The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 22nd October 2017
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
We gather together to draw each other into the quiet and stillness of God’s sacred space, that we may be refreshed in spirit and strength to live justly, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our Lord.
We welcome our Charity Speaker Veronica Welham from the Leprosy Mission.
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 333 All my hope on God is founded
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 Matthew
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Matthew 22:15-22
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
Communion Hymn 304 Once, only once, and once for all
Recessional Hymn 437 Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him
Organ Voluntary Organ Voluntary: Boellmann – Toccata
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Kate Baldry 2nd Reading Mavis Jacobs Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice Carol Cullum Servers Annie Blyth and Vikkie Shread
Next Sunday’s readings: Nehemiah 8:1-12; Psalm 119:9-16; Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 24:30-35
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 Ordinand Annie Blyth
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – firstname.lastname@example.org
https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580
Facebook – do have a look at some of the lovely pictures of St Giles @NorwichCityChurches
The Deanery is on Facebook at @Norwicheastdeanery – do ‘like’ and ‘post’ events
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 24 October 8.30am Home Communion – Barbara Harper
12 noon Said Mass
Wednesday 25 October 7.00pm PCC meeting at the Rectory
Thursday 26 October 7.30pm Interesting Talk (details below)
Friday 27 October 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
Sunday 29 October Bible Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Revd Maggie Diffey
Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Andrew, Norwich – Clergy: Martin Young, William Warren; Outreach worker: Jonathan Piesse. Norwich University of Arts – Chaplain: Martin Young; Besom Charity: Sophie Kozmian-Ledward. Transforming Norwich.
We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. If you normally receive communion in your own church, you are welcome to do so here. If you are not a communicant, please come to the altar for a blessing, holding your service book.
PCC Members have envelopes to collect from the post tray.
Our next Interesting Talk will be this Thursday at 7.30pm. Prof Stephen Church from UEA will speak on ‘Henry III and the Making of the English State’.
Our next Bible Study will be Mon 6th November at 7.30pm when we shall begin studying the Gospel of Mark (venue to be confirmed). If you would like to join us then please do speak to Karen Kiddell.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 25 November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way do speak to Elsie or Rodney.
Good News for Norwich and Norfolk newspaper (Autumn Edition) is available to collect, free, from the back of church.
Our October Charity is the Leprosy Mission. Please look at the charities board for details. The PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal donation then do please put it in the box on the table by the Charity of the Month display board.
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.
Our Parish Share next year will be £31339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. 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
Publicising events at St Giles on social media If you would like to put your event on Facebook then please contact Kevin Michelson (Reader at St George Tombland) at email@example.com and he will advertise it for you. The Deanery/City page currently has 536 followers – do join them if you are not one already!
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. We are running low and especially need white wine. Please do bring in any you would like to donate. Thank you very much!
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 and give your details. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week. Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.
November is the month for remembering. This year it begins with the All Souls’ Day Mass on Friday 3 November at 10am. 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 5th 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 12 November as we keep Remembrance Sunday, which will include the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour.