We went to the Baptist Church linked to the École des Cèdres on Sunday morning. Being lazy we opted for the 11am service rather than the 9:30am! We met some more of our fellow-students, including the couple who were in our flat last year (who are now working for their mission in Massy).
Although there was much we din’t follow, there was quite a bit we could understand. Several of the songs we knew already from our times of worship in French over the last two years.
We’ve been meeting our neighbours in the flats over the time we’ve been here and on Saturday received an invitation from a retired couple to go and eat Galette du Roi with them on Sunday afternoon. We had a really great time and chatted away, nearly always in French, for nearly two hours.
Galette du Roi comprises two layers of pastry with almond paste inbetween. I was in heaven, I adore almonds! It is eaten on the first Sunday of the new year, originally to celebrate the arrival of the three magi to visit the infant Jesus. Nowadays it is often just a celebration time for family and/or neighbours, with no religious aspect.
Off in a few minutes to begin our first day at school…