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Notices Sunday 20th October 2019


Sunday 20th October 2019,

Trinity 18, Proper 24, Year C

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 20th October, Trinity 18, Proper 24, Year C

Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am Messy Church

Services in the week

Wednesday 9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – Sunday 27th Oct, Last Sunday After Trinity, Proper 25, Yr C

9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age

Toddlers Playgroup

Wednesdays 10-11.30am (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 7th December 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: Wendy Holloway & Catherine Champney:

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:


Sunday 20th October 2019

18th Sunday after Trinity

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 55 Be thou my guardian

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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 Genesis 32: 22-31

Jacob got up, took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.’ Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.’ The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Second Reading 2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4:5

Continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.

Gradual Hymn 128 Fight the good fight

Gospel Luke 18: 1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, ‘In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, “Grant me justice against my opponent.” For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, “Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.”’ And the Lord said, ‘Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?’

Offertory Hymn: 120 Father hear the prayer (tune 1)

Communion Hymn 384 O Love that wilt not let me go

463 Sweet Sacrament Divine

Post Communion Prayer

We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 310 Lord, for the years

Keeping Christ Church Solvent

Thanks to all who, in the last 12 months have responded in some way to help balance the books. We have some new standing orders and some increased standing orders or planned giving envelopes. We still have a way to go! Yet to respond? It’s not too late. If 50 people give an extra £1 a week - that’s an extra £3,250 (with gift aid). That’s a start.

Please, speak to Wendy Holloway, Catherine Champney or Sue Peach about ways in which you can help.

Exploring Faith

The morning group will meet at 9.10am on 28th October & 18th November. The evening group will meet at 8pm on 18th November. No meetings in December. The groups will continue in the new year. Do let Mtr Ariadne know if you are interested in joining.


Many, many thanks for all the donations for Harvest – both for Housing for Women and for USPG. The gifts for Housing for Women were taken to the refuge on Monday morning and were very gratefully received. We seem to have collected lots of sheets and duvet covers, this year. Thank you so much for being so generous. It’s clear that a lot of you put a lot of thought and care into your donations. Thank you!


Enid has booked seats for us at the Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham for Snow White and the 7 Dwarves on 12th January 2020 at 2pm. Tickets cost £13 for adults; £10 for children & concessions. Please, let Enid or Mtr Ariadne know if you would like to buy tickets. We went to the Bib Hope Theatre for the first time, last year. It is less professional than Greenwich Theatre, but it was really good for children – especially slightly younger ones.

Site Development

Good news! The Diocese have given us positive feedback about the proposals for our site. We expect the Diocese to give us formal approval soon. We are working with a very keen and pro-active architect/developer, who is anxious to start the project. We hope to be able to present more developed plans before too long.

Date for your Diary

Working Party – the next Working Party will be on Saturday 2nd November between 9 and 11.30am. There will be lots of leave clearing to be done. Do, please, come and help. Bring a pair of gardening gloves. Children are welcome to come and help. Thank you!

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