Sunday Combined Worship

24 March 2019


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


Congregational Meeting and Conversation

Taizé @ ACP during Lent

Thursdays at 18h30-19h30 in the ACP Chapel

Experience sung scripture and prayer in multiple languages in Christian community. Restore your soul midweek with meditative worship based in simple music, scripture readings, and prayerful silence.

Combined Worship Service

24 March 11h30

Combined Traditional/Contemporary Worship Service 11h30

Congregational Meeting 12h45

Music Director

Fred"I highly value providing leadership for the music ministry at ACP which strives to reinforce the spoken word by providing a complementary spiritual avenue in our quest to experience God."

Fred is a native of Washington state where he began organ studies with Dr. Edward Hansen of Seattle. He earned organ performance degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Michigan, moving to Paris in 1972 for organ study with Marie-Claire Alain and Maurice Duruflé. Since 1976, he has been Director of Music at the American Church in Paris where he is organist and conducts the Adult Choir, the ACP Bronze Ringers, and the Celebration Ringers. Fred also organizes the weekly Sunday evening classical concert series. He has numerous choral and handbell works published in the United States and is the Honorary Associate Director of the Raleigh Ringers of North Carolina as well as the Embellish Handbell Ensemble of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fred is the newly appointed director for the Bay View Week of Handbells, Bay View, Michigan, and continues to be the permanent director for Bronzefest and UK Bronze.

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting – 24 March 12h45

The Council of the American Church in Paris requests the presence of all voting members of the ACP – and welcomes all congregants – at the semi-annual congregational meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the annual ministry reports from the Council and Pastoral leadership of the ACP and to vote to approve the 2017 audited accounts and 2019 budget. We also look forward to sharing information on other topics including the ACP-160 Campaign and the strategic plan. If you cannot be present, make sure that your vote counts by submitting a proxy form.

to the Council Secretary mailbox at Reception or email it to

ACP Today: Faith Talk in Paris radio broadcast

Spire Magazine

 ACP Spire cover

The March 2019 edition of Spire, the monthly magazine of the American Church in Paris is now on-line.

Atelier Concerts

Lenten and Holy Week Services

Taizé candlelight prayer services Thursdays during Lent
 - 18h30-19h30 in the Chapel

Palm/Passion Sunday – 14 April
- Traditional Worship Services at 9h & 11h
- Contemporary Worship Service at 13h30

Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 15-17 April
- Holden Evening Prayer Services at 19h

Maundy Thursday – 18 April
- Worship Service with communion at 20h

Good Friday – 19 April
- Tenebrae "shadows" Worship Service at 20h

Easter Sunday – 21 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

Easter Monday – 22 April
- Church Building closed

Lenten Devotionals

ACP invites you to follow a devotional during this Lenten season. Here are some recommended readings:

Taizé: Prayer for Each Day

Princeton Theological Seminary: God Speaks, We Speak

Church of England: Daily Prayer

Devotionals 365 days a Year

Prayer for Illumination

ACP's weekly Prayer for Illumination, accompanying the Lighting of the Candle for God’s Global Vision of Compassion, Justice and Peace, follows the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Prayer Cycle.

This week we pray for

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Reception Positions Available - Weekdays and Sundays

The American Church in Paris seeks two dependable, courteous, helpful, articulate, and organized persons to provide welcome, reception, and security for the Church as Weekday (9h-17h) and part-time Sunday (8h30-19h30) receptionists. Weekday job description. Sunday job description. Please address your résumé/CV and letter of motivation be email to or by post to Business Administrator, The American Church in Paris, 65 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris.

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.