CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 8th October 2017, Trinity 17, Proper 22, Year A
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 8th October, Trinity 17, Proper 22, Year A
Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm Evening Prayer
Services in the week
Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 15th October, Trinity 18, Proper 23, Year A
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 Messy Church; 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 4th November 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 8th October 2017
Trinity 17, Proper 22, 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 76 Christ is made the sure foundation
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 Isaiah 5: 1-7
Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watch-tower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!
Second Reading Philippians 3: 4b-14
If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
Gradual Hymn All I once help dear
Gospel Matthew 21: 33-end
Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: ‘Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watch-tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, “They will respect my son.” But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, “This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.” So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?’ They said to him, ‘He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the scriptures: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes”? Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.’ When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.
Offertory Hymn 346 My song is love unknown
Communion Hymn 39 As the deer pants for water
148 From heaven you came
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.
All I once held dear, built my life upon All this world reveres,
and wars to own
All I once thought gain
I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now,
compared to this
Knowing you, Jesus, knowing you,
There is no greater thing
You're my all, you're the best
You're my joy, my righteousness
And I love you, Lord
Thanksgiving Hymn 30 And can it be
Now my heart's desire
is to know you more
To be found in you and known as yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All-surpassing gift of righteousness
Oh, to know the power of your risen life
And to know You in Your sufferings
To become like you in your death,
So with you to live and never die
Auction of Promises A big thank you to our Communications Committee and to all those who supported the event for a very successful meal and auction of promises. We will let you know soon how much was raised. Thank you!
Thank you for your donations. If you haven’t donated yet, we’ll carry on collecting for Harvest for one more Sunday.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Vision Document and Survey
Over the last few weeks, the PCC’s vision document has been handed out after church services. We hope you have had a chance to read it. We would very much like to have your comments. Please, would you complete the short survey and hand it in before the end of this month? There is a box in church. Thank you very much.