Sunday, August 26, 2007
The first Philippinen-Forum NRW Sommerfest was
held in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim at the Evangelische
Gemeindezentrum of Gustav-Adolf-Kirche on August 25, 2007.
An ecumenical service led by Rev. Joy de la Cruz and
Fr. Jun de Ocampo, SVD started the day activities.
Rev. Joy de la Cruz
Fr. Jun de Ocampo, SVD
I would like to share with you the prayer of celebration
for this Ecumenical Service.
Call to Celebration:
Leader: We have gathered to rejoice in our oneness in Jesus
Christ. Each of us experiences faith and life in a unique way.
People: Yet we have one God, one faith, one baptism and one
Spirit who unites us all.
Leader: Let us lift our hearts as one, in songs of praise, in
prayer, in listening to God`s Word and be united in this
celebration as we light this candle that symbolizes God`s presence
in our midst.
Song: "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty the King of Creation
All my soul praise him for he is your health and salvation
Let all who hear now to his temple draw near
Joining in glad adoration..
Praise to the Lord, who uniquely and splendidly made you
Gave you good health and strength and in your daily walk led you.
All your need, God in his mercy who would meet
Under his wings he would shade you.
Praise to the Lord, who will prosper you and defend you
Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you
Ponder anew, what the Almighty can do
If with his love he befriends you.
Call to Repentance:
Leader: Let us join in our prayers of Repentance to God:
*Forgive us Lord, that our actions have not matched our words.
People: Have mercy on us Lord and hear our prayer to you.
*We claim to believe in community, but separate ourselves
from others in our daily life and ministry.
*We affirm our belief in God and the unity of the church,
yet refuse to make the changes needed to accomplish that oneness.
*We proclaim Christian hope yet we are not ready to participate
in the task of transformation in the world which is full of destruction,
injustice and disunity.
Assurance of Forgiveness:
*God has forgiven us through Jesus Christ our sins, Let us walk
with God in faith and thanksgiving.
First Reading: James 1:22-27
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man
who observes his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself
and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But he who
looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being
no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in
If anyone thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but
deceives his heart, this man`s religion is vain. Religion that is pure
and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and
widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
The Word of the Lord.
Gospel: Matthew 12:46-50
While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers
stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the men who told
him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my
mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in
heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother."
The Gospel of the Lord.
Prayer of Intercession:
* for victims of war and calamaties
*for people who are sick and hungry
*for all churches and church leaders
*for the government and its officials
Response to every prayer: Lord, have mercy.
Prayer: Our Father
Walang sinuman ang nabubuhay para sa sarili lamang
Walang sinuman ang namamatay para sa sarili lamang
Ref: Tayong lahat ay may pananagutan sa isa´t isa
Tayong lahat ay pinili ng Dios na kapiling niya.
Sa ating pagmamahalan at paglilingkod sa kanino man
Tayo ay nagdadala ng balita ng kaligtasan.
Sabay-sabay ngang mag-aawitan ang mga bansa
Tayo ay tinuring ng Panginoon bilang mga anak.
The Jubilee Song
It`s a time of joy, a time of peace
A time when hearts are then set free
A time to heal the wounds of division
It`s a time of grace, a time of hope.
A time of sharing the gifts we have
A time to build the world that is one.
Ref: It`s time to give thanks to the Father, Son and the Spirit
And with Mary our Mother, we sing this song.
Open your hearts to the Lord and begin to see the mystery
That we are all together in one family
No more walls, no more chains
No more selfishness and closed doors
for we are in the fullness of God`s time
It is the time of the great jubilee.
It is a time of prayer, a time of praise
A time to lift our praise to God
A time to recall our graces
It is time to touch
A time to reach to those hearts that often wander
A time to bring them back to God`s embrace.
A Photo Reportage
Pfrin. Cornelia Oßwald
Consul Edgar Thomas Auxilian
Participation of Babaylanes Germany,
Philippine Women`s Forum e.V.
Honorarkonsul Heinz-Peter Heidrich visiting
the info table of Butuan Foundation with
Consul Edgar Thomas Auxilian and Carmelita
Kim and Bernd
Nina and Sophia waiting for the Games for Children
Nina: What games do you have for children?
ML: We have pulboron eating games.
Nina: Is that a game for children?
ML: Hmmmm, ah, ah, oo, yes sa Pilipinas, oo.
Eating, talking, watching, applauding part of
A Number of Visayan Songs
Bärbel of the Mispa Foundation of Mindanao
Part of the Preparatory Team
From left to right:
Jeannette, Carmelita, Tess, Mary Lou with
Pfrin. Cornelia Oßwald (Gastgeberin)
Consul Edgar Thomas Auxilian, Bonn
Fr. Jun de Ocampo, SVD, St. Agustin
Tanz- Wuppertaler Gruppe
Honorarkonsul Heinz-Peter Heidrich, Essen
Bernd Nilles (MGFFI), Düsseldorf
Dietmar Fischer (Eine-Welt-Netz NRW), Münster
Lieder von Esther Briggs und Vater "Bol-anon" Nottuln
Dagmar Eberhard/Film zum Streik der Toyotaarbeiter
Tänze-Bol-anon sa Germany, Nottuln
Tanz - Wuppertaler Gruppe
Beitrag von Philipp Bück/Philippinenbuero, Essen
Lieder - Krefeld
Tanz - Bagobo - Frau Evelyn Gucor
Beitrag von AHW e.V. Beate Steffens, Rheine
Lieder - Larna Steur, Butuan Global Foundation Europe, Duisburg
Beitrag von Mary Lou U. Hardillo, Babaylan, The Philippine
Women`s Network in Europe
Gesang - Medley-Tanz, Düsseldorf
Moderation: Rizal Victoria
Susan Sacay-Schröder (Filipino-German Community in Düsseldorf),
Mary Lou U. Hardillo (Babaylan, The Philippine Women`s Network
in Europe), Jeannette R. Hodes (Filipino-German Community in
Düsseldorf), Tessie Wilms (Bohol Hilfe sa Alemanya, Wuppertal),
Carmelita Woitecki (Butuan Global Fondation Europe, Duisburg),
Antje Pannenbecker (Philippinenbuero, Essen), Dietmar Fischer
(Eine Welt Netz, NRW, Münster), Bernd Schütze (Amt für MÖVe,
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Saturday, 25 August 2007
12.00 to 20:00
Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Düsseldorf-Gerresheim
Ab 12:00 Uhr - Anreise
(kleine Speisen und Getränke)
13:00 Uhr, Ökumenische Andacht
mit Rev. Joy dela Cruz und Fr. Jun de Ocampo, SVD
in der Gustav-Adolf-Kirche
14.00 Uhr: Eröffnung des Sommerfestes
mit Grußwortens des Landes, NRW, der philippinischen Botschaft
und den Organisatoren
14:30 Uhr: Zeit zum Kennenlernen
Vorstellung der Aktionstische und Ausstellungen
Philippinische Speisen und Getränke
ab 15.30 Uhr: Kultur und Informationsprogramm mit
Tänzen, Musik and Liedern aus den Philippinen
Beiträge zur aktuellen Situationen auf den Philippinen,
Präsentation der neuen Ausstellung "Armut unter Palmen",
Vorstellung von Nord-Süd-Projekten
Zeit für Gespräche, Diskussionen und Austausch
ab 19:30 Uhr Verabschiedung
20:00 Ende des Sommerfestes