The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 10 February 2019
Fourth Sunday before Lent
Moments of disclosure, when human beings glimpse the awesome nature of God, often happen out of the blue. Yet the work of salvation relies upon human responses to them. Isaiah, Peter and Paul all played vital parts in God’s mission to the world. Conscious, like them, of our own weakness, may we open to God’s surpassing love and discernment and seek God’s will for us joyfully.
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 377 Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever
The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Luke 5:1-11
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 94 We sing the praise of him who died
Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Recessional Hymn 200 Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult
Organ Voluntary Boellmann – Sortie
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Servers Ben Shread and Susan Morris-Prosser 1st Reading Kate Baldry 2nd Reading Ian Mayers Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Kathryn Ives Organist Ian Graydon Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson
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
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
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 12 February 12 noon Said Mass
Thursday 14 February 7.00pm Licensing of Canon Eleanor Langan as Rector of St Helen, Bishopgate. All welcome.
Friday 15 February 10.00am Said Mass Thomas Bray, Founder of SPCK, 1730
Sunday 17 February 3rd Sunday before Lent 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Next week’s readings Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26
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
Fr Darren will be rushing off straight after the Mass. Today is the Norwich City Football Club Derby match against Ipswich. Kick-off is at 12 noon so the Rector is on his bike for a quick cycle to Carrow Road. If you need to speak to him do send an email.
Do please visit the Traidcraft Stall after Mass today – great selection of cards and food items.
Large print weekly pew sheets Redemptorist Publications are making the Sunday service accessible to visually impaired Christians by sending us some large print copies every week. This is funded by St John’s Guild, Christians Supporting People with Sight Loss. Do ask if you require a copy.
Norwich East Deanery Synod meetings are now open to anyone who would like to attend. The next meeting is on Wednesday 27 February at 7.15pm and will be held at St Matthew Thorpe Hamlet, with refreshments from 7.00pm. The topic for the evening is ‘Gaining confidence to share our story of Jesus’. All are welcome.
Our Interesting Talk on Thursday 28 February at 7.30pm is by Barbara Miller and is entitled ‘Step by Step: the Norwich shoe trade’.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road, when we shall be continuing our study of the letter/epistle of James. If you are thinking you might like to join us then please do see Karen Kiddell for more information – you will be most welcome!
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 February Charity is the Samaritans. 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!
Newsletter via email – to receive this sheet every week on the day it is published, go to the church website at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Type your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and click on the FOLLOW button. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
Interested in a pilgrimage to Rome? If you are then please do get in touch with Canon Peter Doll at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr Alaric Lewis at email@example.com to register an interest. Do see page 25 of the Diocesan magazine for further details. Both Fr Peter and Fr Alaric know so much about Rome. It will be a very informative and spiritual pilgrimage.
The Parish Lent Leaflet is enclosed in your newsletter today. Please do start thinking about how you are going to use these forty days to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. What might you do to seek blessings and give them away? Lent begins on Wednesday 6 March with an evening Mass at 7.00pm.