“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER

  1st August 2021.  9th Sunday after Trinity.

 

 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be

  hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 

                                                                                                          John 6. Verse 35

 

Collect

Gracious Father, revive your Church in our day, and make her holy, strong and

faithful, for your glory’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Introduction and Call to Worship

In our worship we rejoice in the love of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Today we give thanks for the privilege of learning more and more about the

God who created us, redeemed us and continues to teach us every day..

Hymns this week

511  O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder;

515  O Lord, your tenderness, melting my bitterness;

448  Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity;

 84   Breathe on me, breath of God;

238  Go forth and tell! O church of God, awake!

Readings

First Reading 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a

At first David doesn’t realise who Nathan’s parable is about. When asked why he had killed Uriah and stolen his wife, David recognises his sin and repents.

 

Second Reading Ephesians 4:1-16

Recognising that we each have gifts given by the one God, we see why mature Christians should work lovingly together, whoever we are, as Christ’s body.

 

Gospel John 6:24-35

Faced with questions from the crowds, who have yet to recognise him fully, Jesus seeks to explain who he is and why he has come.

Introduction to the Peace.

Whatever the question, Christ is the answer, for in him we find our peace. The peace of the Lord…

 

Post Communion Prayer:  

God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Blessing

May you grow in the grace of God as you learn from the Lord of life.

May you serve God with mature confidence and praise God with childlike joy. And the blessing of God almighty…

 

OTHER INFORMATION.

 

Our service today.

Today we welcome our Archdeacon, The Ven David Waller will be leading our communion service today. Yesterday he licensed Tony Noble as Lay Reader in our church at Llanos del Peral. In theory, he is one of my bosses so please be nice to him. Alwyn

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Aljambra Chapel.

I have been asked to remind everyone that there will not be a service  at Aljambra / Albox during August.

 

Thoughts for this Week. 

Switch your mentality from “I am broken and helpless” to “with God beside me I am growing and healing”. Remember a beautiful day begins with a beautiful mind-set.

 

A Prayer for this week.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for my life, for everything you have done for me, much more than I could have imagined or that I have prayed for. You comfort me, fill me, protect me, provide for me and I know you are always with me.. Amen

 

Financial Support

 

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 next week, Eigth Sunday after Trinity

2 Samuel 11. 1-15.         Ephesians 3. 14 to end.

   Gospel John 6. 1-2 

 

 

 

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