The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.
“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
23rd February 2020 Sunday before Lent.
This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!
Matthew 17, verse 6.
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 you feel welcome here. Please join us in fellowship for a tea/coffee/soft drink after the service.
Thank you. We are only able to have a presence here due to your giving, as we are completely self funding.
Introduction and Call to Worship
Today we join Peter, James and John, high up on a mountain with Jesus. We watch as dazzling white light transforms Jesus, and Moses and Elijah speak with him. In awe and wonder let us worship God, who calls Jesus “my Son, the Beloved”, and listen for God’s voice speaking to us today.
Holy God, You know the disorder of our sinful lives; set straight our crooked hearts, and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
172 Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
45 As the deer pants for the water so my soul longs after you,
162 Father I place into your hands the things I cannot do.
66 Be still and know that I am God,
303 I cannot tell how he whom angels worship,
First Reading Exodus 24:12-end
High on a mountain, Moses receives from God the promised commandments. Clouds cover the glory of God, as when Jesus too meets God on a mountain top.
Second Reading 2 Peter 1:16-end
Peter writes about hearing God’s voice on the mountain top and speaks of the honour and glory given to Jesus by God, who calls him “my Son, the Beloved”.
Gospel Matthew 17:1-9
After all they see and hear up on the mountain Peter, James and John are terrified. Jesus calms them with a touch and they return to familiar ground forever changed.
Introduction to the Peace.
When the disciples heard the voice of God they fell to the ground, overcome by fear. But Jesus touched them, saying “Get up and do not be afraid”. The peace of the Lord
Post Communion Prayer.
Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ: may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
May God the Father enfold you in love. May our Lord Jesus Christ walk with you and give you his joy and peace. May the Holy Spirit fill you with a deep assurance that you are a beloved child of God. And the blessing of God almighty…
Lent Course Rev Vincent has prepared a course for lent entitled 'Aspects of life'. It looks at various things from Worry to Worship over 5 weeks. It is not a teacher tell group, but a discussion centering on Short readings and some quotations from writers.
The first meeting is at Terri' s home in Mojacar on the 4th March at 10.30. We aim for it to last for an hour and a half including a cup of coffee. Further times will be arranged from there.
Lent Lunches. There will be a list of dates put up in all churches shortly, if you feel you would like to host one please put your name and the date you want on the sheet provided. Any funds from this will help toward our mission giving.
Ash Wednesday 26th February. There will be two services for Ash Wednesday next week. Mojacar at 11.00 a.m. and at Llanos del Peral at 6.00 p.m. Aljambra will celebrate this on Thursday 27th in their Eucharist service at 11.00 a.m.
Greenfields Africa For several years our church has supported Greenfields Africa as a part of its Missions giving. They are happy to announce that all their projects are now self-sustaining and they will cease to operate from March 31st. They are very grateful for the support we have given them. A copy of their final report is available on the church notice boards. Please take time to read this wonderful success story if you can - Kate Perry.
Prayer for the week. Dear Lord, as I start this day I thank you for all the gifts you have given me. Thank you for the blessings you have given me and the gifts that the world cannot take away. I commit my life to you in the knowledge I am safe with you. Amen.
Just a thought. What ever you have to do today, do it with the confidence of a four year old in a batman cape and remember. Whatever you are facing today, God is with you.
Priests Rev. Canon Vincent Oram 603 659 139.
Rev. Canon Alan Bennett. 680 243 436.
Church Warden Pam Carter. 675 927 460
Church Warden Janetta Causton 661 575 606
Secretary to the Church Council Terri Lyndon 634 319 412
Services next week
Thursday 27th February 11.00 a.m. Aljambra Eucharist
Sunday 1st March 11.00 a.m. Mojacar Eucharist
Sunday 1st March 11.00 a.m. Llanos Eucharist
On duty next Sunday at Mojacar
Sides persons - Robena Dore & Tony Baugh
Readings. Paul Hampton Genesis 2. 15-17, 3. 1-7
Farin Sunshine Romans 5. 12-19
Intercessor Ann Murray
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.