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Notices for 24th September 2017


Sunday 24th September 2017, Trinity 15,Proper 20,Year A

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 24th September, Trinity 15, Proper 20, Year A

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age (+ Baptism Noah and Isla); 6pm Evening Prayer

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 1st October, Thanksgiving for the Harvest, Year A

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

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: 10-11.30am

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 7th October 2017. 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, 07833 446101

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


Sue 07795630813 //


Wendla Nyakambangwe //

Hall hire contact Victoria:

CC Facebook Page:

CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill

CC Website:

Do take this leaflet home with you.

FREE refreshments in hall between and after the services.


Sunday 24th September 2017

Trinity 15, Proper 20, 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 82 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

The Collect

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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 Jonah 3: 10-4: end

Second Reading Philippians 1: 21-end

For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again. Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well – since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Gradual Hymn 120 (tune 1) Father, hear the prayer we offer

Gospel Matthew 20: 1-16

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the market-place; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, “Why are you standing here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You also go into the vineyard.” When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?” So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’

Offertory Hymn 310 Lord, for the years

Communion Hymn 464 (tune 2) Take my life and let it be

461 Such love, pure as the whitest snow

Post Communion Prayer

Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

1 Sing of the Lord's goodness,

Father of all wisdom,

come to him and bless his name.

Mercy he has shown us,

his love is for ever,

faithful to the end of days.

2 Power he has wielded, honour is his garment,

risen from the snares of death.

His word he has spoken,

one bread he has broken,

new life he now gives to all.

3 Courage in our darkness,

comfort in our sorrow,

Spirit of our God most high;

solace for the weary,

pardon for the sinner,

splendour of the living God.

Come, then, all you nations,

sing of your Lord's goodness,

melodies of praise and thanks to God.

Ring out the Lord's glory,

praise him with your music,

worship him and bless his name.

4 Praise him with your singing,

praise him with the trumpet,

praise God with the lute and harp;

praise him with the cymbals,

praise him with your dancing,

praise God till the end of days.

Auction of Promises

Our next Auction of Promises will take place on 7th October, 4-7pm. The event will include a 3 course meal. Tickets £15pp and £5 for children. The auction itself will start at 6pm. 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.


Our Harvest service is next Sunday. We will be collecting for H4W (our local refuges) who need tinned and dried food, toiletries (for mums and babies) and single duvet sets. Please, make sure all donations are within date and unopened. Thank you. We will also be collecting money for the USPG Harvest appeal, which focuses on climate change and the devastating effect that that is having on farmers and communities in many parts of the world. Please, see for more information. Thank you.

Exploring Faith

We are hoping to do another Pilgrim Course, this year. (For more information on the Pilgrim Courses see The course would start at the beginning of October. Do let Mtr Ariadne ( know if you would be interested.


Enid has booked tickets for Cinderella at Greenwich Theatre on 7th January 2018. Tickets are £21 for adults and £15 for children. Please, contact Enid if you would like to book a ticket. Deadline is 8th October 2017.


Good news: Welcare will be re-opening as My Space on Woolwich Common Estate and offer a community based treatment and recovery programme for children from homes where domestic violence and abuse has occurred.

The Ferrier Operatic Society will perform a selection of songs and choral arrangements on Friday 20th October 2017 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Sandringham Drive, Welling, DA16 3QU to raise further, much needed, funds for Welcare. £10 a ticket (includes a drink and nibbles).


We are looking for people to help with ‘jobs’ during services: CDs; readings; sidespersons; to help with tea and coffee; to help with the Supervised Toddler Play group. Please, let Mtr Ariadne know if you can help.

Erith & Thamesmead Debt Centre Erith & Thamesmead Debt Centre are readvertsising for a new Centre Manager. This time the role is 12 hours a week and carries a salary of £6,000 per annum.

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