Service sheet for 25th September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 25th September 2016

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

We come together to worship God and give thanks for all the gifts we have received. As we pray together let us think about God’s generosity and ask how we can be generous with what we have been given.

We welcome the family and friends of Fraser Ivo Baulcombe as he is baptised this morning and welcomed into God’s family. We pray for him, Cherry and Ralph on this very splendid occasion. As a sign of the unity of all Christians baptism is a bond with Jesus Christ, the foundation of this unity.

We also welcome to St Giles today our charity speaker, Rosemary Barry, from the Children’s Society.

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. During the procession to the font the choir will sing ‘Water of life, cleanse and refresh us’ from the Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 333 All my hope on God is founded

Psalm 146

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, 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, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 16:19-31

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 381 Jerusalem the golden

Communion Hymn 275 Blessed Jesu, Mary’s son

Recessional Hymn 383 Jesu, Lover of my soul

Next Sunday’s readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4. 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10

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 and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) – Twitter @stgilesnorwich Music Repro. Licence no.990580


Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell

1st Reading Ian Mayers 2ndReading Sheila Spreadbury

Intercessions Priest-led Chalice Ian Mayers

Servers Karen Kiddell and Tim Ives Visiting Organist Jim Hughes


Tonight 6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House

Tuesday 27 September 12 noon Said Mass Vincent de Paul (Lazarists) 1660

Thursday 29 September 7.30pm Interesting Talk by Michael Rimmer entitled ‘Angel Roofs of East Anglian Churches’

Friday 30 September 10.00am Said Mass Jerome, translator of the scriptures, 420

Saturday 1 October 12 noon Year of Mercy Mass – Norwich Cathedral

Sunday 2 October Trinity 19 10.30am Sung Parish Mass with healing ministry by Revd Gillian Ireson

Speaker Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St George, Colegate – Clergy: Phillip McFadyen, Mair McFadyen; PtO: Michael Hammond; Reader: Catherine Waddams. Synod Rep: Margaret Thompson. The Theatre Royal Chaplain: Robert Avery. Playhouse Theatre Chaplain: Phillip McFadyen.


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.

Thanks to Jim Hughes for playing the organ today whilst Ian is away on holiday.

This month’s charity is the Children’s Society. You can find out more from the 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 of the Month display board or pass it to the Treasurer. If you can then please do Gift Aid your donation.

Year of Mercy Mass in Norwich Cathedral this Saturday We shall be honouring this Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis. The Celebrant and Preacher will be the Bishop of Richborough, the Right Rev Norman Banks, onetime vicar of Walsingham Church. The Mass is at 12 noon and all are welcome.

The next Bible Study is on Monday 3rd October at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm. We shall be doing our second study of 1 John, chapter 3 to the end of the Epistle. All are welcome.

Many thanks to all who kept the church open for the Heritage Open Days and NCT Cycle Ride. We had 462 visitors (542 in 2015) and £129.50 was raised for our church funds (£219.19 in 2015) from money in the collection box. We had lots of lovely comments about the beauty of our church, “a place of quiet” and “a sense of prayer” are just some of the encouraging comments left. Kate Baldry walked around Norwich churches and raised £68.75 in sponsorship, half of this will go to St Giles.

The Interesting Talks and Film Club have raised £96.71 (Film Club) and £119.60 (Interesting Talks) making a wonderful total of £216.31 towards church funds. Many thanks to Carole Hill, Annie Blyth and Raymond Scott for all their hard work in organising these enjoyable evenings.

Copies of The Magazine for September/October,published by the Diocese,are available for you to collect from the back of church. The Diocesan Prayer Calendar is included which we are encouraged to use every day as part of our prayers.

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.

Our Parish Share next year will be £30,503, which is £3373 more than this year. Could you please consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving in 2017 to help us meet our payments at the new level? This increase should be the last of the big annual percentage increases under TRIO. Thank you very much indeed to everyone whose generosity has helped us to keep pace with the steep Parish Share increases of the last few years. John Baldry, PCC Treasurer.

Do you have a recommendation for a charity that you would like the St Giles PCC to consider supporting next year? If so, please write it on the list at the back of church with your name by your request so that PCC members can ask you for more information should they require it.

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