Sunday Worship

09h00:

Traditional Service, weekly communion

11h00:

Traditional Service, with choirs, communion first Sunday of month

13h30:

Contemporary Service

Lumina Concert

Saturday 26 May at 20h

ACP’s chamber choir “Ensemble Lumina” will present a concert of works by Byrd, Lotti, Brahms, Poulenc, Augustinas, Gramann, and others.

Heart of Prayer Workshop

Sunday 27 May 12h15-13h30 in the Library

Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart will lead this one-hour experiential workshop, where we will explore and experience three forms of Christian prayer.

Outline for the Sacrament of Baptism for Children

At the appropriate time in the order of worship, the Pastor will invite the family forward for presentation of their child(ren) for baptism. Normally, the family will gather with the Pastor at the front near the baptismal font. After all have gathered, the service for the sacrament of baptism will be conducted as follows:

Pastor: Hear the words of our Lord Jesus Christ: "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." Obeying the word of our Lord Jesus, and sure of His presence with us, we baptize those whom He has called to be His own. _______________, in presenting your child(ren) for baptism, you announce your faith in Jesus Christ, and show that you want yourselves and your child(ren) to study Him, know Him, love Him and serve Him as His chosen disciple(s). Show your purpose by answering these questions:

Pastor: Who is your Lord and Savior?

PARENTS: JESUS CHRIST IS MY LORD & SAVIOR.

Pastor: Do you trust in Him?

PARENTS: WE DO.

Pastor: Do you claim God's covenant promises for your child/children, and do you look in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ for his/her/their salvation, as you do for your own?

PARENTS: WE DO.

Pastor: Do you promise to seek the fellowship of the church wherever you may be and to receive spiritual support and encouragement as you raise your child(ren) in the Christian faith?

PARENTS: WE DO.

~ Let the congregation stand. ~

Pastor: Do you, the members of this congregation, in the name of the whole church of Christ, promise to help in the Christian instruction and nurture of _______________, so that one day he/she/they may confess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?

CONGREGATION: WE DO.

Pastor: Will you endeavor, by your example and fellowship, by your love and care, to strengthen his/her/their family ties with the household of God?

CONGREGATION: WE WILL. AFFIRMATION OF FAITH USING THE APOSTLES’ CREED

Pastor: Then with one voice, let us say what we believe, using the Apostles’ Creed, a statement of faith affirmed by Christians around the world over the centuries: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

~ Congregation is seated. ~

The Baptism

(Texts chosen for those to be baptized may be read at this time)…

Walk into congregation holding child(ren): reminding congregation of vows made …

Pastor: Let us pray. Gracious God, from whom all children are a precious gift. Today we acknowledge that we are but stewards of the lives You entrust to us. We know that when we give our children to you, we are able to keep them forever; when we deliver them into Your embrace, we know it is the perfect freedom. When we bid them to love You, they love us and others all the more. We pray for this child (these children), _______________. By your grace and love, strengthen him/her/them to be (a) true disciple(s) of Jesus Christ, who was baptized Your Son and servant, and who is our risen Lord. We pray for these parents, _______________. May they love with Your love, teach Your truth, and tell the gospel to their child(ren), that Your Word may be heard, and Your will be done, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

ALL: Holy God, remind us of the promises given in our own baptism, and renew our trust in you. Make us strong to obey your will, and to serve you with joy, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.

The parent(s) may receive the Baptismal certificate and be seated.

Heart of Prayer Workshop

Sunday 27 May from 12h15-13h30 in the 2nd Floor Library

Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart will lead this one-hour experiential workshop, where we will explore and experience three forms of Christian prayer. We will begin with Jesus’ prayer, then we will practice prayer and the presence of God, and then we will pray for each other. This will be safe place and an opportunity for spiritual growth for those new to prayer forms in Christian community and those who have long been active in a life of prayer. On Mothers’ Day in France this will be an adventure in the Spirit together.

PrayerWorkshop

Lecture - Same Sex Marriage

ACP and the Institut Protestant de Théologie present a theological discussion of same sex marriage in Thurber Room at 20h to 21h15.

All are welcome. Please note that this is not a Thurber Lecture and does not include a meal.

Lecture - same sex marriage - 30 Mai 2018

Atelier Concerts

Spire Magazine

 ACP Spire cover

The May 2018 edition of Spire, the monthly magazine of the American Church in Paris is now on-line.

ACP Today: Faith Talk in Paris radio broadcast

Thurber Lectures — Winter and Spring 2018

Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15 in the Thurber Room

Thurber Lectures Winter Spring 2018

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

More information on the Winter and Spring 2018 lectures here.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures here

Community Groups at ACP

Community Groups at ACP A Community Group is a place where we can be known and where we can know one another and Jesus more deeply. More information about ACP's many Community Groups here.

Volunteer Opportunities at ACP

One of the core values of ACP is to be a beacon of light and life on the Seine, calling out to our community to come in and be a part of the mission of Christ. There are multiple points of entry for members of ACP and our Parisian neighbors to serve those in need and our community through volunteer opportunities.

Click here to learn of ways you can contribute.