japan 2008
Unbeknownst to his girlfriend, the unemployed cellist Daigo takes a job. He is supposed to prepare the deceased - according to an old Nokan ritual - for their "last journey". When Mika finds out about this, she is horrified and confronts him with a difficult decision. A moving film about the power of love, the strength of family and the art of saying goodbye.
Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m., Christ Church.
Communion service on Palm Sunday
Pastor Elke Hofheinz, Liturgy
Rev. Nikolaus Schneider and Anne Schneider, sermon
Risa Mori, organ
The Kantorei sings parts from the Mozart Requiem, accompanied by the ensemble "Musica Viva Schweiz"; overall direction: Matthias Heep
Through this themed weekend we are accompanied by Pastor Nikolaus Schneider, 2010-2014 Council President "Evangelical Church Germany", and his wife Anne Schneider, former religion and mathematics teacher. Since the death of their youngest daughter, dealing with farewell, mourning and death has become an important life topic for the two of them. Ruth Madörin, psychosocial counselor at Hospiz im Park, Arlesheim, and Pastor Rolf Schlatter, hospital chaplain in Liestal, lead the last aid course.
The events are open to all and can be attended independently. Only the last aid course requires registration at the parish secretary's office ([email protected], Tel.: 061 481 30 11); course fee of CHF 20; maximum 20 participants.
We are looking forward to many interested people. Elke Hofheinz
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