Service sheet for 26th January

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

Psalm 27

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 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

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

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
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).

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Service sheet for 19th January

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 19th January 2020

Second Sunday of Epiphany

God says ”It is not enough!” until Jesus Christ has been revealed as Saviour for all the earth. Let us join together to rejoice in his coming and to proclaim aloud his glory.

“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

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

Our President and Preacher is Fr Peter Varney. Fr Darren is away today.

Today is the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

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 55 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed!

Psalm 40

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 John

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 1:29-42

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 104 At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Communion Hymn 309 Victim Divine, thy grace we claim

Recessional Hymn 363 Glory in the highest to the God of heaven!

Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in C (BWV545)

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

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Churchwarden
Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Mavis Jacobs 2nd Reading John Baldry Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Kathryn Ives Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 21 January 12 noon Noon Prayers led by Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson
(Norwich East Chapter New Year Lunch)
7.00pm Come to meet the Bishop at OPEN on Bank Plain
Thursday 23 January 10am-4pm Day of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Cathedral. The St Giles slot for cover is 2.15pm to 2.30pm
Friday 24 January 10.00am Said Mass Francis de Sales, 1622
Sunday 26 January 10.30am Epiphany 3 Sung Parish Mass Our Charity Speaker today is from The Matthew Project

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1. 5-13; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23

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
We are now in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity There is a Chain of Prayer in the Cathedral on Thursday and all the churches within the City are praying together. The St Giles congregation are asked to cover 2.15pm to 2.30pm (a 15 minute slot). Please do turn up to keep the Prayer Chain for Christian Unity going. It would be such a shame if St Giles broke the Chain by no-one attending.
Fr John Aves Saturday is the anniversary of the death of Fr John Aves (2004), one-time Parish Priest at St Giles. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Tuesday 21 January Come and meet the new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Revd Graham Usher, 7.00-8.15pm at Banking Hall Open Youth Trust (Old Barclays Bank). Everyone from all the Deanery churches is invited. Free car parking in the Cathedral Close and a licensed bar at ‘Open’.
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.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 11 April 2020. If you are interested, then 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 collection at St Giles for the sale of poppies raised £83.96 in aid of the Royal British Legion. Our thanks to Dot for organising this.
St Giles Parish Calendar – Please do take your copy and transfer the dates into your diary. Please note: dates may have to be altered, so keep an eye on the weekly newsletter.
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. 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.
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).

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Service sheet for 12th January

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 12th January 2020

The Baptism of Christ

Today as we celebrate the Baptism of Christ let us prepare to become less as he becomes more.

“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

After today’s Gospel we process to the font for the liturgy celebrating the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This act of penitence leads us into a dedication as we renew our own baptismal promises. Please bring the baptism service sheet with you to the font.

Please do join us for 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 are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 58 The sinless one to Jordan came

Psalm 29

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 3:13-17

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Processional hymn on sheet We will draw water joyfully

Offertory Hymn 137 Come down, O Love divine

Communion Hymn 347 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

Recessional Hymn 478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones

Organ Voluntary Stanford – Postlude No. 6

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

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Churchwarden
Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Nigel Simpson 2nd Reading John Baldry Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Emsell Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green, Susan Morris-Prosser, Vikkie Shread, John Baldry

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 14 January 12 noon Said Mass
6.30pm Unknown Donors Meeting at the Rectory
Wednesday 15 January 2-4pm West Pottergate community meeting at Douro House
Wed 15 & Thurs 16 Jan Fr Darren away on Rural Deans Residential at Great Yarmouth
Friday 17 January 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney. Antony of Egypt, 356
Sunday 19 January Epiphany 2 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

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
HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we begin this new year we come with thanksgiving for all that has gone before and with expectation of what is to come. As we travel together through the church year Christ’s story becomes part of ours. HAPPY 2020!
Traidcraft Please do visit the Stall today after Mass – there are some special offers too!
The Requiem Mass for Canon John Minns will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 2pm at Norwich Cathedral. All are welcome. May John rest in peace and rise in glory.
Tuesday 21 January Come and meet the new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Revd Graham Usher, 7.00-8.15pm at Banking Hall Open Youth Trust (Old Barclays Bank). Everyone from all the Deanery churches is invited. Free car parking in the Cathedral Close and a licensed bar at ‘Open’.
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!).
St Giles Parish Calendar – Please do take your copy and transfer the dates into your diary. Please note: dates may have to be altered, so keep an eye on the weekly newsletter.
Embrace The Middle East (formerly the Biblelands charity) has been sent £176.80, raised at the Carol Service (thanks to Carole, Kathryn, Jen and Lesley for organising!) and from the Congregational Christmas card (thanks to Elsie for making it!).
The Christmas Raffle raised £189 for Church funds – a very good result!
The Advent Gifts totalled £2381 and we shall be able to claim a further £512.75 in Gift Aid on these donations, making a total for the church of £2893.75. Your generosity during the Advent period has been overwhelming after already giving so much during the year to help us with the Parish Share. It is a wonderful boost for the church’s finances as we move into 2020. Thank you all 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).
For your reflection for Christians the new year becomes like the clean sheet of writing paper for the writer, the clean empty canvas for the artist and the open road for the traveller: because in 2020 we have a Christ-like story to write, a Christian picture to paint and a Saviour to follow into the future.

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Service sheet for 5th January

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 5th January 2020

The Epiphany

Wise men travelled many miles to meet with God, and recognised God when they found baby Jesus. In this New Year let us determine to journey onwards towards God and let us pray that we too will recognise God when we meet him.

“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.

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 Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 788 We three kings of Orient are

Psalm 72

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 2:1-12

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 99 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Communion Hymn 79 Bethlehem of noblest cities

Recessional Hymn 55 As with gladness men of old

Organ Voluntary Bach: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

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

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Churchwarden
Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Julia de Salis 2nd Reading Chris Stokes Intercessions Mavis Jacobs Chalice Pat Emsell Servers Karen Kiddell, Kathryn Ives, Jen Gerrard, Jonny and Lindsey Green

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Today 12.30-2.00 St Giles Lunch Club at the Coach and Horses
Monday 6 January 10.30am Daytime Bible Study Group (see Jen for details)
Tuesday 7 January 12 noon Said Mass
6.45pm Churchwardens Meeting (Principal only) at the Rectory
7.30pm PCC Standing Committee at the Rectory
7.30pm Evening Bible Study at 37 Havelock Road – see below
Friday 10 January 10.00am Said Mass William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
Sunday 12 January The Baptism of Christ 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with Act of Penitence, sprinkling and renewal of baptismal promises at the Font
Traidcraft Stall after the Mass

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
HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we begin this new year we come with thanksgiving for all that has gone before and with expectation of what is to come. As we travel together through the church year Christ’s story becomes part of ours. HAPPY 2020!
Today there will be a procession around the church during the first hymn as we reflect on the journey of the Wise Men. The figures will be brought to the crib to make the Christmas story and our crib complete.
Norwich Foodbank A big Thank You to the member of our church who sent a personal donation on behalf of the St Giles Congregation to the Foodbank. Hannah writes…“Thank you very much indeed for your extremely generous gift of £200 received today by post towards our work. Sadly, the demand for our services continues to rise and we expect to give out over 1,000 food parcels this month alone – and at the end of October this year we had already exceeded the number of food parcels given out in the whole of 2018. December is always our busiest time of year for both donations and need and so your kind donation has come at an excellent time to support our work.”
The next Evening Bible Study is this Tuesday, 7 January at 37 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm. We shall begin studying the book of Exodus. Please speak to Karen Kiddell if you would like to join us!
The Requiem Mass for Canon John Minns will take place on Tuesday 14th January at 2pm at Norwich Cathedral. All are welcome. May John rest in peace and rise in glory.
Tuesday 21 January Come and meet the new Diocesan Bishop, the Right Revd Graham Usher, 7.00-8.15pm at Banking Hall Open Youth Trust (Old Barclays Bank). Everyone from all the Deanery churches is invited. Free car parking in the Cathedral Close and a licensed bar at ‘Open’.
A big thank you to all those who kindly gave me a Christmas gift. Your kindness is very much appreciated. Fr Darren.
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!).
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).
For your reflection for Christians the new year becomes like the clean sheet of writing paper for the writer, the clean empty canvas for the artist and the open road for the traveller: because in 2020 we have a Christ-like story to write, a Christian picture to paint and a Saviour to follow into the future.

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