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Welcome to the The American Protestant Church of  The Hague.  We are an English-speaking church that brings together an international community of Christians from over 40 nations and almost as many denominations. Whether English is your mother tongue or not, you will be welcomed in our English speaking community. The congregation is Reformed in its historic roots, theologically diverse in its current membership, and committed to the core doctrines of the Christian faith.

  You are welcome to join us in any of our worship services and connect with us. If you are looking for a new spiritual home, APCH is the place to be.  

"In the essentials unity, in the non essentials freedom and in all things charity." "

Come, worship and grow in Christ with us! 

Service Times

Sunday Morning Service



Contemporary Service 9:45 a.m. and  Traditional Worship Service 11:15 a.m.

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THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY 
For the period ahead at APCH, we will usually hear God speak to us through God’s Word as recommended in the Revised Common Lectionary. Some of us (Lutherans, Methodists, and others) have grown up with this; others of us have never heard of it.

A “lectionary” is a list of recommended readings for each day or week. The Revised Common Lectionary was developed by an international group of Christian teachers and pastors to help the church hear the full range of God’s Word over a period of three years. Each week, this lectionary names four readings—one each from the Old Testament, Psalms, Gospels, and the New Testament. Some churches read all four during a service; we will focus on two.

The advantage of choosing passages from the lectionary are several. (1) Over a period of time you cover a wide range of Scripture and themes. (2) The preacher alone doesn’t choose the biblical text, ignoring some passages and selecting his/her favorites; rather, the Word of God is given by a prayerful and wise body that spiritually discerned what passages God’s church should hear every three years. (3) We join with churches all around the world in hearing and responding to the same Word of God.

Do all the passages fit together? Not necessarily. The central reading is the Gospel—Jesus Christ is the key to the readings. At least one of the O.T. or N.T. readings fits with the Gospel, whether as a prophecy pointing to Christ, or a further Word of God about the Gospel reading. The Psalm is intended to be a response of praise or prayer to one or more of the readings. Sometimes, the Old or New Testament passage follows a biblical book in sequence for weeks.

If you would like to explore this more, google “Revised Common Lectionary” and click on the first link (from Vanderbilt University). Or choose one of the sub-links there, including the “Daily Readings.” There you will find three readings for every day—and Old Testament, Psalm, and New Testament reading—that are based on the Sunday “lection.” The first three daily readings (Monday-Wednesday) are based on the past Sunday’s readings and sermon; the last daily readings (Thursday-Saturday) look ahead at the following Sunday’s passages.

The goal of this is to hear God’s Word in its fulness and grow in our love for God who speaks and leads our lives in grace and truth, beauty and justice. God bless us all in that gift
IT'S ALPHA TIME AGAIN AT APCH!
The Alpha course starts on Wednesday, January 29 and ends on Wednesday, April 22 with a fellowship evening.
Time: 7 p.m.-9.15 p.m. at APCH, Esther de Boer van Rijklaan 20, The Hague.
Alpha weekend: Friday night and whole of Saturday March 20-21.
PARKING ON WILLEM ROYAARDSPLEIN
Since October 1, 2019, there is paid parking next to the church building in the parking area of the Willem Royaardsplein, from Monday – Saturday, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, for a maximum of 2 hours. Sundays will not be affected. The street parking remains as free parking. For more information go to www.denhaag.nl/parkeren.

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