CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 24th June 2018,
Birth of John the Baptist
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 24th June, Birth of John the Baptist
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
Services in the week
Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler Service
Services next week– Sunday 1st July, Trinity 5, Proper 8, Year B
9.30am Pilgrim Eucharist
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 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: Vacancy
Ministry Team –
Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar) 0208 8565858, 07833 446101 email@example.com
Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557
Sue 07795630813 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Eriata & Katherine Ofori-Mikala 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 24th June 2018
Birth of John the Baptist
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 your child(ren) become(s) noisy, it might be an idea to take them out until they settle. Feel free to use the hall.
Introit Hymn 401 On Jordan’s Bank
Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by the preaching of repentance: lead us to repent according to his preaching and, after his example, constantly to speak the truth, boldly to rebuke vice, and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake; 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 Isaiah 40: 1-11
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.’ A voice says, ‘Cry out!’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’ All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand for ever. Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, ‘Here is your God!’ See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
Second Reading Acts 13: 14b - 26
On the sabbath day Paul and his companions went into the synagogue and sat down. After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, ‘Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.’ So Paul stood up and with a gesture began to speak: ‘You Israelites, and others who fear God, listen. The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. For about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. After he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance for about four hundred and fifty years. After that he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years. When he had removed him, he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, “I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.” Of this man’s posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus, as he promised; before his coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his work, he said, “What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet.” My brothers, you descendants of Abraham’s family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.’
Gradual Hymn 288 King of Glory
Gospel Luke 1: 57 – 66, 80
The time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. But his mother said, ‘No; he is to be called John.’ They said to her, ‘None of your relatives has this name.’ Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. He asked for a writing-tablet and wrote, ‘His name is John.’ And all of them were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. Fear came over all their neighbours, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea. All who heard them pondered them and said, ‘What then will this child become?’ For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.
Offertory Hymn 220 How sweet the name
Communion Hymn 117 Faithful Shepherd
528 Wait for the Lord
Post Communion Prayer
Merciful Lord, whose prophet John the Baptist proclaimed your Son as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world: grant that we who in this sacrament have known your forgiveness and your life-giving love may ever tell of your mercy and your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The next session will be on 25th June.
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) know.
The terms of 5 of the foundation governors are coming to an end soon, 3 of these were appointed by PCC. A group has been appointed by PCC to make these appointments. We are looking for people who are passionate about education, the Christian ethos of the school and the links between the school and the church and who will want to do all they can to enhance and develop these. Deadline for applications is 8th July. Copies of the policy for appoint foundation governors can be found at the back of church. Please have a think whether you could serve church and school as a foundation governor or whether you could encourage someone else.
The new regulations regarding personal data also affect us as a church. We are currently making an inventory of all the personal data that we hold. Fortunately, we have very little data that is of a sensitive nature. We have two GDPR Officers to help us with this process. They are: Patrice Eriata and John Mitsianis. You will be contacted before long about the data that we hold, how it is used and whether you are happy for us to continue to contact you. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Parish Safeguarding Officers
We have two new Safeguarding Officers: Patrice Eriata and Katherine Ofori-Mikala. Safeguarding is not just the responsibility of the Safeguarding Officers, but of all of us. Please, do make sure that no children play on church premises without supervision and do speak to the PSOs if you have any concerns about any one or any situation. email@example.com Many thanks.
There will be no Examen during June. Apologies for this.