welcomes you to worship with them on
Sunday 11th August 2019
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Let us rejoice today in the God who never loses faith in us. Whatever our background, whatever our weaknesses, whatever troubles there may be in our lives, may our worship strengthen our faith in the one who alone has the power to save. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
We welcome back the St Giles Singers who will be singing: Introit: Elgar – Ave Maria; Communion Anthem: Philip Stopford – Ave Maria; Mass Setting: Mozart – Coronation Mass
Do stay for a celebratory glass of wine after 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 Sheet Joy to thee Queen! Within thine ancient dowry
Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Cantors Mary has been taken up into heaven;
All the choirs of angels are rejoicing
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Priest Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All Glory to you, O Lord
Gospel Luke 1:46-55
Priest This is the gospel of the Lord
All Praise to you, O Christ
Offertory Hymn 300 Immaculate Mary, our hearts are on fire
Communion Hymn 62 Ave Maria, O Maiden, O Mother
Recessional Hymn Sheet Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above
Organ Voluntary Lefébure-Wély: Marche in F
Next week’s readings Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56
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 email@example.com – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) and Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Sheila Spreadbury 2nd Reading Rowena Atkinson Intercessions Jen Gerrard Chalice Jonny Green Organist Ian Graydon Servers Tim Ives, Jonny Green, Susan Morris-Prosser, John Baldry and Jen Gerrard
DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Monday 12 August 6.30 – 8.00pm Mission Evening at the Cathedral around the helter-skelter
Tuesday 13 August 12 noon Said Mass Jeremy Taylor, Teacher of the Faith, 1667
Friday 16 August 10.00am Said Mass
Sunday 18 August Trinity 9 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney
4.30pm Diocesan Family Fun Afternoon in the Cathedral
6.30pm Special service at the Cathedral around the helter-skelter with the Bishop of Lynn. Will he sing?? (Do take a picnic for your tea.)
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
Inside your newsletter today is an invitation to an Open Evening at Diocesan House on Thurs 17 Oct. All are welcome but please RSVP asap. Come and hear about the projects for resourcing the church in the county.
Church fundraising The recent Art Exhibition raised £85.55. Thank you very much to all concerned with this inspiring event. And the Norfolk Day Coffee Morning last Saturday raised £212.15. Thank you very much to Elsie, who organised it, and to all who helped. All your fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated!
Our August Charity is the Children’s Society. See the display on the charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation then please put your donation in the box (gift-aided if possible).
Christian Aid The donations to this year’s Christian Aid Appeal totalled £1001 including Count Your Blessings and Christian Aid week – a wonderful result! Thanks to everyone who donated so generously to make this possible.
‘Seeing it Differently’ 8 – 18 August. All the fun of the fair is coming to Norwich Cathedral this summer! It will take you on a journey of discovery. The hope is that the 50ft helter-skelter installed in the nave will give people the chance to experience the centuries-old building in a new way and open up conversations about faith. Visitors climbing up 40ft to have a go on the ride will be treated to unique views of the Cathedral and its famous historic roof bosses, and will quite literally see things differently.
The 2019 Walsingham Pilgrimage of Healing & Renewal is on Monday 26 August in the Shrine Grounds. Mass is at 12 noon followed at 2.30 pm by a Sermon, Sprinkling, Laying-on of Hands & Benediction.A variety of craft and prayer activities for Young Pilgrims will be available in the Orangery from 10.30am – 11.45am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Activity packs will also be available to take with you to the services and use during the day.
The annual St Giles Parish Fete will be on Saturday 31 August from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Please could you bring in any tombola and raffle prizes, bric-a-brac and books you may have at home, and cakes on the day, if you can. Also, please can you bring in any used jam jars and put them in the tower vestry – we have some new jam-makers! Please speak to Pat Emsell, Elsie or Rod with your ideas and suggestions.
The St Giles Patronal Festival will be on Sunday 1 September with Sung Parish Mass including the blessing of herbs and a Fun Auction after the Mass. This would be an ideal day to bring friends to St Giles or ask someone who hasn’t been for a while.
Parish Bible Study Groups We are launching a new day-time study group, to be facilitated by Jen Gerrard, that will meet for the first time on Monday 2 September at 10.30am. The evening Bible Study Group, facilitated by Karen Kiddell, next meets on Tuesday 3 September at 7.30pm at 40 Havelock Road. If you are interested in joining a Bible Study Group do chat to Jen on 07917 756626 or at Jennifermgerrard@aol.com , or to Karen.
The Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride/walk is on Sat 14 Sept (9am-5pm) and the Heritage Open Days are from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September. We need volunteers to keep the church open for both these events. Please sign up on the lists, which are at the back of church today. Fr Darren has sponsorship forms for anyone who would like to take part in the cycle ride/walk. The money raised is split 50:50 between the Trust and St Giles. Please do sponsor those taking part!