Service sheet for 22nd April

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

Psalm 23

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 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – 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) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence 990580

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

NOTICES

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.

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Service sheet for 15th April

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 15th April 2018

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus is risen! Let us celebrate the renewal of our humanity in the transforming love of God.

The Easter candle remains in the Sanctuary from now 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 Speaker is Parish Ordinand Mrs Annie Blyth.

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 105 Christ the Lord is risen again

Psalm 4

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 24:36b-48

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 271 Alleluya, sing to Jesus

Communion Hymn 121 This joyful Eastertide

Recessional Hymn 124 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

Organ Voluntary Guilmant – March on a theme of Handel

Next Sunday’s readings: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-end; John 10:11-18

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St George, Tombland – Clergy: John Minns, Maggie Diffey; Reader: Kevin Mitchelson; Synod Reps: John Brydon, Kevin Mitchelson, Melanie Kent. Fabric Officers, Vergers, Servers, Church Cleaners and Flower Arrangers.

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 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – 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) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence 990580

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST

Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Sue Prutton 2nd Reading Rhiannon Wassell Intercessions Diana Lamb Chalice John Baldry Servers John Baldry and Vikkie Shread Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Tuesday 17 April 12 noon Said Mass
7.00pm Greater Chapter meeting at St Peter Mancroft

Wednesday18 April 6.30pm West Pottergate Community meeting in The Chapel

Friday 20 April 10.00am Said Mass

Sunday 22 April Fourth Sunday of Easter 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President Fr Peter Varney
Charity Speaker – Mrs Anne Aves
Fr Darren attending St George Tombland in his role as Rural Dean for the farewell service of Fr John Minns

NOTICES

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.

St Giles Family photo album Do have a look for new faces – the album is kept at the back of church. Our thanks to Annie and Raymond for updating this for 2018.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 26 April when the speaker will be Simon Hooton. His title is ‘The Broads, Past, Present and Future: Conversations, Stories and Discussion’.

Our next Bible Study will be on Monday 30 April at 7.30 at 40 Havelock Road. [Mark 9:2. onwards]

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 Deanery Ascension Day Mass (Thurs 10 May) is 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!

The Lent charity collection raised £300.50 including Gift Aid. This will be divided 50:50 between the Bishop’s Appeal for Papua New Guinea and Water Aid. Thanks to all who generously donated.

Christian Aid “Count your Blessings” Thank you to all who gave their contributions to Lindsey who will tell us the total once the Christian Aid week collection is complete.

Our April Charity is Fr John Aves Educational Project. Please look at the charities board for details. Each month the PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal donation to that particular charity then do please put it in the box on the table by the display or pass it to the Treasurer. If you could Gift Aid any such donations then the charity would receive 25% more at no further cost to you.

The Magazine for March and April is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy. It includes the Diocesan Prayer Calendar that we are encouraged to use every day in our prayers.

The Good News for Norwich and Norfolk newspaper (Spring Edition) is also available to collect, free, from the back of church.

The Norwich East Deanery on Facebook is a good place to advertise events, so do please ‘follow’ and post about St Giles. Just search on Facebook for Norwich East Deanery or go directly to @Norwicheastdeanery

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!

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.

Newsletter via email – would you like to receive this as soon as it is produced? It can be easily set up on the church website. Scroll down to the bottom of the web page, click on the FOLLOW box and give your details. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week! Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.

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Rogation walk

The parish boundary for St Giles comprises the former parishes of St Swithin’s, St Margaret’s, St Gregory’s, St Lawrence’s, St Philip’s and St Benedict’s. Each year on Rogation Sunday, we may prayerfully walk the neighbourhood or parish boundary, offering blessing and praying for protection, prosperity and healing.

Rogation Sunday is the Sunday before Ascension Day.

Here is a map of the boundary.

Parish boundary map

Here is a route around the parish boundary in a clockwise direction starting at St Giles church.

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Service sheet for 8th April

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 8thApril 2018

Second Sunday of Easter (Low Sunday)

We gather together, glad and joyful at the news of Christ’s resurrection, and in union with the worldwide Church, with our faith strengthened and our doubts weakened. Let us offer ourselves anew to God in the light of the new dawn.

The Easter candle remains in the Sanctuary from now 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.

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 106 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

Psalm 133

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 20:19-end

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 109 Hail thee, Festival Day

Communion Hymn 115 Now the green blade riseth

Recessional Hymn 173 Blessed Thomas, doubt no longer

Organ Voluntary C S Lang – Tuba Tune

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St John Timberhill and St Julian, Norwich – Clergy: Christopher Wood; Synod Reps: Shirley Buxton, Liz Kilshaw; Community of All Hallows in Norwich Julian Shrine, Sister Pamela and the community. The Norwich Sea Cadet Unit. Norwich City Football Club, Chaplain: Jon Norman.

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 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – 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) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence 990580

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST

Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Julia de Salis 2nd Reading Pat Dutton Intercessions John Baldry Chalice Carole Hill Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK

Monday 9 April 7.00pm Licensing of new priest to St George Colegate – all welcome

Tuesday 10 April 12 noon Said Mass William Law, Priest, 1761

Friday 13 April 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
7.30pm Film Club – please see the railings outside St Giles for details

Sunday 15 April Third Sunday of Easter 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Speaker – Ordinand Annie Blyth

Next Sunday’s readings: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48

NOTICES

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.

Fr Darren will not be at the door today after Mass – he is rushing off to conduct a rehearsal with the congregation of St George, Colegate who welcome a new Priest tomorrow night.

Do visit the Traidcraft Stall after Mass today – there are some lovely cards and delicious chocolate on sale. Kate will be very happy to order any craft items which you can see in the catalogue or online at http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk There are also sale items online too so pick up a bargain!

New members of St Giles family please do ask Raymond or Annie to take your photo for our family album which sits on the table at the back of church – this can be done today (last opportunity). The album is always updated at this time of year so don’t miss the chance for your lovely photo to appear!

Christian Aid “Count your Blessings” Today is the last day to hand in your donations to Lindsey Green, our Christian Aid rep.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 26 April when the speaker will be Simon Hooton. His title is ‘The Broads, Past, Present and Future: Conversations, Stories and Discussion’.

Our next Bible Study will be on Monday 30 April at 7.30 at 40 Havelock Road. [Mark 9:2. onwards]

The Lent charity collection raised £300.50 including Gift Aid. This will be divided 50:50 between the Bishop’s Appeal for Papua New Guinea and Water Aid. Thanks to all who generously donated.

Our April Charity is Fr John Aves Educational Project. Please look at the charities board for details. Each month the PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal donation to that particular charity then do please put it in the box on the table by the display or pass it to the Treasurer. If you could Gift Aid any such donations then the charity would receive 25% more at no further cost to you.

The Magazine for March and April is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy. It includes the Diocesan Prayer Calendar that we are encouraged to use every day in our prayers.

The Good News for Norwich and Norfolk newspaper (Spring Edition) is also available to collect, free, from the back of church.

The Norwich East Deanery on Facebook is a good place to advertise events, so do please ‘follow’ and post about St Giles. Just search on Facebook for Norwich East Deanery or go directly to @Norwicheastdeanery

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!

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 the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.

Newsletter via email – would you like to receive this as soon as it is produced? It can be easily set up on the church website. Click on the FOLLOW box and give your details. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week! Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.

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