The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 3rd November 2019
All Saints’ Sunday
We come to worship God in company with all the saints. Let us join with them in adoration of the God whose love is never-ending. The Mass concludes with a procession.
Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel after the procession at the end of the Mass.
There will also be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass.
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 478 Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God’s own people, called out of darkness into his marvellous light
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Luke 6:20-31
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 226 Hark! the sound of holy voices
Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Recessional Hymn 197 For all the Saints who from their labours rest
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives Vikkie Shread, Susan Morris-Prosser, Jonny and Lindsey Green 1st Reading Chris Stokes 2nd Reading Julia de Salis Intercessions John Baldry Chalice John 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
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 email@example.com – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) firstname.lastname@example.org
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Today 12.30-2.00 St Giles Lunch Club at the Coach and Horses
Monday 4 November 10.30am Daytime Bible Study Group (see notice below)
Tuesday 5 November 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey
Friday 8 November 10.00am Said Mass The Saints and Martyrs of England
Saturday 9 November 2.00pm Enthronement of the Bishop of Norwich at the Cathedral (ticket-only event). Please do pray for Bishop Graham.
Sunday 10 November Remembrance Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour
(Fr Darren will not be at the door after Mass: he has Rural Dean duties at Heartsease at 12 noon.) NB No Traidcraft Stall today
Next week’s readings Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5. 13-17; Luke 20:27-38
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 https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Gentle reminder Please refrain from taking glasses into the pews – the ledges are uneven! If you need some water, then please use a compostable beaker from the counter at the back of church. Thank you.
The collection at Pat Dutton’s funeral raised £281 for church funds.
Our congratulations to Fr Darren who has been chosen alongside Revd Ian Dyble to represent the Diocese on the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. Further details on the Diocesan website under ‘News’. Fr Darren will be working alongside the Archbishops, exploring how we can share our faith and become bolder in doing so.
The next daytime Bible Study is tomorrow (4 November) at 10.30am. We will complete our study of the disciples and start studying St Matthew’s Gospel. Please contact Jen on 07917 756626 for details.
St Martin’s Housing Street Collection – please sign up by 11 November! The Street Collection for the Homeless will be between 2 and 24 December. If you would like to help for a one-hour slot or two during this period there’s a sign-up form at the back of church. More information from Jonathan Trench or see https://stmartinshousing.org.uk/i-make-difference/
The next evening Bible Study is on Tuesday 19 November at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm when we shall be concluding our study of 1 Corinthians. Please speak to Karen Kiddell – you are very welcome to join us.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 23 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way please speak to Elsie or Rodney. Please encourage all your friends to come along!
Our November Charity is to support the West Pottergate Community – see the display on the Charities notice board. If you would like to make a donation then please put it in the box on the table by the board.
Change of date to 15 December We have moved the Sunday Lunch Club to 12.30pm on 15 Dec and Fr Darren will now be preaching at Evensong at the Cathedral (3.30pm) on the same day. (Fr Darren will not be preaching on 8 Dec as previously advertised). The Dean has invited us all to the Refectory for a quick ‘cuppa and cake’ afterwards. We will then all head back to St Giles for our Community Carol Service at 5.30pm (no date change here). It’s going to be a busy but fun day! Do come to as much as you can.
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815, a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please could you all consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Regular donors can ask our Treasurer John Baldry for a set of buff envelopes for the offertory with a personal ID number which saves filling in your details every time.
The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red (look at the High Altar and curtain), although vestments today are white for the festival celebration. Do look for the readings and collects which pick up the themes of kingdom values, and hold in mind during this season that lovely phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Kingdom come… on earth as it is in heaven”. All of us are called to be part of bringing about that kingdom.