The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.

“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER

23rd September 2018      17th Sunday after Trinity.

He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”   Mark 9 verse 35


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

We offer a special welcome to visitors and newcomers and we hope the information on the back page will help you locate somebody 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.

Introduction and Call to Worship

Let us come together to worship God with joy and wonder, and give thanks for God’s blessing on our lives.


Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; 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

Hymns at Mojacar

                            249    Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father.

                            575    Put peace into each others hands and like a treasure hold it.

                            409    Lord for the years your love has kept and guided,

                            355    Jesus name above all names, beautiful Saviour, glorious Lord.

                              72    Bind us together Lord, with cords that cannot be broken.

Today’s Readings

First Reading Proverbs 31:10-end

The “capable wife” of ancient times is the personification of wisdom.

 Second Reading James 3:13 – 4:3. 7-8a

The root causes of human conflict are greed and personal ambition. Sinners who are penitent, however, receive God’s forgiveness.

Gospel Mark 9:30-37

Jesus uses the example of a little child to remind the disciples that life in the kingdom will have very different priorities.

Introduction to the Peace.

Let us commend ourselves and all creation to God’s peace and unfailing love. The peace of the Lord…

Post Communion Prayer: 

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


May God the Father protect you from evil and harm. May God the Son liberate you from sin and wrongdoing. May God the Holy Spirit dwell within you and inspire your every action and thought. And the blessing of God almighty…


Autumn Fayre  Please include the date in your diary, Saturday 24th November. We would like to make a concerted effort to have a really good Fayre this year, especially with the raffle. Anyone who would like to help at the fayre, helping with a stall, or just general help please contact;  Pam Carter or Mick and Chris Coote, Organisers.

Dedication Services  These services will be an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to Christ, to reflect on what our faith means to us and to look how we can help financially to sustain our churches. The dates for the services are; Llanos Church 7th October, Mojacar Church 14th October and Aljambra Church 25th October. – Pam Carter

Harvest Services  Mojacar’s Harvest service is next week and Aljambra’s on the 27th September. Please bring your harvest gifts on that day or the week before, these will be distributed through the local food banks after the service, so please give what you can for those less well off than we are.

Thoughts for this week  At my lowest, God is my hope. At my darkest. God is my light. At my weakest, God is my strength. At my saddest, God is my comforter.

A Prayer for this week.  Heavenly Father, thank you for waking us up to this beautiful day. We give you praise and gratitude for the gift of life, the gift of family, loved ones and friends; the gift of our work, the gift of time, the gift of happiness, and the gift of friendship and love. May you always be with us as we seek your blessings and guidance in everything we do. Amen.

Priests                                 Rev. Canon Vincent Oram                 603 65 91 39.

                                             Rev. Canon Alan Bennett.                 678 02 29 86.


Church Warden                   Pam Carter.                                      667 947 573.



Church Warden                  Janet Smith.                                      671 451 838



Secretary to the Church Council

                                           Cath Price



Services next week.

                       Thursday      27th September    11:00 am           Aljambra      Harvest Eucharist

                        Sunday        30th September     11.00 am           Mojacar       Harvest Eucharst

                        Sunday        30th September     11.00am            Llanos          Eucharist


On Duty next Sunday at Mojacar Church

              Sides persons -                  John & Ann Cooper         

              Readings.                            John Cooper - Joel 2 v 21 - 27

                                                         Robyn Anne Oram - 1 Timothy 2 v 1 to 7

              Intercessor                        Gail Dixon

On Duty next Sunday at Llanos Church

              Sides persons -                  Dudley Riley & Sylvia Oates         

              Readings.                            Anne Shone - Esther 7 v 1 to 6 & 9 to 10

                                                         Kate Perry - James 5 v 13 to nd

              Intercessor                        Tony Noble



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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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