Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo -- a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes TONIGHT !  
 

Nicole Feaster was hard at work this weekend cooking up a storm of pancakes in preparation for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Cooks from many of our other Sunday Club families were similarly busy getting ready for the annual feast on the day before the beginning of Lent.
This year's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
takes place TONIGHT!
 
(Tuesday, 28 February) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Church Library
No reservation needed, donations accepted.
 
This year the Sunday Club has decided that donations collected at the dinner will go in support of Emily and Ben Rolfe's campaign to raise funds for diabetes research by running the Marathon des Sables in April (see below).  
Ash Wedneday Service at 6_30 p.m.

The Holy Season of Lent begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday (1st March). The community at Saint Paul's Anglican Church will observe Ash Wednesday with the Liturgy of the Ashes, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a quiet service with readings, homily and prayers to help us enter into the season of Lent with humility and openess to God's purpose for us. At the centre of this Communion service, the congregation joins together in a litany of penitential prayer, reflecting on the many ways we fall short in our commitment to live our lives according to the Will of God. Following the litany, the penitent come forward to receive the mark of the ashes on our foreheads. In signing a cross in ashes on the foreheads of the faithful, the priest intones, "Remeber you are dust and unto dust you shall return." Please plan to join us tomorrow, as we begin together our journey to the Cross and Easter Sunday. 
Lenten Study: Thursday with Soup! 
The Joy of the Gospel - A six-session study course on sharing faith (Paula Gooder)  
The Joy of the Gospel - A six-session study course by Paula Gooder
Study Sessions on Thursdays in Lent beginning Thursday, 2nd March 
from 6:30 p.m. in the Chaplain's Apartment 
A simple Lenten meal is provided (soup & bread, with fruit for dessert)

This six-part course for parishes and Lent groups is based on Pope Francis' much acclaimed recent reflections on mission and evangelism, published as Evangelii Gaudium ('The Joy of the Gospel'). Widely recognised as offering wisdom and vision for all Christians in a culture that is often hostile to the church, Evangelii Gaudium offers a positive and realistic approach to sharing faith in the modern world. Paula Gooder introduces its key themes to readers in all denominations and challenges them to consider its application in their own contexts.

Reply to this message or send an email to lentenstudy@stpaulsmonaco.com  
for more information or to register for the course.
Emily & Ben in training for the Sahara

Here is a message from Emily Rolfe, "My dad and I are training to run the Marathon des Sables, the 'world's toughest footrace', a 250km run in the Sahara Desert, from the 7th to the 17th of April 2017. To encourage us in our journey, through the intense training and during the race itself, you can help us raise funds for a £19,500 Diabetes UK project.
Click here for more information about the Marathon Des Sables and our project to raise money for Diabetes UK." 
EVensong_ March 12
Evensong on Sunday 12th March
 
Once again this year, Saint Paul's will host the annual ecumenical gathering of Monaco churches in the season of Lent, with a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 12th March at 5 p.m. The service will feature the expanded Saint Paul's Church Choir and work has already begun to prepare this bilingual service (Vêpres & Evensong) with the choir planning to sing the Stanford "Magnificat" and other hymns and music associated with the evening office of the Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions. 
Weekly Services
Sunday Mornings
Holy Communion (traditional language) at 8:30 a.m.
Family Communion at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday Club for Children
Wednesday Evenings
Healing Prayer (for oneself or for others) 18:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Calendar of Services & Events at Saint Paul's 
TODAY: Shrove Tuesday, 28th February - Pancake Dinner for Charity - 18:00 to 20:00
TOMORROW: Ash Wednesday, 1st March at 18:30 - Penitential Rite with Ashes
Thursdays in Lent, beginning 2 March, 18:30 to 20:30 p.m. - Lenten Studay Group 
Sunday, 12th March at 17:00 -- Ecumenical Evensong in Lent
Saturday, 25th March at 19:30 - Armenian Choir at St Charles Church
Mothering Sunday, 26th March - Sunday Club service at 10:30 
Saturday, 1st April - Ristretto Concert: Bach Cantatas 20:00
Sunday, 2nd April - AGM Sunday, 10:30 with meeting at 11:30
Palm Sunday, 9th April - Blessing of the Palms, Place des Moulins
Easter Sunday, 16th April - Services at 08:00 & 10:30


Saint Paul's Church, Monte-Carlo| +377 93 30 71 06 | www.stpaulsmonaco.com
Father Walter Raymond OGS, Chaplain: walter@monaco.mc

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