Service sheet for 28th July

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 28th July 2019

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Jesus says, “Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” With confidence we bring our prayers and praises to our heavenly Father.

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.

We welcome our charity speaker, Becky Bentley, from the Magdalene Group.

10.30am Sung Eucharist The service is set out in the white service booklet. The collect and readings are to be found overleaf. Hymns are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 473 When morning gilds the skies

Psalm 138

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 11:1-13

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 311 We pray thee, heavenly Father

Communion Hymn 406 Lord, teach us how to pray aright

Recessional Hymn 436 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Organ Voluntary Stanford – Postlude Op. 105 No. 6

Next week’s readings Ecclesiastes 1:2. 12-14; 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

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 Rowena Atkinson 2nd Reading Ian Mayers Intercessions Mavis Jacobs Chalice Ian Mayers Servers Ben Shread and Jen Gerrard Organist Ian Graydon

Tuesday 30 July 12 noon Said Mass William Wilberforce, 1833
Friday 2 August 10.00am Said Mass President Fr David Roper
Saturday 3 August 10 – 4 ‘Learning the Ropes’ – City Bell Ringing Festival
Sunday 4 August Trinity 7 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Revd Maggie Diffey

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
Thank you to Elsie for organising the Norfolk Day Coffee Morning yesterday. We hope to tell you how much was raised in the Churchwardens’ notices.
Fr Darren is on holiday from Friday 2 August to Friday 9 August. Thanks to those who are providing cover.
Our July Charity is the Magdalene Group. Do take a look at the display on the charities notice board for more details. Please note that today is your last opportunity to make a donation. Please put your donation in the box on the table (gift-aided if possible).
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 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!
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 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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