CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 25th February 2018,
Lent 2, Year B
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 25th February, Lent 2, Year B
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30 All Age; 6pm The Examen
Services in the week
Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 4th March, Lent 3, Year B:
8am Eucharist; 9.30 Pilgrim Eucharist; 6pm The Examen
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 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 25th February 2018
Lent 2, 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 46 At the name of Jesus
Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.’ Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, ‘As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. God said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.’
Second Reading Romans 4: 13-25
The promise that Abraham would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’). Abraham believed in the presence of the God who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become ‘the father of many nations,’ according to what was said, ‘So numerous shall your descendants be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith ‘was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now the words, ‘it was reckoned to him,’ were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in God who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.
Gradual Hymn 56 Be thou my vision
Gospel Mark 8: 31-38
Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’
Offertory Hymn 560 Will you come and follow me?
Communion Hymn 40 As we are gathered
All I once held dear (see words below)
Post Communion Prayer
Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves:
keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 235 I, the Lord of sea and sky
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.
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. We have 2 volunteers already, but would like a couple more so that each volunteer only has to clean the hall once a month. If you are able to help with this, please, let Mtr Ariadne or Sue Peach know.
Our Lent Course is on Monday evenings. Each session starts at 7pm (for the episode) and 8pm for the discussion. We are using the TV series Broken for our Lent course.
This Lent, the USPG Lent Appeal focuses on people in North India who live in debt slavery. The Appeal will try and help people to escape this life of slavery. Please, do try and give something up for Lent and donate the money you save to charity. You can also try and give something extra this Lent to charity.
Most Sundays during Lent, we will do the Examen at 6pm in church. The Examen is a way of looking at the day that is coming to an end and trying to see God in that day. It is a kind of guided meditation and lasts about 20 minutes.
We need volunteers to help with the extra services during Holy Week. If you can help with readings, intercessions, sidesperson’s duties, CDs or anything else, please, let Lynn Webber or Mtr Ariadne know. Many thanks.
Our APCM (the parish’s AGM) takes place in April, this year. We are looking to fill several positions in the church: warden(s); treasurer; 2 PCC members and a Planned Giving Secretary, to name just a few. If you think you may be able to help with any of these, please, do let Sue Peach or Mtr Ariadne know. Many thanks.