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The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.


“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER



June 18th  2017        1st Sunday after Trinity.    


I will not forget you.

See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands;


Welcome:

A warm welcome is offered to all attending any of the services in the churches of this Chaplaincy.

We offer a special welcome to any visitors and newcomers and we hope the information on the back page will help you locate somebody in authority to make you feel welcome and answer any questions you may have. Please join us in fellowship for a tea/coffee/soft drink after the service wherever that might be.


Hymns at Mojacar     

                       32           And can it be that I should gain an int’rest in the Saviour’s blood.

                       77           Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see our God.

                       88           Brother, sister let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you;

                         1           Abba Father let me be yours and yours alone.

                       33           And did those feet in ancient times, walk upon England’s mountains green


Introduction and Call to Worship

We come together in gratitude today; grateful that our loving heavenly Father did not wait for us to be perfect before reaching out to us. Today we are reminded that God wants us to show that same compassion and reach out to others in grace and love.


Collect

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


Today’s Readings

First Reading Genesis 18: 1-15 [21:1-7]

Abraham and Sarah lavishly entertain the Lord, in the guise of three strangers who visit them by the oaks of Mamre. In return the Lord promises them a son, despite their advancing years.


Second Reading Romans 5: 1-8

Paul has been explaining that it is faith, rather than good works, that makes people right with God, and now goes on to develop this thought further.


Gospel Matthew 9: 35-10: 8 [9-23]

Despite facing increasing criticism from the Pharisees, who have questioned his deliverance ministry and disapprove of him mixing with sinners, Jesus continues to reach out to people.


Introduction to the Peace

Christ died for the ungodly, bringing us peace with our heavenly Father and with one another. The peace of the Lord…


Post Communion Prayer: 

Eternal Father, we thank you for nourishing us with these heavenly gifts: may our communion strengthen us in faith, build us up in hope, and make us grow in love; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Blessing

As you go out into the world, may God’s Spirit equip you with the compassion of Christ and the strength you need to continue his mission. And the blessing of God almighty…


OTHER INFORMATION


Father Alan began his treatment this week, starting a week’s stay in hospital (Almeria).  In the following four weeks he will be going daily to the hospital for radio therapy and we will be making a rota of people who are willing take him to Almeria for his treatment. Please keep him in your prayers and contact the church wardens if you would like to help out. –Pam Carter & Tony Noble


Baby Equipment: The Church has to offer, on loan, the following items of baby equipment:  

2 Travel Cots; 3 Booster Seats; 1 Car Seat; 1 Highchair; 1 pushchair.  Anyone wishing to use this equipment please contact Pam Carter on 667 947 573 / email pamwyns@yahoo.co.uk   A refundable deposit is required and a donation to our church funds would be appreciated. – Pam Carter


Royal British Legion.The Mojacar RBL will be commemorating Armed Forces Day with a lunch on the 29th June. It is to be held at the Osteria Restaurant, and they would like to invite any members of our congregation who would like to, to join them. Please see Mick or Chris Coote for further details.


A thought for this week. From dark clouds we get precious water, from dark mines we get valuable jewels, and from our darkest trials come our best blessings from God.


A prayer for this week. Dear Lord, thank you for your goodness and your word which lifts me up, inspires me, convinces me and comforts me. I pray that your word will be ingrained in my mind and written on my heart, and that your words are on my tongue. Please give me words of encouragement for everyone. Use me to comfort others and to say the right things, in Jesus name, Amen. –Alwyn.



                Priests                                  Rev. Canon Alan Bennett.            678 02 29 86.


                                                                    Rev. Deena Galantowicz               603 65 91 39.


 


  Church Wardens             Pam Carter.           667 947 573.                                pamwyns@yahoo.co.uk

                                          Tony Noble.           950 092 096 / 634 303 807         tonyingrid31@yahoo.co.uk        


 


      Secretary to the Church Council               Cath Price                 cath.mojacarchurch@aol.co.uk


 


Services next week.


              Sunday 25th June          11.00 a.m.     Llanos           Eucharist

              Sunday 25th June          11.00 a.m.     Mojacar        Eucharist

              Thursday 29th June       11.00 a.m.     Aljambra      Eucharist



On Duty next Sunday at Mojacar Church


     Sides persons -            Mick and Chris Coote


     Readers                       Ron Makin                   Genesis 21, 8 - 12                                                 

                                         Gill Makin                   Romans 6, 1b - 11


     Intercessor                 Mick Coote


 


MEDIA INFORMATION



THE WEBPAGE:   www. Mojacarchurch.org    Webmaster: Robert Carson.


FACEBOOK PAGES: “Anglican Church of Mojacar” and “Anglican Church, Llanos del Peral”.


THE ARBOLAS FORUM:  There are pages on this website covering Mojácar, Llanos del Peral and Aljambra churches


Pastoral Care.  If you personally or anyone you are aware of, requires pastoral care please refer this to a Church Warden who will pass this on to a member of our worship team.-Pam Carter


 Please note, submit items for inclusion in to the “Owl” to the Church Wardens, details above.