Service sheet for 7th August

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 7th August 2016

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Wake up! Look lively! Be aware! The Lord is here!

Today’s Mass includes the ministry of healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one, please go and sit in the Lady Chapel after communion. Revd Gillian Ireson will be assisting with this ministry today.

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 369 Happy are they, they that love God

Psalm 33

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord

I know them and they follow 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 12:32-40

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 268 Of the glorious body telling

Communion Hymn 282 Faithful Shepherd, feed me

Recessional Hymn 346 City of God, how broad and far

Organ Voluntary Clerambault – Caprice from Suite du Deuxième Ton

Readings next week: Isaiah 61:10-11; Psalm 45:11-18; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 1:46-55

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Stephen’s – Clergy: Madeline Light, Matthew Hutton; Readers: Peter Carroll, Anne Murphy, Stanley Hansell; Synod Reps: David Mason, Sarah Mintey. PA to The Bishop & Archdeacon: Coralie Nichols. CMD Norwich East Link: Arnold Browne. All those in ministry training especially Shawn Tomlinson.

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) –

TraidcraftKate 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 Rowena Atkinson

1st Reading Nigel Simpson 2ndReading Rhiannon Wassell

Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Pat Emsell

Servers Tracy Williamsand Annie Blyth Organist IanGraydon


Tuesday 9 Aug 12 noon Said Mass

Friday 12 Aug 10.00am Said Mass

Sunday 14 Aug 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

with the St GilesSingers – Mass setting Mozart’s Coronation Mass

Celebratory glass of wine after the Mass

6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House


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

Traidcraft is available today – please do visit the Stall after Mass.There is a selection of cards and consumables for you to purchase and Kate will be happy to take any orders which you may have. The Stall is held every first Sunday of the month. Traidcraft will also be available over the Heritage weekend and this will include craft items.

Our next Interesting Talk will be on 25 August with Dr Lucy Wrapson, Conservator and Research Associate, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge University. She recently completed conservation work of the Rood Screen at St Mary’s Church, Elsing (near Dereham) and discovered previously unseen details, using infrared images.

The St Giles Patronal Festival weekend begins with our Fête on Saturday 27th August from 11.00am to 3.00pm in the church and grounds (see next item below). The next day we have a Sung Mass at which herbs will be blessed to commemorate the way Giles lived whilst a hermit. After Mass there will be a ‘fun’ auction to raise funds for the church. Please do come and support this weekend – lots to celebrate – join us for a glass of wine!

Do come to the Fête on Saturday 27th August – lots of stalls and events for you and your family to enjoy – 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. Please bring in 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 Church Urban Fund. Take a look at the Charities notice board to find out more. 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 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. 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!

The next opportunity for confirmation will be at the Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this autumn.

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