The Sunday Eucharist Service 5th December, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of 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.

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, thou long-expected Jesus 140

COLLECT: Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God.

READINGS: Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:1-11

PSALM: Benedictus

RESPONSE: Blessed be the Lord, who sets his people free

GRADUAL HYMN: Hark the glad sound! 288

GOSPEL:Luke 3:1-6

OFFERTORY HYMN: Lo, he comes with clouds descending 449

POST COMMUNION PRAYER:Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

POST COMMUNION HYMN:

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry 589

PRAYERS

Please remember those who need our prayers at this time:

Joanne, David, Sandra Brown, Joan Elliott, Veronica Bobby, Lotte Ennis, Alain Feghoul, Ted Moorhouse + family, Hannah, Rachel King + her son Finley, Patrick Cuddy, Javier, Mary Connell, Ian Mortimer, Jean Roberts, Nick Rowe, Lindsey, and Birgitta Petri-Ansker.

Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord, who sets his people free

1 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,

for he has come to his people and set them free.

2 He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour

born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through his holy prophets God promised of old

to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us,

and to remember his holy covenant.

4 This was the oath God swore to our Father Abraham:

to set us free from the hands of our enemies.

5 Free to worship him without fear,

holy and righteous in his sight, all the days of his life.

6 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the most high,

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.

7 To give his people knowledge of his salvation

by the forgiveness of all their sins.

8 In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

9 to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Blessed be the Lord, who sets his people free

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.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

The Carol Service will be held in San Miguel on Monday, 13th December at 17.00. The Coraxalia choir will be with us once again.

The details of next Sunday’s Eucharist:

12th December 2021 3rd Sunday of Advent

Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-end; Philippians 4:4-7

Gospel: Luke 3:7-18

Psalm: 146

Hymns: 99, 223, 727, 777

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