CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 8th April 2018,
Easter 2, Year B
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 8th April, Easter 2, Year B
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
Services in the week
Wednesday: No Toddler Service.
Services next week – Sunday 15th April, Easter 3
9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church
Wednesdays: No Toddler Playgroup (Easter Holidays)
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 email@example.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: Vacancy
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
Hall hire contact Victoria: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 8th April 2018
Easter 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 279 Jesus stand among us
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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 Exodus 14: 10-31, 15: 20-21
As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the LORD. They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, “Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians”? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.’ But Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the LORD will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.’ Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. But you lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the Israelites may go into the sea on dry ground. Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army, his chariots, and his chariot drivers. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.’ The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. At the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, ‘Let us flee from the Israelites, for the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.’ Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.’ So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Israel saw the great work that the LORD did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the LORD and believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses. Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. And Miriam sang to them: ‘Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.’
Second Reading Acts 4: 32-35
The whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Gradual Hymn 409 Open our eyes, Lord
Gospel John 20: 19-31
When it was evening on the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’ A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’ Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Offertory Hymn 208 Help us to help each other, Lord
Communion Hymn 26 Alleluia sing to Jesus
62 Blessed assurance
Post Communion Prayer
Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Thanks giving Hymn 494 The Spirit lives to set us free
This year’s APCM will be on 22nd of April. The All Age Service will be followed by the Parishioners’ Meeting, which chooses the Wardens. The APCM will be immediately after the Parishioners’ Meeting. It is the APCM’s duty to elect PCC members, Treasurer etc. All those on the electoral roll can vote in the APCM meeting. If you are not on the Electoral Roll, please, ask John Halford for an Electoral Roll form.
We still need volunteers for the roles of Warden and Treasurer. Please, speak to a PCC member if you are interested.
We will continue to collect for our Lent Appeal for a little bit longer, so there is still time to give to this. There is a plate on the font. Alternatively, you could transfer money to the church’s account and mark your donation ‘Lent Appeal’. Many thanks.
Every last Sunday of the month, we will do the Examen at 6pm. This is a 20minute meditative, prayerful service. Do come and join us if you can.
A new Exploring Faith Course will start on Monday 23rd April 2018 at 8pm at the Vicarage. This course is for anyone who’d like to explore their faith further. It can also be used as preparation for Confirmation. If you are interested in attending, please, let Mtr Ariadne know (so she knows how many people to expect – we will need a minimum of 4 to be able to run the course)
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL!