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Notices 28th August 2016


Sunday 28th August 2016

Trinity 14, Proper 17, 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 15 All my hope on God is founded

The Collect

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 Ecclesiasticus 10: 12-18

Second Reading Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honour by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?’ Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever. Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Gradual Hymn: 90 Come down, o love divine

Gospel Luke 14: 1, 7-14

On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. ‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this person your place,” and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up higher”; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’ He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’

Offertory Hymn 137 (tune 1) For the beauty of the earth

Communion Hymn 409 Open our eyes, Lord

61 Bless the Lord, my soul

Post Communion Prayer

Lord God, the source of truth and love, keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, united in prayer and the breaking of bread, and one in joy and simplicity of heart, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Post Communion Hymn: Be bold, be strong (see words below)

Be bold, be strong For the Lord your God is with you. Be bold, be strong, For the Lord your God is with you. I am not afraid, I am not dismayed, Because I'm walking in faith and victory, Come on and walk in faith and victory, For the Lord your God is with

Notices: Sunday 28th August – Trinity 14, Proper 17, Year C

Services today:

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age (+Baptism Isabella and Thomas); 6pm Evening Prayer

Services in the week

Wednesday: No Toddler Service during school holidays; No Evening Prayer

Services next week – 4th September – Trinity 15, Proper 18, Year C

8am Eucharist; 9.30 Pilgrim Eucharist; 6pm Evening Prayer

Toddlers Playgroup

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

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

Ministry Team –

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar) 0208 8565858,

Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557


Sue 07795630813 //


Wendla Nyakambangwe //

Hall hire contact Victoria:

Toddler Play Group: Dara Allegranza Quicke,

CC Facebook Page:

CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill

CC Website:

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 (

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.

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