This week´s services
Sunday 29th Nov
(Advent Sunday – restrictions permitting!)
9.30am Eucharist at Calahonda
Lighting the Advent Candle – The Advent hope
Jesus said, ‘Keep awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.’
Amen. Come soon, Lord Jesus!
The first candle is lit and this response is used
Jesus is the light of the world.
A light no darkness can ever put out.
We sing: (tune -‘Angel Voices’)
Advent candles tell their story
as we watch and pray,
longing for the Day of Glory,
’Come, Lord, soon,’ we say.
Pain and sorrow, tears and sadness
changed for gladness
on that Day.
Monday 30th Nov
St Andrew's Day 2020
10.30am Sung Eucharist at Los Boliches for our Patronal Festival (Owing to restrictions, it is sadly not possible to serve refreshments afterwards this year)
This year we plan to include a ‘Gift Day’ as part of our Patronal Festival celebrations.
Sadly, we cannot meet all the rules & regs to make it possible to safely use the chapel at Benalmadena at the moment.
Thought for the week
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds alert when he comes; he will have them sit them down to eat and he will come and serve them.
Please remember that our return is strictly governed but the Spanish Government’s laws, FEREDE (the Ministry of Justice agency governing non-Catholic churches) and our own Diocesan guidelines.
We would encourage all members to follow current Covid 19 restrictions and not attempt to cross any municipal boundaries to attend a church service.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you said to your disciples, ‘I am with you always’.
Be with me today, as I offer myself to you.
Hear my prayers for others and for myself,
and keep me in your care. Amen.
Our Giving on Sundays is always about our response to God’s love for us, not just about paying the bills ‘Count your blessings,’ they say!
It costs around 7,420€ each month to maintain our chaplaincy ministry. Unlike other Diocese in the C/E, the Diocese of Europe does not provide Chaplaincies with any financial support for ministry. Our income so far this year is around 34% down on what we need to raise.
If you pay tax in the UK and are visiting – please make use of the yellow Gift Aid envelopes – it helps us a great deal.
Thank you for your support.
To meet the rules and regulations governing our return, we will need your help - and ask everyone attending to please:
Make use of hand gel as you enter the church (even if you are gloved)
Wear face masks
Sit in the allocated seats – starting from the front (back at Los Boliches) and where a service order has been placed. Those from the same household may sit together.
Keep to the 2m social distancing.
Holy Communion will be given in one kind (wafer alone) and please make sure your hand is open to receive the wafer.
There will be a retiring collection
Please leave as directed, starting from the back (front at Los Boliches) of church.
Sadly there can be no singing in these early weeks of returning.
Supporting your Chaplaincy during this difficult time:
A big thank you to all those who have brought in their offertory and stewardship envelopes, which have been a great help and support for Chaplaincy ministry. Even though we about to start gathering again for worship, it’s still possible to arrange a bank transfer to support our ministry here, either to our Spanish or UK accounts. If you have any questions about this, please have a word with our Treasurer, Graham Bloor.
Account Name; Iglesias Anglicana De La Costa Del Sol Este
IBAN: ES39 2103 0194 6500 3001 0341
Barclays Bank plc
Account name: Diocese in Europe Fund
Account number: 40317039
Sort code: 20-06-13
IBAN: GB16 BUKB 2006 1340 3170 39
Please include the reference: CdSEast
It is very important that you include the reference CdSEast – otherwise any offering may get lost in this account, which serves every Chaplaincy in the Diocese!
Thank you for your continued practical support. Fr Nigel