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posted 9 Aug 2015, 01:43 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 9 Aug 2015, 01:44 ]

For preparation for Intercessions, I searched “ fifth Sunday in Trinity prayers” on the web. The first two sites were linked to the book of Common prayer and the relevant collect for the day. The third site to be shown was the Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy, and linked me to their website with very helpful intercessions. Strange too, that their senior Chaplain is called Marcus! I instantly felt a link….

It shows that no matter where you are, God is working his purpose out, and strangers can become friends. Warren and I realised that one of the first holidays we spent together was in Calpe which is one of the towns on the Costa Blanca - it was beautiful. I think the chaplaincy there ministers mainly to ex-pats, but also to visitors and others. We heard from Sam yesterday - it’s very hot, and he’s glad he took a Mexican sombrero with him - he said it was a godsend in the heat and sunshine. He’s working 7am - 1pm, then the whole group retreat to the hostel for a siesta.

Dear Marcus.

Greetings from a church in Scotland.

I am saying the prayers in our church today, it is an Episcopal Church - part of the Anglican Worldwide Community. I always look on the web to seek inspiration, and searching for the fifth Sunday in Trinity, your church prayers came up. what a coincidence. At the moment, our son is in Aliagga, just north of Valencia doing a university Geology study for 7 weeks, so I was thinking about him, and Costa Blanca is not too far away!

Anyway, I wanted you to know that this morning at our 11.15 am service, our church will be saying your prayers, and we will be thinking about you. We hope you and your church are well, and enjoying good weather - some of which has got up north as far as Scotland. We are a small church, with about 30 at our service.

Blessings and prayers

Sue Burgess

Dear Sue,

Thank you for your mail. It is so nice to hear that our intercessions are being picked up far and wide. This has happened a couple of times, and it is really encouraging, and great to know that we are being prayed for and thought about.

We are certainly enjoying the good weather! In fact, for many it is too hot and sticky, but the evenings are cool(ish) and beautiful.

I hope your son is having a wonderful time here in Spain. It is such an amazing country.

With every Blessing for you, and your Ministry, Marcus

Senior Chaplain: Fr Marcus Ronchetti