The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 19 February 2012
Sunday next before Lent
Let us come into God’s presence, seeking to see more of the Son as we worship him in his glory.
Our preacher today is Fr Brian Short
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 388 Shine, Jesus, shine
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors Welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Mark 9.2-9
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 37 Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Communion Hymn 399 Love is his word, love is his way
Recessional Hymn 111 Christ is the world’s light
Organ voluntary Dubois Toccata
Priest-in-Charge Fr. Darren Thornton (01603 623724) d.thornton (email term-time only) Part-time – also Chaplain at UEA day off on Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Parish Ordinand David Smith (training at Westcott House, Cambridge)
Reader & Newsletter Gill Persicke (01603 621777) gill
Music Reproduction Licence no.990580
Next Sunday’s readings: Genesis 9.8-17; Psalm 25.1-10; 1 Peter 3.18-22; Mark 1.9-15
St Giles Church is twinned with the Scarrowbeck Group (Erpingham)
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head
Readers 1stJo Bussey 2ndVikkie Shread
Intercessions Martin Mitchell Chalice Pat Emsell
Servers Susan Morris-Prosser and Vikkie Shread
Churchwarden on duty Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Shrove Tuesday 8.30am Clergy Chapter, at Norwich Prison
12 noon Said Mass
Ash Wednesday 7.00pm Sung Mass with the Imposition of Ashes
Thursday 23 February 5.55pm Tolling of the Colton Acre Curfew Bell
6.00pm Evening Prayer
Friday 24 February 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 26 February (First Sunday of Lent) 8.00am BCP Mass at St Thomas’ Church, Heigham, led by Fr Darren – all welcome
10.30am Sung Mass
- Women’s World Day of Prayer Praying for Malaysia, at 11.00am, Fri 2 March, at St Barnabas Church, Russell Street. Details from Rev Elsie Hutcheon, on 01603 627859.
- Bishop Graham has invited Fr Darren to become one of the team of Diocesan Vocational Advisers. A vocational adviser meets with potential candidates for authorised and recognised ministries, and helps the candidate to tease out their journey with its significant features. The commitment is for a couple of hours each month, and Fr Darren will see candidates in our Pitt Lane Prayer Room.
- It is hoped that the work on the tower to repair the louvres will be completed during the month of March. It will be nice to hear the bells again, and have the car parking space returned to normal.
- The Feb/March edition of Across the See plus prayer calendar available at the back of church.
- Enclosed with this newsletter is the 2012 Lent programme. Please do sign up for an NCCT Lent course at the end of Mass today, so we can let the group organisers know how many are attending from St Giles. This course is very highly recommended!
- A reminder – next Sunday is the deadline for those submitting APCM reports.
- Lent Giving traditionally, Lent is a time for almsgiving. Each Sunday during Lent, there will be a retiring offertory that will be split between the Diocesan Lent Appeal and the Water Aid Lent Appeal. Please do remember your Lent offerings next week to place in the retiring collection.
- Our February charity – the mission & ministry of Norwich Cathedral see charity noticeboard.
- As we are experimenting with producing this newsletter two weeks’ worth at a time, once a fortnight, please be sure to submit any contributions to Gill P. as early as possible. Thank you.
- Donations towards the appeal for the West Porch sculptures would be most gratefully received please speak to our treasurer, John Baldry.
- Are you interested in being confirmed? The next opportunity is at the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral, with the Lord Bishop of Norwich. Please speak to Fr Darren if you are interested.
- The company that supplies our Church Diaries relies on advertising to keep down the cost of the diaries, and works hard contacting local businesses. They are always looking for more subscribers, so if anybody can suggest any firms/businesses etc that may be willing to support St Giles by buying space, please contact Rowena, who will pass on the details to the diary company.
PRAYER THEMES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
Norwich Citizens Advice Bureau, hard at work during these difficult economic times
In the NCCT, the Religious Society of Friends
The Methodist Church, and District Chairman, Graham Thompson
The Anglican Church of Central America led by Archbishop Armando Soria