Notice 18th September 2016

CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL

Sunday 18th September 2016

Trinity 17, Proper 20,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 310 Lord for the years

The Collect

Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself, and so bring us at last to your heavenly city where we shall see you face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Amos 8: 4–7

Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, ‘When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practise deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat.’ The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

Second Reading 1 Timothy 2: 1-7

Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, ‘When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and practise deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat.’ The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

Gradual Hymn 466 Teach me my God and King

Gospel Luke 16: 1-13

Jesus said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.” So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, “How much do you owe my master?” He answered, “A hundred jugs of olive oil.” He said to him, “Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.” Then he asked another, “And how much do you owe?” He replied, “A hundred containers of wheat.” He said to him, “Take your bill and make it eighty.” And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes. Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.’

Offertory Hymn 519 Thy kingdom come, O God

Communion Hymn Beauty for brokenness

464 Take my life and let it be

Post Communion Prayer

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn We want to see Jesus lifted high

Beauty for brokenness Hope for despair Lord, in the suffering This is our prayer Bread for the children Justice, joy, peace Sunrise to sunset Your kingdom increase!

Shelter for fragile lives Cures for their ills Work for the craftsman Trade for their skills Land for the dispossessed Rights for the weak Voices to plead the cause Of those who can't speak

God of the poor Friend of the weak Give us compassion we pray Melt our cold hearts Let tears fall like rain Come, change our love From a spark to a flame

Refuge from cruel wars Havens from fear Cities for sanctuary Freedoms to share Peace to the killing-fields Scorched earth to green Christ for the bitterness His cross for the pain

Rest for the ravaged earth Oceans and streams Plundered and poisoned Our future, our dreams Lord, end our madness Carelessness, greed Make us content with The things that we need

Lighten our darkness Breathe on this flame Until your justice Burns brightly again

Until the nations Learn of your ways Seek your salvation And bring you their praise

We want to see Jesus lifted high A banner that flies across the land That all might see the truth and know He is the way to heaven (repeat twice)

Step by step, we're moving forward Little by little, taking ground Every prayer a powerful weapon Strongholds come tumbling down and down and down and down

We want to see, we want to see

We want to see Jesus lifted high

We want to see, we want to see

We want to see Jesus lifted high

Notices: Sunday 18th September – Trinity 17, Proper 20, Year C

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 Messy Church; 6pm Evening Prayer

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10 am Toddler Service; 7.30pm Evening Prayer

Services next week – 25th September – Trinity 18, Proper 21, Year C

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age (+Baptism Victoria Ainley & Victoria de Beule); 6pm Evening Prayer

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays 10 -11.30am (term-time only)

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 1st October. For more info: tel: 02083190067 or email christchurchse18@gmail.com

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 plannedgivingccshootershill@gmail.com

Ministry Team –

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar) 0208 8565858, vicarccshootershill@gmail.com

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

Churchwarden:

Sue 07795630813 // speachie54@hotmail.com

Safeguarding:

Wendla Nyakambangwe // nwendla@gmail.com

Hall hire contact Victoria: hallccshootershill@gmail.com

Toddler Play Group: Dara Allegranza Quicke, daraallegranza@mac.com

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 baptised or of being confirmed. The sessions are normally once a month on a Monday evening at 8pm. Do speak to Mtr Ariadne (vicarccshootershill@gmail.com) 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

Thank you for all who helped and supported yesterday’s Nearly New Sale. We will let you know soon how much money was raised. Please put our next event in your diary: Our St Nicholas Fayre will be on 3rd December, 4-6pm. There will be pancakes and all sorts of activities for children. From 5pm there will be a disco for children.

Harvest

Our Harvest Festival is coming up again. We will once again be supporting Housing 4 Women (formerly GDVAS) and Welcare with donations in kind. GDVAS are looking for single duvet covers and bottom sheets (new!); non-perishable food and toiletries and Welcare are looking especially for toiletries and detergent, especially for toiletries for children. It would be great if you could start buying things to donate at Harvest. Many thanks.

We will also be supporting USPG (United Society, Partners in the Gospel) as usual. USPG are an Anglican organisation that work in countries in Africa, Asia and South America through local churches. Sue and Mtr Ariadne visited two of their projects in Malawi and were very inspired by what they saw. One project is about improving life for entire communities: encouraging girls to go to school, providing safe drinking water for the community and supporting farmers. We will be collecting money for USPG.


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