The Sunday Eucharist Service

12th November 2023 – Third Sunday Before Advent

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.

This Sunday’s Service.

12th November 2023                             Third Sunday before Advent

INTROIT HYMN : O God our help in ages past                      547

THE 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: Amos 5:18-24. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-end

Psalm: 70

Response: Let al who seek you rejoice and be glad in you

Gradual Hymn: Eternal Father strong to save 160

Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

Offertory Hymn: Abide with me 6

Post Communion Prayer:

God of peace,

whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom

and restored the broken to wholeness of life:

look with compassion on the anguish of the world,

and by your healing power make whole both people and nations; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Post Communion Hymn: Thine be the glory 751

Psalm: 70

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. 

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.


May those who say to me, ‘Aha! Aha!’
    turn back because of their shame.


But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    ‘The Lord is great!’

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
    Lord, do not delay.

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.


PRAYERS Please remember those who need our prayers at this time: Ian, Jane and Family, David, Hannah and Rob, Tony Foster, Peter and Kate Craig.

PARISH PRAYER CHAIN: Members pray daily for anyone or cause in need of prayer. If you know of somebody or of an issue to be included or if you would like to be part of the Prayer Chain then please contact Isabel Brown on her email address: brownisabel99@gmail.com or telephone Isabel on 952531727.

THE CHURCH SHOP: 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: There will not be a Zoom Eucharist this coming Wednesdays but hopefully will be resuming in the weeks that follow. Please let Fr Tony Bell or John Hodgson, the Churchwarden, have your e-mail details if you would like to join us.

The details of next week’s Eucharist: 

19th November 2023                         2nd Sunday before Advent

Readings: Zephaniah 1:7,12-end, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11                                                                         

Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30

Psalm: 90:1-8,12

Hymns: 223, 848, 182, 479.     

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