The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria
& Costa Calida.
“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
7th March 2021. 3rd Sunday of Lent.
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days
I will raise it up.” John 2. Verse 19.
Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Introduction and Call to Worship
Let us worship God in pureness of heart, resisting all distraction and ready to present our minds and bodies as a living sacrifice.
Hymns this week
332 I the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
620 Such love, pure as the whitest snow,
422 Lord, we come to ask your healing, teach us of love;
386 Let there be love shared among us, let there be love in our eyes.
625 Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee;
First Reading Exodus 20:1-17
The people are given the Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, within the context of God’s redemptive purpose. God has rescued them from slavery in Egypt and God now gives the instructions by which the people must live.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Paul highlights the seeming absurdity that the true Messiah was Jesus Christ nailed to the cross. This is God’s way of saving the human race, whereas Jews and Greeks, in their different ways, would have looked for something very different.
Gospel John 2:13-22
Jesus angrily drives the people out of the Temple in Jerusalem. Challenged by the Jews to explain his actions, he simply says that the forty-six-year-old Temple, if destroyed, would be raised in three days. His listeners do not understand his meaning.
Introduction to the Peace.
We ask God to cleanse us of all anxious thoughts, as we turn to one another in a spirit of peace. The peace of the Lord…
Post Communion Prayer:
Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the God of power and mercy nourish and protect you, keep you from wandering and direct you in the ways of love and peace. And the blessing of God almighty…
You may be interested in seeing an article in the europe.anglican.org web site about our archdeaconry our synod which includes a link to Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York’s session as the keynote speaker.
Financial Support Due to the Covid epidemic our church is struggling financially. Those of you who either do not feel safe to attend church or if you are prohibited by local lockdowns, you may like to give your donations electronically. Our bank details are Banco Sabadell, account name ENT. RELIG. CAPELLANIA, COSTA ALMERIA Y COSTA CALIDA. Acc Number ES33 0081 1504 3500 0149 3352 Please put your name as reference. Many thanks to all that support us this way, with your help there should be a church to return to.
A Prayer for this week. Dear Lord, clear my mind as my thoughts run rampant in my head, in the times when stress is getting the better of me. Help me to keep focused on you Lord, making you the centre of my life. Amen.
Just a thought. Faith is when we trust God when the road ahead is uncertain. Remember God commands us not to be afraid whatever we see on the horizon.
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
Electoral Roll Officer Alwyn Carter 675 927 460
and Owl Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer Darren Ellsum 634 360 875
Readings next week, Mothering Sunday.
Exodus 2. 1-10 Colossians 3. 12-17
John 19. 25-27
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