Service sheet for Sunday 7th August 2022

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 7th August 2022
Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Wake up! Look lively! Be aware! The Lord is here!

Today’s Mass includes the ministry of healing. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one, please go and sit in the Lady Chapel after communion.

10.30am Sung Mass The President and Preacher today is Revd Annie Blyth. The service is set out in the service booklet. The hymns are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn: 369 Happy are they, they that love God

Collect:
Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

1st Reading: Genesis 15:1-6

Psalm: 33

2nd Reading: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.
I know them and they follow me.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

Offertory Hymn: 268 Of the glorious body telling

Communion Hymn: 282 Faithful Shepherd, feed me

Post Communion Prayer:
Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that have taken holy things;
may the ears which have heard your word be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies which have been fed with your body be refreshed with the fullness of your life;
glory to you for ever.

Recessional Hymn: 346 City of God, how broad and far

Organ Voluntary: Clérambault – Caprice from Suite du Deuxième Ton

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading Kathryn Ives 2nd Reading John Baldry Servers Kathryn Ives and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 9 August 12 noon Said Mass
Friday 12 August 10.00am Said Mass
Saturday 13 August 11.00am – 2.00pm Church open
Sunday 14 August 10.30am Sung Mass with Baptism and the St Giles Singers – The Blessed Virgin Mary. Song of Mary by Richard Shephard; Ave Maria by Philip Stopford; Mass of St Thomas by David Thorne. There will be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass.

Next week’s readings: Isaiah 61:10-end; Psalm 45; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55

FURTHER DATES
Saturday 20 August 12 noon Requiem Mass – Paul Everington. Canon Jeremy Haselock is officiating
Saturday 27 August 11am-1pm Late Summer Stalls
Sunday 4 September 10.30am Patronal Festival Mass – Fr Tracy Williams with celebratory glass of wine after the Mass
Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September Heritage Open Days – with Traidcraft Stall Fri 9 to Tues 13
Saturday 10 September 9am – 5pm Ride and Stride – sponsorship forms available from Rowena
Saturday 17 September Come and Sing West Gallery Music (see notices below)
Sunday 18 September 10.30am Harvest Festival Mass with Bring-and-Share Lunch afterwards

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to St Giles today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, where you will find lots of lovely photos of the church or follow us on Twitter.
Gilesasaurus Raffle Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets for “Gilesasaurus” over the weekend of the Art Exhibition. It was won by Lesley Warne and made £50 which has been sent on to Clare School. Elsie
Late Summer Stalls There is a sign-up list at the back of the church for cakes for Elsie’s stall. Good quality books welcome for the book stall, please. Do take a poster or flyer and promote this event. Could anyone who would like to help with Stalls on the day please see Pat Emsell. And new ideas / suggestions / offers for stalls are always welcome!
Heritage Open Days from 9 to 18 September. We shall be needing volunteers to keep the Church open. Sign-up list coming soon!
The Come and Sing workshop on West Gallery Church music with the Norfolk WG Quire is on Saturday September 17th. Learn about WG, hear it sung and have a good sing yourself. It’s fun! 2.00 to 4.30 pm (doors open 1.30). Cost £8.00 which includes light refreshments. Further information about the West Gallery tradition is on their website at https://www.wgma.org.uk or see Rowena.
Our August charity is The Leprosy Mission Please do take a look at the Charities display board for further information and put your donations in the collecting box by the board – gift aided if possible, please!

Priest-in-Charge Father Alaric Mark Lewis, also Rector of the Benefice of Colegate and Tombland 01603 663757 click to email – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson 01603 455729 Bob Emsell 01603 439632
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry 01362 695503 click to email

Church website https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

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Service sheet for Sunday 31st July 2022

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 31st July 2022

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Jesus prays for his disciples and for all of us who believe in him through their witness.
He prays that we may share in the love and glory which unite him with the Father.
Let us worship God by joining in his holy dance of love, that the world may know Jesus as God’s Son and our redeemer.

Today is our Joint Fifth Sunday Service with the congregations of the two St Georges.
The ‘3 Gs Choir’ are singing – choir rehearsal at 9.30am. There will be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass, and a Traidcraft Stall too.
It has become the custom of both St George Colegate and St George Tombland to offer those who cannot come to church due to age or infirmity the opportunity to follow the service on Zoom, so we will be broadcasting today’s service. This is not a public broadcast – only those who have the link will be able to tune in. If you or someone you know can’t come to the service but would be interested in participating from home, please let Fr Alaric know (contact details below) so that the link can be provided for you.

10.30am Sung Mass with Baptism The President and Preacher today is Fr Alaric Lewis. The service is set out in the service booklet. The hymns are from the New English Hymnal.

Choral Introit: Wesley – Lead me Lord

Introit Hymn: 234 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

Collect:
Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

1st Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23

Psalm: 49:1-12

2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-11

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
We do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

Offertory Hymn: 296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Communion Anthem: Elgar – Ave verum corpus

Communion Hymn: 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Post Communion Prayer:
Lord God, whose Son is the true vine and the source of life,
ever giving himself that the world may live:
may we so receive within ourselves the power of his death and passion
that, in his saving cup, we may share his glory and be made perfect in his love;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Recessional Hymn: 498 Son of God, eternal Saviour

Organ Voluntary: John Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading Kate Baldry 2nd Reading Diana Lamb Intercessions Fr Alaric Servers Lindsey and Jonny Green Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 2 August 12 noon Said Mass – Fr David Roper
Friday 5 August 10.00am Said Mass
Saturday 6 August 11.00am – 2.00pm Church open
Sunday 7 August 10.30am Sung Mass with Healing Ministry – Revd Annie Blyth (Trinity 8)

Next week’s readings: Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-end; Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16; Luke 12:32-40

FURTHER DATES
Sunday 14 August 10.30am Sung Mass The Blessed Virgin Mary with the St Giles Singers
Saturday 20 August 12 noon Requiem Mass – Paul Everington. Canon Jeremy Haselock is officiating
Saturday 27 August 11am-1pm Late Summer Stalls
Sunday 4 September 10.30am Patronal Festival Mass – Fr Tracy Williams with celebratory glass of wine after the Mass
Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September Heritage Open Days – with Traidcraft Stall
Saturday 10 September 9am – 5pm Ride and Stride sponsored bike ride / walk
Saturday 17 September Come and Sing West Gallery Music
Sunday 18 September 10.30am Harvest Festival Mass

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to St Giles today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, where you will find lots of lovely photos of the church or follow us on Twitter.
Happy Pride to all who celebrate! We at St Giles welcome all, and pray and work for a Church which is marked by inclusivity, equality, and love. May all who find their way to us know the peace and love which God desires for all people.
A great big thank you to Fr Peter and all the team who worked so hard to make last weekend’s Art Exhibition a great success, and to all the exhibitors so generous with their works and their time. It was a very happy, sociable event, with a wide variety of art works on show, attracting a good numbers of visitors, many from outside the UK. We hope to build on this by holding another exhibition next year on the weekend of the Lord Mayor’s Procession and Norwich Lanes Festival on July 8-9. Lastly but by no means least, donations over the weekend increased from last time, and £747 was raised for Church funds. A terrific achievement!
Late Summer Stalls Could anyone who would like to help with Stalls on 27th August please see Pat Emsell. And new ideas / suggestions / offers for stalls are always welcome!
The Come and Sing workshop on West Gallery Church music with the Norfolk WG Quire is on Saturday September 17th. Learn about WG, hear it sung and have a good sing yourself. It’s fun! 2.00 to 4.30 pm (doors open 1.30). Cost £8.00 which includes light refreshments. Further information about the West Gallery tradition is on their website at https://www.wgma.org.uk or see Rowena.
Our July charity is The Magdalene Group. Do take a look at our Charities display board and put your donations in the collecting box by the board – gift aided if possible, please!
John Aves Education Project (JAEP), one of our regularly supported charities, has sent us their latest newsletter, which you can read here.

Priest-in-Charge Father Alaric Mark Lewis, also Rector of the Benefice of Colegate and Tombland 01603 663757 click to email – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson 01603 455729 Bob Emsell 01603 439632
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry 01362 695503 click to email

Church website https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

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Service sheet for Sunday 24th July 2022

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 24th July 2022

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Jesus says, “Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” With confidence we bring our prayers and praises to our heavenly Father.

10.30am Sung Mass The President and Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney. The service is set out in the service booklet. The hymns are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn: 473 When morning gilds the skies

Collect:
Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

1st Reading: Genesis 18:20-32

Psalm: 138

2nd Reading: Colossians 2:6-19

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
The word of the Lord endures for ever.
The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Gospel: Luke 11:1-13

Offertory Hymn: 273 And now, O Father, mindful of the love

Communion Hymn: 406 Lord, teach us how to pray aright

Post Communion Prayer:
God of our pilgrimage,
you have led us to the living water:
refresh and sustain us
as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recessional Hymn: 436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Organ Voluntary: Bach – Fugue in C BWV545

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading Rowena Atkinson 2nd Reading Kate Baldry Intercessions Carol Cullum Servers Susan Morris-Prosser and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 26 July 12 noon Said Mass
Friday 29 July 10.00am Said Mass
Saturday 30 July 11.00am – 2.00pm Church open
Sunday 31 July 10.30am Sung Mass including Baptism – Fr Alaric Lewis (Seventh Sunday after Trinity). Joint Fifth Sunday Service with the congregations of the two St Georges. The ‘3 Gs Choir’ will be singing. There will be a celebratory glass of wine after the Mass and a Traidcraft Stall too!
Sunday 31 July 5.00pm Inclusive Church Holy Communion Service at St Luke’s Aylsham Road with shared supper afterwards

Next week’s readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

FURTHER DATES
Sunday 14 August 10.30am Sung Mass The Blessed Virgin Mary with the St Giles Singers
Saturday 20 August 12 noon Requiem Mass – Paul Everington
Saturday 27 August 11am-1pm Late Summer Stalls
Sunday 4 September 10.30am Patronal Festival Mass – Fr Tracy Williams
Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September Heritage Open Days – with Traidcraft Stall
Saturday 10 September 9am – 5pm Ride and Stride sponsored bike ride / walk
Saturday 17 September Come and Sing West Gallery Music
Sunday 18 September 10.30am Harvest Festival Mass with Bring-and-Share lunch

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to St Giles today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, where you will find lots of lovely photos of the church or follow us on Twitter.
Traidcraft Stall next Sunday – cards and consumables – don’t forget your purse!
Some sad news We are very sorry to announce the death of Paul Everington. Paul was organist at St Giles for some years. After standing down he moved to Thailand. On his return to Norwich he attended St Giles as often as he was able. He lit the 4th Advent candle last Christmas, but his health deteriorated in recent months. There will be a Requiem Mass for Paul at St Giles on Saturday 20 August at 12 noon.
Late Summer Stalls Could anyone wishing to help with Stalls please see Pat Emsell.
Inclusive Church The next service will be this evening at St Luke’s, Aylsham Road (see Diary for the Week above). These celebrations are an opportunity for the Church to provide a safe, loving, and accessible space for people who have not always felt welcome, and so it is also an opportunity for us all to help provide such a place. All are welcome!
Our July charity is The Magdalene Group. Do take a look at our Charities display board and put your donations in the collecting box by the board – gift aided if possible, please!
Art in a Sacred Space, St Giles church, July 23-24
We’ve kept the title ‘Intersecting Journeys’ for this year’s exhibition and all who receive this email will be welcome to find this year’s new exhibits and talk to the makers at church from 10 am to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be cards for sale.

We will include rosary beads,
woven woollen models of the three bears,
photographs,
illuminated matchstick models.

We also have twelve period dolls plus a large doll (20 in tall) dressed in Queen Elizabeth II coronation dress with long train.

Arch Light by Frances Martin

Three new professional artists are joining us this year including Frances Martin from the Norwich 20 Group. Frances’ painting ‘Arch Light’ will stand on the font to welcome visitors.

Arch Light by Frances Martin

Other artists include Helen Otter, who has vibrant plein air paintings.

Arch Light by Frances Martin

Rosie Gosden, an artist who exhibits at the St Giles art shop, also has colourful pieces and cards of her work for sale.

The professional artists will be available to talk about their work. The exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4.
On Sunday all are welcome to attend the Eucharist at 10:30, when we will be surrounded by our artists’ creative works may help us to find and give thanks for all God’s gifts to us, and in the world around us. Coming to mass at St Giles is an opportunity to enter mystery and receive an invitation – an invitation to make space in our lives for the transformative gifts which God offer us.

Priest-in-Charge Father Alaric Mark Lewis, also Rector of the Benefice of Colegate and Tombland 01603 663757 click to email – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson 01603 455729 Bob Emsell 01603 439632
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry 01362 695503 click to email

Church website https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

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Service sheet for Sunday 17th July 2022

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17th July 2022

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

We celebrate and share this Holy Eucharist as neighbours together in Christ. We affirm our fellowship with each other and bring to God the needs and concerns of our neighbours, whoever they are and wherever they may be.

10.30am Sung Mass The President and Preacher today is Fr Richard Capper. The service is set out in the service booklet. The hymns are from the Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn: 285 I, the Lord of sea and sky

Collect:
Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

1st Reading: Genesis 18:1-10a

Psalm: 15

2nd Reading: Colossians 1:15-28

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
I am the way, the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father except through me.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

Offertory Hymn: 813 Will you let me be your servant

Communion Hymn: 380 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs

Post Communion Prayer:
Grant, O Lord, we beseech you,
that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance,
that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recessional Hymn: 488 Mine eyes have seen the glory

Organ Voluntary: Bach – Prelude in C BWV545

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
1st Reading Chris Stokes 2nd Reading Nigel Simpson Intercessions John Baldry Servers Karen Kiddell and Kathryn Ives Organist Ian Graydon

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 19 July 12 noon Said Mass
Friday 22 July 10.00am Said Mass
Saturday 23 July 10.00am – 4.00pm ‘Art in a Sacred Space’ Exhibition by St Giles artists and friends
Sunday 24 July 10.30am Sung Mass – Fr Peter Varney with sermon focusing us on how the Spirit is shown through art (Sixth Sunday after Trinity)
Sunday 24 July 10.00am – 4.00pm ‘Art in a Sacred Space’ Exhibition

Next week’s readings: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13

FURTHER DATES
Sunday 31st July 10:30 Tri-church Mass at St Giles with St George Tombland and St George Colegate
Saturday 27 August 11am-1pm Late Summer Stalls
Sunday 4 September 10.30am Patronal Festival Mass – Fr Tracy Williams
Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September Heritage Open Days – with Traidcraft Stall for some of the days (to include Craft items)
Saturday 10 September 9am – 5pm Ride and Stride sponsored bike ride / walk
Saturday 17 September Come and Sing West Gallery Music
Sunday 18 September 10.30am Harvest Festival Mass

NOTICES
We welcome any newcomers to St Giles today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at our website, where you will find lots of lovely photos of the church or follow us on Twitter.
Some sad news We are very sorry to announce the death of Paul Everington. Paul was organist at St Giles for some years. After standing down he moved to Thailand. On his return to Norwich he attended St Giles as often as he was able. He lit the 4th Advent candle last Christmas, but his health deteriorated in recent months. There will be a Requiem Mass for Paul at St Giles. Date to be announced.
Inclusive Church The next service will be Sunday, 24th July at 5:00 pm at St Luke’s Church, Aylsham Road. We’ll gather for Holy Communion at 5:00 pm and share supper afterwards. These celebrations are an opportunity for the Church to provide a safe, loving, and accessible space for people who have not always felt welcome, and so it is also an opportunity for us all to help provide such a place. All are welcome!
On Sunday, 31st July at 10.30am St Giles will be hosting the Fifth Sunday Tri-community Eucharist with the congregations of the two St Georges joining us. The 3Gs choir will be singing – rehearsal at 9.30am. It has become the custom of both St George Colegate and St George Tombland to offer those who cannot come to church due to age or infirmity the opportunity to follow the service on Zoom, so we will be broadcasting the service on the 31st. This is not a public broadcast – only those who have the link will be able to tune in. If you or someone you know can’t come to the service but would be interested in participating from home, please let Fr Alaric know so that the link can be provided.
Our July charity is The Magdalene Group. Do take a look at our Charities display board and put your donations in the collecting box by the board – gift aided if possible, please!
Wine appeal We are getting low on stocks of wine for our celebratory events. If you have a spare bottle (especially white) which you could donate, please do bring it in and pass it on to the Churchwardens. Thank you!
A reminder that this weekly page for St Giles Church is also available via email. You can receive each new page in your email every week, usually on the Saturday. Just scroll down to the bottom of this web page, to the section ‘Follow Blog via Email’. Enter your email address in the box you will see there and click on the FOLLOW button. That’s it! Any problems – please speak to John Baldry in church.
Art in a Sacred Space, St Giles church, July 23-24
This year’s exhibition features some new exhibits along with paintings by St Giles artists. We will include rosary beads, woven woollen models, photographs, illuminated matchstick models, and period dolls – one dressed in Queen Elizabeth’s coronation dress. There will also be cards for sale.

Arch Light by Frances Martin

Three new professional artists are joining us this year including Frances Martin from the Norwich 20 Group. Frances’ painting ‘Arch Light’ will stand on the font to welcome visitors.

Artists will be available to talk about their work. The exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4. On Sunday all are welcome to attend the Eucharist at 10:30, when the sermon by Father Peter Varney will focus us on how the Spirit is shown through art.

Priest-in-Charge Father Alaric Mark Lewis, also Rector of the Benefice of Colegate and Tombland 01603 663757 click to email – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson 01603 455729 Bob Emsell 01603 439632
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry 01362 695503 click to email

Church website https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Twitter @stgilesnorwich

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