The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 9th September 2018
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
In God’s presence waters break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. We come before the God whose love overflows into our lives, and offer him our praise and prayer.
The President and Preacher is Fr Peter Varney. (Fr Darren is away 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 from the New English Hymnal.
Introit Hymn 415 O for a thousand tongues to sing
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 Mark
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Mark 7:24-37
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 324 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
Communion Hymn 282 Faithful Shepherd, feed me
Recessional Hymn 433 O worship the King
Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in G BWV 541
Next Sunday’s readings: Joel 2:21-27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy2:1-7; Matthew 6:25-33
Deanery Prayer Calendar: St George, Colegate – Clergy: Alaric Lewis; Reader: Catherine Waddams; Synod Rep: Elizabeth Macdonald. For all involved in our theatres, cinemas and places of entertainment.
Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 firstname.lastname@example.org – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth and Tracy Williams, who is on placement at St Matthew, Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter & Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) email@example.com
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green 1st Reading Rowena Atkinson 2nd Reading Vikkie Shread Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice Pat Emsell Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 11 September 12 noon Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney
Thursday 13 September 10am-4pm St Giles open for Heritage Open Days
Friday 14 September 10.00am Said Mass Holy Cross Day
10am-4pm St Giles open for Heritage Open Days
7.30pm Film Club – please see the railings outside for details
Saturday 15 September 10am-4pm St Giles open for Heritage Open Days
Sunday 16 September 10.30am Harvest Festival Sung Parish Mass There will be a Harvest Festival celebratory glass of wine after the Mass which is followed by a Bring-and-Share Lunch (do sign up with what you can bring).
Traidcraft There will be a small Stall after Mass today then the Traidcraft Stall will be open during the Heritage Open Days with lots of Craft items as well as the usual Cards and Consumables. There will be a Clearance Sale before the new Autumn stock arrives – many items will be half price – do take a look and tell your friends to pop in too!
We welcome any newcomers to our church today. Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. Do take a look at the lovely photos on our website!
The Heritage Open Days are from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 September. We need volunteers to keep the church open. Please sign up on the list at the back of church. The Traidcraft Stall will also be open – see above.
Our Harvest Festival Mass is on Sunday 16 September. Please do bring in your Harvest gifts to present at the altar. Items will be made up into food parcels for those who live in West Pottergate. Tinned items are good, e.g. tuna, ham and pork. The Mass will be followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring for the lunch. Thank you!
Are you interested in Faith Sharing? Come along on Wednesday 26 September to St Catherine’s Church, Mile Cross at 7.00pm. All are invited to this Diocesan Church Army Thanksgiving Service. Are you wanting more people to hear and know the good news of the Gospel? Are you wanting to be better at proclaiming Jesus? Find out about the work of the Church Army and what a resource it might be to you and the telling and sharing of your faith story.
Our next Interesting Talk will be on Thursday 27 September at 7.30pm when Dr Carole Hill will talk on ‘Julian of Norwich and her Context: aspects less considered’.
Our September Charity is the Church Army. You can help to increase our giving to this charity by making a donation (gift-aided if possible) in the collecting box on the table.
Our Parish Share next year will be £31339. This means that we shall be paying a further £836, an increase of 2.74% over our 2017 Parish Share. It is thankfully much less than the huge increases of the last few years. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry.
Owls in the Parish The Hawk and Owl Trust think that the Churchyard and the Rectory would be good sites for tawny owls, which they are keen to get established in the city. They will supply, fit and maintain the nesting boxes, free of charge, but donations are of course very welcome. All being well, the boxes can be fitted in late September, in time for the peak season of searching for nesting sites.
Norwich North Deanery Pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 and the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. If you are interested in going, do contact the Group organiser Stella Noons on 860025 for a booking form or email midday1940