22nd September 2019

22nd September 2019                       14th Sunday after Trinity                                                 

INTROIT HYMN:  Judge eternal, throned in splendour                   411                                               

COLLECT: Merciful God, your Son came to save us and bore our sins on the cross: may we trust in your mercy and know your love, rejoicing in the righteousness that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.    

READINGS: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, 22-28; I Timothy 2: 1-7

PSALM: 79

RESPONSE: Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name

GRADUAL HYMN: Father of heaven, whose love profound              174

GOSPEL: Luke 16:1-13

OFFERTORY HYMN: When I survey the wondrous cross                820                                

POST COMMUNION PRAYER: Lord God, the source of truth and love, keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, united in prayer and the breaking of bread, and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord. 

POST COMMUNION HYMN: Abide with me                                        6          

BENEDICITE

This morning (and in the future) the Benedicite that is to be found at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer at the bottom of page 11 in the service booklet will be sung. The music is very similar to that at the beginning of the Sanctus at the top of page 10.

PRAYERS

 Remember those who need our prayers at this time,

 Fr Dennis Obidieguru of the Tangiers Chaplaincy who has recently suffered a stroke. Please also pray for Antonia, his wife, + the Chaplaincy as a whole.

And all those known to us locally,

Barry & Margaret Surie, Beatriz Velasco, Joanne, David, Aubrey Thorold, Veronica Bobby, Sandra Brown,  Joan Elliott, Hazel Jones, Laurence Smy, and Gill Chick.

BREXIT

As the Brexit debate rages in parliament and we still await clarity, one way or another, as to the future of ex-pats living in Spain, the PCC suggests that those who are concerned 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 heart of our prayers over the next few weeks.

PARISH of NERJA + ALMUÑÉCAR AGM

This year’s AGM will take place on Sunday October 13th at 13.30 in the Lower School Room immediately beneath San Miguel Church (entrance to the rear of the church, off the narrow one way street). Please note that only those who are registered on the Electoral Role are entitled to attend the AGM and take part in its’ proceedings. The electoral roll for both churches will be on display on the noticeboard at the rear of church, where there will also be a copy of the Church Representation Rules.

Psalm 79

 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name

O God, the heathen have come into your heritage;

your holy temple have they defiled and made Jerusalem a heap of stones.

The dead bodies of your servants they have given to be food for the birds of the air,

and the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the field.

Their blood have they shed like water on every side of Jerusalem,

and there was no one to bury them.

We have become the taunt of our neighbours,

The scorn and derision of those that are round about us.

Lord how long will you be angry, for ever?

How long will your jealous fury blaze like the fire?

 Pour out your wrath upon the nations that have not known you,

and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon your name.

For they have devoured Jacob and laid waste his dwelling place.

Remember not against us our forefathers’ iniquities,

let your compassion make haste to meet us for we are brought very low.

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name;

Deliver us, and wipe away our sins for your name’s sake.

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name

 

 

 

 

 

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