Service sheet for 9th June

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 9th June 2019


On this day of Pentecost, as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, let us rejoice that, through Jesus, God is within us and we are held within God’s strong arms.

The Easter candle has remained in the Sanctuary until Pentecost Sunday, marking the fifty days of the Easter season which cover the Resurrection appearances. The candle has a prominent place, reminding us that Christ is the light of the world and that, in that light, Jesus is alive today.

There will be a celebratory glass of wine at the end of the Mass.

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 137 Come down, O Love divine

Psalm 104

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people:
And kindle in them the fire of your love

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 14:8-17. 25-27

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 142 Sing to him in whom creation

Communion Hymn 140 Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

Recessional Hymn 139 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

Organ Voluntary Lefebure-Wely – March in F

Our 2019 motto text is: “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:18-19

Rector and Rural Dean of Norwich East Canon Darren Thornton, part-time, also UEA Chaplain 01603 623724 – day off Monday
Parish Ordinands Annie Blyth; Tracy Williams – on placement at Thorpe Hamlet
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter Kate Baldry (01362 695503)

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Annie Blyth 2nd Reading Raymond Scott Intercessions Jen Gerrard Chalice Kathryn Ives Servers Tim Ives and Karen Kiddell Organist Ian Graydon

Tuesday 11 June 12 noon Said Mass Barnabas the Apostle
Friday 14 June 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 16 June
Trinity Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for Trinity Sunday with the St Giles Singers
Speaker Parish Ordinand Annie Blyth.
There will be a farewell party for our Parish Ordinands and their partners as they leave St Giles and prepare for ordination and new curacies.

Next week’s readings Proverbs 8:1-4. 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

We welcome any newcomers to our church today.
Do make yourself known to the priest or the churchwardens. And do take a look at our website, to be found at
Traidcraft –do visit the Stall today and stock up! After that the next Traidcraft stall will be on Sunday 14th July.
Pentecost Sunday marks for us the end of the fifty days of resurrection appearances that we have been hearing about each week in the gospel readings. At the end of this morning’s gospel the Easter candle is extinguished and returns to its position by the font. We now put our focus on the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, empowering people’s lives with the new life of the risen Jesus, with joy, peace and love. Do look out for those who have remembered to wear something red today, symbolising the tongues of flame coming upon the people of God. Happy Pentecost!
Next Sunday we welcome back the St Giles Singers for Trinity Sunday. They will be singing: Thorne – Mass of St Thomas; Choral Introit: Schubert – Holy, Holy, Holy; Communion Anthem: Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine.
Corpus Christi, a day of thanksgiving for the sacrament of Holy Communion, is on Thursday 20 June. The city churches have been invited to join the Cathedral for a Sung Mass at 6.00pm. All are welcome.
Norfolk Day Elsie will be running a Coffee Morning at St Giles on Saturday 27 July from 10.00am to 1.00pm in aid of St Giles Church. Further information will be given in a future newsletter – please mark the date on your calendar!
Our June Charity is Save the Children Fund. Do take a look at the display on the charities notice board for details. 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 display board. If you are able to gift aid your donation this adds 25% at no further cost to you.
Please do keep bringing in donations of tins and packets and place them in the box in the tower vestry. They will now go to West Pottergate residents and others in need who call at the Rectory. Please bring in soup, beans, tuna, sandwich tinned meats, packet rice and biscuits. Tinned foods are all useful so families can prepare or supplement a meal. No fresh food please.
The sick list If you are adding names to the sick list for our intercessions (via Elsie) please can you also tell us when they can be taken off. If not, the list gets too long. Thank you.
Church open St Giles is open for visitors and pilgrims on Tuesday all day, Wednesday mornings, Friday mornings and Saturday lunchtime. Pray for all who visit our sacred space that they will meet with God.

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