Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Monte-Carlo a community of Light on the Côte d'Azur
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
As the clocks go back on Sunday 28 October, the autumnal shades change are there is a
different light in our skies. November approaches, the month of Remembrance and All Saints
and All Souls. It marks also the end of the Christian year on the Feast of Christ the King the 25th November, when we are called to enthrone Christ as our King in our hearts and minds in preparation for the New Year about to begin, Advent Sunday.
 
We start in November celebrating the Feast of All Saints on the 4th. Here we recall the lives and witnesses of our Christian brothers and sisters who have shown us by their lives examples of sacrificial offering. We give thanks to Almighty God for their witness, remembering also that in our contemporary lives there are still many whose lives form the ultimate sacrifice as they are martyred for their faith. Remembrance Day falls this year on Sunday 11th November. It is fitting that as we continue to remember the lives of the fallen, those who have offered their lives in the conflicts of two World wars and other campaigns since, that we do so on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice itself. It will serve as a poignant reminder to us all of the ever present need to maintain peace in our world, to serve each other and seek out those who are threatened by violence. To pray for our World that the atrocities of war may cease and that we commit ourselves to the maintenance of justice and peace.
 
I invite you to all of these services, to bring yourself and invite others to come with you. It is in the hospitality of sharing and inviting others that the Gospel is spread. I invite you to join with us in prayer for all those we remember in this season of Remembrance for it is in the act of remembering that we make sure the folly and horrors of the past are not re-enacted.
 
Fr. Lawrence MacLean
                                                                                                                                     
 Services
Sunday Mornings
Family Communion at 10:30 am
with Sunday Club for Children

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Wednesday Evenings at 18:30
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  The first Wednesday service of each month will be a Healing Mass.
The Wednesday services in between will be a said Mass of the day.
The last Wednesday being a Requiem Mass.
 
Monopoly Competition 2018
21ST ANNIVERSARY
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ANNUAL CHARITY MONOPOLY COMPETITION
IN AID OF THE BISHOP'S ADVENT APPEAL
to be held at
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St. Paul's Church Hall, 22 Ave.de Grande Bretagne, Monaco
on Saturday November 10th 2018 from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
 
 Entrance Fee. Adults :- 25.00 Euros, Refreshments included.
  Children up to 14 year's :- 12.50 Euros, Refreshments included.
   
Please click here for more details on prizes and application form

    Clocks go back this Weekend

 

 
Remembrance Sunday is upon us on 11th November, coinciding with the French commemoration Armistice 1918 which signalled the end of World War 1 and the "outbreak of Peace". Just  100 years ago, worth reflecting about. At St Paul's the Standards will be paraded by the Royal British Legion who will lead a short procession
to the Winston Churchill statue, and back for the Service. Remembrance Poppies are already on offer at the back of the church .             
                                                                      Commander Michael Healy, MBE.
                                                   Chairman Royal British Legion Nice-Monaco.

 
Lemuel School Project - Haiti


Several Church Members including the church itself have donated to Lemuel School Project in Haiti. €1 a day educates a child, pays for the teacher and also provides a hot meal a day but there is still need for donors a block is €40 per month or €480 per year. 
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Please go to their website at Lemuel click here, or contact the chair of St Pauls Charity Committee Stephen Kenyon Slade or John Watton.
                                                                                   Email: charity@stpaulsmonaco.com
PRAYER LIST UPDATE
Every week, we pray for our loved ones in the community who are sick  We list their names in our weekly service sheet , We are trying to update this list and If you would like for your name or the name of a loved one to be added, please fill in the form at the back of the church or email Intentions request to prayers@stpaulsmonaco.com
New Votive Stand

We have a new votive stand in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Please feel free to offer
a prayer and light a candle. Throughout the world lighting a candle is a sacred ritual.
In Church it invokes Christ 'The Light of the World' John 8 v12 penetrating the darkness. The lighted candle symbolises a prayer offering where we present our petitions to the Lord and ask the saints to pray with us and to pray for us. This light, as it is kept burning, also shows our desire to remain in God's presence as we go through our daily duties at home and in the workplace. When we are Baptised we receive a candle with the words...'Receive this Light...' Each of us is called to be a witness to the light and be bearers of 'The Light'. Please feel free and be encouraged to light a candle whenever you enter or leave the Church.



Young people and adults at Saint Paul's have the opportunity to take part in a programme of preparation for Confirmation according to the Anglican tradition (Church of England).
The programme this autumn seeks to offer candidates a chance to question and explore their faith. please contact  Father Lawrence for more details Email: chaplain@stpaulsmonaco.com
          
The Sunday Volunteer Rota
for November has been updated and the new version
is now available online please click on link below
to preview, download, print
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 We are now planning ahead for December 2018 and January 2019
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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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Thank you for your help in planning the next Rota for Sunday Duties at St Paul's 
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If you would like to join us as a Sunday Volunteer
please contact us

please reply to this message at
rota@stpaulsmonaco.com
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This years Annual Ecumenical Kermesse
will take place on 1st of December,
as every year held in the
Chapiteau in Fontvieille in Monaco.

We need generous volunteers to help
the kermesse run smoothly and the more
people helping out, even if you can
only help just for a short time, the more
fun and rewarding the work will be for all of us.
 

This year we need new volunteers to 
help set up and run of the coffee/tea stand
and the alcohol stand more details to follow.
 
 

Church Audio Recordings
Catch up on Services or Sermons you have missed
soon to include the readings
Sermons  updated
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 there are still music recordings available
on our church Website which also includes the 
complete recording of Father Lawrence's induction Service
 
Forthcoming Events
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 All Saints Day Sunday 4 November 10:30
Remembrance Sunday 11 November 10:30
10 - 18 November No Finish Line, Monaco
29 - 30 November Jumble Collection for Kermesse.
1st December All Day Kermesse, Monaco
1st December Messiah Concert

Advent Sunday 2 December 10:30
Start of Christian Year and a day of obligation
 

Saint Paul's Anglican Church 
22 Avenue de Grande Bretagne
98000 Monaco.
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Chaplaincy +377 93 30 71 06
      Mobile  06 43 91 69 58 
Email:    chaplain@stpaulsmonaco.com
  Website :  www.stpaulsmonaco.com