Notices for Sunday 24th December 2017

December 20, 2017

CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL

Sunday 24th December 2017,

Advent 4, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

 

Notices:  Sunday 24th December, Advent 4, Year B

Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 4pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Monday: Christmas Day: 10am Pilgrim Eucharist.

Wednesday: No Toddler Service (term-time only)

Services next week:

Sunday 31st December, Christmas 1, Year B

9.30am Pilgrim Eucharist.

 

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: No play group this Wednesday (term time only).

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 3rd February 2018. For more info: tel: 02083190067 or email christchurchse18@gmail.com

 

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 plannedgivingccshootershill@gmail.com

 

Ministry Team –

Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar) 0208 8565858, 07833 446101 vicarccshootershill@gmail.com

Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557

 

Churchwarden:

Sue 07795630813 // speachie54@hotmail.com

 

Safeguarding:

Wendla Nyakambangwe // nwendla@gmail.com

 

Hall hire contact Victoria: hallccshootershill@gmail.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 24th December 2017

Advent 4, Year B

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                   193 Hail to the Lord’s anointed

 

The Collect

God our redeemer, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son: grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be ready to greet him when he comes again as our judge; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

First Reading                    2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16

Now when David, the king was settled in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, ‘See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.’ Nathan said to the king, ‘Go, do all that you have in mind; for the LORD is with you.’ But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the LORD: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’ Now therefore you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the LORD of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the Lord declares to you, David, that the Lord will make you a house. Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before me; your throne shall be established for ever.

 

Second Reading                     Romans 16: 25-27

To God who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but is now disclosed, and through the prophetic writings is made known to all the Gentiles, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith – to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever! Amen.

 

Gradual Hymn                 471 The angel Gabriel

 

Gospel                             Luke 1: 26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.

 

Offertory Hymn               198 Hark the glad sound

 

Communion Hymn          98 Come thou long expected Jesus

489 The Lord will come

 

Post Communion Prayer

Heavenly Father, who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of the promised saviour: fill us your servants with your grace, that in all things we may embrace your holy will and with her rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Thanksgiving Hymn         467 Tell out my soul

 

Christmas Gifts

Thank you all so much for your generosity. The gifts have now been taken to the refuges. A big thank you to Sharon, Abigail and Hannah for all their help in sorting the gifts out.

 

 

Calendars

Lesley is selling calendars for church and school, for 2018. They are £3 each.

 

 

Christmas

Services (today and tomorrow):

Today: 4pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Tomorrow: 10am Pilgrim Eucharist (children are encouraged to bring one of their gifts from Fr Christmas with them for show and tell).

 

 

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