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Notices for Sunday 11th February 2018


Sunday 11th February 2018,

Sunday Next Before Lent, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 11th February, Sunday Next before Lent, Year B

Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30 All Age

Services in the week

Wednesday: No Toddler Service (half term); 10am Eucharist with imposition of ashes.

Services next week –Sunday 18th February, Lent 1, Year B:

9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church; 6pm Evening Prayer

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: no Toddler Play Group (half term)

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 March 2018. 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 11th February 2018

Sunday Next Before Lent, 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 82 Christ whose glory fills the skies

The Collect

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading 2 Kings 2: 1-12

When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.’ But Elisha said, ‘As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you know that today the LORD will take your master away from you?’ And he said, ‘Yes, I know; keep silent.’ Elijah said to him, ‘Elisha, stay here; for the LORD has sent me to Jericho.’ But he said, ‘As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you know that today the LORD will take your master away from you?’ And he answered, ‘Yes, I know; be silent.’ Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.’ But he said, ‘As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.’ Elisha said, ‘Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.’ He responded, ‘You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.’ As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, ‘Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!’ But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Second Reading Corinthians 4: 3-6

Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Gradual Hymn 78 (Tune 1) Christ is the world’s true light

Gospel Mark 9: 2-9

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’ Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Offertory Hymn 172 God is working his purpose out

Communion Hymn 53 Be still for the presence

497 Thee we adore

Post Communion Prayer

Holy God, we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ: may we who are partakers at his table reflect his life in word and deed, that all the world may know his power to change and save. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 467 Tell out my soul

Christingle Service

We celebrated our Christingle Service, two weeks ago. If you still have candle boxes and/or envelopes for the Children’s Society to hand in, please, do so as soon as possible. Many thanks for your support for the Children’s Society.


Lesley is still selling calendars for 2018. They are £3 each. She will be selling them after church services. They have church and school dates (term dates etc) on them and so are very useful.

Bake Off

A big thank you to all our bakers and cake-eaters (and to the Communications Committee) for a wonderful Bake Off! A great time was had by all. Wonderful to see so many young bakers.

Electoral Roll

We are updating our electoral roll in time for our APCM in April. If you are not on our church’s electoral roll, but would like to be, please, ask Sue Peach or John Halford for an electoral roll form. Being on the electoral roll will enable you to vote at the APCM and would enable you to stand for PCC.

Volunteer(s) needed

We are looking for someone/persons to clean the hall. Our hall gets used quite a bit and it is important that it gets cleaned once a week. Ideally, we’d like to have a group of people willing to help with this, so that it can be done on a rota basis and people can take it in turns to clean the hall. If you are able to help with this, please, let Mtr Ariadne or Sue Peach know.

Lent Course

Lent is about to start. This year, we are hoping to have a Lent course on Monday evenings, throughout Lent. We will be discussing the series Broken, which aired last year. You can either come and watched each episode at the vicarage before the discussion or you can watch it at home. The series can be bought from HMV for £9.99 (Mtr Ariadne is happy to do a block order, so the order qualifies for free delivery). Each session starts at 7pm (for the episode) and 8pm for the discussion.

Ash Wednesday

There will be a Eucharist with imposition of ashes at 10am on Ash Wednesday to mark the start of Lent.

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