The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 22nd April 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Today we remember that Jesus is our Good Shepherd and that his love for us is so great that he was prepared to lay down his life for us. So let us come together and celebrate this astonishing love.
The Easter candle remains in the Sanctuary until Pentecost Sunday, marking the fifty days of the Easter season which cover the resurrection appearances. The candle has a prominent place, reminding us that Christ is the light of the world and that, in that light, Jesus is alive today.
Our President today is Fr Peter Varney.
Fr Darren is away on Rural Dean duties to attend St George Tombland where Fr John Minns retires today. All from St Giles wish him a happy retirement and give thanks to God for his wonderful ministry in the City.
We welcome back Anne Aves who is our Charity Speaker 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 Celebration Hymnal.
Introit Hymn 475 Loving shepherd of thy sheep
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 John
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel John 10:11-18
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 399 Love is his word, love is his way
Communion Hymn 699 The King of love my shepherd is
Recessional Hymn 690 The day of resurrection
Organ Voluntary Boellman – Sortie
Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Andrew, Trowse – Clergy: Janice Scott, Rosemary Braby; Synod Reps: Sue Scott, Debbie Harris. All involved in the business community, across the Deanery. Authorised Worship Assistants across the Deanery. All schools serving the Deanery.
2018 motto text “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:19
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 email@example.com – day off on Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth and Tracy Williams (Ordinand at St Matthew’s, Thorpe Hamlet)
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) firstname.lastname@example.org
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ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Nigel Simpson 2nd Reading John Baldry Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Ian Mayers Servers Annie Blyth and Karen Kiddell Organist Ian Graydon
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Monday 23 April 6.30pm Newman Lecture at UEA. The speaker will be Bishop Rowan Williams on the theme of Holiness. All welcome.
Tuesday 24 April 12 noon Said Mass Mellitus, Bishop of London, 624
Thursday 26 April 7.30pm Interesting Talk – Simon Hooton talking about the Norfolk Broads
Friday 27 April 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
Christina Rossetti, poet, 1894
Sunday 29 April Fifth Sunday of Easter 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Next Sunday’s readings: Acts 8:26-end; Psalm 22:25-end; 1 John 4:7-end; John 15:1-8
We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. If you normally receive communion in your own church, you are welcome to do so here. If you are not a communicant, please come to the altar for a blessing, holding your service book.
Our April Charity is Fr John Aves Educational Project. We welcome Anne Aves back today to update us on the charity’s work. Each month the PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal additional donation (gift aided if possible) then do please put it in the box on the table by the display or pass it to the Treasurer.
Our Interesting Talk this Thursday by Simon Hooton is entitled ‘The Broads, Past, Present and Future: Conversations, Stories and Discussion’. Do come along!
Our next Bible Study will be on Monday 30 April at 7.30 at 40 Havelock Road. [Mark 9:2. onwards]
Rogation Sunday, 6 May – Starting at 12 noon after Mass on Rogation Sunday, 6 May, whatever the weather, we are intending to walk around the parish boundary, stopping along the way to pray. The total distance is a little over 2 miles, and we’ll finish with cream tea at Annie & Remy’s house (2 Willow Lane). Maps will be made available, or you can find one on the St Giles website https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com/ (Click on ‘Rogation walks’, which is under ‘Recent posts’ on the right hand side of the page.) This is a wonderful way to have some time with each other and also to connect with the whole parish and to cover it in prayer and love. Everyone welcome!
The Norwich East Deanery Prayer Pilgrimage Day takes place on Thursday 10 May which is Ascension Day. All are welcome to join the Bishop of Thetford on this pilgrimage across the Deanery. Do look out for the flyers at the back of church. The Bishop will be the Preacher later that day at The Deanery Ascension Day Mass (Thurs 10 May) at Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church at 7.30pm.
Wisteria Concert The Annual Wisteria Concert is on Friday 11 May. We welcome Cawston Brass Band who are excellent and well worth hearing. The concert begins at 7.30pm. Do invite your friends! There will be a raffle so please do bring along a prize to donate – thank you!
The Christian Aid Quiz will be on Friday 18 May at 7.30pm in church. Come to the quiz on your own or in a team and pay £6 on the door; this includes a glass of wine, and supper of chilli, rice and tortillas. Lovely puddings and more wine are available for a donation, along with a raffle. Join us for a brilliant evening having fun and raising money for charity! Lindsey will let us know how much money has been raised after the end of Christian Aid week and this will also include the money donated from the ‘Count Your Blessings’ Lent giving.
The Magazine for March and April is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising this.
Leading Intercessions and reading the Lessons The new rota has gone out by email or is in the post tray. Please let Kate know if you have not received your copy.
Administration of the Chalice The Bishop has given a licence to Kathryn Ives to administer the Chalice at the Mass. We welcome Kathryn to the team and thank God for that valuable ministry.