Service sheet for 24th July

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 24th July 2016

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Jesus taught us to address God as our Father when we pray and assured us that we can trust the Almighty to respond to our requests and needs. Therefore, let us come together in worship today assured that as God’s precious children, our prayers will be heard.

We welcome our charity speaker today from the Magdalene Group, our chosen charity of the month. More details are on our charity notice board.

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 New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 473 When morning gilds the skies

Psalm 138

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever

The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 11:1-13

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 311 We pray thee, heavenly Father

Communion Hymn 66 Forgive our sins as we forgive

Recessional Hymn 436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Organ Voluntary Stanford – Postlude Op. 105 No. 6

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Mary-in-the-Marsh – Clergy: Andrew Bryant; Reader: Frances Gothard. City Hall and City Councillors. Norwich Crown Court. Norwich Coroner’s Court – Chaplain: Christine Copsey.

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

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 Pat Wensley 2ndReading Diana Lamb

Intercessions Annie Blyth Chalice Jonny Green

Servers Annie Blyth and Tim Ives Organist IanGraydon


Monday 25 July Feast of St James the Apostle

Tuesday 26 July 12 noonNoon Prayers led by Carol Cullum Anne and Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7.00pm Licensing of Fr James Stewart to the Parish of Thorpe St Andrew. All welcome.

Thursday 28July 7.30pm Interesting Talk Dr Vic Morgan (UEA) ‘Religious Practice and Devotion in Late Medieval and Early Tudor Norwich’

Friday 29 July 10.00amMorning Prayer led by Carol Cullum Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord

Sunday 31 July Trinity 10 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney

6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House

Readings for next Sunday: Ecclesiastes 1:2. 12-14. 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21


We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens and stay to chat over coffee.

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

Fr Darren is away on Rural Dean duties on Tuesday and then for a long weekend holiday from Friday. Thanks to those providing cover.

The next Traidcraft Stall will be on Sunday 7th August then monthly every first Sunday. Traidcraft will also be available over the Heritage weekend and this will include craft items.

St Giles Church Fête will be on Saturday 27th August from 11.00am to 3.00pm in the church and grounds. Please do come and enjoy all the Stalls and events – super raffle, tasty barbecue, interesting bric-a-brac, cake stall, morning coffee, cream teas and fun stalls. Children’s activities include Bouncy Castle, Tombola and Parachuting Teddies! Absolutely everybody is welcome; please invite all your friends for a really fun day. We need people to help man the stalls especially the Raffle and to relieve at odd times on the other stalls. If you could only manage a couple of hours, that would be great. Any donations of Jewellery, Raffle prizes, good Bric-a-brac, and Cakes, Jams etc. Monetary donations towards ingredients would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Elsie and Pat.

This month’s charity is the Magdalene Group. Take a look at the Charities notice board and find out more from our speaker today. 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 board or pass it to the Treasurer. If you can then please do Gift Aid your donation.

The Magazine for July and August is available at the back of church for you to take your free copy.

Salvation Army Pottergate ARC – please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the Tower Vestry. Many thanks to Elsie and David for organising the delivery of your gifts to the Salvation Army.

Please do bring in any bottles you would like to donate for consumption at church events. We are running low and especially need white wine. 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!

Cards depicting the Royal coat of arms (which is above the porch) are on sale at the back of church for £1.50 each. There is a description on the back giving historic details. Do take a look.

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