The Sunday Eucharist Service – 25th July, 2021 James the Apostle

All are warmly welcome! We hold our services in la Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note this is not the church near the Balcon de Europa – El Salvador! Plaza Andalucia is an easy walk from the first large roundabout on the main road (after the bridge – coming from Torrox). But do take a map with you! Our Eucharist service begins at 12 midday.

A reminder that our mid-week services have returned to normal.

There is a 9.30am on-line Zoom Holy Eucharist every Wednesday and a 6pm Compline service again on-line every Thursday.

Today’s Service…

INTROIT HYMN: Come down, O love divine 120

COLLECT: Merciful God, whose holy apostle saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ and followed him even to death: help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world, to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

READINGS: Acts 11:27–12:2; 2 Corinthians 4:7-15

PSALM: 126

RESPONSE: The Lord has done great things for us

GRADUAL HYMN: Breathe on me, breath of God 87

GOSPEL:Matthew 20:20-28

OFFERTORY HYMN: Just as I am, without one plea 413

POST COMMUNION PRAYER:Almighty God, who on the day of Pentecost sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame, filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel; strengthen us to witness to your truth and to draw everyone to the fire of your love; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

POST COMMUNION HYMN:

The Lord’s my shepherd (Crimond) 723

PRAYERS

Please remember those who need our prayers at this time:

Joanne, David, Sandra Brown, Joan Elliott, Veronica Bobby, Lotte Ennis, Alain Feghoul, Cheryl Smy, Ted Moorhouse + family, Mark Gregory, Hannah, Rachel King + her son Finley, Patrick Cuddy, Isabel Brown, Javier, Mary Connell, Alan Alcock, Len Rawlinson, Yolande, and Christopher Morbey.

PSALM 126

The Lord has done great things for us

1 When the Lord resored the fortunes of Zion,

we were like those who dream.

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,

and our tongue with shouts of joy;

then it was said among the nations,

‘The Lord has done great things for them.’

3 The Lord has done great things for us,

and we rejoiced.

4 Restore our fortunes, O Lord,

like the watercourses in the Negeb.

5 May those who sow in tears

reap with shouts of joy.

6 Those who go out weeping,

bearing the seed for sowing,

shall come home with shouts of joy,

carrying their sheaves.

The Lord has done great things for us

CHURCH SHOP

The Church Shop is now open. Please come and support us!

Remember that we are entirely self-supporting as a church community and we need regular income from the shop for us to pay our way. If you would like to help in the shop please contact either Brian or Diane Elliott in church after the service here in Nerja.

WEDNESDAY ZOOM EUCHARIST SERVICE

Please remember that there is a Zoom Eucharist service every Wednesday at 9.30am. Please let Fr Nigel or John Hodgson, the Churchwarden, have your e-mail details if you would like to join us.

READINGS FOR WEDNESDAY’S ZOOM EUCHARIST

An e-mail containing the readings for the second 3 months of 2021 has been sent to everyone who is on our ‘Zoom’ list. If you have not received this e-mail or would like to receive it, please contact either Fr Nigel or John Hodgson, the Churchwarden after the midday service in San Miguel, Nerja.

THURSDAY COMPLINE SERVICE

(An Order for Night Prayer)

Please remember we have started an on-line Compline service every Thursday beginning at 6pm. Compline is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. During the service we pray for the Church, our community’s future and our own walk with God. It takes place on the ‘Zoom’ platform. If you would like to take part and have not already given your e-mail to Fr Nigel, please do so (all those who take part in the Wednesday Eucharist have already been sent an on-line version of the service). There are also copies of the service booklet at the back of church.

The details of next Sunday’s Eucharist:

1st August 2021 9th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13; Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Gospel: John 6:35, 41-51

Psalm: 130

Hymns: 715, 160, 499, 834

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