CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 24th March 2019,
Lent 3, Year C
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 24th March, Lent 3, Year C
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
Services in the week
Wednesdays: 9:10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 31st March, Lent 4, Year C
9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am 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 6th April 2019 (NB 9-9.45am). For more info: tel: 02083190067 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Peach (Reader) 07795 630 813 // Lynn Webber (SPA) 01322 553 557
Sue Peach 07795 630 813 // email@example.com
Patrice Eriata & Katherine Ofori-Mikala firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall hire contact Victoria: email@example.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 24th March 2019
Lent 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 517 (Tune 1) Through the night of doubt and sorrow
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 55: 1-9
The LORD says this: Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness. Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as it is written, ‘The people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.’ We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by serpents. And do not complain as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall. No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
Gradual Hymn 437a (Tune 2) Rock of Ages
Gospel Luke 13: 1-9
There were some present who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them - do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.’ Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, “See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?” He replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.”’
Offertory Hymn 464a (Tune 2) Take my life
Communion Hymn 67Bread of heaven on thee we feed
407 Only by grace
Post Communion Prayer
Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 188Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer
During Lent we will have 2 more Saturday morning sessions on 6 and 13 April from 10 – 11am. We will have speakers talking to us about homelessness, sustainable fashion and about refugees. There will be a children’s corner. There will also be refreshments.
The Morning Group will meet on 1st April at 9.10am.
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!
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
Today we 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.
Mtr Ariadne is looking for people who would be able and willing to help with services during Holy Week. We need readers, intercessors, sidespeople, people to help with the chalice etc. If you are able to help, please, do let Mtr Ariadne know. Thank you.
During Lent we are encouraged to give more to charity. This year, once again, we have chosen to support USPG; United Society Partners in the Gospel. Please, do support this charity generously. Thank you!