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Notices for Sunday 26th November 2017


Sunday 26th November 2017,

Second Sunday Before Advent, Year A

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 26th November, Christ the King, Year A

Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age and Baptism Lizzie and Darcey; 6pm Evening Prayer

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 3rd December, Advent 1, Year B

8am Eucharist; 9.30am 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 2nd December 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 26th 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 103a (tune 2) Crown him with many crowns

The Collect

Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24

Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice. Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

Second Reading Ephesians 1: 15-23

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Gradual Hymn 26 Alleluia, sing to Jesus

Gospel Matthew 25: 31-46

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’

Offertory Hymn 81a Christ triumphant

Communion Hymn 484 (tune 1) The King of love

Beauty for brokenness (words below)

Post Communion Prayer

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 148 From heaven you came

St Nicholas Fayre

The St Nicholas Fayre will be on Saturday 9th December, 3-6pm. Lots of activities for children (biscuit making; face painting; treasure hunt). St Nicholas will visit with presents and there will be a disco for children. Please, put this date in your diary.

We could use some helpers on the day. 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 ( or Mtr Ariadne ( 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.

Christmas Lunch

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 ( or Mtr Ariadne (

Carol Service

This year’s Carol Service will be on 3rd Sunday of Advent (because the last Sunday of Advent is also Christmas Eve), 17th December. Because of this it will be an Advent Carol Service. We will sing a mixture of Advent and Christmas Carols. Unfortunately, for lots of reasons, we won’t have a choir for the service, but we will still be singing lots of carols. Do come and join us for a thoughtful and joyful occasion with mince pies afterwards.

Short rehearsal for Crib Service

Friday 22nd December 2017, 10-11am, there will be a brief rehearsal for the Crib Service. If your child (Reception Class and above) would like to take part in the nativity tableaux during the Crib service, please, bring them to the rehearsal. Many thanks.

Advent Session

On Saturday (2nd December), there will be a special Advent Meditation and Reflection Session in the hall, from 11.30am to approx. 1pm, followed by a simple lunch. We will be looking at Mary and what it must have been like for her. We will try to relate her experiences to our own. There will be bible readings and reflections followed by time for individual reflection and meditation. During the individual time you can read, pray, write, draw or go for a walk. It will be a chance to find some peace and quiet at the start of a very busy month.

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