Service sheet for 26th November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 26th November 2017

Christ the King

This is the last Sunday of the Church’s year. Today we rejoice in Christ the King, ruler and judge of all, who sits on the throne of glory. We long to inherit the kingdom prepared for us from the foundation of the world, and gather now to worship God.

We welcome the St Giles Singers who will be singing for our Festival Sung Mass. Mass Setting: Haydn – St John of God; Choral Introit: Holst – Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Communion Anthem: Harwood – O How Glorious is the Kingdom

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

The Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

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 95

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 25:31-46

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 Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Raymond Scott 2nd Reading Pat Dutton Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Dutton Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives, Karen Kiddell, Annie Blyth, Vikkie Shread

Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7. 16-18; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

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

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

Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503)

Parish website


Tuesday 28 November 12 noon Noon Prayers led by Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson

Thursday 30 November 7.30pm Interesting Talk by Jonathan Trench (see below)

Friday 1 December 10.00am Said Mass

6.30pm World AIDS Day Service at St John Timberhill

Sunday 3 December Advent Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with Healing Ministry

Speaker John Baldry, Treasurer – launch of our Advent Gift Appeal

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Stephen – Clergy: Madeline Light, Matthew Hutton, Alex Irving; Readers: Peter Carroll, Anne Murphy; Synod Reps: David Mason, Sarah Mintey. PA to the Bishop & Archdeacon: Coralie Nichols. CMD Norwich East Link: Arnold Browne. All those in ministry training especially Shawn Tomlinson, Annie Blyth and Tracy Williams.


We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online to the church website and find out more – see the photos too!

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 how much was raised yesterday at Christmas Stalls in the Churchwarden’s notices. A big ‘Thank You’ to all who helped. There are a few items still to be sold – do have a look after Mass.

Advent Appeal Next Sunday our Treasurer John Baldry will be launching our Advent Gift Appeal. We need your help! The 2018 budget has identified that we are likely to be £3,370 short next year in paying our way. The PCC have spent some time looking at where we can cut costs but what we need is 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.

Our Interesting Talk this Thursday 30 November by Jonathan Trench is entitled ‘A Ramble through 1,000 Years of Greek: from St Luke to Homer and Back Again’.

Our next Bible Study will be on Monday 4 December at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road (Mark 3-4)

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. If you would like to make a personal donation (last chance today) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charity of the Month display board.

Fr John Aves Educational Project Christmas Cards will be on sale in the ORIGINAL Charity Christmas Card Shop, 15 St Stephen’s Street (next door to Sainsbury’s Local). They are also on sale in the Cathedral Shop and in the Narthex at St John the Baptist Cathedral. Do please support this project.

St Martin’s Housing Trust street collection If you have an hour or two to spare then please speak to Jonathan Trench, Ian Mayers or John Marsters. There is a sign-up form at the back of church.

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 their involvement.

Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Our stocks of red wine are now running low. Thank you very much!

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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