Service sheet for 17 July

The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17 July 2011

Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Psalm 139 says O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. We come joyfully to meet with God, who knows us better than we know ourselves.

Our speaker today is Suzi Heybourne, Manager at the Magdalene Group, which is our chosen charity for July further details on our charity noticeboard. This Friday is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, and there will be a Mass at 10am at which we commemorate her.

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 136 Come, ye thankful people come

Psalm 86.11-17

Gospel acclamation 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

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 524 O Father, take in sign of love

Communion Hymn 380 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs

Recessional Hymn 745 To God be the glory, great things he hath done!

Organ Voluntary Franck – Piece Heroique

Priest-in-Charge Fr. Darren Thornton (01603 623724) d.thornton (email school term-time only) Part-time – also Chaplain at UEA day off on Monday

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

Reader & Newsletter Gill Persicke (01603 621777) gill

Music Reproduction Licence no.990580

Next Sunday’s readings: 1 Kings 3.5-12; Psalm 119.129-136; Romans 8.26-39; Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52

St Giles Church is twinned with the Scarrowbeck Group (Erpingham)

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Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head

Readers 1stJonathan Trench 2ndAnnie Blyth

Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice David Johnson

Servers Lindsey and Jonny Green

Churchwarden on duty Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon


Tuesday 19 July 8.30am Clergy Chapter at St George’s, Tombland

12 noon Said Mass Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Deaconess and teacher of the faith President: Fr Alan Chidwick

7.30pm Bible Study at the vicarage see below for details

Wednesday 20 July 7.00pm Wedding rehearsal in church

Friday 22 July 10.00am Said Mass on this festival day of Mary Magdalene

2.00pm Wedding of John Lee and Alisha Giles

Sunday 24 July (Trinity 5) 10.30am Sung Parish Mass and Pastoral Visitation by the Archdeacon of Norwich. Preacher: the Ven Jan McFarlane. There will be wine after the Mass today.


  • This week is UEA Congregation, so Fr. Darren will be at the university for most of the week at the graduation ceremonies. We remember in our prayers all students as they leave their studies, hoping to find employment and fulfilment in their careers.
  • There will be a Bible Study evening at the vicarage this Tuesday. This little group aims to give people an opportunity to explore their faith and to share ideas and questions about scripture in a relaxed way, and in far greater depth than is possible, say, at coffee after Mass. Why not give it a go? – no previous experience of bible study necessary! Do contact Gill Persicke if you would like to come along, or if you’d like to know more about what we do at the group.
  • I’ve been asked if I would produce again some thoughts of mine on ‘Living with Difference‘. You will find them on the back of this morning’s teaching flyer – Fr. Darren
  • Please do try and come to Mass next Sunday, to meet the Archdeacon of Norwich, the Ven. Jan McFarlane. She is with us for our Pastoral Visitation, and is looking forward to meeting everyone.
  • Holy Matrimony. Do pray for John and Alisha as they marry at St Giles this coming Friday.
  • Date for the diary On Sunday 7 August, we welcome to St Giles, parishioners from our church link, the Scarrowbeck Group. Their Rector, Fr Brian Faulkner, will be preaching, and there will be wine and nibbles after the Mass, for us to meet our new friends. We will be visiting Erpingham on Sun 2 October. There will be a low Mass at St Giles on that Sunday, as we hope most people will be able to attend the Sung Mass at Erpingham (near Aylsham). More details nearer the time.
  • We have for sale at the back of church copies of the 2012 St Giles Parish pocket diary. They are priced at 50p, and money can be placed in the wall safe. Our thanks to local businesses who have place an advert in the diary. Do purchase your pocket diary after Mass today.
  • Copies of the current Across the See, the Film Club programme, the parish prayer calendar and the 2011 Church Calendar are all available at the back of church do help yourselves.


Ecumenism throughout our region, praying in particular for Norwich Central Churches Together, the Norwich Council of Christians and Jews, and Transforming Norwich

The Methodist Church, and District Chairman, Graham Thompson

The Diocese of Peru (South America), led by Bishop Harold Godfrey

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