Service sheet for 14th April

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 14th April 2019

Palm Sunday

As Jesus the Servant King rode into Jerusalem on a donkey the crowds shouted and cheered. On this Palm Sunday let us too lift our hearts and souls and voices in praise of Jesus our Lord.

At the start of the Mass we assemble on Upper St Giles for the Liturgy of the Palms. Our procession into church (representing Jerusalem) is a corporate penitential act as we mark together our journey into the Lord’s passion and death. Those same voices that cried aloud “Hosanna!” will cry out “Crucify him!” later this week.

There is no sermon this morning as the dramatic Passion Gospel takes its place.

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.

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.

Processional hymns See separate sheet

Psalm 31

Gospel Passion narrative according to Luke

Priest This is the Passion of the Lord
(Please note – there is no congregational response at this point)

Offertory Hymn 86 My song is love unknown

Communion Hymn 95 When I survey the wondrous Cross

Recessional Hymn 94 We sing the praise of him who died

Organ Voluntary Messiaen – Le Banquet Celeste

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
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Jen Gerrard 2nd Reading Vikkie Shread Intercessions Priest-led Chalice Carole Hill Servers Annie Blyth, Jonny and Lindsey Green, John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Please refer to the programme enclosed in your newsletter

Next week’s readings Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18

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
Tonight there will be an ecumenical service at 6.00pm at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church. All welcome!
As we enter into Christ’s passion we remember the command of Jesus at the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.” The passionate body and blood of Jesus is revealed to us every time we come to receive the Holy Sacrament. We come to worship to express our passion for God and in return He reminds us of His passion for us. It is good to have Elsie Johnson’s knitted Last Supper back in the altar as we reflect on Holy Week and Easter.
Holy Week – you will find the programme enclosed in your newsletter today. To enter into the spiritual experience of journeying with Christ it is good to try and be in church for worship as much as possible. Please do mark this programme in your diaries – it will be a blessing to you.
Barbara Harper passes on her Easter wishes to all who know her at St Giles. Fr Darren will be taking her communion on Tuesday.
St Giles Ringers AGM is on Tuesday 16 April at 7.00pm. Further details from Churchwarden Rowena.
Maundy Thursday After our evening Mass on Maundy Thursday you are invited to join a City Centre Pilgrimage to visit the Garden of Gethsemane in various churches. ‘Could you not watch with me one brief hour?’ were the words of Jesus. St Giles, St John Timberhill, St Peter Mancroft and the Cathedral are all open until midnight.
Easter lilies Would those who wish to remember loved ones by donating a lily for the main altar please see John Baldry, Pat Emsell or Dot Head to give a suggested donation of £5. Thank you.
Recycled Easter Cards made by Jillian Buckingham are now on sale. All proceeds will go to St Giles.
Confessions – Fr Darren is available to hear confessions during Passiontide – please phone for an appointment.
Christian Aid “Count your Blessings” – Would those who have used these sheets during Lent please give your donations to Lindsey Green, our Christian Aid rep, who will be happy to bank them for you.
Social media campaign to promote Holy Week and Easter – this is being instigated by the Norwich City Church of England Churches. Please follow on http://www.facebook.com/NorwichCityChurches
Our April Charity is the Church Housing Trust. Do please put donations in the box by the Charities board.
The free Spring Edition of The Magazine published by the Diocese is available for you at the back of church.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road, studying the book of Esther.
The next Interesting Talk will be on Thurs 25th April at 7.30pm. Prof Stephen Church will speak on ‘King John, Rotter, Bounder, Cad: the case for the defence’.
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!
Open Church St Giles is now open on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mid-day, Friday mornings and Saturday mid-day. Please pray that all visitors and pilgrims will find peace in our sacred space.

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Service sheet for 7th April

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 7th April 2019

Passion Sunday

God calls us to live with eyes wide open to the presence of our triune God, that we might know and be known, love and be loved, be transformed and transform our world. Let us worship God together today, our King, our Lord and our Saviour.

There is a retiring collection today, your last opportunity to support Water Aid and the Diocesan Lent Project (see Lent leaflet). Lent is a time for almsgiving so please give generously.

We welcome back the St Giles Singers who will be singing: Palestrina – Missa Brevis; Stainer – God so loved the world; Goss – O Saviour of the World

After Mass please have a quick coffee, then you are welcome to the APCM at 12 noon.

Our speaker at Mass today is our Parish Ordinand 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 507 Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us

Psalm 126

Gospel acclamation Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

Cantors The Lord is a great God, O that you would listen to his voice
Harden not your hearts

All Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 12:1-8

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 79 The royal banners forward go

Communion Anthem Goss – O Saviour of the World (St Giles Singers)

Communion Hymn 90 O Sacred head, sore wounded

Recessional Hymn 83 Glory be to Jesus

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fantasia in G minor BWV542

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
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Raymond Scott 2nd Reading Annie Blyth Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Emsell Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 9 April 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martyr 1945
Wednesday 10 April 3.00pm Home Communions – St John’s House care home
Friday 12 April 10.00am Said Mass
7.30pm Film Club (last one!) See details on railings outside
Sunday 14 April Palm Sunday 10.00am Sung Parish Mass with the Procession of the Palms
Please note earlier start! The Mass includes a dramatic Gospel reading
6.00pm Ecumenical act of worship at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church
Preacher: Revd Canon David Paul, Dean of St John’s RC Cathedral

Next week’s readings Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

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
The Healing Ministry has been moved to next Sunday owing to the APCM which follows Mass today.
The free Spring Edition of The Magazine published by the Diocese is available for you at the back of church.
The total raised for St Giles at the funeral of our dear Brother, David Johnson, was £952.00. May David rest in peace.
The APCM 2018 Annual Reports and Accounts booklet is available at the back of church. You will need this booklet for today’s APCM! Please leave a donation of £1.30 to cover printing costs.
Recycled Easter Cards made by Jillian Buckingham are now on sale. All proceeds will go to St Giles.
As we enter into Christ’s passion we remember the command of Jesus at the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.” The passionate body and blood of Jesus is revealed to us every time we come to receive the Holy Sacrament. We come to worship to express our passion for God and in return He reminds us of His passion for us. It is good to have Elsie Johnson’s knitted Last Supper back in the altar as we begin to reflect on Holy Week and Easter.
Holy Week – you will find the programme enclosed in your newsletter today. To enter into the spiritual experience of journeying with Christ it is good to try and be in church for worship as much as possible. Please do mark this programme in your diaries – it will be a blessing to you.
Confessions – Fr Darren is available to hear confessions during Passiontide – please phone for an appointment.
Maundy Thursday After our evening Mass on Maundy Thursday you are invited to join a City Centre Pilgrimage to visit the Garden of Gethsemane in various churches. ‘Could you not watch with me one brief hour?’ were the words of Jesus. St Giles, St John Timberhill, St Peter Mancroft and the Cathedral are all open until midnight.
St Giles Ringers AGM is on Tuesday 16 April at 7.00pm. Further details from Churchwarden Rowena.
Our April Charity is the Church Housing Trust. Do please put donations in the box by the Charities board.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road, studying the book of Esther.
The next Interesting Talk will be on Thurs 25th April at 7.30pm. Prof Stephen Church will speak on ‘King John, Rotter, Bounder, Cad: the case for the defence’.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry.
Pat Dutton has written to say that with much sadness the time has come for her to stop serving the chalice, and doing the chalice rota and the sacristy laundry. We thank Pat for her ministry to us all over these many years and we give thanks to God for all that she has done. We hope to see Pat back at St Giles whenever Tim or Sarah can bring her to Norwich. Our prayers and thoughts are with Pat and our hearts are full of gratitude.
Open Church St Giles is now open on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mid-day, Friday mornings and Saturday mid-day. Please pray that all visitors and pilgrims will find peace in our sacred space.

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Service sheet for 31st March

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 31 March 2019

Mothering Sunday

Come young and old, women and men, parents and children: come one and all to give thanks to God the Father of us all and to Jesus Christ his Son, our friend and brother. Come, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, rejoice that we are one today in praise and thanksgiving.

There is a retiring collection today, and every Sunday during Lent, to support Water Aid and the Diocesan Lent Project. Lent is a time for almsgiving so please give generously.

Our thanks to Dot Head who has made our posies for Mothering Sunday. The liturgical colour today is rose which brings with it some respite from our Lenten discipline.

There is a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass today as we give thanks to God for all mothers.

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 507 Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us

Psalm 34

Gospel acclamation Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

Cantors The Lord is a great God, O that you would listen to his voice
Harden not your hearts

All Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 2: 33-35

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 184 Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

Communion Hymn 387 Jesus, good above all other

Recessional Hymn 188 Ye who own the faith of Jesus

Organ Voluntary Clarke – The Prince of Denmark’s March

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
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Sheila Spreadbury 2nd Reading Rowena Atkinson Intercessions Lesley Warne Chalice Jonny Green Servers Annie Blyth and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 2 April 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey
Wednesday 3 April 7.00pm Licensing of the Revd Rosemary Braby as Priest of Trowse All welcome!
Friday 5 April 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 7 April
Passion Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with St Giles Singers
Speaker – Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth
12 noon APCM
12.15pm Short PCC meeting
12.30pm Parish Lunch (pre-booked) – eating at 1.00pm

Next week’s readings Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

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
Fr Darren will not be at the door after Mass. He has Rural Dean duties at Trowse at 12 noon. If you need to speak to him, do send an email or leave a note in the post tray.
Recycled Easter Cards made by Jillian Buckingham will be available to buy from today onwards. All proceeds will go to St Giles.
Lent leaflet and Christian Aid ‘Count Your Blessings’ form There are spare copies of these leaflets available from the back of church. Please return your donations for ‘Count Your Blessings’ to our Christian Aid representative Lindsey Green at the end of Lent. Thank you.
Our March Charity is Water Aid. Today is the last day for making a personal donation to add to the sum which the PCC has allocated. Do please put donations in the box on the table by the Charities board (gift-aided if possible, please).
Our knitted Last Supper returns next week to the altar. This will help us focus our attention on our journey into Holy Week and Easter as we feed on the Lord within the Holy Sacrament. Our thanks to Elsie for preparing this.
The APCM 2018 booklet with Annual Reports and Accounts is available at the back of church. Please leave a donation of £1.30 to cover printing costs. Do take it home to read in preparation for the APCM, which is next Sunday 7 April (Passion Sunday).
Social media campaign to promote Holy Week and Easter – this is being instigated by the Norwich City Church of England Churches. Please follow on http://www.facebook.com/NorwichCityChurches
On Passion Sunday 7 April we welcome back the St Giles Singers who will be singing: Mass Setting: Palestrina – Missa Brevis; Choral Introit: Stainer – God so loved the world; Communion Anthem: Goss – O Saviour of the World.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm – further details will be posted when available.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry.
Open Church St Giles is now open on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mid-day, Friday mornings and Saturday mid-day. Please pray that all visitors and pilgrims will find peace in our sacred space.
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!
Newsletter via email – would you like to receive this newsletter as soon as it is produced? It can be easily set up on the church website. Click on the FOLLOW box at the bottom of the web page and enter your details. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
For reflection… As Christians our lives are the fifth gospel; we are often the only gospel that other people will read. God calls us to play the part in the conversion stories that He still wants to write.

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Service sheet for 24th March

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 24 March 2019

Third Sunday of Lent

Whatever our circumstances and however we may feel, let us come again to God, our heavenly Father, and offer him our worship.

There is a retiring collection today and every Sunday during Lent to support Water Aid and the Diocesan Lent Project (see Lent leaflet). Lent is a time for almsgiving so please give generously.

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 507 Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us

Psalm 63

Gospel acclamation Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

Cantors The Lord is a great God, O that today you would listen to his voice
Harden not your hearts

All Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 13: 1-9

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 73 My God, I love thee; not because

Communion Hymn 63 All ye who seek a comfort sure

Recessional Hymn 445 Rock of ages, cleft for me

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fantasia in C minor BWV562

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 26 March 12 noon Said Mass
Thursday 28 March 7.30pm Interesting Talk (see below)
Friday 29 March 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 31 March
Mothering Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for Mothering Sunday
British Summer Time begins – clocks go forward

Next week’s readings Exodus 2:1-10; Psalm 34:11-20; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:33-35

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
The Lent Litany of Humility is enclosed in your newsletter today. Do try and use it with your daily prayers during the season of Lent.
Today is your last chance to sign up to go on our new Electoral Roll Please ask our E.R. Officer Dr Carole Hill for a form and fill it in after Mass then pass it to Carole TODAY! No new names can be added until after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). If you are joining our Electoral Roll you may also like to consider joining our scheme for regular giving (please see Treasurer John Baldry).
Today is also the deadline for signing up for the Parish Lunch if there are any places left. The lunch follows the APCM on Sunday 7 April at 12.30 to eat at 1.00pm, and will be at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street. All monies must be paid by today to our Treasurer John Baldry. Thank you.
The APCM 2018 booklet with Annual Reports and Accounts is available at the back of church. Please leave a donation of £1.30 to cover printing costs. Do take it home to read in preparation for the APCM on Sunday 7 April (Passion Sunday).
The Christian Aid ‘Count Your Blessings’ scheme is running throughout Lent. Please do collect a form from the back of church to take home, and return your donation to our Christian Aid representative Lindsey Green at the end of Lent. Thank you! And copies of our church Lent leaflet are also available at the back of church.
The next Interesting Talk is this Thursday 28 March at 7.30pm. It will be given by Elspeth Rushbrook, author. Elspeth’s talk is entitled ‘Words and Music: growing up in East Anglia’.
Recycled Easter Cards made by Jillian Buckingham will be available to buy from next Sunday, Mothering Sunday, onwards. All proceeds to St Giles.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm. Further details will be posted when available.
Advance notice of Art Exhibition at St Giles
. Some of the St Giles artists have been meeting together, and we plan an exhibition on 13 and 14 July coinciding with the Norwich Lanes event. Our theme will be ‘Intersecting Journeys’. We invite all to take part! Please let Father Peter know (email varney@waitrose.com ) if you would like to exhibit. We’ll give half of any proceeds to St Giles Church. We plan to include a time for reflection, linking the art with God’s presence with us in St Giles Church and how our lives are held within God’s love.
Our March Charity is Water Aid. Do please put donations in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry.
Open Church St Giles is now open on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mid-day, Friday mornings and Saturday mid-day. Please pray that all visitors and pilgrims will find peace in our sacred space.
Traidcraft Kate is not able to do a stall now until after Easter but you can still order Easter items including the Real Easter Egg! Please see the top of the bookcase by the Tower Vestry door at the back of church.
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!
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 at the bottom of the web page and enter your details. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
For reflection… As Christians our lives are the fifth gospel; we are often the only gospel that other people will read. God calls us to play the part in the conversion stories that He still wants to write.

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