The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 21 July 2019
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.
Today’s Preacher is Fr David Roper.
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 301 Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors 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
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Luke 10:38-42
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 813 Will you let me be your servant
Communion Hymn 380 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
Recessional Hymn 488 Mine eyes have seen the glory
Next week’s readings Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) email@example.com
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Jillian Buckingham 2nd Reading Mavis Jacobs Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Carol Cullum Servers Tim Ives and Karen Kiddell Visiting Organist John Overton
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 23 July 12 noon Said Mass President Fr David Roper
Friday 26 July 10.00am Said Mass Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday 27 July 10 – 1 Norfolk Day Coffee Morning (Please do come along and support)
Sunday 28 July Trinity 6 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with Healing Ministry (brought forward from next Sunday) Speaker: Becky Bentley from the Magdalene Group
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
Norfolk Day Elsie will be running a Coffee Morning at St Giles next Saturday (27 July) from 10.00am to 1.00pm in aid of St Giles Church. Please do come!
Our July Charity is the Magdalene Group. Do take a look at the display on the charities notice board for details and come along next Sunday to hear more from our Speaker. If you would like to make a donation, gift-aided if possible, please put it in the box on the table.
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 give your details. You will now get the newsletter by email each week. Any problems – please speak to John Baldry.
Please do keep bringing in food donations of tins (soup, beans, tuna, sandwich meats) and packets (rice, biscuits) for the box in the Tower vestry. Thank you for helping those in need who call at the Rectory.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Thank you!
A volunteer is needed from the congregation to go to the shops in St Giles Street and Upper St Giles to ask for raffle prizes for the Parish Fete and then collect them. If you might be able to help, please speak to Fr Darren.
Our little lending library – don’t forget that the library is there for us all to enjoy, so why not take some time to browse through the books? You will find them round the back of the hymnbook shelves. If you want to borrow a book, no need to sign up – just borrow away!
Church open Fr Darren is delighted the church is now open more and thanks those who open the church. If you are planning to do so please do notify us by using the Churchwardens’ diary, so that we don’t get any clashes with opening. Any volunteers who could open the Church on a regular basis should speak to Fr Darren first.
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.
Improving communication It can be very difficult to get to talk to the Vicar after Mass, especially when he is busy talking to others. If you have a message, why not write it down and pop it in the post tray or send an email. Fr Darren is interested in your message and by putting it in writing it will save that frustration of trying to get to him at the church door. Thank you.