“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
2nd October 2022 - 16th after Trinity
The apostles said to the Lord, “
Increase our faith!”
Luke 17, Verse 5.
Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us; open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives’ end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Call to Worship
We gather together to praise our saviour and to encourage, challenge and support each other in our faith – so that with wisdom and vigour we may grow outwards, as individuals and as a community, spreading the true love of God throughout the world.
25 All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
172 Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
590 Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness,
924 Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm, (sing through 3 times)
379 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us,
First Reading Lamentations 1:1-6
Jerusalem’s misery is laid bare – her strength sapped, people exiled, hope shattered. It is a misery of her own making through pursuing her own destiny rather than God’s plan.
Second Reading 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Paul greets Timothy as an ideal minister, true to the Gospel, not through his own, or Paul’s, activity but through faithful attendance to God’s grace.
Gospel Luke 17:5-10
While the disciples are concerned with the quantity of faith Jesus focuses on quality, then debunks the idea that a good deed deserves a reward.
Introduction to the Peace.
May the grace, mercy and peace of God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord dwell in you richly, filling you with a spirit of power and of love and the gift of self-discipline. The peace of the Lord…
Post Communion Prayer
Almighty God, you have taught us through your Son that love is the fulfilling of the law: grant that we may love you with our whole heart and our neighbours as ourselves; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Through bread and wine you have received a sign of the good and holy treasure with which you have been entrusted. May your lives overflow with gracious love. And the blessing of God almighty…
This year we celebrate Harvest time on Sunday 9th October at Mojacar & Llanos and 13th October at Aljambra. Please bring your food offerings to the altar as you come in. All your offerings will be donated to the work of the food banks we support.
Gift Boxes for children in North Africa
The Turre Evangelical Church have invited us to participate this year in
"Operation Christmas Child" which involves filling a shoe box with small presents to be sent overseas. Pam and I have details and will be happy to answer any questions. -Jackie Simpson.
The Chaplaincy is having a Posh Picnic on Friday 28th October from 1pm to 4pm at Llanos del Peral picnic area, just on from Llanos Church or if the weather is bad then at Llanos Church. Tickets are available from each church at 10 Euros and it is advance ticket only due to catering. A glass of Cava on arrival and water will be supplied on the table, please bring any other drinks required. This is a Chaplaincy event, a chance for us to all get together, please also bring your friends and neighbours. This has been a great event in the past and brings in much needed funds for the churches, there will be some fun and games as well so please support -David
Fr Alan would like to give his grateful thanks to those who sent cards and presents for his 80th birthday, last week.
Thought for the Week
Prayer is the cure for a confused mind, a weary soul and a broken heart. And faith is having the courage to let God have control.
Prayer for the week
Dear Lord, into your hands I place my worries, fears, cares and troubles. Into your wisdom I place my path, direction and my goals. Into your love I place my life. Amen
If you personally or anyone you are aware of, requires pastoral care please refer this to a member of our worship team.
Due to the Covid epidemic your church is struggling financially. you may like to give your donations electronically.
Our bank details are Banco Sabadell, account name ENT. RELIG. CAPELLANIA, COSTA ALMERIA Y COSTA CALIDA.
Account Number ES33 0081 1504 3500 0149 3352 Please put your name as reference.
Readings for Next Week - Harvest Thanksgiving
Deuteronomy 26. 1-11. Revelation 14. 14-18.
John 6. 25-35.
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