Service sheet for 15th September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 15th September 2019

Harvest Festival

Harvest means sharing blessings. Harvest Festival is a time to give thanks to God for his generosity in providing for our needs and also a time to remember those who are poor and hungry and those whose harvest has not been so good.

Today’s Harvest offering will support those who call at the Rectory who are vulnerable.

Please do join us for 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 are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymns 259 Come, ye thankful people, come

261 To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

Psalm 100

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors We do not live by bread alone;
But by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 6:25-35

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 285 For the beauty of the earth

Communion Hymn 458 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

Recessional Hymn 262 We plough the fields, and scatter

Organ Voluntary Karg-Elert: Now thank we all our God

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

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 17 September 12 noon Said Mass
Wednesday 18 September 6.30pm West Pottergate Residents Community Group at the Chapel
Friday 20 September 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney John Coleridge Patteson, 1871
Sunday 22 September Trinity 14 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney
3.30pm Licensing of the Rev’d Tim Dawson as Priest-in-Charge at St David’s, Thorpe End. All welcome

Next Sunday’s readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

NOTICES
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
Thanks to everyone who has decorated our church so beautifully for Harvest Festival today. Do stay after Mass for the Bring-and-Share Harvest Lunch: all are very welcome! Many thanks to those who have brought food along.
The total raised by the fete and auction this year is a record-breaking £2078.85! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this result which provides a much-needed boost to church funds.
Ron Daniels Fr Darren has recently been to visit Ron who is in a Care Home in Great Yarmouth. Ron passes on his best wishes to all at St Giles.
Pool table for sale (4ft we think!), complete. Please contact Elsie. Sold in aid of church funds.
The Magazine The Autumn Edition, which has the theme of poverty, is now available for you at the back of church. Do take a copy home to read.
Thanks to those who kept the church open for the Heritage Open Days and the Norfolk Churches Trust Annual Cycle Ride and Walk. We have had lots of visitors and some lovely comments.
Heritage Open Days officially run from 13-22 September. It is hoped that those who have volunteered to keep the church open may be able to offer some extra opening opportunities during this extended period. Please sign the Churchwardens diary to indicate when you may be able to open the church. Thank you!
Our September Charity is the John Aves Education Project. See the display on the charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation to add to that which the PCC gives, then please put your donation in the box on the table by the charities board (gift aided if possible).
Date for the diary Fr Darren has been invited to preach at the Cathedral on Sunday 8 December at 3.30pm. The Dean has invited all from St Giles for tea and cake in the Refectory following the service. You are warmly invited.
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815, a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be at Norwich Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this Autumn.
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was that all about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month, starting 6 October, you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses in Bethel St. This is not a Parish Lunch, but rather an informal gathering of any who want to go out and enjoy some company (no need to book, pay on arrival, away by 2pm). After the meal we shall have some discussion about what we learnt from the sermon, some sharing of ideas and thoughts. Fr Darren will be in attendance. It is hoped that this will allow us to get to know each other better, especially those who live alone.

For spiritual reflection…..Before we can serve God in the world we need to spend time with God and be resourced by him.

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Service sheet for 8th September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 8th September 2019

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Today Jesus makes it clear that if we wish to be genuine disciples we must make the choice to follow him wholeheartedly. So, as a first step towards that, let us each in our hearts agree to be wholehearted in our worship 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 are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 76 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said

Psalm 1

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening;
You have the words of eternal life

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 14:25-33

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 485 Thy hand, O God, has guided

Communion Hymn 286 From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord

Recessional Hymn 443 Rejoice, the Lord is King

Organ Voluntary Buxtehude – Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Nigel Simpson 2nd Reading Kathryn Ives Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice John Baldry Servers Tim Ives and Karen Kiddell Organist Ian Graydon

Next Sunday’s readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 10 September 12 noon Said Mass
7.00pm Greater Chapter at St George Tombland
Friday 13 September 10.00am Said Mass John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407
10am-4pm Heritage Open Days – St Giles open (incl Traidcraft Craft Stall)
Saturday 14 September Holy Cross Day 9am-5pm Cycle Ride/Walk and Heritage Open Days – St Giles open, includes Traidcraft Stall with Craft items for sale
Sunday 15 September Harvest Festival 10.30am Harvest Festival Sung Mass
followed by celebratory glass of wine and bring-and-share lunch (do sign up with what you can bring)

NOTICES
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
Betty Tester Fr Darren has recently been to visit Betty and passes on her best wishes to all at St Giles.
Pool table for sale (4ft we think!), complete. Please contact Elsie. Sold in aid of church funds.
The Magazine The Autumn Edition, on the theme of poverty, is now available for you at the back of church.
Heritage Open Days Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September St Giles will be open on Friday 13 (10-4) and Saturday 14 (9-5), which includes the Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride/walk on the Saturday. We need volunteers to keep the church open for these events – please check the sign-up sheet at the back of church for any times not yet covered. It is hoped that the volunteers may also be able to offer some extra opening opportunities for the period 16 – 22 September as there may be some more visitors about. Please sign the Churchwardens diary to indicate when you may be able to open the church. Thank you! There will also be a Traidcraft Stall (Craft, cards and Food) during the Open Days.
Our Harvest Festival Mass is on Sunday 15 September Please do bring in your Harvest gifts to present at the altar. Items will be made up into food parcels for those who live in West Pottergate. Tinned items are good, e.g. tuna, ham and pork. The Mass will be followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring along for the lunch. Thank you!
Our September Charity is the John Aves Education Project. See the display on the charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation to add to that which the PCC gives, then please put your donation in the box on the table by the charities board (gift aided if possible).
Date for the diary Fr Darren has been invited to preach at the Cathedral on Sunday 8 December at 3.30pm. The Dean has invited all from St Giles for tea and cake in the Refectory following the service. You are warmly invited.
Gift Aid envelopes If you donate frequently to the offertory at St Giles you can have a set of buff envelopes on which you are identified by a personal number. This maintains confidentiality and means that you don’t have to keep filling in envelopes. Ask our Treasurer, John Baldry for a set.
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be at Norwich Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this Autumn.
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was that all about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month (starting 6th October) you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street. Pay on arrival (no big bill to split at the end), very informal, no need to book (just pitch up and hope we can get tables close together), and away by 2pm. After the meal we shall have some discussion about what we learnt from the sermon, some sharing of ideas and thoughts. This is not a Parish Lunch, rather an informal gathering of any who want to go out for lunch and enjoy some company. Fr Darren will be in attendance. It is hoped that this project will allow us to get to know each other better, especially those who live alone.

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Service sheet for 1st September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 1st September 2019

Patronal Festival

St Giles Day

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news; he has sent me to proclaim release to the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.

Our Preacher today is Fr David Roper.

The hymns, collect, psalm and readings for today’s Mass are all set out in the white Patronal Mass service sheet. Hymns are from the Celebration Hymnal. The Mass today includes the blessing of herbs to symbolise that St Giles lived on herbs whilst living in the wilderness. Please do take some herbs home and make something beautiful from them to share with someone else.

The organ voluntary concluding the Mass today is Widor’s Toccata.

There is a celebratory glass of wine after Mass, and a fun auction to help raise some funds for the church, further to yesterday’s fete. We hope the auction will be a bit of fun, and you might even pick up a bargain! In the Churchwardens’ notices we shall tell you how much was raised yesterday.

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Churchwarden
Bob Emsell Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Julia de Salis 2nd Reading Chris Stokes Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Carol Cullum Servers Susan Morris-Prosser, Ben Shread, Kathryn Ives, Jen Gerrard and John Baldry

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Monday 2 September 10.30am Daytime Bible Study Group meeting at Elsie’s
Tuesday 3 September 12 noon Said Mass Gregory the Great 604
Friday 6 September 10.00am Said Mass Allen Gardiner, SAMS 1851
Saturday 7 September Visiting team of bellringers to St Giles
Sunday 8 September Trinity 12 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
Traidcraft Stall after the Mass

Next Sunday’s readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

NOTICES
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
A big ‘Thank You’ to all who made the Fete yesterday such a successful day!
Traidcraft – regular monthly Stall after the Mass next Sunday. Craft items will be on sale during the Heritage Open Days. This is one of the few opportunities during the year to see the craft range.
Parish Bible Study Groups Our new day-time Bible study group will meet for the first time tomorrow, Monday 2nd September. The evening group next meets on Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road. If you are interested in joining a Bible Study Group do chat to Jen (daytime group facilitator) at Jennifermgerrard@aol.com or on 07917 756626, or to Karen (evening group facilitator).
The Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride/walk is on Sat 14 Sept (9am-5pm) and the Heritage Open Days are from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September. We need volunteers to keep the church open for both these events. Please sign up on the lists at the back of church today. Fr Darren has sponsorship forms for anyone who would like to take part in the cycle ride/walk. The money raised is split 50:50 between the Trust and St Giles. Please do sponsor those taking part!
Our Harvest Festival Mass is on Sunday 15 September Please do bring in your Harvest gifts to present at the altar. Items will be made up into food parcels for those who live in West Pottergate. Tinned items are good, e.g. tuna, ham and pork. The Mass will be followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring along for the lunch. Thank you!
Heritage Open Days extra time Although St Giles is only open ‘officially’ for the weekend 13-15 Sept the HODs run from 13-22 September. It is hoped that those who volunteer to keep the church open may be able to offer some extra opening opportunities during this extended period as there may be some more visitors about. Please sign the Churchwardens diary to indicate when you may be able to open the church. Thank you!
Our September Charity is the John Aves Education Project. See the display on the charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation to add to that which the PCC gives, then please put your donation in the box on the table by the charities board (gift aided if possible).
Date for the diary Fr Darren has been invited to preach at the Cathedral on Sunday 8 December at 3.30pm. The Dean has invited all from St Giles for tea and cake in the Refectory following the service. You are warmly invited.
Our little lending library – why not take some time to browse through the books? You will find the library round the back of the hymn book shelves. There is no need to sign up – just borrow away!
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815. This means that we shall be paying a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry
Have you ever thought about seeing a spiritual director? To journey with someone offering you spiritual direction? The Diocese offers such support and guidance as we seek to grow in our Christian discipleship. Details about spiritual direction can be found on the Diocesan website or by contacting the Revd Canon Andy Bryant at the Cathedral.
Newsletter via email – would you like to receive this as soon as it is produced? It can be easily set up on the church website. Click on the FOLLOW box at the bottom of the page and enter your details. You will now get the newsletter by email each week. Any problems – please speak to John Baldry.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Thank you very much!
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be at Norwich Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this Autumn.

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Service sheet for 25th August

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 25th August 2019

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

We gather from our different backgrounds and circumstances, some of us strong in faith and some holding on by our fingertips. God knows and understands each one of us, and calls us all to new life.

As next Sunday is our Patronal Festival with the fun auction after Mass we will be offering Healing Ministry today instead of next week. Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel during the organ voluntary at the end of the Mass.

We welcome today our Charity Speaker from the Children’s Society.

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 339 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Psalm 103

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening;
You have the words of eternal life

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 13:10-17

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 310 We hail thy presence glorious

Communion Hymn 83 Glory be to Jesus

Recessional Hymn 362 Glorious things of thee are spoken

Organ Voluntary Flor Peeters – Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Sue Prutton 2nd Reading Diana Lamb Intercessions Mavis Jacobs Chalice Carole Hill Servers Ben Shread and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson

Next week’s readings Isaiah 58:6-11; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Today 12 noon Wedding Rehearsal for Tuesday
Monday 26 August Walsingham Healing Pilgrimage
Tuesday 27 August 12 noon Said Mass Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
1.00pm Wedding of Rudyard and Emma Our congratulations to them from all at St Giles!
Friday 30 August 10.00am Said Mass John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688
Saturday 31 August 11-2 St Giles Parish Fete – raffle drawn at 1.30pm
Sunday 1 September St Giles 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for our Patronal Festival with distribution of herbs.
Happy St Giles Day! The Preacher today is Fr David Roper.
St Giles Mass is followed by a ‘Fun Auction’ and a celebratory glass of wine.

NOTICES
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
Book/DVD Sale Do have a look at our stalls and make a purchase – monies to the donation box by the font.
Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. See the display on the charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation then please put your donation in the box (gift-aided if possible).
The 2019 Walsingham Pilgrimage of Healing & Renewal is tomorrow in the Shrine Grounds. Mass at 12 noon followed at 2.30 pm by a Sermon, Sprinkling, Laying-on of Hands & Benediction. A variety of craft and prayer activities for Young Pilgrims will be available in the Orangery from 10.30 – 11.45am and 1.30 – 2.30pm. Activity packs will also be available to take with you to the services and use during the day.
The annual St Giles Parish Fete will be next Saturday 31 August from 11.00am to 2.00pm. We need raffle prizes so if you have any at home please do bring them in and give to Fr Darren asap, also any tombola prizes, bric-a-brac and books and cakes on the day, if you can. We have some new jam makers so please bring in used jam jars and put them in the tower vestry. Do speak to Pat Emsell, Elsie or Rod with your ideas and suggestions!
Come to our Patronal Festival Sung Mass next Sunday 1 Sept (at which herbs will be blessed to commemorate the way Giles lived whilst a hermit). Take some herbs home and make something beautiful from them to share with someone else. Our Preacher will be Fr David Roper. Do stay to celebrate after Mass with a glass of wine and enjoy the Fun Auction – don’t forget your wallet for the bargains!
Parish Bible Study Groups Our new day-time study group will meet for the first time on Monday 2 September at 10.30am at Elsie’s house. The evening Bible Study Group next meets on Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road. If you are interested in joining a Bible Study Group do chat to Jen (daytime group facilitator) at Jennifermgerrard@aol.com or on 07917 756626 or to Karen (evening group facilitator).
The Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride/walk is on Sat 14 Sept (9am-5pm) and the Heritage Open Days are from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September. We need volunteers to keep the church open for both these events. Please sign up on the lists at the back of church today. Fr Darren has sponsorship forms for anyone who would like to take part in the cycle ride/walk. The money raised is split 50:50 between the Trust and St Giles. Please do sponsor those taking part!
Heritage Open Days extra time Although St Giles is only open ‘officially’ for the weekend 13-15 Sept the HODs run from 13-22 September. It is hoped that those who volunteer to keep the church open may be able to offer some extra opening opportunities during this extended period as there may be some more visitors about. Please sign the Churchwardens diary to indicate when you may be able to open the church. Thank you!
Our Harvest Festival Mass is on Sunday 15 September followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring along for the lunch. Thank you!
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815. This means that we shall be paying a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be at Norwich Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this Autumn.

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