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Notices for Sunday 30th September 2018


Sunday 30th September 2018,

Trinity 18, Proper 21, Year B

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 30th September, Trinity 18, Proper 21, Year B

Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age; No Examen this month

Services in the week

Wednesdays: 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week–Sunday 7th October, Harvest, Year B

9.30 Eucharist

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: 10 -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 Next Parish Office Saturday 6th October 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 //



Patrice Eriata & Katherine Ofori-Mikala

Hall hire contact Victoria:

CC Facebook Page:

CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill

CC Website:

Do take this leaflet home with you.


Sunday 30th September 2018

Trinity 18, Proper 21, 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 82 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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 Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24 – 29

The rabble among the people had a strong craving; and the Israelites also wept again, and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.’ Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, all at the entrances of their tents. Then the LORD became very angry, and Moses was displeased. So Moses said to the LORD, ‘Why have you treated your servant so badly? Why have I not found favour in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? Did I conceive all this people? Did I give birth to them, that you should say to me, “Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a sucking child,” to the land that you promised on oath to their ancestors? Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they come weeping to me and say, “Give us meat to eat!” I am not able to carry all this people alone, for they are too heavy for me. If this is the way you are going to treat me, put me to death at once – if I have found favour in your sight – and do not let me see my misery.’ So the LORD said to Moses, ‘Gather for me seventy of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their place there with you.’ So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again. Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, ‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’ And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, ‘My lord Moses, stop them!’ But Moses said to him, ‘Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!’

Second Reading James 5: 13-20

Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest. My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Gradual Hymn 120 Father, hear the prayer we offer

Gospel Mark 9: 38 - 50

John said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward. If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched. For everyone will be salted with fire. 50Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.’

Offertory Hymn 188 Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Communion Hymns 231 I heard the voice of Jesus say

548 When I needed a neighbour

Post Communion Prayer

We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever. Amen.

Thanks giving Hymn 167 God forgave my sin


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. 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.


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.

Foundation governors at Christ Church School, Shooters Hill

The terms of 3 PCC appointed governors and 2 SDBE (Board of Education) governors have come to an end. We received 4 applications in July. Deborah Dumville and Sophie Walker were nominated to SDBE and Lesley Archard and Elliott were appointed as PCC governors. The final place for a PCC governor is being kept vacant in case SDBE do not appoint both Debs and Sophie, who agreed to be nominated on the understanding that a place would be kept for them on GB. We are waiting to find out the SDBE decision. Please, keep our new (and renewed) governors in your prayers. Many thanks.

Carol Service

This year’s Carol Service will be on 16th December at 6pm. Caroline Lester ( is looking for people who’d like to join the choir for that occasion. There will be some rehearsals on Friday evenings in the run up to the service. If you would like to join, do let Caroline or Mtr Ariadne know. If singing in a choir is not your thing, do come to service and sing along with the congregational carols. Thank you.


Enid has booked tickets for next year’s pantomime (Aladdin) on Sunday 13th January 2019 at 2pm at the Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham (nearer, better parking and cheaper than Greenwich Theatre). Please let Enid ( if you’d like to buy tickets (£10 children/concessions; £13 adults). Thank you.

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