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Notices for Sunday 15th October 2017


Sunday 15th October 2017, Trinity 18, Proper 23, Year A

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 15th October, Trinity 18, Proper 23, Year A

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

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 22nd October, Trinity 19, Proper 24, Year A

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age (+ Baptism Noah and Matthew); 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 4th November 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 15th October 2017

Trinity 18, Proper 23, 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 432 Rejoice, the Lord is king

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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 25: 1-9

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the palace of aliens is a city no more, it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you. For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat. When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm, the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place, you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds; the song of the ruthless was stilled. On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow up death for ever. Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Second Reading Philippians 4: 1-9

My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Gradual Hymn 261 (tune 1) Jesu, lover of my soul

Gospel Matthew 22: 1-14

Once more Jesus spoke to the chief priests and Pharisees in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, “Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.” But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, maltreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, “The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.” Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, “Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?” And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, “Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” For many are called, but few are chosen.’

Offertory Hymn 305 Light’s abode celestial Salem

Communion Hymn 117 Faithful Shepherd, feed me

53 Be still for the presence

Post Communion Prayer

We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 95 Come on and celebrate


Thank you all so much for your generosity. The staff from Housing for Women were overwhelmed by the amount of donations. Thank you!

Exploring Faith

At the moment, we don’t have enough people for our Exploring Faith Course. Unless we get some more names, we won’t be able to run the course, this year. Apologies for this.

Foundation Governor

We have a new foundation governor. Cheryl Raithby has recently been appointed by PCC as a foundation governor at Christ Church School. She joins Lesley Archard, Deb Dumville, Matt Lester and Kristof De Beule as PCC appointed foundation governors. Cheryl is a deputy head teacher and has been with us since 2004. We are excited to have her on board.


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.

St Nicholas Fayre

Our next fundraiser will be on Saturday 9th December. There will be lots of activities for children (biscuit making; face painting). St Nicholas will visit us and there will be a disco for children. Please, put this date in your diary.

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