Service sheet for 29 August


The Christian Community of St

welcomes you to worship with them

Sunday 29 August

Thirteenth Sunday after

Let us come to the Lord Jesus, who is gentle and humble in heart;
let us worship him and find rest for our souls.

Today’s preacher is Fr. Brian
Short. After the Mass today, there will be an “auction” to raise funds for the
church. Please do stay and join in the fun – you might even pick up a

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 New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 420 O Jesus, I have

Psalm 112

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia,

Speak, Lord, for
your servant is listening;

You have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 14.1, 7-14

Priest This is the
gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 285 For the beauty of the

Communion Hymn 341 Blest are the pure in

Recessional Hymn 440 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of

Organ Voluntary Lefebure-Wely – Bolero de

Fr. Darren Thornton (01603 623724) – (email

term-time only) Also Chaplain
at the UEA – day off on Monday

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

Parish Ordinand
David Smith (training at Westcott House, Cambridge
from Sept 2010)

Newsletter Gill Persicke
(01603 621777) –

Music Reproduction Licence

Next Sunday’s readings: Deuteronomy
30.15-20; Psalm 1; Philemon 1-21: Luke 14.25-33

This service sheet is available week by week on


Sidesperson Betty Tester

1st Julia de Salis
2nd David

Intercessions Gill Persicke Chalice Carol Cullum

Servers Lindsey and Jonny

Churchwarden on duty Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon


Tuesday 31 August 12 noon Said
Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne, missionary,

Wednesday 1 September 7pm
Sunday Festival Mass followed by celebratory party.

(St Giles Day) President and
preacher: the Rt Revd Lindsay Urwin

Friday 3 September 10.00am
Said Mass –
Gregory the Great, bishop and teacher

8.00pm Film Club – see below for

Saturday 4 September 10.30am
Licensing of Gill Persicke at the Cathedral – all welcome

2.00pm Wedding at St Giles of
Oliver Davies to Zoe Melitus

Sunday 5 September 10.30am Sung Mass –
Ministry of healing by Revd Gillian

(Fourteenth after Trinity)
Sermon: Gill Persicke. Celebratory wine with Gill after Mass


  • The Rt Revd Lindsay Urwin will be our president
    and preacher at our
    St Giles Day Festival
    this Wednesday. At the Mass, we will bless some
    herbs in honour of St Giles, as we remember how he lived as a hermit. The
    herbs are then for you to take home and make something nice

  • Gill’s licensing as our Reader takes place this Saturday in the
    Cathedral at 10.30am, within a celebration of the Mass – all are very welcome
    to attend. Do pray for Gill as she prepares for her licensing. We will
    celebrate with Gill over some wine after the Mass next Sunday.

  • The Harvest Festival Bring-and-Share lunch in church is on Sun
    12 Sept. Please do sign the list at the back of church to indicate what you
    can bring. After the lunch, we will say goodbye to David (our parish ordinand) and his wife
    Naomi as they leave St Giles
    to begin ordination training at Westcott House, Cambridge. Please do come so
    that we can give them a good “send-off”.

  • A big “Thank You” to all who supported our
    fete yesterday – we had a wonderful day, and we especially thank the
    Social Committee for all their hard work. Please remember to stay behind today
    for the Grand Auction!

  • And
    would like to
    thank everyone who very generously gave her donations towards the ingredients
    which she used for cakes, scones, jams. and marmalade for the

  • Copies of a prayer that Fr.
    Darren has written
    to help us reflect on
    our mission as a church and as individuals can be found on the table at the
    back of church. Please take one, and use it regularly.

  • If anyone is interested in buying a set of choral music for the
    church, please speak to Ian, our organist, for more information.. It’s a
    wonderful way to contribute to our worship here at St Giles.

  • The Heritage Open Days are on 9-12 September, and the annual
    Norfolk Churches Trust bike ride on Sat 11 September. Volunteers needed
    to staff the church – please sign list at the back of church.

  • We need more volunteers to open the church
    beyond its usual opening times. If you can spare
    any time for this, have a chat with Fr. Darren, who will talk you through
    arrangements. And please remember to note your times in the Churchwardens
    Diary if you have already volunteered.

  • The book that features a chapter about St Giles and our fete is “The
    Newsagent’s Window” by John Osborne, published by Simon and Schuster UK, price
    £12.99 from local booksellers.

  • This week’s Film Club is showing a wonderful
    comedy romance starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Why not come along?
    You’ll be most welcome!


projects, church youth groups, the YMCA, and all who work with vulnerable young

The Salvation
Army, and Divisional Commander David Jackson

Pray for ourselves, remembering that our “basics”
would be unimaginable luxury for

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