Virtual Worship Service
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Prelude Come Unto Him G.F. Handel
Jennifer Young, soloist Fred Gramann, organ
Greeting for Worship Doug Fondell
Call to Worship
Hymn Hear the Blessed Savior tune: MERRIAL (“Now the day is over”)
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Assurance of Forgiveness and Peace
Welcome Scott Herr
Minute for Stewardship Don Farnan
Blessing of the Children Allison Wheeler
Musical Offering I Danced in the Morning American Shaker melody
Vivienne, Margaux and Stacey Debré
Prayer for Illumination Victor Greene
The First Lesson – Psalm 145:8-14 Kate Snipes
Musical Offering Keep the Hope George Makshigian and John Arndt
John Arndt: piano, Josiah Woodson: flute, George Makshigian: lead vocal,
Devon Graves, Konstantin Nicolaeve, Natalie Raynal: backing vocals,
Jeff Hohener: filming, sound recording: John Arndt
The Second Lesson – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Rose Marie Burke
Sermon The Easy Yoke Jodi Fondell
Musical Offering Give Me Jesus Spiritual, arr. Devon Graves
Devon Graves: lead vocal, piano, Natalie Raynal: backing,
John Arndt: recording/filming
Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer (in your mother tongue) Scott Herr
Offertory Music Called Home to Heaven tune: HOLY MANNA, arr. Fred Gramann
The ACP Bronze Ringers
Dedication of Our Tithes and Offerings Doug Fondell
Hymn My Shepherd Will Supply My Need tune: RESIGNATION
Benediction Jodi Fondell
Organ Postlude Chorale Prelude on “Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten” J.S. Bach
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the American Church in Paris has been dedicated to remaining a vibrant community and to providing online resources for worship, learning, spiritual formation, and holistic health. Now in these days of “partial de-confinement” we are taking steps to re-open the church buildings for worship, schools and other community groups in a way that is safe, sustainable, and fair for all.
Please continue to check our website for the latest news. We have begun re-gathering for Worship in the Sanctuary on Sundays at 11h. Capacity is limited and seating is reserved (register here) because of Covid-19 protocols. These services are different from those before the pandemic, but we hope are still honoring to God and inspiring to our congregation and our extended community. We will continue the Virtual Worship services for the foreseeable future.
We are very much alive and have even seen growth through this time of physical distancing and sheltering at home. Whether you are one of the thousands of viewers from over 70 different countries who join us for online worship, or new to Paris and seeking a church family, we hope you will be patient until we can meet again!
In the meantime, we continue to pursue our mission "to bear witness in word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ." God's grace and peace be with you!
During this difficult season of social distancing our attempts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus bring stressors, worries, and fears that we may be struggling to manage. If you would like members of the laycare ministry team, members of the prayer chain, and the pastoral team to uphold you in prayer during your time of struggle please send us a Prayer Request and let us know of your concern. Our laycare ministry team, our people on the prayer chain, and the pastoral team will surely uphold you in prayer.
Just Mercy film discussion — Thursday 9 July at 19h30-21h
All are invited to view the film Just Mercy prior to 9 July. The film is available to rent for €4.99 on a number of video platforms such as iTunes store, Amazon Prime, and Youtube. See film trailer and background material here.
Then on 9 July at 19h30-21h, via Zoom, Pastors Doug and Jodi will be hosting a forum discussion on many of the themes that emerge from the film.
Click here to sign up for this forum discussion by 7 July. (Upon registering for the discussion you will receive questions for reflection as you watch the film.)
Just Mercy tells the story of a Harvard Law School graduate named Byran Stevenson who moved to Montgomery, Alabama in 1985 where he opened a law firm to provide legal defense for those awaiting execution on death row. The film provides a sobering glimpse into how race, class, and systemic sin inform culpability and judicial verdicts in the United States. Evenmore, the film provocatively beckons us as Christians to confront systemic racial sin wherever it is found.
This is a critical time in history. In a world that is divided by the politics of fear and anger it can become easy to stop caring about what should be cared about. It's easy to tolerate what shouldn't be tolerated. Racial justice demands our attention!
Thurber Conversations are an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.
Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures here
Wednesday Evenings 19h30-20h30Register here.
The minor prophets are only considered “minor” because their prophetic message is relatively short (often 3-4 chapters). Yet, their message to the people in their time and place is a message that speaks a perfectly relevant word to our day and age. All are welcome to join us in thoughtful reflection upon God's Word.
Each week we will focus in on a particular book of the minor prophets found in the Old Testament. Once you sign up you'll receive a ZOOM invitation and a reading schedule for each Wednesday. Questions pertaining to the texts will also be provided for your consideration.
Led by Pastors Doug and Jodi.Register here.
The American Church in Paris (ACP) welcomes you to worship each Sunday at one of our three services. The 09h00 service is a weekly communion service; the 11h00 service is a traditional service with special music from one of our guest soloists or various choirs; the 13h30 service is a contemporary service with weekly communion.
Our congregation is an interdenominational and international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to provide a place of English language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries and services that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris.
The ACP is the first American church established outside of the United States. Begun in 1814, its official charter and first sanctuary were established in 1857. We have been located on the quai d’Orsay since 1931.