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“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER

29th January 2023 - Epiphany 4 - Candlemass

But you have kept the good wine until now.

John 2, verse 10.

Collect

Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel; make your

hone among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly

Father, your God, and our God. Amen

Call to Worship

Today we celebrate the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, a turning point in the church year, a new beginning. Its other name, Candlemas, commemorates the blessing of the year’s new candles. As Epiphany ends and we begin the countdown to Lent, we rejoice that God makes all things new.

Hymns (Mojacar)

689 Thy hand, O God, has guided thy flock, from age to age;

375 King of glory, king of peace, I will love thee;

  28 A man there lived in Galilee like none who lived before,

  37 Angel voices ever singing round thy throne of light,

  54 At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,

 

Hymns (Llanos)

375 King of Glory, King of Peace
438 Make Way.

  74 Blessed Assurance
298 I am a New Creation
128 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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Readings

First Reading 1 Kings 17. 8-16

The Lord tells Elijah to go to a widow in Zarephath and shows her that sharing her food with him with him will bring bounty from God to her family.

 

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1. 18 to end

Paul talks to the Corinthians about the foolishness of the world and goes on to tell them that Jesus is the power and wisdom of God.

 

Gospel John 2. 1-11

Jesus attends a family wedding in Cana, when the wine runs out he performed his first miracle by changing water into wine.

 

Introduction to the Peace

Wherever life’s journey takes us each day, we can depart in peace, for we have seen our salvation in the face of Jesus Christ. The peace of the Lord…

Post Communion Prayer

Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna, who lived to welcome the Messiah: may we, who have received these gifts beyond words, prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes to bring us to eternal life; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.  Amen

Blessing

As Candlemas calls us to renew the light of Christ, may you do so with joy. As Christ was presented in the Temple, present yourselves to others as he would, that the glory of God may shine through all you say and do.

And the blessing of God almighty…

OTHER INFORMATION

Urgent Chaplaincy Vacancies

The Chaplaincy AGM will take place on 2nd May 2023 12.00 at Miraflores, Los Gallardos

This year there will be a number of vacancies that will need filling in order for the Chaplaincy to carry on its work.

2 Church Wardens

Treasurer

Data Protection Officer

Electoral Roll Officer

Environmental Officer

Synod Rep

There is now an urgency around these posts, therefore if you wish your Chaplaincy to continue then people will need to step up.

If you want more information about each role or to signal interest then please email me on secretary.almeriaanglican@gmail.com David Blake.

Thought for the Week

The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. And remember a perfect Marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on Each Other.

Prayer for the week

Dear God, I pray for your strength today as I step into the world. Give me your eyes, so that I can see what you need me to see. Give me your ears, so that I can listen when you speak to me. Give me your heart so that I can be more compassionate to those who need help. Wrap your loving arms around those who need you today. Amen

Pastoral Care  

If you personally or anyone you are aware of, requires pastoral care please refer this to a member of our worship team.

Financial Support

 

If you wish 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 next week. 3 before Lent.

Isaiah 58. 1-12.   1 Corinthians 2. 1 to end.

Matthew 5. 13-20.

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