Service sheet for 17th November

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17th November 2019

Second Sunday before Advent

Our risen Lord has promised he will return in glory. As we eagerly await his coming we gather to revere his name in our worship.

Our President and Preacher today is Fr David Roper. (The Rector is away today.)

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 495 God is working his purpose out

Psalm 98

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors You are a chosen people, 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 21:5-19

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 498 Son of God, eternal Saviour

Communion Hymn 294 Just as I am, without one plea

Recessional Hymn 499 Thy kingdom come, O God

Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in A minor (BWV543)

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Kathryn Ives 2nd Reading Mavis Jacobs Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Kathryn Ives Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green Organist Ian Graydon

Next week’s readings Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503)

Tuesday 19 November 8.30am Clergy Chapter at The Good Shepherd
12 noon Said Mass President Fr David Roper Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
7.30pm Evening Bible Study (see notice below)
Wednesday 20 November 6.30pm West Pottergate community meeting at The Chapel
Friday 22 November 10.00am Said Mass
Saturday 23 November 11-1 Christmas Stalls – please do support this event!
Sunday 24 November Christ the King 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with the St Giles Singers Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Glass of wine after Mass

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
Traidcraft Do visit the Stall after Mass today. Kate will have some Craft items for sale as well as the usual food and cards. Do borrow a catalogue or go to to see the full Autumn range. Kate can order items for you and deliver them to St Giles. Don’t forget that 10% of the cost of all orders will go to St Giles funds. Get your orders in early since some popular items sell out quickly.
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 if you would like to join us – you will be very welcome.
Christmas Stalls will be next 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!
Christ the King is next Sunday 24 November. We welcome back the St Giles Singers for this Festival Mass. They will be singing: Choral Introit by Holst – Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Mass Setting by Haydn – St John of God; and Communion Anthem by Harwood – O how glorious is the kingdom.
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.
The next daytime Bible Study is on Monday 2 December at 10.30am. We are studying St Matthew’s Gospel. Please contact Jen on 07917 756626 for details.
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. It’s going to be a busy but fun day! Do come to as much as you are able or would like.
St Giles Community Carol Service will take place on Sunday 15 December at 5.30pm. Please do invite all your friends and neighbours to join us as we start our lead up to Christmas!
Our little lending library is at the back of the hymn book shelves. Why not take some time to browse through and find a special book to read this Autumn? There is no need to sign up – just borrow away!
Newsletter via email – It’s easy to arrange to receive the latest church newsletter every week in your email. Just go to the church website at and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Enter your email address in the box and click on the FOLLOW button. That’s it! Any problems – please speak to John Baldry.
The Kingdom Season is kept from All Saints’ until Advent. The principal liturgical colour is red – look at the High Altar and curtain. 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.

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