Service sheet for 7th April

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 7th April 2019

Passion Sunday

God calls us to live with eyes wide open to the presence of our triune God, that we might know and be known, love and be loved, be transformed and transform our world. Let us worship God together today, our King, our Lord and our Saviour.

There is a retiring collection today, your last opportunity to support Water Aid and the Diocesan Lent Project (see Lent leaflet). Lent is a time for almsgiving so please give generously.

We welcome back the St Giles Singers who will be singing: Palestrina – Missa Brevis; Stainer – God so loved the world; Goss – O Saviour of the World

After Mass please have a quick coffee, then you are welcome to the APCM at 12 noon.

Our speaker at Mass today is our Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

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 126

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

Cantors The Lord is a great God, O that 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 John

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 12:1-8

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 79 The royal banners forward go

Communion Anthem Goss – O Saviour of the World (St Giles Singers)

Communion Hymn 90 O Sacred head, sore wounded

Recessional Hymn 83 Glory be to Jesus

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fantasia in G minor BWV542

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 – 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)

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Raymond Scott 2nd Reading Annie Blyth Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Emsell Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard Organist Ian Graydon

Tuesday 9 April 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martyr 1945
Wednesday 10 April 3.00pm Home Communions – St John’s House care home
Friday 12 April 10.00am Said Mass
7.30pm Film Club (last one!) See details on railings outside
Sunday 14 April Palm Sunday 10.00am Sung Parish Mass with the Procession of the Palms
Please note earlier start! The Mass includes a dramatic Gospel reading
6.00pm Ecumenical act of worship at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church
Preacher: Revd Canon David Paul, Dean of St John’s RC Cathedral

Next week’s readings Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do take a look at our website, to be found at
The Healing Ministry has been moved to next Sunday owing to the APCM which follows Mass today.
The free Spring Edition of The Magazine published by the Diocese is available for you at the back of church.
The total raised for St Giles at the funeral of our dear Brother, David Johnson, was £952.00. May David rest in peace.
The APCM 2018 Annual Reports and Accounts booklet is available at the back of church. You will need this booklet for today’s APCM! Please leave a donation of £1.30 to cover printing costs.
Recycled Easter Cards made by Jillian Buckingham are now on sale. All proceeds will go to St Giles.
As we enter into Christ’s passion we remember the command of Jesus at the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.” The passionate body and blood of Jesus is revealed to us every time we come to receive the Holy Sacrament. We come to worship to express our passion for God and in return He reminds us of His passion for us. It is good to have Elsie Johnson’s knitted Last Supper back in the altar as we begin to reflect on Holy Week and Easter.
Holy Week – you will find the programme enclosed in your newsletter today. To enter into the spiritual experience of journeying with Christ it is good to try and be in church for worship as much as possible. Please do mark this programme in your diaries – it will be a blessing to you.
Confessions – Fr Darren is available to hear confessions during Passiontide – please phone for an appointment.
Maundy Thursday After our evening Mass on Maundy Thursday you are invited to join a City Centre Pilgrimage to visit the Garden of Gethsemane in various churches. ‘Could you not watch with me one brief hour?’ were the words of Jesus. St Giles, St John Timberhill, St Peter Mancroft and the Cathedral are all open until midnight.
St Giles Ringers AGM is on Tuesday 16 April at 7.00pm. Further details from Churchwarden Rowena.
Our April Charity is the Church Housing Trust. Do please put donations in the box by the Charities board.
Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 23rd April at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road, studying the book of Esther.
The next Interesting Talk will be on Thurs 25th April at 7.30pm. Prof Stephen Church will speak on ‘King John, Rotter, Bounder, Cad: the case for the defence’.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry.
Pat Dutton has written to say that with much sadness the time has come for her to stop serving the chalice, and doing the chalice rota and the sacristy laundry. We thank Pat for her ministry to us all over these many years and we give thanks to God for all that she has done. We hope to see Pat back at St Giles whenever Tim or Sarah can bring her to Norwich. Our prayers and thoughts are with Pat and our hearts are full of gratitude.
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.

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