Service sheet for 12th November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 12th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday

On this Remembrance Sunday we are invited to remember those who have lived and died in the service of others. We are called to confess the reality of conflict in our lives and in the world, and to pray for those who suffer because of war. We do all this in the context of worshipping God, who calls us to peace, justice, grace.

Today’s Remembrance Sunday Mass will conclude with the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour. After the Blessing (no sung Angelus today) please follow the sanctuary party to the War Memorial, bringing your hymn book with you. Our thanks to Martin Mitchell who will lead us in the reading of the Roll.

Our preacher today is 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 Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 528 O God, our help in ages past

Psalm 70

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 25:1-13

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 22 All people that on earth do dwell

Communion Hymn 286 I vow to thee, my country

Recessional Hymn 9 Abide with me, fast falls the eventide

Organ Voluntary Bach – O Mensch, bewein’

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading John Baldry 2nd Reading Rowena Atkinson Intercessions Diana Lamb Chalice Pat Emsell Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives, Karen Kiddell and Susan Morris-Prosser

2017 Church motto text Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580


Tuesday 14 November 12 noon Said Mass

Thursday 16 November 6.00pm Norwich Christmas Lights Switch-on

Friday 17 November 10.00am Said Mass Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200

7.30pm Film Club – please see the railings outside St Giles for details

Sunday 19 November 2nd before Advent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass

Traidcraft Christmas Gift Stall after Mass open until 3.00pm

Next Sunday’s readings: Zephaniah 1:7. 12-18; Psalm 90; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

Deanery Prayer Calendar: Norwich Cathedral (Holy and Undivided Trinity) – Clergy: Jane Hedges, Peter Doll, Andrew Bryant, Keith James, Aidan Platten, all Lay Canons, Honorary Canons and Priest Vicars; Readers: Pamela Garrett, Frances Gothard, Frank Paice; All those who work at the Cathedral. Members of the Royal British Legion and all who will gather at War Memorials around the Deanery


We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. If you normally receive communion in your own church, you are welcome to do so here. If you are not a communicant, please come to the altar for a blessing, holding your service book.

The Meditation Group will meet this Thursday at 5pm in a member’s house. Please contact Claire Vaughan Smith (618957) for venue details. (This Group no longer meets in Church.)

Traidcraft There will be a Grand Christmas Gift Stall on Sunday 19 November. This will continue after Mass until 3pm and will stay up for Tuesday morning 10.00 to 11.30 and after Mass until 3.00pm. Please do come and pass the word around your friends – don’t miss out – unique gifts!

Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 25 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way do speak to Elsie or Rodney. Do please publicise this to all your friends and neighbours – don’t let them miss out on this great fundraising event!

Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 30 November at 7.30pm. Jonathan Trench will talk on ‘A Ramble through 1,000 Years of Greek: from St Luke to Homer and Back Again’.

Christmas Quiz Our quiz this year is on Thursday 7 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!

Our November Charity is Mind. With mental health issues now gaining a higher profile, please do look at the charities board for details of their work. If you would like to make a personal donation then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charity of the Month display board.

West Pottergate Fun Day mural cards – David Cole has kindly produced these cards from the Fun Day mural and they are available at the back of church for a donation of £2.00 to church funds.

Our Parish Share next year will be £31339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. 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. We are running low and especially need white wine, please. Thank you very much!

St Martin’s Housing Trust street collection If you have an hour or two to spare then please consider helping with this charity collection during the month of December. There is a sign-up form at the back of church. For further information please speak to Jonathan Trench, Ian Mayers or John Marsters.

The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red (look at the High Altar and curtain). 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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