Service sheet for 26 February

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 26 February 2012

First Sunday of Lent

Before Jesus had begun his ministry, God called him beloved Son. God calls us all his beloved children, whether or not we have done anything remarkable. In our worship today, let us respond to God’s overwhelming love for each one of us.

There is a retiring collection today, and every Sunday during Lent, to support Water Aid and the Diocesan Lent Appeal. 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 25.1-10

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.

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Mark 1.9-15

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 302 O Thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray

Communion Hymn 276 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

Recessional Hymn 67 Forty days and forty nights

Organ voluntary Bach Christus, der uns selig macht

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 17.1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22.22-30; Romans 4.13-25; Mark 8.31-38

St Giles Church is twinned with the Scarrowbeck Group (Erpingham)


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head

Readers 1stSheila Spreadbury 2ndPat Wensley

Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Carole Hill

Servers Susan Morris-Prosser and Vikkie Shread

Churchwarden on duty Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon


Tuesday 28 February 9.30am Home Communion Barbara Harper

12 noon Said Mass

Friday 2 March 10.00am Said Mass

7.30pm Film Club see below for details

Sunday 4 March (Second Sunday of Lent) 10.30am Sung Mass with the ministry of healing by Fr Brian Short


  • It is that time of year when we need to update our Electoral Roll. If you are already on the roll and your details haven’t changed, you need do nothing! But if your details have changed over the year, please do let our ER Officer know. If you are new to St Giles and would like to become an official member of our church, then you need to fill in an ER form, and return it to ER Officer, Carole Hill, by Sat 31 March. (The Roll is held by Fr Darren, our Parish Reader,our churchwardens and Carole Hill it is not in the public domain)
  • Those submitting APCM reports should leave them for Fr Darren in the post tray. Today is the deadline! Thank you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Missed a Sunday? Then you didn’t receive the 2012 Lent leaflet available at back of church.
  • 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.
  • Film Club this week is showing Way out West (1937), a wonderful Golden Oldie comedy Western starring Laurel & Hardy. Why not come along for a great film, and some good company?


Youth projects throughout our region, remembering the work of the Mancroft Advisory project

In the NCCT, the Salvation Army

The Baptist Church, led by Regional Minister, Richard Lewis

The Anglican Province of Congo, led by Archbishop Henri Isingoma

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