The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 21st October 2018
Twenty-first after Trinity
When James and John approached Jesus to request the best places in heaven, Jesus told them they did not know what they were asking. As we approach our God today, let us ask God to make clear to us the implications of all our requests.
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 Celebration Hymnal.
Introit Hymn 19 All hail the power of Jesus’ name
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 Mark
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Mark 10:35-45
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 380 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
Communion Hymn 187 The Servant King
Recessional Hymn 568 Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Organ Voluntary Elgar – Imperial March
Assistants at the Eucharist
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Carole Hill 2nd Reading Nigel Simpson Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Carole Hill Servers Ben Shread and Susan Morris-Prosser Organist Ian Graydon
Readings next Sunday: Isaiah 55:1-11; Psalm 19:7-14; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; John 5:36-47
Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Giles, Norwich – Clergy: Darren Thornton; Synod Reps: Robert Emsell, Patricia Emsell, Karen Kiddell. Please pray that fruitful relationships will grow with St Giles and the West Pottergate estate.
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 email@example.com – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) firstname.lastname@example.org
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 23 October 12 noon Said Mass
Thursday 25 October 7.30pm Interesting Talk (see below)
Friday 26 October 10.00am Said Mass Alfred the Great, 899
Sunday 28 October Bible Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
British Summertime ends: the clocks go back this Sunday
We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do look at the lovely photos at https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Newsletter via email – to receive the newsletter as soon as it is produced go to the church website. Click on the FOLLOW box at the bottom of the page and give your email details.
Our Interesting Talk this Thursday by the Rev’d Patrick Jordan is entitled ‘Five Smooth Stones: the Church of England and initiatives toward encouragement of mental health and wellbeing’.
Archbishop Justin’s visit to Norfolk will start on Wednesday 7th November with an ecumenical act of worship at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. This will be a short (15 minute) service beginning at 12 noon. Everyone from across all the Christian churches is very warmly invited to be part of this.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 24 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!
Norwich North Deanery Pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 If you are interested in going, do contact Stella Noons on 860025 or at email@example.com
Traidcraft will cease trading on 31 December in its present form. Last week Kate gave out an information sheet, and there are spares at the back of church. Please pray for all at Traidcraft.
Publicising events at St Giles on social media If you would like to put your event on Facebook please contact Kevin Michelson (Reader at St George Tombland) and he will advertise it for you – firstname.lastname@example.org Please also ‘follow’ the Deanery/City Facebook page if you don’t already @Norwicheastdeanery. We also have a Twitter account which is @stgilesnorwich
Our October Charity is MIND. You can help to increase our giving to this charity by making a donation (gift-aided if possible) in the collecting box on the table.
Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Thank you very much!
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 confidential personal number – no more filling in of envelopes! Our Treasurer, John Baldry, can provide you with a set.
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,249 (up by 2.9% from 2018). Please can you 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
November is the month for remembering. This year it begins with the All Souls’ Day Mass on Friday 2 November at 10.00am. There is a list at the back of church to record the names of the departed you would like remembered. If you are putting names on the list it would be good if you could make every effort to attend the Mass to pray for them. All Saints will be on Sunday 4th November when the Mass will include a procession, healing ministry and a celebratory glass of wine after the service. The theme of remembering continues on Sunday 11 November as we keep Remembrance Sunday, which will include the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour.