The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.


“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER


10th December 2017        2nd of Advent.


“The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”.

Mark 1.Verses 7-8.


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     

                                     172         Fill your hearts with Joy and gladness

                                     565         Praise my soul the king of heaven

                                     420         Lord thy word abideth

                                     532         Open our eyes Lord we want to see Jesus

                                     303         I cannot tell how we whom angels worship


Introduction and Call to Worship

Mark’s Gospel begins with a bold announcement of good news that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The readings and prayers today invite us to share that same excitement in the transforming power of Christ and to live, as well as proclaim, the good news.


Collect

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen


Today’s Readings

First Reading Isaiah 40:1-11

Most scholars see this as the beginning of a new section in Isaiah, written to God’s people in exile. The words offer comfort and assurance that God, having judged them, will save them.

Second Reading 2 Peter 3:8-15a

The author addresses a real concern in the early Church: Jesus had not returned. God’s time is different from human time, and the passage offers instruction about how to live as we wait.

Gospel Mark 1:1-8

Mark does not have a lengthy narrative of Jesus’ birth. Instead, he plunges into the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Everything that follows in his Gospel is an explanation of his vibrant opening.


Introduction to the Peace

The good news brings a message of peace, which we now share with one another. The peace of the Lord…


Post Communion Prayer: 

Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Blessing

May the God of peace give you comfort, lower the hills and raise the valleys before you, and enable you to hear the good news of Jesus Christ for the world.

And the blessing of God almighty…


OTHER INFORMATION


Christmas Fair

The sun shone on us and we all pulled together to make a good morning. Our total takings were 2,371 euros. A little down on last year but in this economic climate that wasn’t bad. Well done to everyone – thanks to all those who worked in the background, lugging and tugging, sorting and pricing, baking, pickling and jam making.–Pam Carter & Tony Noble.


Christmas Service 

The Annual joint Christmas Service in the Catholic Church in Mojacar Pueblo  A service in Spanish and English of nine lessons and carols. 150 people attended this year. The final carol was Silent night, which was sung in both languages at the same time, which was rely special. Alwyn


Christmas services next week

Extra services this week are Tuesday Carol service at Llanos Church at 6.00 p.m.

On Wednesday, a Christingle service at Mojacar Church at 5.00 p.m. On Saturday, Carols in the Parque Commercial, Mojacar 11.00 a.m. please come along and join in with the locals and holiday makers. There are leaflets available at the back of the church showing all the special services that are happening in December and on the website here


A few thoughts for this week.

A manger is a king sized bed. Cry a river, build a bridge, get over it. Tonight go outside, look up to the sky and think “ Isn’t God amazing. The Bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for a special occasion.


A Prayer for this week

Loving Lord, thank you for being my refuge and my strength. Thank you that no matter what the circumstances, I can count on you to shelter me and give me strength. Thank you that if things around me seem to crumble, you are always with me, always loving me, always helping me. In Jesus loving name I pray.  Amen.


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

                                            Rev. Gerry Reilly                         603 65 91 39.


Church Warden                    Pam Carter.                                667 947 573.

                                            pamwyns36@gmail.com


Church Warden                   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.

                     Thursday           14th December    11.00 a.m.    Aljambra      Eucharist

                     Sunday              17th December    11.00 a.m.     Llanos          Eucharist

                     Sunday              17th December    11.00 a.m.    Mojacar        Eucharist


On Duty next Sunday at Mojacar Church


Sides persons -                  Robena Dore & Tony Baugh


Readers                             Tony Baugh                 Isaiah 61. 1-4, 8 to end                                                                                            Robena Dore               1 Thessalonians 5.  16-24


Intercessor                       Peter Sunshine


MEDIA INFORMATION


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

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

THE ARBOLEAS 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


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