CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 21st August 2016
Trinity 13, Proper 16, Year C
Welcome to Christ Church
Please, help us to create a prayerful atmosphere before the service. Thank you!
If you are new please fill in a sheet (blue basket @ door). We welcome children in church. We now have a children’s corner at the side of the church where they will find toys, books, colouring, activity sheets and a play mat for babies. If they become noisy, it might be an idea to take them out until they settle
Introit Hymn 13 (tune 1) All hail the power of Jesus’ name
Almighty God, who called your Church to bear witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love, that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross, and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
First Reading Isaiah 58: 9b-14
You shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in. If you refrain from trampling the sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day; if you call the sabbath a delight and the holy day of the LORD honourable; if you honour it, not going your own ways, serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs; then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Second Reading Hebrews 12: 18-29
You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. (For they could not endure the order that was given, ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.’ Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I tremble with fear.‘) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven! At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.’ This phrase, ‘Yet once more,‘ indicates the removal of what is shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.
Gradual Hymn: 428 Purify my heart
Gospel Luke 13: 10-17
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’ But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?’ When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
Offertory Hymn 158a (tune 2) Glorious things of thee are spoken
Communion Hymn 464a (tune 2) Take my life and let it be
188 Guide me o thou great redeemer
Post Communion Prayer
God our creator, you feed your children with the true manna, the living bread from heaven: let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage until we come to that place where hunger and thirst are no more; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Post Communion Hymn: 95 Come on and celebrate
Notices: Sunday 21st August – Trinity 13, Proper 16, Year C
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm Evening Prayer
Services in the week
Wednesday: No Toddler Service during school holidays; No Evening Prayer
Services next week – 28th August – Trinity 14, Proper 17, Year C
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm Evening Prayer
No Toddler Play group during the school holidays
Parish Office: FIRST Saturday of each month 9.30am – 11.00am in church re baptisms, passport applications, weddings. NB £13 fee for each baptism certificate; please pay when booking. Next Parish Office Saturday 3rd September. For more info: tel: 02083190067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Giving Making a commitment to Christ Church by regular giving is welcomed – set up a standing order to Christ Church PCC, sort code 30-99-88 account number 00160666 Please include your house number and Post Code as a reference (and if a tax-payer, please, sign a CC Gift Aid form) or ask about the envelope giving scheme. Thank you! Planned Giving Secretary: Sharon Onyango email@example.com
Ministry Team –
Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar) 0208 8565858, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557
Sue 07795630813 // email@example.com
Wendla Nyakambangwe // firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall hire contact Victoria: email@example.com
Toddler Play Group: Dara Allegranza Quicke, firstname.lastname@example.org
CC Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ccshootershill
CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill
CC Website: christchurchshootershill.org
Exploring Faith – NEW GROUP
This year’s course is coming to an end and we will be starting a new Exploring Faith course in October. We want to do another of the Pilgrim Courses. The Exploring Faith Group is open to all adults who would like to explore their faith more and may be especially useful if you are exploring the possibility of being confirmed. The sessions are normally once a month on a Monday evening at 8pm. Do speak to Mtr Ariadne if you are interested (even if the time is not convenient – we always try to be as flexible as possible).
Nearly New Sale & St Nicholas Fayre
The next Nearly New Sale will be on 17th September. If you are interested in having a table at the Nearly New Sale (£15 per table), please, contact Debs Dumville (email@example.com)
We would like to have a plant sale at the Nearly New Sale. If you have green fingers and are able to take cuttings from plants in your home and garden, please, would you start growing some for our very first plant sale? Thanks. Please, put the date in your diary and tell as many people as possible about our Nearly New Sale. In addition to stalls there will be activities for children and there will be lunch and cakes.
Our St Nicholas Fayre will be on 3rd December, 4-6pm. Please, put this date in your diary too. There will be pancakes and all sorts of activities for children. From 5pm there will be a disco for children.
We raised nearly £700 with the International Street Food Festival in July. A big thank you to all involved. Let’s see if we can outdo ourselves with the next two events.