Service sheet for 4 July


The Christian Community of St

welcomes you to worship with them

Sunday 4 July

Fifth Sunday after

Jesus instructed his followers to say “Yet know this: the kingdom
of God has come near”. And so, as we gather today, we become aware of the
kingdom of God in our midst.

Our preacher today is Gill
Persicke, our Reader-in-training. Today’s Mass also includes the ministry of
healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself
or for a loved one, please go and sit in the Lady Chapel after communion. Fr
Brian Short will be assisting with this ministry today.

10.30am Sung
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 113 Christ triumphant,

Psalm 66.1-8

Gospel acclamation 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

Priest Hear the gospel
of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 10.1-11, 16-20

Priest This is the
gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 217 God is working his purpose

Communion Hymn 263 Holy Virgin, by God’s

Recessional Hymn 363 Lift high the Cross, the love of
Christ proclaim

Organ Voluntary Gigout – Toccata

Fr. Darren Thornton (01603 623724) –

Also Chaplain at the UEA – day
off on Monday

Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson
(01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)

Newsletter Gill Persicke
(01603 621777) –

Music Reproduction
Licence no.990580

Next Sunday’s readings: Deuteronomy
30.9-14; Psalm 25.1-10; Colossians 1.1-14; Luke

This service sheet is available week by week on


Sidesperson Betty Tester

1st Raymond Scott
2nd Annie

Intercessions Martin Mitchell Chalice Jonny Green

Servers Ben Shread and
Susan Morris Prosser

Churchwarden on duty Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon


Tuesday 6 July 12 noon Said
Thomas More, scholar, and John Fisher,

Bishop of Rochester,
Reformation Martyrs, 1535

Wednesday 7 July 7.15pm Deanery
Synod – our reps: Charlotte Ellerby & David Smith

Thursday 8 July 12 noon Funeral
of Paul Spencer – see below for details

Friday 9 July 10.00am Said

Sunday 11 July 10.30am Sung
with presentation for “Vision Sunday”
after the

(Sixth after Trinity)


  • We remember in our prayers David Smith as he goes on his
    Bishop’s Selection conference tomorrow to discern his calling. We pray that he
    may know God’s peace, love and joy over these next few days, and we pray also
    for Naomi, his wife.

  • A big “Thank You” to those who arranged and supported the Stalls
    yesterday – the churchwardens will tell us how much was raised during today’s

  • We are running a little low on wine, which we sometimes enjoy
    after Mass to celebrate a festival or special birthday. Please give any
    donations of wine to churchwarden Bob. Thank you!

  • A book well worth buying – “The Medieval Churches of the City of
    ”, by Nicholas Groves, published by Norwich Heart, and available at
    the Christian Resource Centre in paperback or hardback. The book gives a
    detailed description of the 31 medieval churches in Norwich city centre,
    including St Giles. It’s a very interesting read.

  • Sun 11 July is the Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre, 11am to 5pm, to
    celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of the independent shops in Norwich
    Lanes. Entertainment, barbeques & exhibitions . . .

  • Our July charitable giving goes to the Magdalene Group – more
    details on charity noticeboard.

  • Donations for our Sculpture Appeal, and for the collection for
    Gill’s vestments prior to her licensing as our Reader, should be passed
    on to our treasurer, Carol Cullum.

  • Please remember to bring
    tins of food
    to donate to the Salvation Army – these should be
    placed in the box in the Tower Vestry. Our thanks to David and Elsie Johnson
    for organising this collection.

  • The funeral of Paul Spencer (Shirley’s brother) will take place
    at St.Giles on Thursday 8th July at 12 noon, followed by the Committal at
    Earlham Crematorium for the family.  All are welcome to attend the
    funeral. We remember Cathy (Paul’s wife) and his whole family in our
    prayers.  May Paul rest in peace and rise in glory.


Norwich shops & market, all
workers in these places, and all who cannot afford the necessities of

In the NCCT, Chapelfield Road
Methodist Church

The Salvation Army, and
Divisional Commander Alan Burns

The United Church of Pakistan,
led by Bishop Samuel Azariah

That we may not be proud or
conceited, but find ways to bless all who cross our path


We welcome you 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

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