Service sheet for 2nd October

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

We are called to faith in the loving God, creator of the world. We are called to faith in Jesus Christ who shows us how to live. We are called to faith in the Holy Spirit who sustains us in that faith. Let us worship the one who is always faithful and whose promises are never broken.

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.

Our speaker today is our Parish Ordinand, Annie Blyth.

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 19 All hail the power of Jesus’ name

Psalm 37

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening;

You have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 17:5-10

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 285 I, the Lord of sea and sky

Communion Hymn 367 Like a mighty river flowing

Recessional Hymn 557 O thou who camest from above

Organ Voluntary C.S. Lang – Tuba Tune in D Major

Deanery Prayer Calendar: St Francis, Heartsease – Clergy designate: Heather Cracknell as she prepares for her new role and ministry, and those in leadership during the vacancy; Readers: David Lechmere, Angela Stewart; Synod Reps: Russell Herring, Diana Cooper. Parish Nursing Team: Angela Stewart. Church Urban Fund and the link officer: Peter Howard.

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 Rowena Atkinson

1st Reading Carole Hill 2ndReading Kate Baldry

Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Pat Dutton

Servers Ben Shread and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon


Monday 3 October 7.30pm Bible Study at 40 Havelock Road

Tuesday 4 October 12 noon Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey – Francis of Assissi, 1226

Thursday 6 October 5.00pm Meditation Group in the Prayer Room – enter church through the Priest’s door from 4.50 onwards.

Friday 7 October 10.00am Said Mass President Revd Maggie Diffey

7.30pm Film Club – see railings outside church for details of this month’s film

Sunday 9 October Trinity 20 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Revd Rhonwen Washford (former Vicar at Thorpe St Andrew)

6.30pm Evening Prayer at Douro House

Next Sunday’s readings: 2 Kings 5:1-3. 7-15b; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19


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 – please visit the stall after Mass today – lots of lovely cards, small craft items and food!

The next Bible Study is on Monday at 40 Havelock Rd at 7.30pm – 1 John 3 to the end of the Epistle.

Fr Darren is away next weekend on a national Deaneries Conference at Swanwick, he will be representing the Diocese of Norwich. So next Sunday we welcome to St Giles Revd Rhonwen Washford who will preside and preach. Revd Rhonwen was a vicar at Thorpe St Andrew and is recently retired, although she still works at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital as a nurse. I’m sure you will give her a warm welcome.

Prisons Week – Lord have Mercy. Inside your newsletter is a leaflet about Prisons Week which is from 9th to 15th October. Please do take it home to read and pray for all those who are in prison and those who care for them.

The next Interesting Talk will be on 27 October at 7.30pm when John Barnard will be our speaker.

This month’s charity is the Leprosy Mission. You can find out more from the board at the back of church. 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.

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

Newsletter via email – would you like to receive thisas soon as it is produced? This can be easily set up on the church website ( ). Click on the FOLLOW box at the bottom on the right hand side, give your email details and sign up. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week! Any problems – please speak to Raymond Scott.

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.

Our Parish Share in 2017 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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