10th November 2019 Remembrance Sunday
INTROIT HYMN: O God our help in ages past 547
COLLECT: God our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.
READINGS: Job 19: 23-27; 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-end
RESPONSE: Deliver me, O Lord, by your hand
GRADUAL HYMN: Eternal Father, strong to save 160
GOSPEL: Luke 20:27-38
OFFERTORY HYMN: Make me a channel of your peace 499
POST COMMUNION PRAYER: Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life. Hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day; fulfil in them the purpose of your love; and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
POST COMMUNION HYMN: Jesus lives! Thy terrors now 390
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.
ADVENT STUDY GROUP + TAPAS LUNCH
The Study Group will start its season of regular weekly meetings on Tuesday, 12th November. They will take place in Church House, and as usual we shall gather at 10.30am for a prompt 11am start. After this first meeting we shall be going to a restaurant in Nerja for a tapas lunch. We don’t as yet have a location but we intend to arrive there by about 1pm. Watch this space for further details of location + price! All are welcome. You don’t have to do both if you don’t want to…you can go straight to the restaurant and meet us there.
Fr Geoff Johnston, who was Chaplain here for over 6 years, retired as Archdeacon of Gibraltar, Italy and Malta on Wednesday. Our prayers are with him as he moves on to different challenges. We also hope he had a memorable 75th birthday on Thursday!
our prayers are asked for the Revd. Dr Richard Briggs, who some of us know personally from past Synods. He is currently recovering from surgery for bowel cancer.
Also, please remember those who need our prayers in our local community
Barry & Margaret Surie, Beatriz Velasco, Joanne, David, Aubrey Thorold, Veronica Bobby, Sandra Brown, Joan Elliott, Laurence Smy, and Gill Chick. All known to us locally.
Deliver me, O Lord, by your hand
Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint;
listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.
Let my vindication come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold what is right.
Weigh my heart, examine me by night, refine me, and you will find no impurity in me.
My mouth does not trespass for earthly rewards;
I have heeded the words of your lips.
My footsteps hold fast in the ways of your commandments;
my feet have not stumbled in your paths.
I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me;
incline your ear to me, and listen to my words.
Show me your wonderful loving-kindness,
O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand
from those who rise up against them.
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings,
from the wicked who assault me,
from my enemies who surround me to take away my life.
Deliver me, O Lord, by your hand