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Notices for Sunday 8th March 2020

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Sunday 8th March 2020

Lent 2, Year A

Service(s) (today): 9.30am - Eucharist; 11.30am - All Age Service

Service(s) (this week): 9.10am - Toddler Service (term time only)

Service(s) (next week): Sunday 15th March, Lent 3, Year A

9.30am - Eucharist; 11.30am - All Age Service

Toddler Playgroup: Wednesdays 10.00-11.30am (term time only)

Parish Office: FIRST Saturday of each month 9.30-11.00am Re: Baptisms, weddings, passport applications.

NB. Baptism certificate £14 (Please pay when booking).

Info: 0208 3190 067 //

Next Parish Office: 4th April 2020

Financial Giving:

We welcome and appreciate all donations made to Christ Church. If you would like to make regular financial contributions, standing orders can be setup directly to the following account (please include your ‘House Number’ and ‘Post Code’ as a reference):

Recipient: PCC Christ Church Shooters Hill

Sort Code: 30-99-88

Account NO: 00160666

Or alternatively, please enquire about the envelope giving scheme. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider completing a Christ Church Gift Aid form. Thank you!

Planned Giving Secretaries: Wendy Holloway & Catherine Champney

Ministry Team: Mtr Ariadne van den Hof (Vicar):

0208 8565 858 // 07833 446 101 //

Sue Peach (Reader): 07795 630 813

Lynn Webber (SPA): 01322 553 557

Church Warden: Sue Peach: 07795 630 813 //

Vulnerable Persons Patrice Eriata & Katherine Ofori-Mikala:


Hall Hire: Victoria:

CC Facebook Page:

CC Twitter: @ChurchOnOurHill

CC Website:

Welcome to


Sunday 8th March 2020

Lent 2, Year A

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 349 New every morning is the love

The Collect

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

First Reading Genesis 12: 1-4a

The LORD said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him.

Second Reading Romans 4: 1-5; 13-17

What are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness. For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’). Abraham believed in the presence of the God who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Gradual Hymn 428 Purify my heart

Third Reading John 3: 1-17

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’ Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? ‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.’

Offertory Hymn: 261 (tune 1) Jesu, lover of my soul

Communion Hymn 139 (tune 1) For the healing of the nations

167 God forgave my sin

Post Communion Prayer

Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 87 Colours of the Day

Exploring Faith

The morning group is meeting on Monday 23rd March at 9.10am. The evening group on Monday 23rd March at 8pm.

Working Party

Many thanks to those who helped with Working Party, yesterday.


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

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.

Lent Appeal

This year, we are supporting 3 different USPG projects. Please, see posters in church hall and leaflets in church for more information. Thank you.

APCM & Electoral Roll

The date for our APCM (parish’s AGM) is 5th April. It is very much hoped that all those who are on the electoral roll will be at this meeting. It is very important that our Electoral Roll is up-to-date. A copy is available in the church porch. If your details are incorrect, please, let us know. If you would like to be included in the roll, please, pick up a form from the back of the church and fill it in. Many thanks.


Every year, 1/3 of places on PCC become available. This means that there are 3 vacancies on PCC. If you are interested in joining PCC have a chat to one of the current PCC members. There are nomination forms at the back of church. PCC members are elected at the APCM meeting.

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