The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 26th January 2020
Third Sunday of Epiphany
God has not left his people in darkness but has sent us his Son. Drawn to his light, we come to offer him our worship and be renewed in his life.
“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
We welcome our Charity Speaker from The Matthew Project, Graham Parfitt, who is the manager of the Next Steps Recovery Centre in Oak Street.
10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns are from the New English Hymnal.
Introit Hymn 353 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
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 Matthew
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Matthew 4:12-23
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 484 The Church’s one foundation
Communion Hymn 297 Lord Jesus Christ
Recessional Hymn 56 Songs of thankfulness and praise
Organ Voluntary Bach – Fugue in C (BWV545)
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton part-time also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 email@example.com – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Jonathan Trench 2nd Reading John Baldry Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Jonny Green Servers Ben Shread and Karen Kiddell
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 28 January 12 noon Said Mass Thomas Aquinas, 1274
Thursday 30 January 7.00pm PCC Meeting at the Rectory
Friday 31 January 10.00am Said Mass John Bosco, 1888
Sunday 2 February Candlemas 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for Candlemas – Preacher Fr David Roper
Healing Ministry after the Mass and a celebratory glass of wine
12.20-2.00 St Giles Lunch Club at the Coach and Horses
Next Sunday’s readings: Malachi 3:1-5; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
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
PCC members have envelopes to collect from the post tray today.
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.
The next daytime Bible Study is on Monday 3rd February at 10.30am and is open to anyone who would like to come along. We are studying St Matthew’s Gospel. Please contact Jen on 07917 756626 or Jennifermgerrard@aol.com for details.
The next evening Bible study meeting will be on Tuesday 4th February at 7.30 pm at 40 Havelock Road. We shall be continuing our study of Exodus from chapter 6. New members of the group are always welcome! Please speak to Karen Kiddell for further information.
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by Sunday 16 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 11 April 2020. If you are interested, please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our January Charity is The Matthew Project. If you would like to make your own personal donation then please put it in the box on the table by the charities notice board (gift-aided if possible!).
The Diocesan Magazine Winter 2019/2020 edition is now available (free) for you to collect from the back of church. The theme is New Beginnings. Do take home your copy. Good News for Norwich and Norfolk – Winter edition 2019 – is also available free for collection.
Newsletter via email – It’s easy to arrange to receive the latest church newsletter in your email every week as soon as it is produced. This also contains any updates and changes since the ‘hard copy’ newsletter went to the printers. Just go to the church website at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Enter your email address in the box and click on the FOLLOW button. That’s it! Any problems – please speak to John Baldry.
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!
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 Lesley Warne). We also have a scheme for regular giving (see our Treasurer, John Baldry).