Service sheet for 21st June

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 21st June 2015

Third Sunday after Trinity

Let us come to worship our maker and redeemer, who makes a home with us and calls us to make a home for others.

Fr Darren is away on Rural Dean duties covering at St Helen’s, the Great Hospital. Thanks to Revd Gillian Ireson who is our President today and welcome back to Mrs Anne Aves who is our charity speaker as she updates us on Fr John’s Educational Project in the Holy Land. More details about that charity can be found on our charity notice board at the back of church.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. The hymns are from the Celebration Hymnal.

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

Psalm 107

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors 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 Mark

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Mark 4:35-41

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 73 Be still my soul

Communion Hymn 72 Be still, for the presence of the Lord

Recessional Hymn 152 Eternal Father, strong to save

Organ Voluntary Bach – Fugue in C minor (BWV546)

Next Sunday’s readings: Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

Norwich East Deanery Prayer Calendar: Lakenham Group (St John and Tuckswood) – Clergy: Peter Fox, Kate Belcher. Reader: Dennis Hansell. Synod Reps: Elaine Taylor, Keith Tovey, Beryl Hayward, Jim Hayward. Norwich School – Chaplain: Corin Child.

2015 Church motto text “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40 (King James Bible)

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Fr. Darren Thornton (01603 623724) (email term-time only) – Part-time – also Chaplain at UEA – day off on Monday

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

Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Reproduction Licence no.990580


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head

Readers 1st Pat Wensley 2nd Diana Lamb

Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Carole Hill

Servers Lindsey and Jonny Green

Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon


Today 2pm Our Churchwardens and their spouses have been invited to

Afternoon Tea at Bishop’s House

Tuesday 23 June 8.45am Home Communion – Barbara Harper

12 noon Said Mass Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, circa 678

Thursday 25 June 7.30pm Interesting Talk Dr Vic Morgan – Civic Ritual in Norwich 1560-1720

Friday 26 June 10.00am Said Mass Ember Day

Sunday 28 June Trinity 4 10.30am Sung Parish Mass


· We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. We are online at where you can find our

picture gallery as well as past service sheets. We are also on Twitter at @stgilesnorwich

· The Christian Aid Quiz raised £420.46. A big thank you to Annie and her team. This has boosted the total raised for Christian Aid during May to £1000, a wonderful achievement! Our grateful thanks to Lindsey for organising this, and to everyone who contributed.

· Many thanks also to those who supported and helped at our June Stalls which raised a magnificent £277.67 despite the poor weather. Our next Stalls will be on 11th July.

· The deanery Ascension Day Mass collection raised £413.35 which will go towards helping those parishes who couldn’t pay their parish Share last year – a wonderful achievement.

· A big thank you to all who came to spring clean the church yesterday – very much appreciated.

· The Upper St Giles Street Fair is on Sunday 5th July, we plan to keep the church open and sell sandwiches and cream teas. If you can help by manning the stall or by baking scones please talk to Elsie, Rowena, Pat or Annie. We had lots of visitors last year and really felt part of the community.

· There will be a monthly Traidcraft Stall after Sunday Mass – the first one will be on 5th July which will tie in well with the Street Fair. A selection of Fairtrade food and craft items will be available to purchase and you can find out what the full Traidcraft range is from Kate Baldry.

· Plans for the West Pottergate ‘Table Top’ event on Saturday 18th July are going well. The

objective of this event is to generate a sense of community and encourage friendships. Tracy and Beverley Williams are coordinating the event – contact email is: Please do try and come to show support for the local community.

· Our next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 21st July at 7.30pm when we shall be studying the final three chapters of Hebrews. Please speak to Karen Kiddell if you would like to join us – you will be very welcome.

· The Churchwardens are always happy to receive any donations of bottles of wine (especially white) for church celebrations. Please do bring them in. Thank you.

· Please do keep bringing in donations of tins for the Salvation Army appeal, and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts.

· Don’t forget about our little lending library of books (round the back of the hymn book shelves). The library is there for us all to enjoy, so why not take some time to browse through the books? If you want to borrow a book, no need to sign up – just borrow away!

· Each month the PCC gives a donation to our chosen charity on behalf of us all. If you would like to make a personal donation to that particular charity then do please put it in the box on the table by the display or pass it to the Treasurer. If you could Gift Aid any such donations then the charity would receive 25% more at no further cost to you.

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