16th February 2020 2nd Sunday before Lent

16th February 2020 2nd Sunday before Lent

INTROIT HYMN: Let us with a gladsome mind                              435                                              

COLLECT: Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord.   

READINGS: Genesis 1:1 – 2:3; Romans 8:18-25

PSALM: 136

RESPONSE: Happy are those who fear the Lord

GRADUAL HYMN: Morning has broken                                      556

GOSPEL: Matthew: 6:25-end

OFFERTORY HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire               123

                                     In Christ Alone (Nerja)                                                 352                               

POST COMMUNION PRAYER: God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

POST COMMUNION HYMN: All my hope on God is founded            19                                              

BREXIT

As the new Conservative government has just swept into power with a large majority and Brexit will become a reality in a question of weeks rather than months, the PCC suggests that those who are concerned about the future for ex-pats living in Spain go on to the following website for the latest information – www.gov.uk. There is a Brexit link on the home page and up-to-date info on how to prepare for Brexit if you live in the EU.

You can always ask to talk with Fr Nigel about this issue in all confidence. Or alternatively, share your concerns with other members of the congregation. A positive solution for all concerned, particularly the half million Brits living in Europe, has to be at the centre of our prayers over the next few weeks.

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY

There will be a Bible Study meeting on Tuesday, 18th February in Church House. As usual, we shall be gathering at 10.30 for an 11am start.

PARISH LUNCH

After the Bible Study on Tuesday, 18th February, we shall be going to the El Puente restaurant in Nerja for lunch. They are expecting us at 1.30pm. The cost per person is €10 (this includes 2 courses and a drink).

PRAYERS – Remember those who need our prayers                  

Beatriz Velasco, Joanne, David, Sandra Brown, Joan Elliott, Laurence Smy, David Naisby, Kevin Leeman,  Valerie & Michael Bacon, Isabel Brown,  Brian Haddon, and Andrew Neasham.

Psalm 136

For his mercy endures for ever

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, 

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Give thanks to the God of gods,

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 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,

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Who alone does great wonders,

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Who by wisdom made the heavens,

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Who laid out the earth upon the waters,

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Who made the great lights,

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The sun to rule the day,

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The moon and the stars to govern the night,

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Who remembered us when we were in trouble,

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And delivered us from our enemies,

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Who gives food to all creatures,

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Give thanks to the God of heaven,

For his mercy endures for ever

 

 

 

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