CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 13th August 2017
Trinity 9, Proper 14, Year A
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 Jesus is Lord, creation’s voice
Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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 1 Kings: 19: 9-18
When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God, he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’ He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’ Then the LORD said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.’
Second Reading Romans 10: 5-15
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?”’ (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?”’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’
Gradual Hymn 106 Dear Lord and Father
Gospel Matthew 14: 22-33
Immediately after feeding the crowd with the five loaves and two fish, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’
Offertory Hymn 235 I, the Lord of sea and sky
Communion Hymn 287 (tune 1 or 2) Just as I am, without one plea
391 O Thou who at thy Eucharist
Post Communion Prayer
Holy Father, who gathered us here around the table of your Son to share this meal with the whole household of God: in that new world where you reveal the fullness of your peace, gather people of every race and language to share in the eternal banquet of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Thanksgiving Hymn Be bold, be strong (words below)
Be bold, be strong For the Lord your God is with you. (2x)
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 you.
Can you help Christ Church break even?
Thanks to the many of you who give weekly through the planned giving envelope scheme or those donating monthly via standing orders. If you are not already donating regularly then please consider making a commitment so that we can budget effectively. If you're already giving regularly, when was the last time you increased your donation? Three years ago, five years ago or maybe even ten years ago? By increasing your donation by £2 per week can make a big difference to our financial stability. Please, contact Sue Peach. Thank you.
Auction of Promises
Our next Auction of Promises will take place on 7th October, 4-7pm. The event will start with a 3 course meal (£15pp; £5 per child), followed by the auction itself. Please, put this date in your diary. It should be a fun event for all the family. Also, do have a think about what promises you could offer for the auction. In the past, we’ve had people offering to do babysitting, ironing, cooking, baking etc.
During the school summer holidays, there won’t be any toddler services or toddler playgroup. Our Sunday services will be as normal.
A big thank you to all who helped us raise money for Christian Aid, this year. The church raised £300 (+ £50 in Gift Aid) and the school raised £180. So the total will be about £530. Thank you!
International Street Food Festival
A big thank you to all who helped make the International Street Food Festival so successful. We raised £625. Thank you all.
Our local refuges have run out of food. They have asked if we would be able to donate more items. They need tins of food (peas, beans etc); pasta; rice; toiletries and also some nappies. Thank you!
CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 13th August, 2017, Trinity 9, Proper 14, Year A
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 13th August, Trinity 9, Proper 14, Year A
Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm Evening Prayer
Services in the week
Wednesday: No Toddler Service until September
Services next week – Sunday 20th August, Trinity 10, Proper 15, Year A
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm Evening Prayer
No Toddler Playgroup until September
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 2nd September 2017. 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, 07833 446101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557
Sue 07795630813 // email@example.com
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FREE refreshments in hall between and after the services.