CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 9th December 2018,
Advent 2, Year C
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 9th December, Advent 2, Year C
Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
Services in the week
Wednesdays: 9:10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 16th December, Advent 3, Year C
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church; 6pm Carol Service
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 2nd February 2019. 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 9th December 2018
Advent 2, 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.
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Introit Hymn 358 O come, O come, Emmanuel
First Reading Baruch 5: 1-9
Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on for ever the beauty of the glory from God. Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God; put on your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting; for God will show your splendour everywhere under heaven. For God will give you evermore the name, ‘Righteous Peace, Godly Glory’. Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height; look towards the east, and see your children gathered from west and east at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God has remembered them. For they went out from you on foot, led away by their enemies; but God will bring them back to you,
carried in glory, as on a royal throne. For God has ordered that every high mountain and the everlasting hills be made low and the valleys filled up, to make level ground, so that Israel may walk safely in the glory of God. The woods and every fragrant tree have shaded Israel at God’s command. For God will lead Israel with joy, in the light of his glory, with the mercy and righteousness that come from him.
Second Reading Philippians 1: 3-11
My brothers and sisters, I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God’s grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.
Gradual Hymn 196 Hark a Herald Voice
Gospel Luke 3: 1-6
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”’
Offertory Hymn 209 Hills of the North
Communion Hymn 219 How lovely on the mountains
412 Peace in flowing like a river
Post Communion Prayer
Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 329 Make way, make way
St Nicholas Event
A big thank you to all who helped and supported the St Nicholas Event. Thank you very much!
A new course (on the Eucharist) started on 26th November. If you would like to join, please, contact Mtr Ariadne. 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.
There will be a rehearsal at 10am on 22nd December.
Housing for Women
We are collecting items for our Christmas collection for H4W. 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!
Vlad lost his wedding ring at Working Party on 1st December. If you happen to find a wedding ring on the church site, please let us know.
Services during December and January
There is a special leaflet at the back of church with details of all of our services during December and January. Please, do take one home with you. Please, note that there will be no All Age service on 30th December.
This year, there will be a Messy Church session on 3rd Sunday in December. So, next week, there will be Messy Church rather than All Age.