Christ Church
serving Christ in Kowloon Tong
The Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 26, 2015
Ascension Day Service and Dinner, 2015
A warm welcome to our service this morning! Please join us
for light refreshments after the service. If you are new or
visiting us, you are especially welcome. Please introduce
yourself to us at the Welcome Table in the front of the church
before or after the service.
Ascension Day is one of the major festivals of the Church
and, perhaps, the most neglected. There are various reasons
for this. First, Ascension Day occurs on a Thursday, and so is
during the week when people are working, and, secondly, it is
rather lost in the celebrations for Easter and Pentecost.
We welcome Christians of all backgrounds to receive
Communion. If, however, you do not wish to receive
Communion, we hope that you will still feel able to come
forward to the altar rail to receive a blessing when we
administer Communion. If you wish to be blessed in this way,
rather than receiving Communion, please just bow your head
and put your hands behind your back.
Ascension Day is when we remember and celebrate the return
of our Lord to heaven to take his place at the Father’s right
hand. It is our Lord’s coronation as Lord and King.
Ascension Day is 40 days after Easter, thus giving symmetry
to our preparation for Easter during Lent and our celebration
of our Lord’s rising from the dead after it. Our sermons
leading up to Ascension will explain more about it.
Sometimes you may want prayer for healing or some other
need. If you do, please put your arms across your chest. We
will then say a quiet prayer with you before giving you
Communion or a Blessing.
Ascension Day this year is on Thursday, May 14. We will
have a service in Church at 6.00pm followed by our
Ascension Day Dinner at 7.00pm in the CityU Chinese
Restaurant on the 8th floor of the Amenities Building. Tickets
cost $250 and are available from Winnie.
A Message for Parents with Young Children
Christ Church is a family Church that warmly welcomes
families and children of all ages to our services. There is a
Sunday School and Junior Church to which we invite all
children over 4.
We realize, however, that it can be difficult for parents with
younger children, especially when they become restless. It
can also be disturbing for other members of the congregation.
We want to do all we can to help. The Trinity Room on the
side of the Church is available for parents to take young
children to if they need somewhere for them to calm down.
The service is also relayed by video to the Trinity Room so
parents will still be able to follow what is going on.
We appreciate your understanding and co-operation!
Bible Study Notes
The Bible Study notes for May to August, 2015 are now
available in the Church porch. Both types of notes cost
HK$60. Many of our members find it helpful to use these
Bible Study notes to help them read the Bible on a regular
basis. If you would like to try this method of reading the
Bible, please feel free to take a copy.
There will be a return bus between the Church and the
restaurant. Car-parking is also available at CityU at $20 for
an hour.
Installation of the New Dean of Holy Trinity
The present Archdeacon of the Diocese of Eastern Kowloon,
the Venerable Tang Hin Ling, is to become the new Dean of
Holy Trinity Cathedral, succeeding the Very Reverend Chan
Hin Cheung, who has recently retired.
The installation will take place on Trinity Sunday, which is
on Sunday, May 31 at 4.00pm. This is a very special
anniversary for Holy Trinity. In addition to celebrating the
installation of the new Dean, it is the 125th Anniversary of
Holy Trinity Church and the fifth anniversary of when Holy
Trinity became a Cathedral.
ALL are invited to a Dinner Reception at 7.00pm at Laguna
Palace Chinese Restaurant, Laguna Mall, Hung Hom.
The cost of the meal is HK$300 for adults and HK$200 for
children under 12. Please let Ross know if you want to go!
Vicar: The Reverend Ross Royden - telephone: 2338 4433 fax: 2338 8422 e-mail: [email protected]
Today’s Services
Communion Assistant:
Lesson Readers:
Offertory Procession:
Welcome Table:
Flower Donor:
Flower Arranger:
+Garden Sponsor:
Revd Canon Dr Eric Chong
Revd Canon Dr Eric Chong
Winnie Royden
Jerry Wong, Ernest Cheong
Daniel Cheung, Winnie Teoh
Benjamin and Virginia Lam
Rowena Chan
Martin and Noreen White
Paul Cheung, Patricia Ho,
Paul Cannon
Timothy Teoh
Sandy Poon
Elaine and Stephen Lau
Ceci and Jones Lo
Today’s Hymns
O worship the King, all glorious above
The King of love, my shepherd is
Lift up your hearts!
In heavenly love abiding
Love lifted me
Ye servants of God, your master proclaim
John 10:11-18 (page 872)
Jesus tells his disciples that he is the Good Shepherd who
looks after his sheep. He cares for them in a way that no-one
else can. He is prepared to lay down his life for the sheep.
The Post Communion Prayer
Merciful Father,
you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:
keep us always under his protection,
and give us grace to follow in his steps;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Readings for Next Sunday
Old Testament:
Acts 8:26-end (page 892)
1 John 4:7-end (page 991)
John 15:1-8 (page 878)
Collection Last Sunday
Total for last week:
Thank you for your support!
The Collect
Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The First Reading
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Acts 4:5-12 (page 887)
Peter and John have been taken prisoner after healing a lame
man. They are questioned by the Jewish authorities. Peter
tells them that the man has been healed by Jesus whom they
crucified. Only through Jesus can anyone be saved.
The Second Reading
Please invite your friends and families to our services!
1 John 3:16-24 (page 990)
John asks how anyone can claim to love God if they don’t
also love their brothers and sisters. We should share what we
have with those in need and so demonstrate the love of God.
The Gospel
Parish Administrator: Emily Chan - telephone: 2336 0848 fax: 2338 8422