Service sheet for 17th July

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 17th July 2016

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Christ urges us to seek first God’s kingdom in our hearts and lives. Let us come before him in worship, praise and thanksgiving.

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

Introit Hymn 301 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Psalm 15

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, 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, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 10:38-42

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 813 Will you let me be your servant

Communion Hymn 380 Lord, for tomorrow and its needs

Recessional Hymn 488 Mine eyes have seen the glory

Organ Voluntary Buxtehude – Prelude & Fugue in D minor

Readings next week: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Helen’s – Clergy: Barry Oake; Synod Rep: Rachel Howell. Norwich Cathedral – Dean and Chapter, Honorary Canons and Priest Vicars and all those who work at the Cathedral.

2016 Church motto text ‘Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.’ Psalm 85 v.10 (King James Bible)

A helpful text as we work and pray with our Roman Catholic friends in their ‘Year of Mercy’

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Fr. Darren Thornton, part-time, also Chaplain at UEA 01603 623724 – day off on Monday

Parish Ordinands Tracy Williams and Annie Blyth

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

Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503) –

Traidcraft Kate Baldry is our ‘rep’ – do contact her for orders (no delivery charge) Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell

1st Reading Ian Mayers 2ndReading Rowena Atkinson

Intercessions Mavis Jacobs Chalice Carole Hill

Servers Ben Shread and John Baldry Organist IanGraydon


Today after Mass Traidcraft Stall

Tonight 6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House

Monday 18 July 7.30pm Bible Study at 40 Havelock Road

Tuesday 19 July 12 noon Said Mass Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa c.394 The Mass includes a tribute to Jo Bussey by her son Dave

after Mass Burial of Jo’s ashes in the churchyard

Thursday 21July 5.00pm Meditation Group in the Prayer Room

Friday 22 July 10.00am Said Mass Mary Magdalene

Sunday 24 July Trinity 9 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Speaker from the Magdalene Group


We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do go online to to find out more about St Giles.

Do take a look at the Traidcraft Stall today where you can purchase Fairly-traded food, cards and gifts. By doing so you are helping marginalised communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

West Pottergate Community Fun Day A big thank you to all who supported and helped yesterday and to the team who arranged it. Let’s pray that God will use those relationships formed.

This week is UEA Congregation. Fr Darren will be at UEA for most of the week. We pray for all who are graduating.

At the Bible Study on Monday at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30 we will be looking at Romans 12 and 13.

Following the funeral of Jo Bussey her ashes will be buried in St Giles churchyard after the 12 noon Said Mass on Tuesday Jo’s son, Dave, will lead a brief tribute to Jo during the Mass. Following the burial of ashes there will be a buffet reception. The family warmly invite all Jo’s friends to the Mass, burial and reception.

Meditation Group is this Thursday at 5.00pm. Please enter church via the Priest’s door from 4.50pm.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on 28th July – Dr Vic Morgan (UEA) will talk about ‘Religious Practice and Devotion in Late Medieval and Early Tudor Norwich’.

This month’s charity is the Magdalene Group. Friday is the feast day of Mary Magdalene – do try and attend the Mass. Take a look at the Charities notice board and find out more from the speaker we have coming on 24th July. 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 or pass it to the Treasurer. If you can please Gift Aid your donation.

The Magazine for July and August with Diocesan news, daily prayer calendar and very interesting articles is available free at the back of church for you to take your copy.

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!

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 bottles you would like to donate. We try to provide good hospitality at St Giles and are very grateful for all the contributions which the congregation members make. Thank you very much!

Have you looked at our parish website recently? Just go to and click on the links – it is well worth a look. You can receive an email copy of the newsletter as soon as it is produced by clicking on the FOLLOW box at the bottom on the right hand side of the first screen, give your email details and sign up. You will now get the newsletter by email each week!

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