CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 26th May 2019,
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 26th May, Easter 6, Year C
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age + Baptism Lauris Stothert and Samuel and James Ogwo
Services in the week
No toddler service next week – term time only
Services next week – Sunday 2nd June, Easter 7, Year C
9.30am Pilgrim Eucharist
No toddler playgroup next week – term time only
Parish Office: FIRST Saturday of each month 9.30am – 11.00am in church re baptisms, passport applications, weddings. NB £14 fee for each baptism certificate; please pay when booking. Next Parish Office Next Parish Office Saturday 1st June 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: Wendy Holloway
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 26th May 2019
Sixth Sunday of Easter, 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 305 Light’s abode celestial Salem
God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.
First Reading Ezekiel 37: 1-14
The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, ‘Mortal, can these bones live?’ I answered, ‘O Lord GOD, you know.’ Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the LORD.’ So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’ I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude. Then he said to me, ‘Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, “Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.” Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken and will act, says the LORD.’
Second Reading Acts 16: 9-15
During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshipper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, ‘If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.’ And she prevailed upon us.
Gradual Hymn 69 Breathe on me breath of God
Gospel John 14: 23-29
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.’
Offertory Hymn Offertory Hymn: 266 (tune 1) Jesus call us o’er the tumult
Communion Hymn 90 Come down, O love divine
372 (tune 1) O Jesus, I have promised
Post Communion Prayer
God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life: may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
Thanksgiving Hymn 405 One more step
The evening group will meet on 3rd June at 8pm. The morning group will meet on 17th June at 9.10am. In two months’ time we will be starting new courses/books for both groups. Do let Mtr Ariadne know if you might be interested in joining either group. We meet monthly on Mondays.
Lots of volunteering opportunities: we are looking for: Treasurer; USPG Champion; someone to put the notice sheets together and someone to print them; a Hall Manager; Social Media Manager; new chairperson/coordinator of the Communications Committee; new co-ordinator of the Toddler PlayGroup. Please, speak to Sue Peach, Ngozi Uduku 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: 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. Please, do let Mtr Ariadne know if your child would like to attend this course.
Precarious Financial Situation
Our financial situation is now becoming very serious indeed. For the last 7 or so years we have been living on our reserves. Those reserves have now been depleted. We are fast approaching a situation where we won’t be able to meet our bills anymore. Please, do everything you can to help us avoid this situation. Please, speak to Wendy Holloway, Catherine Champney or Sue Peach about ways in which you can help. Thank you! Many thanks to those who have increased their giving recently!
Christian Aid Week!
This year, the focus of Christian Aid week is the high number of women in Sierra Leone who die during childbirth. Sierra Leone is apparently the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to giving birth. Please, help Christian Aid to provide better health care and services for expectant mothers. Please, do return your Christian Aid envelopes to church so we can send the money to Christian Aid. Many thanks.
International Street Food Festival
The ISFF will be on 20th July. Please, do have a think about whether you could cook some food and if so what. Many thanks!
Working Party is on 8th June from 8.30am rather than 1st June. Thank you!