The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.
“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
13th January 2019 Baptism of Christ.
“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3, verse 22.
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
Isaiah tells us that God calls God’s sons and daughters by name from the ends of the earth. Today we come together in response to that call, joining in worship, prayer and praise with generations of Christians.
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; 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.
314 Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
494 O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
411 Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us, you are one with us,
532 Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,
352 Jesus is Lord! Creations voice proclaims it,
First Reading Isaiah 43:1-7
The prophet assures the people that they belong to God, who will accompany them through fire and water. The people are precious, honoured and loved in the sight of God, and God will gather them from all corners of the earth.
Second Reading Acts 8:14-17
The people of Samaria have accepted the word of God and been baptised in the name of Jesus. Peter and John are sent from Jerusalem to lay hands on them, so that they also receive the Holy Spirit.
Gospel Luke 3:15-17. 21-22
When people mistake him for the Messiah, John confronts them, telling them that the more powerful one is coming to baptise them with the Holy Spirit and fire. After Jesus’ baptism the heaven opens, the Holy Spirit descends in the form of a dove and the voice from heaven proclaims Jesus as “my Son, the Beloved”.
Post Communion Prayer.
Lord of all time and eternity, you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son: by the power of your Spirit complete the heavenly work of our rebirth through the waters of the new creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Introduction to the Peace.
God calls us as God’s sons and daughters, and we acknowledge our kinship as brothers and sisters in offering one another a sign of peace. The peace of the Lord…
May you always hear God’s voice calling you. May you always feel Jesus’ example inspiring you. And may you walk with the vision of the dove before you, to guide you, now and for ever. And the blessing of God almighty…
This years AGM. Please put the date for this in your diary, April 2nd. It is to be held at Los Gallardos Camping, in the Milaflores Restaurant.
Three Kings Lunch A very successful event raised 700 euros. We would like to thank everyone for supporting us and of course all those who helped on the day. –Pam & Val.
Church Rota I will be preparing the rota for readers, intercessors and sides persons shortly and would be grateful if you would be prepared to participate again or volunteer. Please send me dates when you are unavailable during February, March and April, if possible by Wednesday 16 January, by email. Thank you for your help. Robena (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Coffee rota. We need more people to undertake the important and extremely strenuous duties of being on the coffee rota. This most important role needs special people to undertake it. Your church needs YOU.
May we also remind everyone, donations of perhaps 1€ are also appreciated for the refreshments after Church to which everyone is welcome, along with fellowship."
Thought for this week Do not dwell on yesterday’s mistakes. They are now in the past. Now you have been given the gift of a new one. Make it a good one!
Prayer for this week. Dear Lord, You have brought me to a brand new day. I ask you to renew my heart with your love, strength and purpose. Shine through me so that everyone I meet can see you in me. Forgive the errors I have made and help me to walk closer to you. 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
Services next week.
Sunday 20th January 11:00 am Mojacar Eucharist
Sunday 20th January 11:00 am Llanos Eucharist
On Duty next Sunday at Mojacar Church
Side persons Tony Baugh & Robena Dore
Readings. Peter Sunshine - Isaiah Chapter 62 v 1 to 5
Christine Sunshine - 1st Corithians Chapter 12 v 1 to 11
Intercessions Robina Dore
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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