Service sheet for 27th January

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 27th January 2019

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

My brothers and sisters, in this Epiphany season we celebrate the revelation of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ. We pray that in our worship and praise we may be renewed in faith, hope and love, that God’s glory may shine in us, and through us to his world.

“Christ became what we are that he might make us what he is.” Athanasius of Alexandria

“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

Our Charity Speaker today is Mrs Mavis Jacobs for the Templar Pilgrimage Trust.

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 53 This day the first of days was made

Psalm 48

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 4:21-30

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 415 O for a thousand tongues to sing

Communion Hymn 297 Lord Jesus Christ

Recessional hymn 55 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fugue in C minor BWV546

Next week’s readings Malachi 3:1-5; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – 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) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

Media links
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Facebook @Norwicheastdeanery
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading
Jillian Buckingham 2nd Reading Raymond Scott Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Carol Cullum Organist Ian Graydon Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green Churchwarden Bob Emsell

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 29 January 12.00 noon Said Mass
Thursday 31 January 7.00pm PCC meeting at the Rectory
7.30pm Interesting Talk (see below for details)
Friday 1 February 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 3 February
Candlemas 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for Candlemas with Healing Ministry after the Mass. There will also be a celebratory glass of wine.

NOTICES
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
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).
PCC members have envelopes to collect from the post tray today.
St Giles Parish Calendar – Please do take your copy and transfer the dates into your diary.
Our Interesting Talk this Thursday 31st 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.
Palm Crosses Please leave your palm crosses from last year in the post tray by Sunday 24 February so that ash can be made from them for the Ash Wednesday Mass. Thank you.
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 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.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens – please do bring them in. Thank you very much!
Parish notices Please do arrive in time each Sunday to be in your seats to hear the Churchwarden’s notices at 10.25am before the service starts. Thank you.
Traidcraft There is good news – Traidcraft will be continuing! So much positive support has been shown that the company has had a very good Autumn Season. This stands them in good stead for the future. Their staffing has been slimmed down considerably to one fifth of the previous level. With a reduced number of lines (unfortunately they have had to stop buying from some Craft producers) the business should be sustainable. More information will come out as we go into Spring. Thank you all for your support for Traidcraft at St Giles. I hope that you will continue to purchase from this Fairtrade pioneer – there is still much more to be done to make the world a fairer place so that poor communities can flourish. Kate Baldry
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

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