The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.
“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
8th December 2019 2nd of Advent.
I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me;
Matthew 3, verse 11.
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
As we continue through Advent we hear the call of John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Lord. We offer our lives to the God who meets us with tender compassion and great mercy.
Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and savior we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen
137 Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne;
437 Make me a channel of your peace.
359 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does his successive journeys run;
47 As we are gathered , Jesus is here;
221 God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year.
First Reading Isaiah 11:1-10
Isaiah paints a picture of a shoot growing from a stump that seemed dead – we now know that shoot to be Jesus. At the heart of his mission are peace and restoration, not just for us but for the whole of creation.
Second Reading Romans 15:4-13
As we wait in great hope for the coming of Christ, we must strive to be like Christ. Those who are strong and powerful need especially to heed these words. We are reminded of the inclusive nature of God’s love, and called to welcome others as God has welcomed us.
Gospel Matthew 3:1-12
John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus by calling everyone to repentance.
Introduction to the Peace.
The God of steadfastness and encouragement empowers us to live in harmony with one another so that together, with one voice, we may glorify God. The peace of the Lord…
Post Communion Prayer.
Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, and may you abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. And the blessing of God almighty…
El Peregrino Please keep the articles coming... Due to the nature of this edition some articles have been put aside for the next edition, but more are needed to make it a good read!
This is a Chaplaincy Wide newsletter and as such we welcome articles from all of our church family members, wherever you worship.
Furthermore, updates from Church family members who have moved on from the area (or country!) is particularly welcome, so we can still feel connected whilst apart.
As we mention in the newsletter, if you could limit your text to 500 words that would be most helpful; pictures to accompany articles are always a nice addition and help bring things to life for you, the reader, so any of those would be super too. If your article includes pictures, reducing the number of words from 500 would also be appreciated!
Please note that the closing date for articles to be considered for the February edition will be the 20th January. -Sharon
Friday 13th December Antas Carols mainly in Spanish, Antas Plaza
Exact time not known yet.
Saturday 14th December Carols in the Parque Mojacar 11am.
Sunday 15th December Llanos Christmas event service 11am
Friday 20th December Llanos Carol Service, Renfre Building 6pm
Sunday 22nd December Cantoria Carols service, 6pm
Tuesday 24th December Services Llanos 8pm, Mojacar 11pm.
Wednesday 25th December Christmas day Eucharist, Mojacar 11am.
Prayer for the week. Dear Lord I surrender my all to you, withholding nothing. May my actions not hinder or limit the blessings you have in store for me, lead me and guide me throughout my life. Amen.
Just a thought. How good is it to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged. And remember, when you turn your worries into worship, God will turn your battles into blessings.
Priests Rev. Canon Vincent Oram 603 659 139.
Rev. Canon Alan Bennett. 680 243 436.
Church Warden Pam Carter. 667 947 573.
Church Warden Janetta Causton 661 575 606
Secretary to the Church Council Terri Lyndon 634 319 412
Services next week
Thursday 12th December 11.00 a.m. Cantoria Eucharist
Sunday 15th December 11.00 a.m. Mojacar Eucharist
Sunday 15th December 11.00 a.m. Llanos Eucharist
On duty next Sunday at Mojacar
Sides persons - Mick & Chris Coote
Readings. Brian Firth Isaiah 35. 1-10
Pam Carter James 5. 7-10
Intercessor Peter Sunshine
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. You can contact the editor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org