The Sunday Eucharist Service – 18th April 2021 3rd Sunday of Easter

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.

INTROIT HYMN: Praise my soul the king of heaven 623

COLLECT: Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us also to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

READINGS: Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7

PSALM: 4

RESPONSE: Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord

GRADUAL HYMN: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 321

GOSPEL:Luke 24:36b-48

OFFERTORY HYMN: Be still for the presence of the Lord 62

POST COMMUNION PRAYER:Living God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: open the eyes of our faith, that we may see him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

POST COMMUNION HYMN:

The king of love my shepherd is 715

PSALM 4

Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord

1 Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause;

you set me free when I am hard pressed;

have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 You mortals, how long will you dishonour my glory;

how long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?

3 Know that the Lord does wonders for the faithful;

when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

4 Tremble, then, and do not sin;

speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.

5 Offer the appointed sacrifices and put your trust in the Lord.

6 Many are saying, “O that we might see better times!”

Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord.

7 You have put gladness in my heart,

more than when grain and wine and oil increase;

8 I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep;

for you only, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord

PRAYERS

Please remember those who need our prayers at this time:

Joanne, David, Sandra Brown, Joan Elliott, Veronica Bobby, Lotte Ennis, Amy Clint, Alain Feghoul, Cheryl Smy, Ted Moorhouse + family, Mark Gregory, Liam Dumont, Hannah, Rachel King + her son Finley, Jim Fletcher, Jill Lee, and Patrick Cuddy.

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:

25th April 2021 4th Sunday of Easter

Readings: Acts 4:5-12; 1 John 3:16-end

Gospel: John 10:11-18

Psalm: 23

Hymns: 285, 349, 798, 491

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