Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
St Paul's Church Community Newsletter 19 February 2018
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   From the Bishop  Off to a good start                Tea for All  next Drop in Friday
   Charity Concert   This Thursday                      Call for Volunteers March Rota
   Pancakes Raise  1,145 Euros                          Bishop Robert  Lent Appeal
OFF TO A GOOD START  

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St. Paul likens the Christian life of
discipleship to a race. Well, by analogy,
I think we've got off to a good start, here at St. Paul's, in our observance of the six weeks of Lent. The Shrove Tuesday evening Pancake Party was a great success, beautifully and painstakingly set out at stylishly decorated tables,
with plenty of food and drink, including the traditional pancakes.
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The following evening - Ash Wednesday, when Lent officially starts, the Evening Liturgy for Ash Wednesday was as well attended as in previous years. Lent is a wonderful opportunity for St. Paul's to prepare prayerfully together for the next chapter in readiness for the arrival of the new Chaplain. To that end we have decided to major on the five Wednesday evenings of Lent, offering the traditional Healing Ministry in the context of a Bible Study and an abbreviated Eucharist, all in one hour, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Hopefully, there will be a good number who would want to take up the Wednesday evenings as part of their special Lenten discipline this year.
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In the Epistle to the Hebrews, we are urged to set aside every 'hindrance' and 'run the race that is set before us,' but with eyes on Jesus, 'the author and perfecter of our faith.' Every runner knows the need to make time to train, whether in a gym or out on the road, and many people today take physical training very seriously. Why not the same discipline about our spiritual training, to build up our spiritual muscle for the race of discipleship?
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So may God grant to all of us here at St. Paul's, individually and corporately, special blessings and a fresh outpouring of his Holy Spirit in this forthcoming, Holy Season of Lent.
Bishop Michael Marshall
Fr. Soon Han Choi
Charity Concert this Week
  Jeudi 22 February, St Paul's Church, 19:30H
 
         
Pauline Litvin, Artistic Director of Association Musique de Chambre, Monaco, presents the Goldberg Trio playing Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Corelli.
 
The charitable donations will be given to A'Rocha, a Christian association whose work to preserve our environment is dear to Pauline's heart.
 
The St. Paul's Charity Donations Committee will match donations up to 1,500 Euros.
 
Please come in numbers to support Pauline, St. Paul's favorite concert violinist, and her chosen charity and, of course, to enjoy beautiful music.

      TEA FOR ALL
    Friday Drop in 
     2nd March 2018
     16th March 2018
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Everyone welcome for a chat, cup of tea and cake in the Church Library once a fortnight from 3.00pm to 5.00pm
        Meet the Voluntary ladies
   Margaret Helen Gillian and Tess
     You are all invited to join them
 
Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner raises 1,145 Euros

This sum will be matched by St. Paul's Charity Donations Committee to give a total of 2,290 euros to Diabetes UK.
The Rolfe family again offered a festive evening of Mardi Gras fun with numerous crepes consumed by nearly 60 participants. Many thanks to all who helped to make this such a successful evening by bringing crepes, fillings, sweets, drinks, and for set-up and clean-up.
Volunteer Rota 2018
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Time to organise the next Rota for  Sunday Volunteers
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  For the month of March 2018
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Thank you all for your continuing willingness
to serve the church.
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Please include in your reply the dates that you are
available to serve along with a brief indication of the
roles you are willing to fulfil.
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If you would like to join us as a Sunday Volunteer please contact us
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Thank you for your help in planning the next
Rota  for Sunday Duties at St Paul's 
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please reply to this message at
rota@stpaulsmonaco.com
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BISHOPS LENT APPEAL 2018
Sustaining a Ministry of Hope for Refugees in the Calais area of France

Bishop Robert Innes has chosen for 2018 to aid the plight of unaccompanied child migrants in the Calais area. The funds raised will be shared between two projects. Firstly, a safe house and outreach ministry to welcome the children run by an Old Catholic monk, Br. Johannes Maertens, who is a member of the Anglican congregation in Calais. Johannes asks us to help in the following words:
"The average age of refugees is youth to young adults, some from 14-16 years. These are very vulnerable to being trafficked as they are often unaccompanied minors. We need an urgent Christian response to this inhumane situation."
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In partnership with Canterbury Diocese and the USPG, a priest is being recruited to serve as Chaplain to the Pas-de-Calais congregations and as a refugee project officer to give pastoral support and assistance. The second purpose of the Appeal is to raise funds to support this priest with financial resources for helping the children and supporting small projects.
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        During Lent an urn will be at the back of the church to receive your donations.
For more information click here and checkout  the website for updates
Sundays in Lent at 10.30 am
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            'THE LOVE OF POWER OR THE POWER OF LOVE
         sermon's will be based on each Gospel Reading of the day.
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 1st Sunday in Lent          The Abuse of Power -  Mark 1 9-15                    18 February  2nd Sunday in Lent         True Power   Mark 8  31 - end                            25 February  3rd Sunday in Lent          The Abuse of Religious Power  John 2 13-22      4 March  Mothering Sunday           The Power of Parenthood  John 3 14-21            11 March 
 Passion Sunday              The Power to Change John 12 20-33                 18 March
Wednesday evenings in Lent at 6.30 pm
                  BIBLE STUDY, HEALING MINISTRY & EUCHARIST 
The healing ministry of Christ then and now' 
 
On the five Wednesday evenings in Lent, we will build on the long standing tradition at St. Paul's with a special evening programme to include a Bible Study SPA (Scripture, Prayer Action); the Ministry of Healing & abbreviated Eucharist.
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             21 st February     John 5:1-8          'Do you want to get well?'
             28th February     Mark 2:1-2         'Take up your bed and walk.'    
               7 th March         Mark 8: 22-26     'Can you see anything?'
             14 th March         Mark 7: 31-35     'Open up!'
             21 st March           Acts 3: 1-10         ' A crippled beggar  
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                      6.30pm to 7.00pm : SPA (Scripture Prayer Action)
                                                     bible study instead of Liturgy of the Word .
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7.00pm to 7.30pm: Eucharist with the Healing Ministry
Calendar Forthcoming Events

           20 February  18:30 Church Council Committee Meeting
           22 February  19:30  Charity Concert Pauline Litvin
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                            11 March   Mothering Sunday
                            18 March   Passion Sunday
                            25 March   Palm Sunday
                            29 March   Maundy Thursday
                            30 March   Good Friday
                              1 April      EASTER SUNDAY
Weekly Services
Sunday Mornings
Holy Communion (traditional language) at 8:00 a.m.
Family Communion at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday Club for Children
Wednesday Healing Service with Holy Communion 6:30pm

Saint Paul's Church, Monte-Carlo
Chaplaincy +377 93 30 71 06
      Mobile  06 43 91 69 58 
Email:    chaplain@stpaulsmonaco.com
  Website :  www.stpaulsmonaco.com