Service sheet for 14th July

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 14 July 2019

Fourth Sunday after Trinity (Sea Sunday)

Wherever we have come from and whatever our background may be, we rejoice that God’s love extends to each of us. May that love free us from fear and strengthen our faith as we worship the one who, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is reaching out to us today.

Today’s Preacher 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 354 Eternal Father, strong to save

Psalm 25

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 10:25-37

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 495 God is working his purpose out

Communion Hymn 278 Christ be with me

Recessional Hymn Sheet Will your anchor hold in the storms of life

Organ Voluntary John Stanley – Trumpet Voluntary

Next week’s readings Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42

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
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503)

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Kathryn Ives 2nd Reading Nigel Simpson Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Carole Hill Servers Susan Morris-Prosser and Kathryn Ives Organist Ian Graydon

Tuesday 16 July 8.30am Clergy Chapter at St Mark’s Lakenham
12 noon Said Mass Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099
7.30pm Bible Study at 37 Havelock Rd
Friday 19 July 10.00am Said Mass Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, 394
Sunday 21 July Trinity 5 9.30am Bells ring out to greet the Norwich 10k Fun Run past the church
10.30am Sung Parish Mass Preacher Fr David Roper

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
Today Please do visit the Traidcraft Stall after the Mass – lots of cards and some lovely chocolate!
“Intersecting Journeys” art exhibition Thank you to all who supported the art exhibition last week and to Fr Peter for organising it. We hope to tell you how much was raised shortly.
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 do come!
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. Just click on the FOLLOW box at the bottom of the page and give your details. You will now get the newsletter by email 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 hymn book shelves. If you want to borrow a book, no need to sign up – just borrow away!
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.
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.
Improving communication It can be very difficult to get to talk to the Vicar after Mass, especially when he is busy talking to others. If you have a message, why not write it down and pop it in the post tray or send an email. Fr Darren is interested in your message and by putting it in writing it will save that frustration of trying to get to him at the church door. Thank you.

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