The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.


“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER


29th March 2020   Passiontide.  

 

I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.                                                                                                          John 11, verse 25.

 

Welcome:

We cannot be together in church at this time, but we can join together in the spirit of Christ Jesus. You can use the information here to have your own service. If you were to do this at the usual time on Sunday and think of all the people you normally see at church, then the family of our church will be together in spirit.

 

Introduction and Call to Worship

As we prepare to walk with Christ through his passion, let us worship with hearts full of gratitude and trust.

 

Collect

Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world; lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Hymns today.

Please choose your five own favourite hymns and sing them for all to hear, so the world will know that God is in the world.


Today's Readings

First Reading Ezekiel 37:1-14

The Lord shows Ezekiel a valley of dry bones, commanding the prophet to speak forth God’s life. As an enfleshed and breathing multitude arises, God declares an intention to renew and restore the people.

Second Reading Romans 8:6-11

Paul exhorts his readers to focus on the Sprit that dwells in them, reminding them that the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to their mortal bodies.

Gospel John 11:1-45

At Bethany, Jesus raises his friend Lazarus from the dead, foreshadowing his own death and emergence from the tomb. Many of those who witness this miracle believe in Jesus.

 

Introduction to the Peace

Let us reflect on God’s steadfast love for us as we share this peace with each other. The peace of the Lord…

 

Post Communion Prayer.

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you: give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us, but are alive and reign, now and for ever. Amen

 

Blessing

May you stand boldly before God, and talk freely to Jesus, and know that the Spirit guides you in darkness and in light. And the blessing of God almighty…

 

OTHER INFORMATION


Coronavirus and us.   Please remember during this difficult time that it is your giving that keeps our churches functioning. If you wish to donate by transferring to our bank, the account is with Sabadell. The account number is ES330081 1504 3500 0149 3352. The account name is Ent. Relig. Capellania Anglicana Costa Almeria y Costa Calida   Swift no. BS AB ES BB

Alternatively please put your usual giving aside each week until we resume normal service. Thank you, -Pam

We are only able to have a presence here due to your giving, as we are completely self funding. Thank you.

 

Lent Lunches and Easter Worship.   It is doubtful that the remaining Lent lunches or the Easter Services will be held until the Spanish government lift the current restrictions. As we have further information we will send it out to you. Watch this space.

 

Prescriptions   If you need a prescription renewing do not go to your doctor but ring SALUD RESPONDE on 955 545 060, they will then put it onto your health card, then go to the Farmacia.

 

Alternative Sunday Worship.   This is some information supplied by Duncan Burr.  “Sunday Worship” on BBC1 at 12.45, which was described as being for all those unable to get to Church because of COVID-19 restrictions. It was broadcast from St David’s Cathedral in Wales and was led by the Cathedral Dean. BBC say they’re planning a similar format each Sunday whilst restrictions continue, though looking ahead, the time seems to vary. 

 

Just a thought. I do not want to spoil the ending for you but with God’s help everything is going to be OK. Remember, just trust in God and believe that things will get better.

 

Prayer for the week.  Dear Lord, Grant us minds free of worry, hearts free of sadness and bodies free of sickness. Please give strength to all involved in fighting the Coronavirus, support them and us in these difficult times. Amen.


Priests                                          Rev. Canon Vincent Oram             603 659 139.

                                                     Rev. Canon Alan Bennett.             680 243 436.

 

Church Warden                             Pam Carter.                                      

                                                             pamwyns36@gmail.com       675 927 460

 

Church Warden                             Janetta Causton                          661 575 606

                                                             janettacw@gmail.com

 

Secretary to the Church Council   Terri Lyndon                               634 319 412

                                                             terrilyndon@gmail.com 


Services next week

All services are cancelled until the Spanish government lift the current restrictions. When we are notified that we can restart I will contact all those who receive the owl and let you know.

 

Readings next week for Palm Sunday.

 

                Liturgy of the Palms. Mark 11 1-11 or John 12. 12-16

 

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 member of our worship team.

 

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