CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 19th November 2017,
Second Sunday Before Advent, Year A
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 19th November, 2nd Before Advent, Year A
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church; 6pm Evening Prayer
Services in the week
Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 26th November, Christ the King
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age (+ Baptism); 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 2nd December 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 19th November 2017
Second Sunday Before Advent, 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 55 Be thou my guardian
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Be silent before the Lord GOD! For the day of the LORD is at hand; the LORD has prepared a sacrifice, he has consecrated his guests. At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the people who rest complacently on their dregs, those who say in their hearts, ‘The LORD will not do good, nor will he do harm.’ Their wealth shall be plundered, and their houses laid waste. Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink wine from them. The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the LORD is bitter, the warrior cries aloud there. That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements. I will bring such distress upon people that they shall walk like the blind; because they have sinned against the LORD, their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD’s wrath; in the fire of his passion the whole earth shall be consumed; for a full, a terrible end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11
Concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When they say, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
Gradual Hymn 208 Help us to help each other
Gospel Matthew 25: 14-30
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘The kingdom of heaven is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, “Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, “Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, “Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; 25so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.” But his master replied, “You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”’
Offertory Hymn 120 (tune1) Father, hear the prayer we offer
Communion Hymn 562 Within our darkest night
464a (tune 2) Take my life
Post Communion Prayer
Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope:
bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Thanksgiving Hymn 405 One more step
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 today? There is a box in church. Thank you very much.
St Nicholas Fayre
Our next fundraiser will be on Saturday 9th December, 3-6pm. There will be lots of activities for children (biscuit making; face painting; treasure hunt). St Nicholas will visit us and there will be a disco for children. Please, put this date in your diary.
We could use some helpers on the day. Is there anyone who could help set up beforehand or help put things away afterwards or who could help with stalls and activities during the event? Please, don’t feel you have to be there for the whole event. If you could spare an hour during or afterwards, that would be brilliant!
Also, we would love contributions to the drinks tombola, the children’s tombola and the raffle. If you are able to help, please, would you let Olivia know (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mtr Ariadne (email@example.com). Thank you!
Church Stall at PAFA Fayre
Lesley Archard is organising a church stall at the PAFA Fayre on 1st December. She is looking for toiletries and for candles in jars for the stall.
We will be having a Christmas Lunch at the Red Lion on Saturday 16th December. If you would like to join us, please, let Olivia know (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mtr Ariadne (email@example.com).
This year’s Carol Service will be on 17th December. Every year, the choir is joined by temporary members, who join just to help with the Carol Service. If you would like to join the choir for this occasion, please, let Marion Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Caroline Lester (email@example.com) know. Thank you!