Notices for Sunday 17th March 2019

March 18, 2019


Sunday 17th March 2019,

Lent 2, Year C

Welcome to Christ Church


Notices: Sunday 17th March, Lent 2, Year C

Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church

Services in the week  

Wednesdays: 9:10am Toddler Service


Services next week – Sunday 24th March, Lent 3, Year C

9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age


Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays: 10.00-11.30am



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 April 2019. 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 Peach 07795 630 813 //



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 17th March 2019

Lent 2, 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                   82 Christ whose glory fills the skies


The Collect

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.


First Reading                    Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18

The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’ But Abram said, ‘O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ And Abram said, ‘You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.’ But the word of the LORD came to him, ‘This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.’ He brought him outside and said, ‘Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And he believed the LORD; and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, ‘I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.’ But he said, ‘O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?’ He said to him, ‘Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.’ He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire-pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.’


Second Reading               Philippians 3: 17 – 4: 1

Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.


Gradual Hymn                 128 Fight the good fight


Gospel                             Luke 13: 31-35

At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, ‘Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.’ He said to them, ‘Go and tell that fox for me, “Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed away from Jerusalem.” Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.”’


Offertory Hymn               501 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

Communion Hymn          78 (Tune 1) Christ is the world’s true light

                                        74 By your side


Post Communion Prayer

Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Thanksgiving Hymn         Siyahamba / We are marching


















During Lent we will have Saturday morning sessions on 23 March, 6, 13 April from 10 – 11am. We will have speakers talking to us about homelessness in London, sustainable fashion and about refugees. There will be a children’s corner. There will also be refreshments.



Exploring Faith

The Evening Group will meet on Monday 18th March at 8pm. The Morning Group will meet on 1st April at 9.10am.





Volunteering Opportunities

At present, we are looking for: Wardens; Treasurer; USPG Champion; someone to put the notice sheets together and someone to print them; a Hall Manager; Social Media Manager. Please, speak to Sue Peach or Mtr Ariadne if you might be able to help. Thank you!




Every Church of England parish has an electoral roll. Those on the electoral can vote in parish elections and stand for elections (church warden or PCC member). Every 6 years the electoral roll has to be redone completely. There is a notice up in the porch about this. Application forms are available near the entrance/exit of the church. If you have been baptised and you either live in the parish or worship with us (or both), please, complete a form and put it in the box by the door. The deadline is today. Thank you.




Admission to Communion

This year’s Admission to Communion course will be on the following dates: 22nd May; 5th, 19th, 26th June; 3rd July; 18th September. 5-6pm. The children will be admitted to Communion at the Eucharist on 7th July at 9.30am. The course is for any children in Year 3 or above who feel strong enough in their faith and their commitment to God to take the next step and start receiving communion. Please, do let Mtr Ariadne know if your child would like to attend this course.



APCM and Parishioners’ Meeting

This year’s meetings will be on 7th April at 11.15am. Please, do make every effort to attend. Many thanks.



USPG Guest Speaker

On 24th March will be joined by a guest speaker from USPG who will preach at both services. His name is Paul Gurnham and he is an ordinand for London Diocese. Do, please, make every effort to support our services on that day. Thank you.

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