Service sheet for 16th December

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 16th December 2018

Third Sunday of Advent

Today we hear how John the Baptist describes himself as a voice sent to prepare the day of the Lord, God’s anointed servant. Let us rejoice and worship the God of peace who is faithful to us and sanctifies and draws us to himself through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Today, the third Sunday in Advent, is called Gaudete (meaning “rejoice”) Sunday. The liturgical colour is rose (not pink!) and we light the rose Advent candle to symbolise this shift in our Advent penitential season on this respite day.

The Mass includes the blessing of the Parish Christmas Tree and switching on of the lights!

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. The hymns are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 11 O come, O come Emmanuel!

Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 3:7-18

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 16 Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling

Communion Hymn 18 Ye servants of the Lord

Recessional hymn 15 The Lord will come and not be slow

Organ Voluntary Bach – Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland

Assistants at the Eucharist
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Julia de Salis 2nd Reading Chris Stokes Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Carole Hill Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard Organist Ian Graydon

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

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DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tonight 5.30pm Community Carol Service
Tuesday 18 December 12 noon Noon Prayers led by Churchwarden Rowena
Friday 21 December 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
Sunday 23 December Advent 4 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Speaker Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth
After Mass we will set up the church for Christmas

Next week’s readings – Micah 5:2-5a; Canticle: Luke 1:46b-55; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55

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. Choirs and musicians preparing for Carol Services this season.

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today
. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do have a look at the lovely photos at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
For those of you who have started coming to St Giles recently 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 Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving (see our Treasurer, John Baldry).
The final total raised by Christmas Stalls on Sat 25 Nov was £605.50. Many thanks to all who helped to set up and on the day!
The next Bible Study will be at on Monday 17 December at 7.30pm at No 40 Havelock Road. We shall be continuing our study in Mark.
Confessions Fr Darren will be available in church to hear confessions on Saturday 22 December by appointment.
Advent comes from the Latin word for an arrival or coming and it means that the Lord is coming. The candles on the Advent wreath are in the traditional colours of purple for waiting and, in the third week, rose for Gaudete Sunday. Our wreath has been prepared by Dot Head, to whom we are very grateful.
Advent Appeal We are likely to be £2450 short next year in paying our way. Please do pray about this and how you might be able to help with this deficit. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles (using one of the white envelopes marked ‘Advent Gift’ in the pews). Your help is so greatly appreciated. Thank you.
‘The Magazine’ for November and December 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 in our daily prayers.
Parish Christmas card – we would like to deliver a card to every home in the parish. If you can help please take a bundle (road names listed) and return any spares. So many people mention during the year how lovely it is to receive our Christmas card – so it’s well worth us delivering them. Thank you.
Our congregational Christmas card is at the back of church for us all to sign and make a donation to charity. It’s a way of sending Christmas greetings to each other without sending cards. The money donated is being given to ‘Embrace the Middle East’ which seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Middle East. Our special thanks to Elsie who has produced the card.
Christmas Tree Please could you give any contribution you can manage towards the cost of this year’s Parish Tree to John Baldry. Thank you.
Our December Charitable Giving is for West Pottergate Community Residents.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – at this time of year please do think of those in need and keep bringing in donations of tins and packets to the Tower Vestry. Thank you.
‘Sacred Space’ is the main theme of the St Giles Growth Plan so we are grateful to those who have said that they would like to keep St Giles open for a few hours during the week so that others can experience our sacred space – thank you for such a positive response. To avoid clashes please put your times in the Churchwardens’ diary (Tuesday and Friday mornings are already covered). If you are new to opening the church do please speak to Fr Darren to get further information.
Advance Warning! Sunday 23 December is going to be a busy day. We will be keeping Advent 4 at the 10.30am Mass, then after the service we will prepare the church for the festival of Christmas. The liturgical colour changes and we prepare for Midnight Mass tomorrow which starts at 11.30pm.

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Service sheet for 9th December

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 9th December 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

We come together today to learn from an expert the art of showing the way: how to live with our minds and hearts focused upon God and how to guide others in the direction of salvation by traditional and imaginative means. Let us exult in the thrill of our discovery and our shared fellowship on the journey.

This Sunday in Advent we remember the prophets. God told them to speak for him and they often challenge powerful people by telling uncomfortable truths about the way they live. Today we meet the prophet who foretold the coming of Jesus.

Enclosed in your newsletter today is a revised copy of the St Giles Growth Plan. Please do take it home for your prayers and consideration.

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 5 Hark! A herald voice is calling

Canticle Benedictus (Luke 1:68-79)

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 3:1-6

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 7 Hills of the North, rejoice

Communion Hymn 6 Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes

Recessional hymn 12 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Organ Voluntary Flor Peeters – Wachet Auf

Assistants at the Eucharist
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Sue Prutton 2nd Reading Jillian Buckingham Intercessions Ian Mayers Chalice Kathryn Ives Servers Ben Shread and Karen Kiddell Organist Ian Graydon

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

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Monday 10 December 5.00pm Reception of the body of Veronica Larter into St Giles
Tuesday 11 December 8.15am Home Communion – Barbara Harper
12 noon Funeral Mass Veronica Larter All are welcome
Friday 14 December 10.00am Said Mass John of the Cross, 1591
12 noon Clergy Team Christmas Lunch. We thank our retired clergy for all they do throughout the year.
7.30pm Film Club – please see railings outside St Giles for details
Sunday 16 December Advent 3 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the blessing of the Parish Christmas Tree
5.30pm St Giles Community Carol Service with Christmas Raffle

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today
. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do look at the lovely photos at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
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 go on our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving – see our Treasurer, John Baldry.
From Fr Darren I am really overwhelmed by everyone’s kind gift for my 50th Birthday celebrations. I am a very fortunate priest to have such a lovely congregation / family. Thank you for a memorable event and all your good wishes. Keep Dancing!
Advent comes from the Latin word for an arrival or coming and it means that the Lord is coming. The candles on the Advent wreath are in the traditional colours of purple for waiting and, next week, rose for Gaudete Sunday. Our wreath has been prepared by Dot Head, to whom we are very grateful.
Christmas Stalls on Sat 25 November raised £605.50. Many thanks to all who helped to set up and on the day!
The Funeral Mass of Miss Veronica Larter will take place on Tues 11 Dec at 12 noon with the reception of her body into church the evening before (Mon 10 Dec at 5pm). Veronica was one-time Churchwarden at St Giles and we give thanks for her strong faith and loyal service to this church.
The next Bible Study will be at on Monday 17 December at 7.30pm at No 40 Havelock Road.
Advent Appeal We are likely to be £2450 short next year in paying our way. Please do pray about how you might be able to help with this deficit. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles (using one of the white envelopes in the pews). Your help is so greatly appreciated. Thank you.
‘The Magazine’ for November and December Please take your free copy from the back of church.
Parish Christmas card – we would like to deliver a card to every home in the parish. If you can help please take a bundle (road names listed) and return any spares. So many people mention during the year how lovely it is to receive our Christmas card – so it’s well worth us delivering them. Thank you.
Our congregational Christmas card is at the back of church for us all to sign – a way of sending Christmas greetings to each other. The money donated to ‘Embrace the Middle East’ will improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Holy Land. Our special thanks to Elsie for this.
Christmas Tree Please could you give any contribution you can manage towards the cost of this year’s Parish Tree to John Baldry. Thank you.
Our December Charitable Giving is for West Pottergate Community Residents.
Film Club and Interesting Talks We have received a donation of £148 from these events. A big ‘thank you’ to Carole Hill for her sourcing such wonderful speakers and to Annie and Raymond for their hard work in organising these most enjoyable evenings.
‘Sacred Space’ is the main theme of the St Giles Growth Plan so we are grateful to those who have volunteered to keep St Giles open for a few hours during the week so that others can experience our sacred space. To avoid clashes please put your times in the Churchwardens’ Diary (Tuesday and Friday mornings are already covered). If you are a new volunteer do please speak to Fr Darren.
Advance Warning! Sunday 23 December is going to be a busy day. We will be keeping Advent 4 at the 10.30am Mass, then after the service we will prepare the church for the festival of Christmas. The liturgical colour changes and we prepare for Midnight Mass tomorrow which starts at 11.30pm.

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Service sheet for 2nd December

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Advent Sunday

Our Saviour, who first came to earth as a defenceless baby, will one day return in power and glory. Let us ensure we are watchful and ready.

Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel during the organ voluntary at the end of the Mass.

Our Treasurer, John Baldry, will be giving a presentation this morning about our Advent Gift Appeal. Further details about this are on your teaching flyer. Please do take it home to pray about and respond.

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 1 Creator of the stars of night

Psalm 25

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight:
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 21:25-36

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 9 Lo he comes with clouds descending

Communion Hymn 17 When came in flesh the incarnate Word

Recessional Hymn 3 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Organ Voluntary Bach – Wachet Auf (Schubler)

Assistants at the Eucharist
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Kathryn Ives 2nd Reading Diana Lamb Intercessions Mavis Jacobs Chalice Carole Hill Servers Karen Kiddell and Tim Ives Organist Ian Graydon

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

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 4 December 12 noon Noon Prayers – Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson
Thursday 6 December 7.30pm Quiz Night in aid of the Salvation Army
Friday 7 December 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 9 December
Advent 2 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
Traidcraft Stall after Mass – last chance to buy Christmas gifts

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St John Timberhill and St Julian, Norwich – Clergy: Christopher Wood; Synod Reps: Shirley Buxton, Liz Kilshaw. The Julian Shrine. The Norwich Sea Cadet Unit. Norwich City Football Club, Chaplain: Jon Norman.

Readings next Sunday: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79 (Benedictus); Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today
. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do look at the lovely photos at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
We begin a new Church Year today (liturgical year C) with gospel readings mostly from Luke. As part of your Advent preparation why not read St Luke’s Gospel in full and reflect on the main themes.
Advent comes from the Latin word for an arrival or coming and it means that the Lord is coming. The candles on the Advent wreath are in the traditional colours of purple for waiting and, in the third week, rose for Gaudete Sunday. Our wreath has been prepared by Dot Head, to whom we are very grateful.
On this first Sunday of Advent we light our first Advent candle representing the Patriarchs. They were the leaders of their people and looked faithfully towards God, asking for his light to lead them. We light our candle in remembrance of them and as a prayer for God to lead us too. The youngest member in our church lights the candle this morning.
Traidcraft Look online at http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk or borrow a catalogue then order from Kate. Thanks!
Our Christmas Quiz is this Thursday 6 December at 7.30 pm. Please do come to this fun event, in aid of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Bring your friends too!
St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 16 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!
Our December Charitable giving is for West Pottergate Community Residents.
Parish Christmas card – we need your help to deliver a St Giles Christmas card to every home in the parish. If you can help, please take a bundle (road names listed) from the back of church. Please return any spares. Our local community always look forward to receiving a Christmas card. It raises the profile of St Giles and enables us to advertise all our Christmas events. Thank you for your help.
The Holy Land Education Project (in memory of Fr John Aves) has Christmas Cards for sale at the Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop at 15 St Stephen’s Street (next to Sainsbury’s), at the Norwich Cathedral shop and the RC Narthex. Please do look out for these cards when shopping.
Advent Appeal Today our Treasurer John Baldry is launching our Advent Gift Appeal. We need your help! The 2019 budget has identified that we are likely to be £2450 short next year in paying our way. The PCC have spent some time looking at where we can cut costs but we do need increased giving to help us. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles. Please use one of the white envelopes in the pews and place it in the collection bowl at any Mass during the season of Advent. Your help is so greatly appreciated. Please do pray about this and how you might be able to help with this deficit in the accounts. Thank you. Fr Darren.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Thank you.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. 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 go on our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving – see our Treasurer, John Baldry.

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Service sheet for 25th November 2018

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 25th November 2018

Christ the King

Today we proclaim that Christ is King over all creation, the beginning and the end of all things, the ruler of those who govern the nations. To God be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Come, let us worship him.

Today we welcome our Charity Speaker from Medicine without Frontiers.

We also welcome the St Giles Singers who will be singing for our Festival Sung Mass: Choral Introit: Handel – Zadok the Priest; Mass Setting: Haydn – Missa Brevis “St John of God”; Communion Anthem: Howard Goodall – The Lord is My Shepherd.

Please do stay behind after the Mass for a celebratory glass of wine.

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 239 Hail Redeemer, King divine

Psalm 93

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 18:33-37

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 139 Crown him with many crowns

Communion Hymn 477 Majesty, worship his majesty

Recessional Hymn 19 All hail the power of Jesus’ name

Organ Voluntary Walton – Crown Imperial

Assistants at the Eucharist: Churchwarden Bob Emsell Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Jen Gerrard 2nd Reading Pat Dutton Intercessions Lesley Warne Chalice Pat Dutton Organist Ian Graydon Servers Annie Blyth, Vikkie Shread, Susan Morris-Prosser and Tim Ives

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

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Today 4.00pm Farewell Evensong for Bishop Graham and Julie at the Cathedral – all are welcome!
Tuesday 27 November 12 noon Said Mass
Thursday 29 November 7.30pm Interesting Talk – Nigel Simpson – “Hello Mr Chips”
Friday 30 November 10.00am Said Mass for St Andrew’s Day
Sunday 2 December Advent Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with Healing Ministry
Speaker John Baldry – launch of our Advent Gift Appeal

Readings next Sunday: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Deanery Prayer Calendar: Thorpe St Andrew Episcopi – Clergy: James Stewart, Dominic Hubbuck; PTO: Patrick Kerley; Synod Reps: Ann Cox, Victor Scrivens, Linda Olney. Churchwardens, PCCs, Treasurers and PCC Secretaries across the Deanery. Thorpe and Heartsease Christian Forum. Bishop Graham and Julie on the day of his farewell services in Norwich Cathedral.

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to our church today
. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do look at the lovely photos at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
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 go on our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving – see our Treasurer, John Baldry.
Christmas Stalls We hope to tell you in the Churchwarden’s notices how much was raised yesterday at Christmas Stalls. A big ‘Thank You’ to all who helped! There are a few items still to be sold – do have a look after Mass.
Our November Charity is Medicine Without Frontiers and we can hear about their work from our Speaker today. There is more information on the display. You can help to increase what the PCC gives by making a donation (gift-aided if possible) in the collecting box on the table.
The Holy Land Education Project (in memory of Fr John Aves) has Christmas Cards for sale at the Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop (15 St Stephen’s Street) and at both Cathedrals.
We have received a legacy of £5,000 from the estate of the late Michael Hockings for the Building and Fabric account. We give thanks for all that Michael brought to St Giles. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Please do bear in mind St Giles and our ministry and mission when writing your will.
Advent Appeal Next Sunday our Treasurer John Baldry will be launching our Advent Gift Appeal. We need your help! The 2019 budget has identified that we are likely to be £2,450 short next year in paying our way. The PCC have spent some time looking at where we can cut costs but we do need increased giving to help us. We would like to invite members of the Church to give a ‘one off’ Advent gift in appreciation of the friendship and ministry they receive from St Giles. Please use one of the white envelopes in the pews and place it in the collection bowl at any Mass during the season of Advent. Your help is so greatly appreciated. Please do pray about this and how you might be able to help with this deficit in the accounts. Thank you. Fr Darren.
St Martin’s Housing Street Collection for the Homeless will be between 1 and 23 December. If you would like to help there’s a sign-up form at the back of church. For more information please speak to Jonathan Trench, Ian Mayers or John Marsters. https://stmartinshousing.org.uk/i-make-difference/
Our Christmas Quiz will be on Thursday 6 December at 7.30 pm. Please keep the evening free for this fun event, in aid of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Bring your friends too!
St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 16 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!
The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red (look at the High Altar and curtain). However, today the colour is white since it is a celebration and a Festival Day. Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values, and hold in mind during this season that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.

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