The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 27th August 2017
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
God’s loving-kindness endures for ever. So let us bring our lives before God in worship and pray that God’s love renews our hearts and minds.
The Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.
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 445 Rock of ages, cleft for me
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever
The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Matthew 16:13-20
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 268 Of the glorious body telling
Communion Hymn 307 Sweet Sacrament divine
Recessional Hymn 476 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
Organ Voluntary Elgar – Imperial March
Assistants at the Eucharist Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Mavis Jacobs 2nd Reading Carole Hill Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Ian Mayers Servers John Baldry and Ben Shread
Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 58:6-11; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12
Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Andrew, Trowse – Clergy: Janice Scott, Rosemary Braby; Synod Reps: Sue Scott, Debbie Harris. Norwich Business Community. Authorised Worship Assistants across the Deanery. All Schools serving the Deanery.
2017 Church motto text “ Welcome one another….just as Christ has welcomed you.” Romans 15:7
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 email@example.com – day off on Monday
Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deanery is on Facebook at @Norwicheastdeanery – do ‘like’ and ‘post’ events.
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Monday 28 August Walsingham Healing Pilgrimage
Tuesday 29 August 12 noon Said Mass The beheading of John the Baptist
Thursday 31 August 7.30pm Interesting Talk – see details in Notices below
Friday 1 September 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
10.00am Licensing of Revd Canon Ian Bentley as Vicar at St Peter Mancroft
Saturday 2 September 11-2 St Giles Parish Fete – raffle drawn at 1.30pm
Sunday 3 September St Giles Day (transferred) 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for our Patronal Festival with distribution of herbs. Mass is followed by a ‘Fun Auction’ and a celebratory glass of wine. Happy St Giles Day!
We welcome as our Preacher the Dean of Norwich, The Very Revd Jane Hedges. Church open until 3pm – Traidcraft Stall
We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Please make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com to find out more about St Giles.
Walsingham Pilgrimage for Healing and Renewal on Bank Holiday Monday (tomorrow). Sung Mass will be at 12.00 noon and at 2.45pm Laying On of Hands, Sprinkling and Benediction.
Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 31 August at 7.30pm when Jonathan Hooton takes us on ‘A Virtual Tour around Norwich’s French Borough’.
Do support St Giles Patronal Festival weekend! Come to the Fete next Saturday 2nd Sept (11-2) lots of stalls and events for you and your family to enjoy – super raffle (to be drawn at 1.30pm), tasty barbecue, interesting bric-a-brac, cake stall, morning coffee, cream teas and fun stalls. Children’s activities include Bouncy Castle, Tombola and Parachuting Teddies! Absolutely everybody is welcome! Please invite all your friends.
Come to our Patronal Festival Sung Mass next Sunday 3rd 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. We welcome the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, The Very Revd Jane Hedges, to preach. Do stay to celebrate after Mass with a glass of wine and enjoy the Auction – don’t forget your wallet, you never know what you will want to purchase! The church will be kept open during the afternoon with Traidcraft on sale – lovely new Crafts in the Autumn range!
The Bishop’s Garden will be open next Sunday (3 September) to raise funds for the Community Sports Foundation. Please do visit and support the young people.
The Heritage Open Days are from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September and the Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride and walk is on Sat 9th September, 9am-5pm. Volunteers are needed to staff the church – please do sign up on the list at the back of church. Anyone who would like to take part in the ride/walk should ask Fr Darren for a sponsorship form. The money raised is split between the Trust and St Giles. Please do sponsor those taking part!
Our Harvest Festival Mass and bring-and-share lunch is on Sunday 10th September. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring along for the lunch. Thank you.
Great News – St Giles will be open some weekends! Lesley and Jen are kindly going to open the church on weekends when they are free. We thank them both, and hope it will be a rewarding ministry.
Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. You can help to increase our giving to this charity by making a donation (gift-aided if possible) in the collecting box by the charity display.
The next opportunity for confirmation will be at the Cathedral in November. If you are interested in being confirmed then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading classes this autumn.
A plea from the Rector! I’m not very good at managing the church door as people leave Mass on a Sunday. I’m always keen to catch the newcomer or someone who needs a pastoral word and there is not time to speak to you all! What would really help is if you could write me a note for the post tray or email me with any questions or information for me – I do respond very quickly to these. I hope that this will help both you (no frustration waiting in turn to speak to me) and me (freed up to talk to visitors / pilgrims). Thank you. Fr Darren