The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 20th January 2019
Third Sunday of Epiphany
Draw near to God and open up your heart to the one who promises hope and healing.
As we sing together, pray together and make our resolutions for the future, we discover the true identity of the Christ – the lynchpin of our lives and faith.
“Let us run with the stars and offer gifts with the Magi…with shepherds let us glorify Him, with angels sing hymns, with archangels join in chorus…let us travel through the life of Christ that we may be born afresh in Him.” St Gregory Nazianzen
“Christ became what we are that he might make us what he is.” Athanasius of Alexandria
Our President and Preacher is the Revd Maggie Diffey. Fr Darren is away today.
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 56 Songs of thankfulness and praise
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors Christ was revealed in flesh, proclaimed among the nations;
And believed in throughout the world
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Luke 4:14-21
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 271 Alleluya, sing to Jesus
Communion Hymn 140 Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
Recessional hymn 391 King of glory, King of peace
Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in C minor BWV546
Next week’s readings Ezekiel 43:27-44:4; Psalm 48; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 firstname.lastname@example.org – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) email@example.com
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading Rowena Atkinson 2nd Reading Sheila Spreadbury Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice Carole Hill Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 22 January 12 noon Noon Prayers led by Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson
(Norwich East Chapter New Year Lunch)
6.30pm Unknown Donors meeting at the Rectory
Thursday 24 January 10am-4pm Day of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Cathedral. The St Giles slot for cover is 2.15pm to 2.30pm
Friday 25 January 10.00am Said Mass The Conversion of St Paul
Sunday 27 January 4th Sunday of Epiphany 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Charity Speaker Mrs Mavis Jacobs on behalf of the Templar Pilgrimage Trust
We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, to be found at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Our 2019 motto text is: “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3.18-19
We are now in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity There is a Chain of Prayer in the Cathedral on Thursday and all the churches within the City are praying together. The St Giles congregation are asked to cover 2.15pm to 2.30pm (a 15 minute slot). Please do turn up to keep the Prayer Chain for Christian Unity going. It would be such a shame if St Giles broke the Chain by no-one attending.
Fr John Aves Friday is the anniversary of the death of Fr John Aves (2004), one-time Parish Priest at St Giles. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be in the Cathedral on Easter Eve, Saturday 20 April. If you are interested, then please speak to Fr Darren as soon as possible.
Our next Bible Study will be on Monday 21 January at 7.30pm, at 37 Havelock Road. If you are thinking you might like to join us it is an ideal opportunity since we shall be beginning our study of the epistle of James. You will be most welcome! Please speak to Karen Kiddell for more information.
Our next Interesting Talk on Thursday 31 January at 7.30pm is entitled ‘From Bears to Bishops: Norfolk’s Medieval Church Carvings’. It will be given by Paul Harley who is a photographer.
Our January Charity is the Templar Pilgrimage Trust. If you would like to make a personal donation (gift-aided if possible) then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. The months of January and February are the most difficult for homeless people so please be generous and support the wonderful work being done at Pottergate ARC. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
St Giles Parish Calendar – Please do take your copy and transfer the dates into your diary.
The Magazine for January / February and Good News for Norwich and Norfolk (Winter Edition) are both available at the back of church for you to take your free copy.
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 our Church Electoral Roll (see Carole Hill). We also have a scheme for regular giving (see our Treasurer, John Baldry).
For your reflection – for Christians the new year becomes like the clean sheet of writing paper for the writer, the clean empty canvas for the artist and the open road for the traveller: because in 2019 we have a Christ-like story to write, a Christian picture to paint and a Saviour to follow into the future.