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Notices for Sunday 13th May 2018


Sunday 13th May 2018,

Easter 7, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 13th, Easter 7, Year B

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age

Services in the week

Wednesday: 9.10 Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 20th May, Pentecost, Year B

9.30 Eucharist: 11.30 Messy Church

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 7th July 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 13th May 2018

Easter 7, 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 191 (tune 1) Hail the day that sees him rise

The Collect

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Exekiel 36: 24-28

Thus says the Lord GOD: I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries, and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Second Reading Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred and twenty people). He said, ‘Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus – for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. So one of the men who have accompanied us throughout the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.’ So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.’ And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Gradual Hymn 480 The head that once was crowned

Gospel John 17: 6-19

Jesus looked up to heaven and prayed: ‘Father, I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.’

Offertory Hymn 391 O thou, who at they Euhcarist didst pray

Communion Hymn 69a Breath on me, breath of God

My Jesus, my Saviour

Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world to preach the gospel of his kingdom: confirm us in this mission, and help us to live the good news we proclaim; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanks giving Hymn 235 I, the lord of sea and sky

Exploring Faith

The course meets once a month on a Monday at 8pm at the Vicarage. This course is for anyone who’d like to explore their faith further. If you are interested in attending, please, let Mtr Ariadne know. The next sessions will be on 14th May and 25th June.

Working Party

A big thank you to all who helped with Working Party, yesterday.

Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishops are asking us all to spend more time in prayer during Ascension Day and Pentecost. Resources (including prayers for families) can be found on the special website: There will be a special service for Ascension Day on 10th May at 6pm. We would encourage you to spend extra time praying from 10th – 20th May.

There will be a special Deanery event at The Ascension on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30pm, with Bishop Karowei. Do come for quiet prayer and for a chance to meet the Bishop (again).

Pamper Event

There will be a Pamper Event on 19th May, 4-7pm. Lots of therapies: nails, hair, massage, eyebrow threading. Entry £3 (includes glass of bubbly or non-Alcoholic alternative); 14+. Cost of therapies not included. We could still use helpers. We also need donations for the raffle. Please contact the comms team: CHRISTCHURCHCOMMS@GMAIL.COM

International Street Food Event

The next International Street Food Festival will be held on 8th July from 12.30pm. Please, save the date for this. Do have a think whether you may be able to cook something (again) this year. Please let Olivia James (CHRISTCHURCHCOMMS@GMAIL.COM) or Mtr Ariadne know.

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week is this week: 13-19 May. Envelopes are available for donations to CA. At Messy Church, we will have a Big Brekkie on 20th May – all proceeds to go to Christian Aid. There are booklets available with prayer ideas during Christian Aid Week.

Zimbabwe Visitors

A group of people from Zimbabwe will be visiting our Episcopal Area from 2nd-10th July. Accommodation is still needed for some of them. Would anyone be able to help? Please, let Mtr Ariadne or Jan Gosling know.

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