October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

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October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

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St Nicholas Ecumenical Church

Calle Sobrija 2248

Sector D20 Camposol

By Rev Len Eaton MBE

The seemingly never ending extremely

hot summer is at last cooling down a bit.

There are many in the congregation who

have sung their praises not only to the Lord

during this time, but also to the planners of

the new Church building who insisted that

the Church be fi tted with air conditioning.

The Lord works in mysterious ways; His

wonders to perform and what a difference

it has made to our services of worship.

The summer is always a mixture of regular

comers being away and new and occasional

visitors arriving, but the numbers attending

regular Sunday services have remained

more or less at the same level. It is always

a great joy to see new faces and equally

to see our resident regulars returning with

many stories to tell.

We are now well on our way through

Trinity, the longest season of the Christian

year which continues until 1 st November,

All Saints Day, then onwards with the

Sundays before Advent and fi nally Advent

and Christmas. From 1 st October it’s only

86 days until Christmas Day!

On Sunday 9 th October we will be celebrating

Harvest Festival, one of the oldest

festivals in the Bible; that of taking the fi rst

fruits of their labours to the house of God.

As prescribed in Deuteronomy Chapter 26

to the Israelites during their escape from

Egypt, they were told by God to do this.

The gifts were to be blessed by the Priest

and distributed to the needy. Harvest

Festival is one of a number of times in the

year when the collection taken in Church is

sent to a school in Asesewa, Ghana, which

we have been supporting for nine years.

The money is used to supply basic items;

a small cotton uniform, pencils, pens and

paper so that children are able to attend

school. We ask specifi cally that gifts of

food, vegetables and fruit is not brought

to Church in the traditional way, but that

people give as generously as they possibly

can when the collection is taken. What

better gift can a child receive than the

ability to read, write and understand basic

arithmetic? You would be most welcome to

come and join us.

Services for October 2011

Sunday 2 nd

Song s of Praise 10.30am

Sunday 9 th

Holy Communion, Harvest Festival

10.30am

Sunday 16 th

Morning Prayer 10.30am

Sunday 23 rd

Holy Communion 10.30am

Sunday 30 th

Song, Worship and Prayer

10.30am

All services are in English and take place at

Calle Sobrija 2248, D20 Camposol, where a

warm welcome awaits you. We have a very

active ministry in the German language led

by Rev Bro Konrad, who holds services in

San José Church, Puerto de Mazarrón, on

the 2 nd and 4 th Sundays at 4pm. Services

offered by the Church are Wedding

Blessings, Holy Baptism, Confi rmation

and Funerals. We have a Pastoral Service

throughout the year, people who listen, talk

and are there to help anyone who is sick

or in need. The Pastoral care is absolutely

confi dential.

For any of the Church Services offered,

or other information, please call Rev Len

Eaton on 968 138 952, or Rev Deacon

Maureen Kent on 636 099 679

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