CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 31st March 2019,
Lent 4, Mothering Sunday, Year C
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 31st March, Lent 4, Mothering Sunday, Year C
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age; 6pm The Examen
Services in the week
Wednesdays: 9:10am Toddler Service
Services next week – Sunday 7th April, Passion Sunday, Year C
9.30am Pilgrim Eucharist
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 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 Peach 07795 630 813 // 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 31st March 2019
Lent 4, Mothering Sunday, 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 473 The Church’s One Foundation
Merciful Lord, absolve your people from their offences, that through your bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the chains of those sins which by our frailty we have committed; grant this, heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Joshua 5: 9-12
After the Israelites had crossed over the Jordan river, The LORD said to Joshua, ‘Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt.’ And so that place is called Gilgal to this day. While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal they kept the passover in the evening on the fourteenth day of the month in the plains of Jericho. On the day after the passover, on that very day, they ate the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. The manna ceased on the day they ate the produce of the land, and the Israelites no longer had manna; they ate the crops of the land of Canaan that year.
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
From now on, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Gradual Hymn 484 (tune 1) The King of love my shepherd is
Gospel Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32
All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he told them this parable: ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.” So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and travelled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, “How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.’” So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Then the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his slaves, “Quickly, bring out a robe - the best one - and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!” And they began to celebrate. Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. He replied, “Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.” Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him. But he answered his father, “Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!” Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.”’
Offertory Hymn 287a (tune 2) Just as I am
Communion Hymn 27 Amazing grace
39 As the deer pants for the water
Post Communion Prayer
Lord God, whose blessed Son our Saviour gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame: give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 167 God forgave my sin (freely, freely)
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. The evening group will meet at 8pm on the same day.
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. Reports are available from the boxes in the porch.
There are vacancies for Wardens and for PCC members. There are nomination forms at the back of church.
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!