The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.
“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
24th May 2020 Ascension Day.
While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. Luke 24, verse 51.
We cannot be together in church at this time, but we can join together in the spirit of Christ Jesus. You can use the information here to have your own service. If you were to do this at the usual time on Sunday and think of all the people you normally see at church, then the family of our church will be together in spirit.
Introduction and Call to Worship
Today we celebrate Christ’s ascension, when Jesus returned to be with his Father in heaven. This was the start of an exciting new stage of God’s plan, which made it possible for Christ to be with us always. So let’s rejoice, for Jesus will never leave or forsake us.
Risen Christ, you have raised our human nature to the throne of heaven; help us to seek and serve you, that we may join you at the Father’s side, where you reign with the Spirit in glory, now and forever. Amen
Please choose your five own favourite hymns and sing them for all to hear, so the world will know that God is in the world.
First Reading Acts 1:1-11
Luke follows on from his Gospel with the Acts of the Apostles, which begins where he left off at Christ’s ascension.
Second Reading Ephesians 1:15-end
As Paul begins his letter to the church at Ephesus, he expresses his joy at their faith and their care for each other.
Gospel Luke 24:44- end
The risen Christ had appeared to his disciples and convinced them of his resurrection. But now it was time for him to return to his Father in heaven.
Introduction to the Peace
Just before his ascension Jesus said that forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed to all, so we can all know peace with God. The peace of the Lord…
Post Communion Prayer.
God our Father, you have raised our humanity in Christ and have fed us with the bread of heaven: mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings, we may set our hearts in the heavenly places; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Nothing, then, can separate us from the love of God, which is ours in Christ Jesus. So, as you go out into the world, may you know the Lord goes with you and will remain close to you by his Holy Spirit.
And the blessing of God almighty…
Alternative Sunday Worship. “Sunday Worship” which is described as being for all those unable to get to
Church because of COVID-19 restrictions. This week’s service is scheduled for Sunday at 12.45 Spanish time on BBC1.
Just a thought. Do you ever get up in the morning and look into the mirror and think, who are you. Remember you still believe in the sun even if it is not shining, so you can still believe in God when he seems not to there
Prayer for this week, from the Diocese of Europe
O God, the light of the minds that know you, life of the souls that love you
and strength of the hearts that serve you: meet us when our minds seem stuck in confusion, our souls stand lost in despair and our hearts are plunged in desolation. Give our hands good work to do, that in serving the needs of others we may rediscover ourselves while finding you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ascension Day Devotions. Rev Vincent will on Thursday and on Sunday, put on to our website two short services, for everyone to use as a basis of your prayers to God for this week. Please go to www.almeria-anglican.com to see this.
Thy Kingdom Come. This event started in 2016 organised by the Archbishop’s of Canterbury and York. Christians of all denominations come together to worship in the days between Ascension and Pentecost. I would like to recommend every one to take part in this by going to thykingdomcome.global and joining this devotion between the days 21 to 31 of May. To deepen and strengthen our faith. Alwyn.
Coronavirus and us. We are only able to have a presence here due to your giving, as we are completely self funding. Thank you.
Please remember during this difficult time that it is your giving that keeps our churches functioning. If you wish to donate by transferring to our bank, the account is with Sabadell. The account number is ES330081 1504 3500 0149 3352. The account name is Ent. Relig. Capellania Anglicana Costa Almeria y Costa Calida Swift no. BS AB ES BB
Alternatively please put your usual giving aside each week until we resume normal service. Thank you, -Pam
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
Services next week
All services are cancelled until the Spanish government lift the current restrictions. When we are notified that we can restart I will contact all those who receive the owl and let you know.
Readings next week for Pentecost.
Acts 2. 1-21
1 Corinthians 12. 3-13
John 20. 19-23
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