CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 16th February 2020,
Second Sunday Before Lent, Year A
Welcome to Christ Church
Notices: Sunday 2nd Sunday Before Lent, Proper 2, Year A
Services today: 9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
Services in the week
9.10am No Toddler Service because of Half Term
Services next week – 23rd Feb, Sunday Next Before Lent, Yr A
9.30am Eucharist; 11.30am All Age
No Toddler Play group this week, because of Half Term
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 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 & Catherine Champney: email@example.com
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
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Patrice Eriata & Katherine Ofori-Mikala firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall hire contact Victoria: email@example.com
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CC Website: christchurchshootershill.org.uk
CHRIST CHURCH SHOOTERS HILL
Sunday 16th February 2020
Second 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 242 Immortal, invisible
Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and forever. Amen.
First Reading Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. God made the two great lights – the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night – and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’ So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
Second Reading Romans 8: 18-25
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Gradual Hymn 139 (tune 1) For the healing of the nations
Gospel Matthew 6: 25-34
Jesus taught his disciples, saying: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you— you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.’
Offertory Hymn: 235 I, the Lord of sea and sky
Communion Hymn 393 O Worship the king
5 Abba Father, let me be
Post Communion Prayer
God our creator, by your gift the tree of life was set at the heart of the earthly paradise, and the bread of life at the heart of your Church: may we who have been nourished at your table on earth be transformed by the glory of the Saviour’s cross and enjoy the delights of eternity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thanksgiving Hymn 514 Thou whose almighty word
The morning group is meeting on Tuesday 25th February and Monday 23rd March at 9.10am. The evening group on Monday 24th February and 23rd March at 8pm.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.