Service sheet for 26th May

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 26th May 2019

Rogation Sunday

Come and celebrate with us as we worship the one who is light and life. Come to the one who offers more than the fruits of hard work, restful leisure and good luck. Come to the one who offers transformation and renewal through faith.

The Easter candle remains in the Sanctuary from now until Pentecost Sunday, marking the fifty days of the Easter season which cover the Resurrection appearances. The candle has a prominent place, reminding us that Christ is the light of the world and that, in that light, Jesus is alive today.

Today is Rogation Sunday and at the end of the Mass we have our procession into the churchyard. We come out into the world to thank God for the riches of his creation and to ask God’s blessing on our land, our fruits and our Parish. We then return into church for a celebratory glass of wine.

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 112 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

Psalm 67

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;
I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 14:23-29

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 101 The Lamb’s high banquet we await

Communion Hymn 111 Jesus Christ is risen

Recessional Hymn 263 All creatures of our God and King

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 & Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503)
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Jonathan Trench 2nd Reading Lesley Warne Intercessions Jen Gerrard Chalice Carole Hill Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives, Susan Morris-Prosser, Karen Kiddell, Annie Blyth and Vikkie Shread

Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 12 noon The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (see notice below)
Tuesday 28 May 12 noon Said Mass
Thursday 30 May 7.00pm Deanery Ascension Day Mass – St Francis, Heartsease
Friday 31 May 10.00am Said Mass The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
Sunday 2 June Easter 7 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with Healing Ministry

Next week’s readings Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14. 16-17. 20-21; John 17:20-26

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 National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is tomorrow, Monday 27 May. It begins at 12 noon with Concelebrated Mass in the Abbey Grounds – Principal Celebrant: the Bishop of Burnley, the Right Revd Philip North. After a picnic lunch (bring-your-own), there will be the Sermon at 2.30 pm – Preacher: the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, followed by the Procession & Benediction. Later at 6.00pm there will be Solemn Vespers in the Shrine Church.
In your newsletter today is your personal invite to attend the Deanery Ascension Day Mass which is next Thursday, 30 May at St Francis, Heartsease at 7.00pm. Do use spare copies to invite others along. The Visiting Preacher is the Right Revd David Court, Bishop of Grimsby. (Before becoming a bishop, David was Vicar of Cromer and is originally from Heartsease. We welcome Bishop David back home!)
Our next Bible Study is on Tuesday 4 June at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Rd. We will be looking at the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. All are welcome – do speak to Karen for details.
Our May Charity is Christian Aid. Do take a look at the display on the charities notice board to find out more. Please use a Christian Aid envelope to put your donations in the offertory or use the box by the Charities board for our standard envelopes – gift aided if possible, please.
The Quiz Night on Friday 17th May raised £461 for Christian Aid. Our thanks and congratulations to Annie and her team, including quizmaster Mark Oxley, for this superb fundraising achievement and for giving us a most enjoyable evening!
Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the tower vestry. They will now go to West Pottergate residents and others in need who call at the Rectory. Please bring in soup, beans, tuna, sandwich tinned meats, packet rice and biscuits. Tinned foods are all useful so families can prepare or supplement a meal. No fresh food please.
The knitted Last Supper is packed away after Mass today as we come to the end of the Easter season. Jesus now ascends back to his Father.
The church heating is now off for the Summer – please do dress appropriately on cooler days!
Church open St Giles is open for visitors and pilgrims on Tuesday all day, Wednesday mornings, Friday mornings and Saturday lunchtime. Pray for all who visit our sacred space that they will meet with God.

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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