The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.


“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER


9th December 2018     2nd of Advent.

He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,   Luke 3, verse 3.


Welcome:

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

God calls us to prepare the way for Christ. Let us each examine our own hearts and lives, open to God’s plan and seeking the ways in which each of us must prepare to welcome him.

 

Collect

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.


Hymns today.

              172         Fill your hearts with joy and gladness, sing and praise your God and mine!

             438         Make way, make way, for Christ the King in splendour arrives;

             565         Praise my soul the king of heaven! To his feet thy tribute bring;

               23         All that I am, all that I do, all that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you.

              162         Father we place into your hands the things we cannot do.

 

Today’s Readings

First Reading Malachi 3:1-4

God’s messenger is coming to prepare the way. He will act as a refiner and purify the descendants of Levi.

Second Reading Philippians 1:3-11

Paul thanks God for the Philippians and prays for them constantly. He longs for them and prays that their love may overflow, so that in the day of Christ they may be pure and blameless.

Gospel Luke 3:1-6

The word of God came to John the Baptist in the fifteenth year of the Emperor Tiberius and he begins to preach his message of repentance. The famous words from Isaiah, “Prepare the way of the Lord,” describe his mission.

 

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

 

Introduction to the Peace.

God asks us to prepare, but does not leave us without comfort as we search our hearts. The peace of the Lord…

 

Blessing

God give you grace to prepare this Advent, to make changes in your life and to walk with others in Christ’s paths. And the blessing of God almighty…


OTHER INFORMATION


Special Christmas Services in December

                 Sat 15th.        Carol Singing,              Parque Commercial. Mojacar at 11.00 a.m.

                 Sun 16th.       Crib Service,                Llanos Church at 11.00 a.m.

                 Sun 16th.       Carol Service,              Aljambra Church at 6.00 p.m.

                 Tue 18th.       Carol Service,              Llanos Church at 6.00 p.m.

                 Sun 23rd.       Crib Service,                Mojacar Church at 5.00 p.m.

                 Mon 24th.      Christmas Eucharist,     Llanos Church at 8.00 p.m.

                 Mon 24th.      Midnight Mass,             Mojacar Church 11.30 p.m.

                 Tue 25th.       Christmas Eucharist,    Mojacar Church at 11.00 a.m.

 

Three Kings Lunch   Sunday 6th Jan, 2019. Pam and Alwyn will be hosting a lunch at their home at 2.00.p.m. The cost will be €15 and includes a 3 course lunch, wine or non alcoholic drinks, and coffee, free draw in a raffle, quizzes and merrymaking. Lists will go up shortly.

 

Invitation.   Duncan & Jean Burr will be holding an “At home” in their new house at 5pm on Friday 21st December. This is a purely social event with tea, coffee, seasonal drinks, cakes etc. Please let Duncan know if you would like to attend so they have an idea of numbers and to get directions to the house."

 

Bible Fellowship Group   Continues again on Wednesday 12th December at the Lemon Lounge 10.00 to 12.00 and will continue each week until Christmas. More info call Peter or Christine Sunshine on 642 168 188.

 

Thoughts for this week   Technically, Moses was the first person with a tablet downloading data from the cloud. Remember that God helps those who help themselves, but he blesses those who help others.

 

Prayer for this week.   Dear Lord, I rise today with your Spirit to teach me, your power to pilot me, your strength to sustain me, your wisdom to guide me, your ear to hear me, your hands to protect and carry me and your love to complete me. 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.

                                                pamwyns36@gmail.com

 

Church Warden                  Janet Smith.                                      671 451 838

                                                jansmet@icloud.com

 

Secretary to the Church Council

                                           Cath Price

                                                 cath.mojacarchurch@aol.co.uk

 

Services next week.

                        Thursday 13th December       11:00 am         Aljambra        Eucharist

                        Sunday 16th December           11:00 am        Mojacar          Eucharist

                        Sunday 16th December           11:00 am        Llanos             Eucharist

                        Sunday 16th December           6:00 pm         Aljambra        9 lessons & carols

 

On Duty next Sunday at Mojacar Church

              Side persons                       David & Norma Devonport


              Readings.                            Carole H Dodd - Zephaniah Chapter 3 v 14 to end

                                                         Norma Devonport - Philippians Chapter 4 v 4 to 7 


              Intercessions                     Robena Dore



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 Church Warden who will pass this on to a member of our worship team.-Pam Carter

 

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