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.

 

 

Collect

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;

 

 

Today’s Readings

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.

 

 

Blessing

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…

 

OTHER INFORMATION.

 

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                            

                                                                            pamwyns36@gmail.com 

 

Church Warden                                    Janetta Causton                             661 575 606

                                                                            janettacw@gmail.com

 

Secretary to the Church Council        Terri Lyndon                                    634 319 412

                                                                            terrilyndon@gmail.com

 

Electoral Roll Officer                            Alwyn Carter                                   675 927 460

and Owl Editor                                                  alwyncarter69@gmail.com

 

Safeguarding Officer                            Darren Ellsum                                634 360 875

                                                                           safeguardingcostaalmeriacalida@gmail.com

 

Readings next week, Mothering Sunday.

 

                                                Exodus 2. 1-10                                                                                                                                                                          Colossians 3. 12-17

                                                John 19. 25-27

MEDIA INFORMATION

 

THE WEBPAGE:   www.almeria-anglican.com    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 member of our worship team.

 

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