Service sheet for 19th November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 19th November 2017

Second Sunday before Advent

As we come together in worship, let us bring to mind the gifts and opportunities we have been given by God. Let us remind ourselves that God is loving and generous and always wants the best from us and for us.

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 499 Thy kingdom come, O God

Psalm 90

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 Matthew

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 25:14-30

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 498 Son of God, eternal Saviour

Communion Hymn 483 The Church of God a kingdom is

Recessional Hymn 493 Rejoice, O land, in God thy might

Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in A minor (BWV543)

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green 1st Reading Sheila Spreadbury 2nd Reading Kate Baldry Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Carole Hill Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Peter Mancroft – Clergy: Ian Bentley, Fiona Haworth, Graham Kirk-Spriggs; Reader: Gill Persicke; Synod Reps: Alison Atkins, Richard Turk, Geoffrey Woolsey-Brown. The Mancroft Advice Project. Chaplaincy to the Theatre Royal. Ministry to visitors. Those working with the homeless. Deanery Chapter meeting on Tuesday.

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 21 November 8.30am Clergy Chapter at Thorpe Hamlet

10-11.45am Traidcraft Christmas Sale

12 noon Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney

After Mass until 3.00pm – Traidcraft Christmas Sale continues

Thursday 23 November Fr Darren will be attending ‘Norwich City Vision 2040’ (a half day conference at the Top of the Terrace)

Friday 24 November 10.00am Said Mass

Saturday 25 November 11am-1pm Christmas Stalls

Sunday 26 November Christ the King 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the St Giles Singers
Preacher Fr Peter Varney

There will be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass

Next Sunday’s readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16. 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46


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.

Traidcraft Don’t miss out on Christmas gifts from around the world – on sale today and Tuesday!

Christmas Stalls will be next Saturday 25 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can bring along a cake, raffle prize, some books or good bric-a-brac then please do, and help to make this a successful event – speak to Elsie or Rodney. And do please bring along all your friends and neighbours!

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!

St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 17 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!

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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