The Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria & Costa Calida.
“The Owl” - Chaplaincy NEWSLETTER
9th August 2020 9th Sunday after Trinity.
“You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14, verse 31.
We are planning to keep the digital services going for sometime yet for those people who are not be able to attend church at the moment. Either from choice or because of restrictions on numbers.
Please keep your collection on one side until we meet in church again. Do light a candle and join in the service vocally where possible!
We will only be able to have a limited number of people attending due to social distancing regulations, and therefore need to know if you are ready to begin attending services again. Please contact either Pam or Janetta, (NOT REV VINCENT) contact details on back page if you want to attend, to enable us to begin planning. They need to know each week.
Gracious Father, revive your church in our day, and make her holy, strong and faithful, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Introduction and Call to Worship
Jesus cares for us as a mother cares for her child. He is utterly at home within each of us, and lives in us for ever. Let us come before him now in worship, and recognise him for who he is, the Son of God.
Please join in with the hymns you hear on this week’s digital service.
First Reading Genesis 37:1-4. 12-28
Joseph, the favoured son of Israel, is abducted by his jealous brothers and, having decided not to kill him, they spot a chance opportunity to sell him into slavery, and he is taken to Egypt.
Second Reading Romans 10:5-15
Paul makes it clear that fulfilment of the law is not blind obedience, but submission to Christ. This is a gift that is open to all: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Gospel Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus sends the disciples away to sail across the lake. He leaves them overnight to fend for themselves in the storm. Their faith is tested. Only when they see Jesus walk on water and rescue Peter from drowning do they recognise him as the Son of God.
Introduction to the Peace
Peace is the gift that Jesus brings to his disciples, in the storms of life and in their hearts, by faith. It is a gift that each of us can share with the world. The peace of the Lord…
Post Communion Prayer.
Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
May God, who mothers us, strengthen our faith and resolve to look after others in need. May we, who cry out in fear, be transformed by the creative actions of God. May the world, which often fails to notice God’s handiwork, recognise Jesus as the Son of God. And the blessing of God almighty…
Sunday Devotions. Rev Vincent will once again on Sunday, put on to our website a service, for everyone to use as a basis of your prayers and commitment to God for this week. Please go to www.almeria-anglican.com to see this.
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
We would like to thank all of those people who had saved their contributions that they would have made during the lock down period and have now given them in. Only with your support can this chaplaincy continue it’s work to profess God’s word to the people.
Memorial Service for our Lay Reader, Duncan Burr. Unfortunately due to restrictions imposed because of the Coved 19 virus it has proved impossible to hold a meaningful Memorial Service. We are however going to produce a form of service which will be published on the Internet for all to see on what would have been Duncan’s 80th birthday on 7th September.
Just a thought. Pray not only because you need something, but because you have a lot to thank God for. Remember running from your problems is a race you can never win.
Prayer for this week, Dear Lord, in this time of uncertainty be my rock in a world built on sand. Be my oasis of peace in a world of tension and my light in a world of darkness. Amen
Services for the next few weeks Please contact the Church Wardens during each week for which you would like to be allocated one of the limited seats in Church, Janetta for Llanos and Pam for Mojacar. Some may think we are telepathic but unless we get a new request each week, preferably by email but can be by phone, we cannot ensure the smooth working of the system we need to adopt at the moment.-Janet
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
Readings next week for 10th Sunday after Trinity.
Genesis 45. 1-15
Romans 11. 1-2, 29-32
Matthew 15. 10-28
THE WEBPAGE: 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.
Please note, submit items for inclusion in the “Owl” to the Church Wardens, details above.