The Christian Community of St Giles-on-the-Hill
welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 7 July 2019
Third Sunday after Trinity
John the Baptist called people to stand outside the world, to recognise our dependence on God and to allow God to help us become “fully alive”. As the voice of Jesus calls us, may we be prepared to change and to let go of all that disfigures us in his eyes.
Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel during the organ voluntary 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 Celebration Hymnal.
Introit Hymn 113 Christ triumphant, ever-reigning
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 Luke
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Luke 10:1-11. 16-20
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 217 God is working his purpose out
Communion Hymn 801 When I survey the wondrous cross
Recessional Hymn 363 Lift high the Cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Organ Voluntary Bach – Fugue in G minor (BWV 578)
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell Organist Ian Graydon 1st Reading Chris Stokes 2nd Reading Julia de Salis Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice Carole Hill Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) email@example.com
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Today 12 – 4 St Giles Art Exhibition ‘Intersecting Journeys’
Tuesday 9 July 12 noon Said Mass
Friday 12 July 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 14 July Trinity 4 10.30am Sung Parish Mass Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Traidcraft Stall after the Mass
Next week’s readings Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37
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 https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
“Intersecting Journeys” our art exhibition continues in church this afternoon from 12 noon to 4pm. 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.
Our next Traidcraft Stall will be next Sunday 14 July. The Stall will now take place because it will no longer clash with the Art Exhibition. Please do support the Stall by purchasing greetings cards and food items which are fairly-traded. You might consider swapping from your regular (non-fairtrade) brand. It really does make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest communities in the world.
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.
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 July Charity is the Magdalene Group. Do take a look at the display on the charities notice board for details. If you would like to make a donation, gift-aided if possible, please put it 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.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Thank you!
A volunteer is needed from the congregation to go to the shops in St Giles Street 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.
Our thanks to Pearl who has kindly volunteered to look after the Parish Christmas tree and its decoration.
Our little lending library – don’t forget that the library is there for us all to enjoy, so why not take some time to browse through the books? You will find them round the back of the hymnbook shelves. If you want to borrow a book, no need to sign up – just borrow away!
Have you ever thought about seeing a spiritual director? To journey with someone offering you spiritual direction? The Diocese offers such support and guidance as we seek to grow in our Christian discipleship. Details about spiritual direction can be found on the Diocesan website or by contacting the Revd Canon Andy Bryant at the Cathedral.
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.