Service sheet for 17th November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17th November 2019

Second Sunday before Advent

Our risen Lord has promised he will return in glory. As we eagerly await his coming we gather to revere his name in our worship.

Our President and Preacher today is Fr David Roper. (The Rector is away today.)

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 495 God is working his purpose out

Psalm 98

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God’s own people, called out of darkness into his marvellous light.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 21:5-19

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 498 Son of God, eternal Saviour

Communion Hymn 294 Just as I am, without one plea

Recessional Hymn 499 Thy kingdom come, O God

Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in A minor (BWV543)

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Kathryn Ives 2nd Reading Mavis Jacobs Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Kathryn Ives Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green Organist Ian Graydon

Next week’s readings Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 19 November 8.30am Clergy Chapter at The Good Shepherd
12 noon Said Mass President Fr David Roper Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
7.30pm Evening Bible Study (see notice below)
Wednesday 20 November 6.30pm West Pottergate community meeting at The Chapel
Friday 22 November 10.00am Said Mass
Saturday 23 November 11-1 Christmas Stalls – please do support this event!
Sunday 24 November Christ the King 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the St Giles Singers Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Glass of wine after Mass

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Traidcraft Do visit the Stall after Mass today. Kate will have some Craft items for sale as well as the usual food and cards. Do borrow a catalogue or go to http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk to see the full Autumn range. Kate can order items for you and deliver them to St Giles. Don’t forget that 10% of the cost of all orders will go to St Giles funds. Get your orders in early since some popular items sell out quickly.
The next evening Bible Study is on Tuesday 19 November at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm when we shall be concluding our study of 1 Corinthians. Please speak to Karen Kiddell if you would like to join us – you will be very welcome.
Christmas Stalls will be next Saturday 23 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way please speak to Elsie or Rodney. Please encourage all your friends to come along!
Christ the King is next Sunday 24 November. We welcome back the St Giles Singers for this Festival Mass. They will be singing: Choral Introit by Holst – Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Mass Setting by Haydn – St John of God; and Communion Anthem by Harwood – O how glorious is the kingdom.
Our November Charity is to support the West Pottergate Community – see the display on the Charities notice board. If you would like to make a donation then please put it in the box on the table by the board.
The next daytime Bible Study is on Monday 2 December at 10.30am. We are studying St Matthew’s Gospel. Please contact Jen on 07917 756626 for details.
Change of date to 15 December We have moved the Sunday Lunch Club to 12.30pm on 15 Dec and Fr Darren will now be preaching at Evensong at the Cathedral (3.30pm) on the same day. (Fr Darren will not be preaching on 8 Dec as previously advertised). The Dean has invited us all to the Refectory for a quick ‘cuppa and cake’ afterwards. We will then all head back to St Giles for our Community Carol Service. It’s going to be a busy but fun day! Do come to as much as you are able or would like.
St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 15 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!
Our little lending library is at the back of the hymn book shelves. Why not take some time to browse through and find a special book to read this Autumn? There is no need to sign up – just borrow away!
Newsletter via email – It’s easy to arrange to receive the latest church newsletter every week in your email. 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.
The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red – look at the High Altar and curtain. Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values, and hold in mind during this season that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.

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Service sheet for 10th November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 10th November 2019

Remembrance Sunday

We remember before God today all those who have lost their lives in the service of their country. In the Mass we remember our Lord Jesus Christ, and we enter again into his dying and rising, so that we may share his life and give ourselves in his service.

Today’s Remembrance Sunday Mass will conclude with the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour. After the Blessing (no sung Angelus today) please follow the sanctuary party to the War Memorial, bringing your hymn book with you. Our thanks to Martin Mitchell who will lead us in the reading of the Roll.

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 Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 528 O God, our help in ages past

Psalm 17

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God’s own people, called out of darkness into his marvellous light.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 20:27-38

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 22 All people that on earth do dwell

Communion Hymn 286 I vow to thee, my country

Recessional Hymn 9 Abide with me, fast falls the eventide

Organ Voluntary Bach – O Mensch, bewein’

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon 1stReading Ian Mayers 2nd Reading Nigel Simpson Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Jonny Green Servers Ben Shread, Kathryn Ives, Jen Gerrard, Tim Ives and John 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

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
10 – 17 November Inter Faith Week
Today Fr Darren will not be at the door after Mass as he has Rural Dean duties at Heartsease at 12 noon
Tuesday 12 November 12 noon Said Mass
Wednesday 13 November 7.00pm Licensing of the Revd Janet Wyer as Vicar of Heartsease
Friday 15 November 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
Sunday 17 November 2nd before Advent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr David Roper
Traidcraft Stall after Mass

Next week’s readings Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Traidcraft There is no stall today as it is Remembrance Sunday – the stall will be next Sunday instead.
Our congratulations to Fr Darren who has been chosen alongside Revd Ian Dyble to represent the Diocese on the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. Further details on the Diocesan website under ‘News’. Fr Darren will be working alongside the Archbishops, exploring how we can share our faith and become bolder in doing so.
St Martin’s Housing Street Collection – please sign up by 11 November! The Street Collection for the Homeless will be between 2 and 24 December. If you would like to help for a one-hour slot or two during this period there’s a sign-up form at the back of church. More information from Jonathan Trench or see https://stmartinshousing.org.uk/i-make-difference/
The next evening Bible Study is on Tuesday 19 November at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm when we shall be concluding our study of 1 Corinthians. Please speak to Karen Kiddell if you would like to join us – you will be very welcome.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 23 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way please speak to Elsie or Rodney. Please encourage all your friends to come along!
Christ the King Sunday 24 November We welcome back the St Giles Singers for this Festival Mass. They will be singing: Choral Introit by Holst – Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Mass Setting by Haydn – St John of God; and Communion Anthem by Harwood – O how glorious is the kingdom.
Our November Charity is to support the West Pottergate Community – see the display on the Charities notice board. If you would like to make a donation then please put it in the box on the table by the board.
The next daytime Bible Study is on Monday 2 December at 10.30am. We are studying St Matthew’s Gospel. Please contact Jen on 07917 756626 for details.
Change of date to 15 December We have moved the Sunday Lunch Club to 12.30pm on 15 Dec and Fr Darren will now be preaching at Evensong at the Cathedral (3.30pm) on the same day. (Fr Darren will not be preaching on 8 Dec as previously advertised). The Dean has invited us all to the Refectory for a quick ‘cuppa and cake’ afterwards. We will then all head back to St Giles for our Community Carol Service at 5.30pm (no date change here). It’s going to be a busy but fun day! Do come to as much as you can.
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!
The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red – look at the High Altar and curtain. Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values, and hold in mind during this season that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.

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Service sheet for 3rd November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 3rd November 2019

All Saints’ Sunday

We come to worship God in company with all the saints. Let us join with them in adoration of the God whose love is never-ending. The Mass concludes with a procession.

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

There will also be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass.

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 478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones

Psalm 149

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God’s own people, called out of darkness into his marvellous light

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 6:20-31

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 226 Hark! the sound of holy voices

Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Recessional Hymn 197 For all the Saints who from their labours rest

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives Vikkie Shread, Susan Morris-Prosser, Jonny and Lindsey Green 1st Reading Chris Stokes 2nd Reading Julia de Salis Intercessions John Baldry Chalice John 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

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Today 12.30-2.00 St Giles Lunch Club at the Coach and Horses
Monday 4 November 10.30am Daytime Bible Study Group (see notice below)
Tuesday 5 November 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey
Friday 8 November 10.00am Said Mass The Saints and Martyrs of England
Saturday 9 November 2.00pm Enthronement of the Bishop of Norwich at the Cathedral (ticket-only event). Please do pray for Bishop Graham.
Sunday 10 November Remembrance Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour
(Fr Darren will not be at the door after Mass: he has Rural Dean duties at Heartsease at 12 noon.) NB No Traidcraft Stall today

Next week’s readings Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5. 13-17; Luke 20:27-38

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Gentle reminder Please refrain from taking glasses into the pews – the ledges are uneven! If you need some water, then please use a compostable beaker from the counter at the back of church. Thank you.
The collection at Pat Dutton’s funeral raised £281 for church funds.
Our congratulations to Fr Darren who has been chosen alongside Revd Ian Dyble to represent the Diocese on the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. Further details on the Diocesan website under ‘News’. Fr Darren will be working alongside the Archbishops, exploring how we can share our faith and become bolder in doing so.
The next daytime Bible Study is tomorrow (4 November) at 10.30am. We will complete our study of the disciples and start studying St Matthew’s Gospel. Please contact Jen on 07917 756626 for details.
St Martin’s Housing Street Collection – please sign up by 11 November! The Street Collection for the Homeless will be between 2 and 24 December. If you would like to help for a one-hour slot or two during this period there’s a sign-up form at the back of church. More information from Jonathan Trench or see https://stmartinshousing.org.uk/i-make-difference/
The next evening Bible Study is on Tuesday 19 November at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm when we shall be concluding our study of 1 Corinthians. Please speak to Karen Kiddell – you are very welcome to join us.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 23 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way please speak to Elsie or Rodney. Please encourage all your friends to come along!
Our November Charity is to support the West Pottergate Community – see the display on the Charities notice board. If you would like to make a donation then please put it in the box on the table by the board.
Change of date to 15 December We have moved the Sunday Lunch Club to 12.30pm on 15 Dec and Fr Darren will now be preaching at Evensong at the Cathedral (3.30pm) on the same day. (Fr Darren will not be preaching on 8 Dec as previously advertised). The Dean has invited us all to the Refectory for a quick ‘cuppa and cake’ afterwards. We will then all head back to St Giles for our Community Carol Service at 5.30pm (no date change here). It’s going to be a busy but fun day! Do come to as much as you can.
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815, a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please could you all consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Regular donors can ask our Treasurer John Baldry for a set of buff envelopes for the offertory with a personal ID number which saves filling in your details every time.
The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red (look at the High Altar and curtain), although vestments today are white for the festival celebration. Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values, and hold in mind during this season that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.

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Service sheet for 27th October

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 27th October 2019

Bible Sunday

Today in our worship we will think about how our scriptures can help us in rebuilding our communities as places where God’s activity is seen and celebrated, and how we can take our part in building God’s kingdom.

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 369 Happy are they, they that love God

Psalm 119

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 4:16-24

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 310 We hail thy presence glorious

Communion Hymn 272 All for Jesus! all for Jesus!

Recessional Hymn 407 Lord, thy word abideth

Organ Voluntary C.S. Lang – Tuba Tune in D Major

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Jillian Buckingham 2nd Reading Sue Prutton Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice Ian Mayers Servers Vikkie Shread and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

Next week’s readings Daniel 7:1-3. 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 29 October 12 noon Said Mass James Hannington, 1885
Wednesday 30 October 7.00pm PCC at the Rectory
Friday 1 November 10.00am Said Mass for All Souls’ Day (transferred) with the reading of the names of the departed and Year’s Mind
Sunday 3 November 10.30am All Saints’ Sunday Sung Parish Festival Mass for All Saints’ Sunday with procession and Healing Ministry
Celebratory glass of wine after the Mass
12.30-2.00pm St Giles Luncheon Club at the Coach and Horses

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Today is Bible Sunday “The eagle soars in the summit of heaven” wrote T.S Eliot in ‘The Rock’. As the eagle was the bird supposed to fly closest to heaven, so it is appropriate that we have our eagle lecterns at St Giles to support Holy Scripture.
PCC members have envelopes to collect from the post tray today.
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was all that about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street. This is not a Parish Lunch, but rather an informal gathering of any who want to go out and enjoy some company (no need to book, pay on arrival, away by 2pm). After the meal we shall have some discussion about what we learnt from the sermon, some sharing of ideas and thoughts. Fr Darren will be in attendance. It is hoped that this will allow us to get to know each other better, especially those who live alone.
The Magazine Your copy of the Autumn Edition is available from the back of church for you to take home.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 23 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way please speak to Elsie or Rodney. Please encourage all your friends to come along!
Our October Charity is MIND. See the display on the Charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation to add to that which the PCC gives, then please put your donation in the box on the table by the Charities board (gift-aided if possible).
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815, a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? If you donate frequently to the offertory at St Giles and wish to use gift aid you can have a set of buff envelopes (with your confidential personal number on) – no more filling in of envelopes! Our Treasurer can provide you with a set. Thank you! John Baldry
Publicising events at St Giles on social media If you would like to put your event on Facebook please contact Kevin Michelson (Reader at St George Tombland) and he will advertise it for you – kevinwmitchelson@aol.com Please also ‘follow’ the Deanery/City Facebook page if you don’t already @Norwicheastdeanery. We also have a Twitter account which is @stgilesnorwich
Our thanks to the Trustees of the Colton’s Acre General Trust for their donation of £200 towards our work with those from West Pottergate who call at the Rectory for food parcels.
November is the month for remembering. This year it begins with the All Souls’ Day Mass on Friday 1 November at 10.00am. There is a list at the back of church to record the names of the departed you would like remembered. If you are putting names on the list it would be good if you could make every effort to attend the Mass to pray for them. All Saints’ will be on Sunday 3 November when the Mass will include a procession, healing ministry and a celebratory glass of wine after the service. The theme of remembering continues on Sunday 10 November as we keep Remembrance Sunday, which will include the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour.

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