The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.

“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER

24th March 2019                      Third Sunday of Lent.



“If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.”      Luke 13, verse 9.



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

Today we learn all over again that we belong to the God who loves us to bits and will not leave us in despair. Even when our lives and this beautiful planet seem under threat, the maker of the stars and sea will not abandon creation.



Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymns today.

                  584         Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee;

                  161         Father hear the prayers we offer; not for ease that prayer shall be,

                  13           All for Jesus. All for Jesus! This our song shall ever be;

                    1           Abba Father, let me be yours and yours alone.

                  32           And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviour’s blood?


Today’s Readings

First Reading Isaiah 55:1-9

There is an abundance for all in God’s economy that is offered without price to anyone who asks.

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

God’s people have often forgotten whose they are and have suffered as a consequence of that forgetting, so be strong and remember!

Gospel Luke 13:1-9

The question of why some people suffer so much is sometimes asked when we look to blame people for their situation, but Jesus won’t accept this as an explanation.


Introduction to the Peace.

Return to the Lord, who will have mercy; to our God, who will richly pardon. The peace of the Lord…


Post Communion Prayer.

Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



May God the creator, who loves you, stand beside you. May God the Son, who loves you, walk with you. May God the Holy Spirit, who loves you, enable you to flourish and be fruitful. And the blessing of God almighty…



Turre evangelical church  They are inviting all who want to attend to a Start Course. A 6 session course about life and the Christian faith at Miraflores Restaurant Los Gallardos 04288. It is aimed at folk who do not go to church currently but are asking questions. It starts April 25th at 2.30. Phone Margaret 674538495 if interested.

Lent Lunches   The next lent lunches are on Thursday 28th March at Aljambra Chapel and Wednesday 3rd April at Llanos Church.

This years AGM.   Please put the date for this in your diary, April 2nd at 12.00.  It is to be held at Los Gallardos Camping, in the Milaflores Restaurant. A Menu del Dia lunch is available afterwards, €10 for two courses and €12.50 for three courses.

Easter Services   This years Easter celebrations begin on the 14th April with Palm Sunday Eucharist at Mojacar and Llanos and Evensong at Aljambra.

Maundy Thursday 16th Evening Eucharist including washing of feet or hands beginning at 6.00 p.m.

Good Friday 17th, reflective service at Mojacar at 11.00 a.m.

Easter Day Services at 11.00 in Mojacar and Llanos.

Thoughts for this week   There is not enough room in your mind for both worry and faith, you must decide which one will live there. Remember, God answers in three ways! He says yes and gives you what you want, He says no and gives you what you need, He says wait and gives you the best!

Prayer for the week.   Heavenly Father, you know every decision I need to make and every challenge I face. Please forgive me for the times that I try to figure this life out on my own. I need you. I need your Holy Spirit to give me strength, wisdom, and direction. Amen

Priests                                 Rev. Canon Vincent Oram             603 659 139.

                                           Rev. Canon Alan Bennett.             680 243 436.


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     28th March         11.00 a.m.     Aljambra        Eucharist

             Sunday       31st March          11.00 a.m.     Mojacar         Mothering Sunday Eucharist

             Sunday       31st March          11.00 a.m.     Llanos           Mothering Sunday Eucharist


On Duty next Sunday at Mojacar

              Sides persons -                  Robena Dore & Tony Baugh

              Readings.                          Brian Firth                          Exodus 2. 1-10.

                                                      Liz Morgan                          2 Corinthians 1. 3-7

              Intercessor                        Gail Dixon

On Duty next Sunday at Llanos

              Sides persons -                  Jim & Pauline Stock

              Readings.                          Ann Shone                         Exodus 2. 1-10.

                                                      Pauline Stock                     2 Corinthians 1. 3-7

              Intercessor                        Jackie Simpson


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


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