Notices for 30th December 2018

December 18, 2018

CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL

Sunday 30th December 2018,

Christmas 1

Welcome to Christ Church

 

Notices: Sunday 30th December, Christmas 1, Year C

Services today: 9.30am Pilgrim Eucharist

Services in the week : No Toddler Service until 16th January 2019

Services next week – Sunday 6th January, Epiphany, Year C

9.30am Pilgrim Eucharist

 

Toddlers Playgroup

No toddler play group until 16th January 2019

 

 

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 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 30th December 2018

 Christmas 1, 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                   2 A great and mighty wonder

 

The Collect

Almighty God, who wonderfully created us in your own image and yet more wonderfully restored us through your Son Jesus Christ: grant that, as he came to share in our humanity, so we may share the life of his divinity; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

First Reading                    I Samuel 2: 18-20, 26

Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. Then Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, and say, ‘May the LORD repay you with children by this woman for the gift that she made to the LORD’; and then they would return to their home. Now the boy Samuel continued to grow both in stature and in favour with the LORD and with the people.

 

Second Reading               Colossians 3: 12-17

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

Gradual Hymn                 248 In the bleak midwinter

 

Gospel                             Luke 2: 41- 52

Every year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, ‘Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.’ He said to them, ‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he said to them. Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour.

 

Offertory Hymn               34a (tune 2) Angels from the realms of glory

Communion Hymn          253 It came upon the midnight clear

251 Infant holy

 

Post Communion Prayer

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son shared at Nazareth the life of an earthly home: help your Church to live as one family, united in love and obedience, and bring us all at last to our home in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Thanksgiving Hymn         283 Joy to the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Faith

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.

 

 

Special Collections

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!

 

 

Housing for Women

Thank you so much for all your generous donations to Housing for Women. Together, school and church have managed to collect gifts for 43 women and 43 children!

 

 

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