Notices for Sunday 9th September 2018

September 10, 2018

CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL

Sunday 9th September 2018,

Trinity 15, Proper 18, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

 

Notices:  Sunday 9th September, Trinity 15, Proper 18, Year B

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age

Services in the week  

Wednesday: 9.10am Toddler service (in the Church Hall)

 

Services next week–Sunday16th Sept, Trinity 16, Proper 19 Year B

9.30 Eucharist: 11.30am Messy Church

 

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: 10-11.30am (term-time only)

 

 

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 Next Parish Office Saturday 6th October 2018. For more info: tel: 02083190067 or email christchurchse18@gmail.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 vicarccshootershill@gmail.com

Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557

 

Churchwardens:

Sue 07795630813 // speachie54@hotmail.com

Dewald dewaldswart@gmail.com

 

Safeguarding:

Patrice Eriata & Katherine Ofori-Mikala safeguardingccshootershill@gmail.com

 

Hall hire contact Victoria: hallccshootershill@gmail.com

 

 

CC Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ccshootershill

CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill

CC Website: christchurchshootershill.org.uk

 

 

Do take this leaflet home with you.

CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL

Sunday 9th September 2018

Trinity 15, Proper 18, 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 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                   362 O for a thousand tongues (tune 1)

 

The Collect

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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 35: 4 – 7 a

Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water.

 

Second Reading               James 2: 1 - 17

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favouritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, ‘Have a seat here, please,’ while to the one who is poor you say, ‘Stand there,’ or, ‘Sit at my feet,’ have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you? You do well if you really fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘You shall not murder.’ Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgement will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgement. What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

 

Gradual Hymn                 139 (tune: 293, tune 1) For the healing of the nations

 

Gospel                              Mark 7: 24-37

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ But she answered him, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go – the demon has left your daughter.’ So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’ And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.’

 

Offertory Hymn               Beauty for Brokeness

 

Communion Hymns        53 Be still for the presence

                                        154 Give thank with a grateful heart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Post Communion Prayer

Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Thanks giving Hymn                  224 I believe in Jesus

 

Website

Our website has moved to a new address: christchurchshootershill.org.uk (so similar to before, but with the addition of .uk).

 

 

Housing for Women

Our local refuges (for women and children fleeing domestic violence) are looking for donations of all types of tinned food and some dry foods like rice, couscous or pasta. Please, can you help? There will be a box for Housing for Women and the Food bank in the porch on Sundays.

Thank you SO much to all those who have been contributing. Please, continue to do so. Your help is much appreciated and much needed.

 

 

 

Foodbank

The Greenwich Foodbank need donations. Please, could you make a special effort over the next few weeks/months to donate food to the foodbank? You can use the box provided in church. They urgently need rice, preferably in 1 kilo or smaller bags (they can’t decant). Thank you all for your generosity. It is wonderful to see the box fill up so quickly. Please, continue to contribute. Thank you!

 

 

Special Meeting

On Sunday 7th October at 11am, there will a special meeting after the Harvest Eucharist to look at the Vision for Christ Church and to come up with a Mission Action Plan. This really is a very important meeting. Please, do make every effort to join us on that day. There will be cake and other refreshments. Thank you.

 

 

Working Party

A big thank you to all who helped with Working Party – very much appreciated.

 

 

Harvest

The Harvest Festival is only a month away. As usual we will be collecting food items and toiletries and (new!) single duvet covers and fitted sheets for Housing for Women (our Refuges). This will be in addition to the extra, emergency, collections for Housing for Women.

 

 

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