The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 17 February 2019
Third Sunday before Lent
We come to offer the praise of all creation to our living God, who has made us to be sisters and brothers of the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.
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 57 The race that long in darkness pined
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 6:17-26
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 369 Happy are they, they that love God
Communion Hymn 40 What child is this, who, laid to rest
Recessional Hymn 50 From the eastern mountains
Organ Voluntary Boellmann – Toccata (Suite Gothique)
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard 1st Reading Pat Dutton 2nd Reading Sue Prutton Intercessions Jen Gerrard Chalice John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson
Next week’s readings Genesis 2:4b-9. 15-25; Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8:22-25
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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) email@example.com
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 19 February 8.30am Home Communion – Barbara Harper
12 noon Said Mass
Wednesday 20 February 6.30pm West Pottergate Community Residents Meeting
Friday 22 February 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 24 February 2nd Sunday before Lent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
Charity Speaker from the Samaritans
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
Large print weekly pew sheets Redemptorist Publications are making the Sunday service accessible to visually impaired Christians by sending us some large print copies every week. This is funded by St John’s Guild, Christians Supporting People with Sight Loss. Do ask if you require a copy.
Next Sunday is the deadline for those who have been asked to submit reports for the 2018 APCM booklet.
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by next Sunday, 24 February, so that ash can be made from them for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Thank you.
Norwich East Deanery Synod meetings are now open to anyone who would like to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 27 February at 7.15pm and will be held at St Matthew Thorpe Hamlet, with refreshments from 7.00pm. The topic for the evening is ‘Gaining confidence to share our story of Jesus’. All are welcome.
Our Interesting Talk on Thursday 28 February at 7.30pm is by Barbara Miller and is entitled ‘Step by Step: the Norwich shoe trade’.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road, when we shall be continuing our study of the letter/epistle of James. If you are thinking you might like to join us then please do see Karen Kiddell for more information – you will be most welcome!
Revision of the Church Electoral Roll Every 6 years a new Roll has to be compiled. Everyone will need to complete new forms to go on the St Giles Electoral Roll. These forms will be available from our E.R. Officer Dr Carole Hill on Sunday 10 March. The deadline for names to be submitted is Sunday 24 March.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April. If you are interested, then please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our February Charity is the Samaritans and we are pleased to welcome a speaker from the Samaritans next week to learn more about the valuable work they do. To make a personal donation (gift-aided if possible) then do please put it 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. The months of January and February are the most difficult for homeless people so please be generous and support the wonderful work being done at Pottergate ARC. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
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 – to receive this sheet every week on the day it is published, go to the church website at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Type your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and click on the FOLLOW button. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
Interested in a pilgrimage to Rome? If you are then please do get in touch with Canon Peter Doll at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr Alaric Lewis at email@example.com to register an interest. Do see page 25 of the Diocesan magazine for further details. Both Fr Peter and Fr Alaric know so much about Rome. It will be a very informative and spiritual Pilgrimage.
Lent is coming – please do come to Ash Wednesday Sung Parish Mass with Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday 6 March at 7.00pm. Our speaker will be Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth.