Virtual Worship Service
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Prelude Litanies Jehan Alain
Greeting for Worship Victor Greene
Call to Worship (based on Micah 6:8)
Hymn Christ, You Walked Among the Grain Fields
tune: BEACH SPRING ("God Whose Giving Knows No Ending")
lyrics © Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Assurance of Forgiveness and Peace
Welcome Scott Herr
Blessing of the Children Allison Wheeler
Musical Offering I Surrrender All W.S. Weeden & J.W.Van Deventer
Alexia Rabé: piano, vocals arr. Alexia Rabé
Prayer for Illumination Jodi Fondell
The First Lesson – Micah 6:1-8 Delia Esteban
Musical Offering Recit: Behold, I tell you a mystery G.F. Handel
Air: The trumpet shall sound
Frédéric Goncalves, soloist Simon Fournier, trumpet Fred Gramann, organ
The Second Lesson – Mark 4:1-20 MaryClaire King
Sermon Good Soil Bears Good Fruit Grant Mongin
Musical Offering I Will Not Give Up Devon Graves
Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer (in your mother tongue) Doug Fondell
Offertory Music Recit: Ye people, rend your hearts Felix Mendelssohn
Air: If with all your hearts ye truly seek me
John Bernard, soloist Fred Gramann, piano
Dedication of Our Tithes and Offerings Scott Herr
Hymn Christ Taught Us as a Farmer
tune: AURELIA ("The Church's One Foundation")
lyrics © Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Benediction Grant Mongin
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.
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!
Sunday 19 July at 10h on France 2
A documentary about Rhoda Scott, the famous American jazz organist, will be shown on Sunday 19 July at 10h on France 2. Rhoda was married at the American Church and served on various church committees. The program includes an interview of Rhoda conducted by Fred Gramann, after which she plays the ACP organ.
Rhoda Scott, who plays organ without shoes and is known as "the barefoot lady", is one of the greatest living soul jazz organists. Her technical mastery and virtuosity combined with a perfect knowledge of the sonic possibilities of the instrument make her a living legend of the Hammond B3 organ. A pastor's daughter in the USA, she learned to play organ in churches, studying with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She has performed with the greats: Ray Charles, George Benson, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.
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.