Sunday Worship

11h30:

Combined Traditional/Contemporary Service, with vocal and handbell choirs and Still Point band

12h30:

Congregational Meeting and Conversation

Corporate Prayer Meeting

Every Saturday from 15h-16h in G7. Join in prayer for the world, our city, and God's Kingdom. All are welcome! For more info, contact Selen Flores via the ACP Secretary.

Combined Service – 26 March

Combined Traditional/Contemporary Worship Service 11h30
Congregational Conversation 12h30

Summer time begins – Set clocks forward 1 hour

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.

Congregational Meeting – Proxy Form Here

Congregational Meeting – 26 March 12h30

Please plan to attend this meeting, but if you cannot be present, make sure that your vote counts by filling out the proxy form here and return it to the Council Secretary’s mailbox at Reception.

Church Accountant Position Available

The American Church in Paris seeks a person to fill the full-time position of church accountant. Job description here. Please submit CV no later than Sunday 9 April 2017 to secretary@acparis.org or to Executive Secretary, The American Church in Paris, 65 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris.

Concert – Felix Mendelssohn

Saturday 25 March at 20h30

Atelier Concert

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Atelier Concerts....

Sundays at 17h00 — Free admission

Atelier Concert

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Spire Magazine

 ACP Spire cover

The March 2017 edition of Spire, the monthly magazine of the American Church in Paris is now on-line.

Holy Week 2017

Palm/Passion Sunday – 9 April
- Traditional Services at 9h & 11h
- Contemporary Service at 13h30

Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 10-12 April
- Holden Evening Prayer Services at 19h

Maundy Thursday – 13 April
- Worship Service with communion at 20h

Good Friday – 14 April
- Tenebrae "shadows" Worship Service at 20h

Easter Sunday – 16 April
- Sunrise Service at 7h on the quai d’Orsay
- Easter Fellowship Breakfast at 8h
- Traditional Celebrations of the Resurrection at
9h & 11h
- Contemporary Celebration of the Resurrection at
13h30

Easter Monday – 17 April
- Church Building closed

Thurber Lectures Winter Spring 2017

Thurber Lectures Winter Spring 2017

Meal at 19h00; Presentation 19h45-21h15.
Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Corporate Prayer Meeting

Every Saturday from 15h-16h in G7. Join in prayer for the world, our city, and God's Kingdom. All are welcome! For more info, contact Selen Flores via the ACP Secretary.

Corporate Prayer Meeting

ACP Today: Faith Talk in Paris radio broadcast

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.

Homeless Ministry

  • Serve the City
    Serve the City

    The Serve the City Mission Project is distributing food donated by Prêt à Manger to the needy. There are now nearly 20 volunteers serving up to 150 meals five days a week to the less fortunate in and around Paris. Contact and Facebook link

  • Breakfast/Sandwich Ministry
    Breakfast/Sandwich Ministry

    Breakfast Ministry (1st Fri/Sat of month)
         Preparation: Friday 19h00
         Distribution: Saturday 08h00

    Sandwich Ministry (3rd Fri/Sat of month)
         Preparation: Friday 19h00
         Distribution: Saturday 13h30
    Contact

  • Friday Mission Lunch
    Friday Mission Lunch

    Every Friday a hot, nutritious meal is prepared for the homeless and needy. ACP is responsible for the meal on the second Friday of each month, but we are grateful for help with cooking, serving, and cleaning up every Friday. Contact