Service sheet for 29th April 2018

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 29th April 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God. As we gather in worship today let us renew our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who dwells in us and whose love is perfected in us.

The Easter candle remains in the Sanctuary until Pentecost Sunday, marking the fifty days of the Easter season which cover the resurrection appearances. The candle has a prominent place, reminding us that Christ is the light of the world and that, in that light, Jesus is alive today.

The President and 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 New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 114 Now is eternal life

Psalm 22

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;
I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 15:1-8

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 101 The Lamb’s high banquet we await

Communion Hymn 272 All for Jesus! All for Jesus!

Recessional Hymn 119 The strife is o’er, the battle won

Organ Voluntary Boellman – Toccata

Deanery Prayer Calendar: Bishop Graham: thanking God for his ministry among us; Archdeacon: Karen Hutchinson; Rural Dean: Darren Thornton; Lay Chair: Bridgid Everitt; Treasurer: Gus Woodcock; Secretary: Shirley Buxton. Bishop’s Chaplain: Susanna Gunner.

2018 motto text “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:19

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

Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth and Tracy Williams (Ordinand at St Matthew’s, Thorpe Hamlet)

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

Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence 990580


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Mavis Jacobs 2nd Reading Carole Hill Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Emsell Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard Organist Ian Graydon


Monday 30 April 7.30pm Bible Study at 40 Havelock Road – all welcome

Tuesday 1 May 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey
Philip and James, Apostles

Friday 4 May 10.00am Said Mass English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era
7.30pm Film Club – please see the railings outside St Giles for details

Sunday 6 May Rogation Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass followed by Healing Ministry
Commissioning of the new PCC and Churchwardens
There will be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass
12 noon Rogation Prayer Walk around the Parish

Next Sunday’s readings: Acts 10:44-end; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17


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.

Our next Bible Study will be tomorrow at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road. [Mark 9:2. onwards]

Film Club change from regular day Please note that Film Club will be this Friday (4 May) and not on the 2nd Friday owing to our Wisteria Concert on Friday 11 May.

Rogation Sunday ‘Walking the Bounds’ Starting at 12 noon after Mass next Sunday, whatever the weather, we are intending to walk around the parish boundary, stopping along the way to pray. The total distance is a little over 2 miles, and we’ll finish with cream tea at Annie & Remy’s house (2 Willow Lane). Maps will be made available, or go to and click on Rogation Walk under Recent Posts. This is a wonderful way to have some time with each other and also to connect with the whole parish and to cover it in prayer and love. Everyone welcome!

The Norwich East Deanery Prayer Pilgrimage Day takes place on Thursday 10 May, which is Ascension Day. All are welcome to join the Bishop of Thetford on this pilgrimage across the Deanery, starting at St Julian’s Church, King Street at 12.30pm. Do look out for the flyers at the back of church.

The Deanery Ascension Day Mass (Thurs 10 May) is at Thorpe St Andrew Parish Church at 7.30pm. The Bishop of Thetford will be the Preacher at this Mass, concluding his Pilgrimage Day with us.

Wisteria Concert The Annual Wisteria Concert is on Friday 11 May. We welcome Cawston Brass Band who are excellent and well worth hearing. The concert begins at 7.30pm. Do invite your friends! There will be a raffle so please do bring along a prize to donate – thank you!

The Christian Aid Quiz will be on Friday 18 May at 7.30pm in church. Come to the quiz on your own or in a team and pay £6 on the door; this includes a glass of wine and supper of chilli, rice and tortillas. Lovely puddings and more wine are available for a donation, along with a raffle. Join us for a brilliant evening having fun and raising money for charity! Lindsey will let us know how much money has been raised for Christian Aid after the end of Christian Aid Week (and including ‘Count Your Blessings’).

Our April Charity is Fr John Aves Educational Project. Each month the PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal donation to this month’s charity then do please put it in the box on the table by the display or pass it to the Treasurer. If you could Gift Aid any such donations then the charity would receive 25% more at no further cost to you.

The Magazine for March and April is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy.

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 this.

Administration of the Chalice The Bishop has given a licence to Kathryn Ives to administer the Chalice at the Mass. We welcome Kathryn to the team and thank God for that valuable ministry.

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