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Notices for Sunday 15th March 2020

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Sunday 15th March 2020

Lent 3, 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 22nd March, Lent 4/Mothering Sunday

9.30am - Eucharist; 11.30am - All Age

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 15th March 2020

Lent 3, 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 282 (Tune 1) Jesus, where’er thy people meet

The Collect

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; 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 Exodus 17: 1-7

Second Reading Romans 5: 1-11

Gradual Hymn 159 Glory be to Jesus

Gospel Reading John 4: 5-42

Jesus came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?’ (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give me a drink,” you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?’ Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Go, call your husband, and come back.’ The woman answered him, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You are right in saying, “I have no husband”; for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.’ The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming’ (who is called Christ). ‘When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am he, the one who is speaking to you.’ Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, ‘What do you want?’ or, ‘Why are you speaking with her?’ Then the woman left her water-jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, ‘Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?’ They left the city and were on their way to him. Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, ‘Rabbi, eat something.’ But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’ So the disciples said to one another, ‘Surely no one has brought him something to eat?’ Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. Do you not say, “Four months more, then comes the harvest”? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, “One sows and another reaps.” I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.’ Many Samaritans from that city believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me everything I have ever done.’ So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there for two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world.’

Offertory Hymn: 226 I cannot tell

Communion Hymn 231 I heard the voice of Jesus say (tune 1)

221 I am a new creation

Post Communion Prayer

Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thanksgiving Hymn 296 Let all the world in every corner

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.


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.

We will also do The Examen on some Sundays during Lent, including tonight, at 6pm in the church.

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. The Parishioners’ Meeting is at 11.15am and the APCM will follow the Parishioners’ Meeting. It is very much hoped that all those who are on the electoral roll will be at these meetings. 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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