Service sheet for 17th March

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17 March 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

As the season of Lent deepens, we pause to reflect on our own human frailty. So, let us be still now and know God’s presence within and around us.

Fr Darren is away today. The President and Preacher is Fr Peter Varney.

There is a retiring collection today and every Sunday during Lent to support Water Aid and the Diocesan Lent Project (see Lent leaflet). Lent is a time for almsgiving so please give generously.

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 507 Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us

Psalm 27

Gospel acclamation Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

Cantors The Lord is a great God, O that today you would listen to his voice
Harden not your hearts

All Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 13: 31-35

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 381 Jerusalem the golden

Communion Hymn 70 Lord Jesus, think on me

Recessional Hymn 64 Be thou my guardian and my guide

Organ Voluntary Bach – O Lamm Gottes, enschuldig

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Organist
Ian Graydon Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading John Baldry 2nd Reading Ian Mayers Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice John Baldry Servers Annie Blyth and Vikkie Shread Churchwarden Bob Emsell

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 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

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 19 March 12 noon Said Mass Joseph of NazarethPresident Revd Maggie Diffey
7.00pm Clergy Greater Chapter at St Stephen’s
Thursday 21 March 12 noon Funeral service for David Johnson. All are welcome.
Friday 22 March 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 24 March
Third Sunday of Lent10.30am Sung Parish MassThe Litany of Humility

Next week’s readings Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke13 :1-9

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
Our Archdeacon, Karen Hutchinson would like to thank everyone at St Giles for her lovely warm welcome last week. She writes to the Churchwardens…Your church is in very good condition, and beautifully kept, so your congregation are to be congratulated on the care you have given to this. It is also very pleasing to see the progress you have made on updating your ‘Committed to Growth’ mission plan and I pray that it continues to bear fruit.Well done St Giles!
The funeral service for David Johnson will be on Thursday 21 March at 12 noon at St Giles. All are welcome.
Do you consider yourself to be a ‘member’ of St Giles Church? Every six years we have to renew our Church Electoral Roll. Everyone will need to complete new forms this year to go on the St Giles Electoral Roll. Do ask our E.R. Officer Dr Carole Hill for a form – they are available from today. The deadline for submission of names is after Mass next Sunday Sun 24 March. After that date no new names can be added until after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). If you are joining our Electoral Roll you may also like to consider joining our scheme for regular giving (please see our Treasurer, John Baldry).
The March Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 28 March at 7.30pm. It will be given by Elspeth Rushbrook, author. Elspeth’s talk is entitled ‘Words and Music: growing up in East Anglia’.
The APCM is on Sunday 7 April (Passion Sunday)at 12 noon and will be followed by a short meeting of the PCC. Nomination forms for one vacancy on the PCC, as well as Churchwardens and Deputy Churchwardens, are at the back of church. TODAY is the deadline for nominations. If you are considering putting yourself forward for one of these posts, please speak to Fr Darren first.
The Parish Lunch is on Sunday 7 April following the APCM at 12.30 to eat at 1.00pm.This will be at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street. Please sign the list at the back of church and pay Treasurer John Baldry by next Sunday 24 March at the very latest, to secure your booking. Thank you.
The Christian Aid ‘Count Your Blessings’ scheme is running throughout Lent. Please do collect a form from the back of church to take home, and return your donation to our Christian Aid representative Lindsey Green at the end of Lent. Thank you! And copies of our church Lent leaflet are also available at the back of church.
Our March Charity is Water Aid. Do please put donations in the box on the table by the Charities board.
Traidcraft Kate is not able to do a stall now until after Easterbut you can still orderEaster items including the Real Easter Egg! Kate’s contact details are at the bottom of the first page of the service sheet. And please see the top of the bookcase by the Tower Vestry door at the back of church
and pick up a leaflet. Kate hopes to be able to bring Spring and Easter cards to church on Mothering Sunday, 31 March.
The flower beds adjacent to the church have been cleared by the Council in preparation for treatment to attempt to eradicate the bindweed and other perennial weeds. We hope replanting can take place in autumn 2019 or spring 2020. Churchwarden Rowena
Open Church St Giles is now open on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mid-day, Friday mornings and Saturday mid-day. Please pray that all visitors and pilgrims will find peace in our sacred space.
Advance notice of Art Exhibition at St Giles. Some of the St Giles artists have been meeting together, and we plan an exhibition on 13 and 14 July coinciding with the Norwich Lanes event. Our theme will be ‘Intersecting Journeys’. We invite all to take part! Please let Father Peter know (email varney@waitrose.com ) if you would like to exhibit. We’ll give half of any proceeds to St Giles Church. We plan to include a time for reflection, linking the art with God’s presence with us in St Giles Church and how our lives are held within God’s love.

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