CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday18th November 2018,
2nd Sunday before Advent
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 18th November, 2nd Sunday before Advent, Yr B
Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 Messy Church
Services in the week
Wednesdays: 9:10am Toddler Service
Services next week–Sun 25th November, Christ the King, Year B
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30 All Age
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 8th December 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.uk
Do take this leaflet home with you.
CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 18th November 2018
Sunday before Advent, 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.
Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Introit Hymn 15 All my hope on God is founded
First Reading Daniel 12: 1-3
In the third year of King Cyrus a word was revealed to Daniel. ‘At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.’
Second Reading Hebrews 10: 11-25
Every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, ‘he sat down at the right hand of God’, and since then has been waiting ‘until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.’ For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds’, he also adds, ‘I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.’ Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Gradual Hymn 77 Christ is our cornerstone
Gospel Mark 13: 1-8
As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!’ Then Jesus asked him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.’ When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, ‘Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?’ Then Jesus began to say to them, ‘Beware that no one leads you astray. Many will come in my name and say, “I am he!” and they will lead many astray. When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.’
Offertory Hymn 30 And can it be?
Communion Hymn 167 God forgave my sin
407 Only by grace
Post Communion Prayer
Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 317 Lord, the light of your love
This year’s Carol Service will be on 16th December at 6pm. Caroline Lester (email@example.com) is looking for people who’d like to join the choir for that occasion. Rehearsal dates are: Nov 23rd at 7.30pm; Nov 30th at 7.30pm; Dec 2nd at 1pm; Dec 14th at 7.30pm. do let Caroline or Marion Lee or Mtr Ariadne know if you’d like to join the choir for this occasion.
St Nicholas Event
Our St Nicholas Event is on 8th December 3-6pm. Tickets: £5 per child (£7.50 per family) – includes disco and fun activities for the children. Do, please, put this date in your diaries. Do also let Olivia know if you are able to help on the day (firstname.lastname@example.org). We could also use donations for the raffle and for the children’s tombola. Many thanks.
A new course (on the Eucharist) is starting on 26th November at 8pm at the Vicarage. If you would like to join us, do come to the session in November (please, let Mtr Ariadne know). We are also hoping to be able to have group meet during the day, on a Monday or a Wednesday. Do let Mtr Ariadne know if you are interested.
There will be special collections to raise funds for exceptional costs that were incurred in 2018 (Boiler for the hall £3k) + Stonework repairs (est £5k). There will be a retiring collection each week. It is also possible to donate on line (sort code 30-99-88 account number 00160666 - Reference Special18). Thank you!
We are looking for children and young people (Year 3 and above) to help with the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve (mainly with the readings and prayers). If you (or in the case of parents: your child) would like to help, please, let Mtr Ariadne or Sue Peach know. Caroline Lester will be looking for younger children to help with the tableaux during the service.
Housing for Women
A very big thank you to all who gave to our Harvest Collection for H4W. All of the donations have now gone to them. Thank you! We will now start to collect items for our Christmas collection for them. The school will be collecting toys for the children in the refuges and we will be collecting items for the women: toiletries, warm socks, hair brushes, small umbrellas, etc. Basically, small luxury items to make the women feel pampered. Thank you!