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Notices for Sunday 9th February 2020


Sunday 9th February 2020,

Third Sunday Before Lent, Year A

Welcome to Christ Church

Notices: Sunday 3rd Sunday Before Lent, Proper 1, Year A

Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age

Services in the week

9.10am Toddler Service

Services next week – 16th February, 2nd Sunday Before Lent, Yr A

9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age

Toddlers Playgroup

10-11.30am Toddler Playgroup

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 March 2020. 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 9th February 2020

Third Sunday Before Lent, Year A

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 69a Breathe on me (Tune 2)

The Collect

Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna, who lived to welcome the Messiah: may we, who have received these gifts beyond words, prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes to bring us to eternal life; for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Isaiah 58: 1-12

Second Reading I Corinthians 2: 1-12

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him’ – these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual. Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are discerned spiritually. Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else’s scrutiny. ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.

Gradual Hymn 310 Lord for the years

Gospel Matthew 5: 13-20

Jesus went up the mountain and was joined by his disciples. Then he began to teach them: ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’

Offertory Hymn: 78 Christ’s is the world’s true light

Communion Hymn 5 Abba, Father

464a (Tune 2) Take my life

Post Communion Prayer

Go before us, Lord, in all we do with your most gracious favour, and guide us with your continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name, and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 87 Colours of Day

Exploring Faith

Both groups are meeting on Monday 24th February and Monday 23rd March at the morning group at 9.10am and the evening group at 8pm.

Working Party

The next Working Party will be on Saturday 7th March 8.45 – 11am. Please, do come and help us. Bring a pair of gardening gloves and possibly a pair of wellies. Thank you.

Christingle Service

Many thanks for all the donations to the Children’s Society. Together with the school we have raised £260.50! A wonderful amount (though £90 less than last year).


Our monthly brunches are back! Every month on the first Sunday of the month.

Shrove Tuesday

On Shrove Tuesday (25th February) we will be serving pancakes in the church hall from 3.30 – 4.30pm (50p per pancake). Come and join us for delicious pancakes and a pancake race.

Pamper Event

We will be holding a Pamper afternoon/night on 2nd May 2020. We are looking for therapists (hair, nails, eyebrows, massage etc) to help with this. If you know of anyone who might be able to help, please let us know by emailing


During Lent, there will be a study group on Tuesday mornings at 9.10am at the Vicarage. The study course will look at diversity (within the Anglican Communion) and helps us to celebrate diversity. It is a chance to learn about Christianity and Anglicanism around the world.

If you would like an evening time group, please, let Mtr Ariadne know.

All Welcome

Christ Church is a member of Inclusive Church. We aim to be a fully inclusive church where all are welcome regardless of sexuality, marital status, ethnicity, ability etc.

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