CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 16th December 2018,
Advent 3, Year C
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 16th December, Advent 3, Year C
Services today: 9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church; 6pm Carol Service
Services in the week
Wednesdays: 9:10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 23rd December, Advent 4, Year C
9.30 Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
Wednesdays: No Playgroup until January.
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 16th December 2018
Advent 3, Year C
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
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Zephaniah 3: 14-20
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgements against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it. I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes
before your eyes, says the LORD.
Second Reading Philippians 4: 4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Gradual Hymn 430 Rejoice in the Lord always
Gospel Luke 3: 7-18
John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.’
And the crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ In reply he said to them, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.’ Even tax-collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, ‘Teacher, what should we do?’ He said to them, ‘Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.’ Soldiers also asked him, ‘And we, what should we do?’ He said to them, ‘Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.’ As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 1ohn answered all of them by saying, ‘I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing-fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing-floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’ So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.
Offertory Hymn 358 O come, o come, Emmanuel
Communion Hymn 196 Hark, a herald voice
528 Wait for the Lord
Post Communion Prayer
We give you thanks, O Lord, for these heavenly gifts; kindle in us the fire of your Spirit that when your Christ comes again we may shine as lights before his face; who is alive and reigns now and for ever. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 87 Colours of Day
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. 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 43 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.