Service sheet for 23rd June

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 23rd June 2019

First Sunday after Trinity

Today we hear of the compassion of Jesus for a widow at the death of her son, and his power in raising him to life. As we come to worship may we discover God’s compassionate presence alongside us in our own suffering, and be open to his life-giving power.

Our Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

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 332 All hail the power of Jesus’ name

Psalm 22

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever
The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 8:26-39

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 310 We hail thy presence glorious

Communion Hymn 70 Lord Jesus, think on me

Recessional Hymn 114 Now is eternal life

Organ Voluntary Bach – Prelude in C minor (BWV 546)

Dorothy and Rodney Head Servers Jen Gerrard and John Baldry1st Reading Diana Lamb 2nd Reading Ian Mayers Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Kathryn Ives Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson Organist Ian Graydon

Next week’s readings 1 Kings 19:15-16. 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5:1. 13-25; Luke 9:51-62

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)

Monday 24 June 25th anniversary of Fr Darren’s commissioning as a Church Army Officer (and 25 years of stipendiary ministry in the Diocese of Norwich)
Tuesday 25 June 12 noon Said Mass
7.30pm Norwich Archdeaconry Visitation at the Cathedral. We pray for our Churchwardens as they are legally sworn into office.
Wednesday 26 June – Thursday 27 June Royal Norfolk Show – do visit the Diocesan stand!
Friday 28 June 10.00am Said Mass The Sacred Heart of Jesus (the Divine Compassion of Christ)
Saturday 29 June 10.30am Ordination of Tracy and Annie at the Cathedral
Sunday 30 June Trinity 2 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Charity Speaker – our very own Vikkie Shread is going to tell us all about ‘Save the Children’

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
The Magazine and Good News for Norwich & Norfolk newspaper (Summer Editions) are available for collection from the back of Church.
Bells ringing out! We are hoping that the bells will ring out from lunchtime next Saturday 29 June to celebrate the ordination of Tracy and Annie. Congratulations from the bellringers!
“Intersecting Journeys” our art exhibition will now be on Saturday 6 July from 10.00am and Sunday 7 July from 12 noon. Admission is free. This is an exhibition of art in a sacred space, with opportunities to hear the artists talk about their work – mezzotints, oils, watercolours, knitted figures and architectural photographs.
Traidcraft There will now be a Stall on 14 July since there is no longer a clash of events.
Our next evening Bible Study is on Tuesday 16th July at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road. We shall be continuing our study of 1 Corinthians at chapter 4. All are welcome. Please speak to Karen Kiddell for further information.
Daytime Bible Study Group A Group will be starting up for anyone who might be interested and for whom it might be easier to attend a daytime group. Because of holiday commitments, the first session won’t start until the 2nd September and Elsie has kindly offered her home as the first venue. Please contact Jen by email at or by phone on 07917756626 for further details.
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 book the date!
Our June Charity is Save the Children Fund. Do take a look at the display on the charities notice board for details. And do please put donations, gift-aided if possible, in the box on the table.
Newsletter via email – would you like to receive this as soon as it is produced? It can be easily set up on the church website. Click on the FOLLOW box at the bottom of the page and give your details. You will now get the newsletter electronically each week. Any problems – please speak to John Baldry.
Please do keep bringing in food donations of tins (soup, beans, tuna, sandwich meats) and packets (rice, biscuits) for the box in the Tower vestry. Thank you for helping those in need who call at the Rectory.
Church open Fr Darren is delighted the church is now open more and thanks those who open the church. If you are planning to do so please do notify us by using the Churchwardens’ diary, so that we don’t get any clashes with opening. Any volunteers who could open the Church on a regular basis should speak to Fr Darren first.
A volunteer is needed from the congregation to go to the shops in St Giles St and Upper St Giles to ask for raffle prizes for the Parish Fete and then collect them. If you might be able to help, please speak to Fr Darren.
A volunteer is also needed from the congregation to decorate the Parish Christmas Tree and to take down the decorations after Candlemas. If you might be able to do this do speak to Fr Darren.
Parish notices Please do arrive in time each Sunday to be in your seats to hear the Churchwarden’s notices at 10.25am before the service starts. Thank you.

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