Service sheet for 17th February

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17 February 2019

Third Sunday before Lent

We come to offer the praise of all creation to our living God, who has made us to be sisters and brothers of the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Our Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 57 The race that long in darkness pined

Psalm 1

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;
I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 6:17-26

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 369 Happy are they, they that love God

Communion Hymn 40 What child is this, who, laid to rest

Recessional Hymn 50 From the eastern mountains

Organ Voluntary Boellmann – Toccata (Suite Gothique)

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard 1st Reading Pat Dutton 2nd Reading Sue Prutton Intercessions Jen Gerrard Chalice John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson

Next week’s readings Genesis 2:4b-9. 15-25; Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8:22-25

Our 2019 motto text is: “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3.18-19

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

Media links
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Facebook @Norwicheastdeanery
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 19 February 8.30am Home Communion – Barbara Harper
12 noon Said Mass
Wednesday 20 February 6.30pm West Pottergate Community Residents Meeting
Friday 22 February 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 24 February
2nd Sunday before Lent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
Charity Speaker from the Samaritans

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Large print weekly pew sheets Redemptorist Publications are making the Sunday service accessible to visually impaired Christians by sending us some large print copies every week. This is funded by St John’s Guild, Christians Supporting People with Sight Loss. Do ask if you require a copy.
Next Sunday is the deadline for those who have been asked to submit reports for the 2018 APCM booklet.
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by next Sunday, 24 February, so that ash can be made from them for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Thank you.
Norwich East Deanery Synod meetings are now open to anyone who would like to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 27 February at 7.15pm and will be held at St Matthew Thorpe Hamlet, with refreshments from 7.00pm. The topic for the evening is ‘Gaining confidence to share our story of Jesus’. All are welcome.
Our Interesting Talk on Thursday 28 February at 7.30pm is by Barbara Miller and is entitled ‘Step by Step: the Norwich shoe trade’.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road, when we shall be continuing our study of the letter/epistle of James. If you are thinking you might like to join us then please do see Karen Kiddell for more information – you will be most welcome!
Revision of the Church Electoral Roll Every 6 years a new Roll has to be compiled. Everyone will need to complete new forms to go on the St Giles Electoral Roll. These forms will be available from our E.R. Officer Dr Carole Hill on Sunday 10 March. The deadline for names to be submitted is Sunday 24 March.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April. If you are interested, then please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our February Charity is the Samaritans and we are pleased to welcome a speaker from the Samaritans next week to learn more about the valuable work they do. To make a personal donation (gift-aided if possible) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. The months of January and February are the most difficult for homeless people so please be generous and support the wonderful work being done at Pottergate ARC. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens – please do bring them in. Thank you very much!
Newsletter via email – to receive this sheet every week on the day it is published, go to the church website at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Type your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and click on the FOLLOW button. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
Interested in a pilgrimage to Rome? If you are then please do get in touch with Canon Peter Doll at canonlibrarian@cathedral.org.uk or Fr Alaric Lewis at st.george.alaric@gmail.com to register an interest. Do see page 25 of the Diocesan magazine for further details. Both Fr Peter and Fr Alaric know so much about Rome. It will be a very informative and spiritual Pilgrimage.
Lent is coming – please do come to Ash Wednesday Sung Parish Mass with Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday 6 March at 7.00pm. Our speaker will be Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth.

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Service sheet for 10th February

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 10 February 2019

Fourth Sunday before Lent

Moments of disclosure, when human beings glimpse the awesome nature of God, often happen out of the blue. Yet the work of salvation relies upon human responses to them. Isaiah, Peter and Paul all played vital parts in God’s mission to the world. Conscious, like them, of our own weakness, may we open to God’s surpassing love and discernment and seek God’s will for us joyfully.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 377 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Psalm 138

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever
The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 5:1-11

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 94 We sing the praise of him who died

Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Recessional Hymn 200 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult

Organ Voluntary Boellmann – Sortie

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Servers
Ben Shread and Susan Morris-Prosser 1st Reading Kate Baldry 2nd Reading Ian Mayers Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Kathryn Ives Organist Ian Graydon Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson

Our 2019 motto text is: “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3.18-19

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

Media links
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Facebook @Norwicheastdeanery
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 12 February 12 noon Said Mass
Thursday 14 February 7.00pm Licensing of Canon Eleanor Langan as Rector of St Helen, Bishopgate. All welcome.
Friday 15 February 10.00am Said Mass Thomas Bray, Founder of SPCK, 1730
Sunday 17 February 3rd Sunday before Lent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Preacher Fr Peter Varney

Next week’s readings Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today
. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Fr Darren will be rushing off straight after the Mass. Today is the Norwich City Football Club Derby match against Ipswich. Kick-off is at 12 noon so the Rector is on his bike for a quick cycle to Carrow Road. If you need to speak to him do send an email.
Do please visit the Traidcraft Stall after Mass today – great selection of cards and food items.
Large print weekly pew sheets Redemptorist Publications are making the Sunday service accessible to visually impaired Christians by sending us some large print copies every week. This is funded by St John’s Guild, Christians Supporting People with Sight Loss. Do ask if you require a copy.
Norwich East Deanery Synod meetings are now open to anyone who would like to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 27 February at 7.15pm and will be held at St Matthew Thorpe Hamlet, with refreshments from 7.00pm. The topic for the evening is ‘Gaining confidence to share our story of Jesus’. All are welcome.
Our Interesting Talk on Thursday 28 February at 7.30pm is by Barbara Miller and is entitled ‘Step by Step: the Norwich shoe trade’.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road, when we shall be continuing our study of the letter/epistle of James. If you are thinking you might like to join us then please do see Karen Kiddell for more information – you will be most welcome!
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by Sunday 24 February so that ash can be made from them for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Thank you.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April. If you are interested, then please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our February Charity is the Samaritans. If you would like to make a personal donation (gift-aided if possible) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. The months of January and February are the most difficult for homeless people so please be generous and support the wonderful work being done at Pottergate ARC. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens – please do bring them in. Thank you very much!
Newsletter via email – to receive this sheet every week on the day it is published, go to the church website at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Type your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and click on the FOLLOW button. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
Interested in a pilgrimage to Rome? If you are then please do get in touch with Canon Peter Doll at canonlibrarian@cathedral.org.uk or Fr Alaric Lewis at st.george.alaric@gmail.com to register an interest. Do see page 25 of the Diocesan magazine for further details. Both Fr Peter and Fr Alaric know so much about Rome. It will be a very informative and spiritual pilgrimage.
The Parish Lent Leaflet is enclosed in your newsletter today. Please do start thinking about how you are going to use these forty days to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. What might you do to seek blessings and give them away? Lent begins on Wednesday 6 March with an evening Mass at 7.00pm.

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Service sheet for 3rd February

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Candlemas

When they presented him at the Temple, Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him. In our worship today, let us explore our amazement at all that Jesus brings to our lives.

“Christ became what we are that he might make us what he is.” Athanasius of Alexandria

“Let us run with the stars and offer gifts with the Magi…with shepherds let us glorify him, with angels sing hymns, with archangels join in chorus…let us travel through the life of Christ that we may be born afresh in him.” St Gregory Nazianzen

Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel during the organ voluntary at the end of the Mass.

Please do join us for a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass.

Our Christmas tree and crib will come down after Mass today, marking the end of the Christmas season as we start to think ahead to Lent.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 156 Sing how the age-long promise of a Saviour

Psalm 24

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors This child is the light to enlighten the nations
And the glory of your people Israel

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 2:22-40

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 33 Of the Father’s heart begotten

Communion Hymn 44 Faithful vigil ended

Recessional Hymn 335 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine

Organ Voluntary Boellmann – Priere a Notre-Dame (Suite Gothique)

Our 2019 motto text is: “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3.18-19

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Churchwarden
Rowena Atkinson Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Organist Ian Graydon Servers John Baldry, Tim Ives, Karen Kiddell, Susan Morris-Prosser and Vikkie Shread 1st Reading Vikkie Shread 2nd Reading Jen Gerrard Intercessions Priest-led Chalice Pat Emsell

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 5 February 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey
Friday 8 February 10.00am Said Mass
7.30pm Film Club – please see railings outside St Giles for details
Sunday 10 February 4th Sunday before Lent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
Traidcraft Stall after Mass

Next week’s readings Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Large print weekly pew sheets Redemptorist Publications are making the Sunday service accessible to visually impaired Christians by sending us some large print copies every week. This is funded by St John’s Guild, Christians Supporting People with Sight Loss. Do ask if you require a copy.
Traidcraft – Our next Traidcraft Stall will be held next week. There will be lots of lovely cards and consumables! By purchasing from Traidcraft you really are making a difference.
Norwich East Deanery Synod meetings are now open to anyone who would like to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 27 February at 7.15pm and will be held at St Matthew Thorpe Hamlet, with refreshments from 7.00pm. The topic for the evening is ‘Gaining confidence to share our story of Jesus’. All are welcome.
Our Interesting Talk on Thursday 28 February at 7.30pm is by Barbara Miller and is entitled ‘Step by Step: the Norwich shoe trade’.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm, at 40 Havelock Road when we shall be continuing our study of the letter/epistle of James. If you are thinking you might like to join us then please do see Karen Kiddell for more information – you will be most welcome!
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by Sunday 24 February so that ash can be made from them for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Thank you.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April. If you are interested, then please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our February Charity is the Samaritans. If you would like to make a personal donation (gift-aided if possible) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. The months of January and February are the most difficult for homeless people so please be generous and support the wonderful work being done at Pottergate ARC. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens – please do bring them in. Thank you very much!
Newsletter via email – to receive this sheet every week on the day it is published, go to the church website at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Type your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and click on the FOLLOW button. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
Interested in a pilgrimage to Rome? If you are then please do get in touch with Canon Peter Doll at canonlibrarian@cathedral.org.uk or Fr Alaric Lewis at st.george.alaric@gmail.com to register an interest. Do see page 25 of the Diocesan magazine for further details. Both Fr Peter and Fr Alaric know so much about Rome. It will be a very informative and spiritual Pilgrimage.

Media links
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Facebook @Norwicheastdeanery
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

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Service sheet for 27th January

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 27th January 2019

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

My brothers and sisters, in this Epiphany season we celebrate the revelation of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ. We pray that in our worship and praise we may be renewed in faith, hope and love, that God’s glory may shine in us, and through us to his world.

“Christ became what we are that he might make us what he is.” Athanasius of Alexandria

“Let us run with the stars and offer gifts with the Magi…with shepherds let us glorify Him, with angels sing hymns, with archangels join in chorus…let us travel through the life of Christ that we may be born afresh in Him.” St Gregory Nazianzen

Our Charity Speaker today is Mrs Mavis Jacobs for the Templar Pilgrimage Trust.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 53 This day the first of days was made

Psalm 48

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Christ was revealed in flesh, proclaimed among the nations;
And believed in throughout the world

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 4:21-30

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 415 O for a thousand tongues to sing

Communion Hymn 297 Lord Jesus Christ

Recessional hymn 55 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fugue in C minor BWV546

Next week’s readings Malachi 3:1-5; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

Media links
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Facebook @Norwicheastdeanery
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading
Jillian Buckingham 2nd Reading Raymond Scott Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Carol Cullum Organist Ian Graydon Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green Churchwarden Bob Emsell

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 29 January 12.00 noon Said Mass
Thursday 31 January 7.00pm PCC meeting at the Rectory
7.30pm Interesting Talk (see below for details)
Friday 1 February 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 3 February
Candlemas 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for Candlemas with Healing Ministry after the Mass. There will also be a celebratory glass of wine.

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
For those of you who are new to St Giles and consider your membership to be here, we would like to welcome you into our family. Please do consider signing up to our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving (see our Treasurer, John Baldry).
PCC members have envelopes to collect from the post tray today.
St Giles Parish Calendar – Please do take your copy and transfer the dates into your diary.
Our Interesting Talk this Thursday 31st January at 7.30pm is entitled ‘From Bears to Bishops: Norfolk’s Medieval Church Carvings’. It will be given by Paul Harley who is a photographer.
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by Sunday 24 February so that ash can be made from them for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Thank you.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April. If you are interested, then please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our January Charity is the Templar Pilgrimage Trust. If you would like to make a personal donation (gift-aided if possible) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. The months of January and February are the most difficult for homeless people so please be generous and support the wonderful work being done at Pottergate ARC. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens – please do bring them in. Thank you very much!
Parish notices Please do arrive in time each Sunday to be in your seats to hear the Churchwarden’s notices at 10.25am before the service starts. Thank you.
Traidcraft There is good news – Traidcraft will be continuing! So much positive support has been shown that the company has had a very good Autumn Season. This stands them in good stead for the future. Their staffing has been slimmed down considerably to one fifth of the previous level. With a reduced number of lines (unfortunately they have had to stop buying from some Craft producers) the business should be sustainable. More information will come out as we go into Spring. Thank you all for your support for Traidcraft at St Giles. I hope that you will continue to purchase from this Fairtrade pioneer – there is still much more to be done to make the world a fairer place so that poor communities can flourish. Kate Baldry
Our 2019 motto text is: “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3.18-19

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