CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 1st October 2017, Harvest, Year A
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 1st October, Harvest, Year A
Services today: 8am Eucharist, 9.30 Pilgrim Eucharist, 6pm Evening Prayer
Services in the week
Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 8th October, Trinity 17, Proper 22, Year A
9.30 Eucharist, 11.30 All Age, 6pm Evening Prayer
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 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
Wendla Nyakambangwe // firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall hire contact Victoria: email@example.com
CC Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ccshootershill
CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill
CC Website: christchurchshootershill.org
Do take this leaflet home with you.
FREE refreshments in hall between and after the services.
CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 1st October 2017
Harvest, 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.
Creator God, you made the goodness of the land, he riches of the sea and the rhythm of the seasons; as we thank you for the harvest, may we cherish and respect this planet and its peoples, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Reading Deuteronomy 8.7-18
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you. Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid waste-land with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He made water flow for you from flint rock, and fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors did not know, to humble you and to test you, and in the end to do you good. Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gained me this wealth.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today.
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 9.6-15
The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, ‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.’ He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Gospel Luke 12: 16-30
Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’ He said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
Post Communion Prayer
Lord of the harvest, with joy we have offered thanksgiving for your love in creation and have shared in the bread and the wine of the kingdom: by your grace plant within us a reverence for all that you give us and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Auction of Promises Our next Auction of Promises will take place on Saturday, 4-7pm. The event will include a 3 course meal. Tickets £15pp and £5 for children. You do not need tickets for the auction itself. Please arrive around 5.45pm if only attending the auction. Thank you.
Thank you for your donations. If you haven’t donated yet, we’ll carry on collecting for Harvest for the next two Sundays.
Our PSO has arranged Safeguarding training for Saturday (7th October) 10am-1pm. Open to anyone interested. Please, contact Wendla on firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s Exploring Faith course will take place on Monday evenings (8pm) and Wednesday mornings (11.30am), once a month. We will be using one of the Pilgrim Courses again, this year. (For more information on the Pilgrim Courses see http://www.pilgrimcourse.org). Do let Mtr Ariadne (email@example.com) 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, Lynn Webber or Sue Peach 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.