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Notices for Sunday 18th March 2018


Sunday 18th March 2018,

Lent 5, Passion Sunday, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 18th March, Lent 5, Passion Sunday, Year B

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church; 6pm The Examen

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 25th March, Lent 6 – Palm Sunday, Year B:

9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age.

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: 10.00-11.30am

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 5th May 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: Vacancy

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 //



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 18th March 2018

Lent 5, Passion Sunday, 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 303 Lift high the cross

The Collect

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Jeremiah 31: 31-34

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt – a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the LORD’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Second Reading Hebrews 5: 5-10

Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you’; as he says also in another place, ‘You are a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchizedek.’ In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Gradual Hymn 255 It is a thing most wonderful

Gospel John 12: 20-33

Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour. ‘Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say – “Father, save me from this hour”? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’ The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, ‘An angel has spoken to him.’ Jesus answered, ‘This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.’ He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.

Offertory Hymn 346 My song is love unknown

Communion Hymn 409 Open our eyes Lord

500 There is a Redeemer

Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for you: give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us, but are alive and reign, now and for ever. Amen.

Thanks giving Hymn 560 Will you come and follow me?

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.

Working Party

This month’s Working Party has been postponed till 24th March. If you are able to lend a hand on that day (between 8.30 and 11am) to make the grounds look nice and presentable for Easter it would be much appreciated. Please, let John Halford ( know if you can give 30mins or an hour or more to help out. Thank you!

Lent Appeal

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 support this appeal during Lent.

The Examen

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.

Volunteers needed

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.

Volunteers needed

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 and a Parish Safeguarding Officer, to name just a few. There are also lots of more informal, administrative jobs that need doing. If you think you may be able to help with any of these, please, do let Sue Peach or Mtr Ariadne know. Many thanks.


Tuesday in Holy Week: 7.30pm Service

Wednesday in Holy Week: 7.30pm Service

Maundy Thursday: 7.30pm Eucharist followed by Watch

Good Friday: 10am Toddler Service; 11am Stations of the Cross;

1pm Good Friday Liturgy

Holy Saturday: 7.30pm Easter Vigil Service (1st Eucharist of Easter)

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