Service sheet for 25th August

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 25th August 2019

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

We gather from our different backgrounds and circumstances, some of us strong in faith and some holding on by our fingertips. God knows and understands each one of us, and calls us all to new life.

As next Sunday is our Patronal Festival with the fun auction after Mass we will be offering Healing Ministry today instead of next week. Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or for a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel during the organ voluntary at the end of the Mass.

We welcome today our Charity Speaker from the Children’s Society.

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 339 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Psalm 103

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening;
You have the words of eternal life

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 13:10-17

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 310 We hail thy presence glorious

Communion Hymn 83 Glory be to Jesus

Recessional Hymn 362 Glorious things of thee are spoken

Organ Voluntary Flor Peeters – Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST Sidespersons Dorothy and Rodney Head 1st Reading Sue Prutton 2nd Reading Diana Lamb Intercessions Mavis Jacobs Chalice Carole Hill Servers Ben Shread and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson

Next week’s readings Isaiah 58:6-11; Psalm 112; Hebrews 13:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

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) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503)

Today 12 noon Wedding Rehearsal for Tuesday
Monday 26 August Walsingham Healing Pilgrimage
Tuesday 27 August 12 noon Said Mass Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
1.00pm Wedding of Rudyard and Emma Our congratulations to them from all at St Giles!
Friday 30 August 10.00am Said Mass John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688
Saturday 31 August 11-2 St Giles Parish Fete – raffle drawn at 1.30pm
Sunday 1 September St Giles 10.30am Sung Parish Mass for our Patronal Festival with distribution of herbs.
Happy St Giles Day! The Preacher today is Fr David Roper.
St Giles Mass is followed by a ‘Fun Auction’ and a celebratory glass of wine.

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
Book/DVD Sale Do have a look at our stalls and make a purchase – monies to the donation box by the font.
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).
The 2019 Walsingham Pilgrimage of Healing & Renewal is tomorrow in the Shrine Grounds. Mass 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 10.30 – 11.45am and 1.30 – 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 next Saturday 31 August from 11.00am to 2.00pm. We need raffle prizes so if you have any at home please do bring them in and give to Fr Darren asap, also any tombola prizes, bric-a-brac and books and cakes on the day, if you can. We have some new jam makers so please bring in used jam jars and put them in the tower vestry. Do speak to Pat Emsell, Elsie or Rod with your ideas and suggestions!
Come to our Patronal Festival Sung Mass next Sunday 1 Sept (at which herbs will be blessed to commemorate the way Giles lived whilst a hermit). Take some herbs home and make something beautiful from them to share with someone else. Our Preacher will be Fr David Roper. Do stay to celebrate after Mass with a glass of wine and enjoy the Fun Auction – don’t forget your wallet for the bargains!
Parish Bible Study Groups Our new day-time study group will meet for the first time on Monday 2 September at 10.30am at Elsie’s house. The evening Bible Study Group 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 (daytime group facilitator) at or on 07917 756626 or to Karen (evening group facilitator).
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 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!
Heritage Open Days extra time Although St Giles is only open ‘officially’ for the weekend 13-15 Sept the HODs run from 13-22 September. It is hoped that those who volunteer to keep the church open may be able to offer some extra opening opportunities during this extended period as there may be some more visitors about. Please sign the Churchwardens diary to indicate when you may be able to open the church. Thank you!
Our Harvest Festival Mass is on Sunday 15 September followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Do sign up on the list at the back of church with what you can bring along for the lunch. Thank you!
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815. This means that we shall be paying a further £566, an increase of 1.75% over our 2019 Parish Share. Please can I ask you all to consider prayerfully how you can increase your giving next year so that between us we can manage to cover this increase? Thank you! John Baldry
Confirmation The next opportunity for Confirmation will be at Norwich Cathedral in November. If you haven’t been confirmed and are interested then please do have a chat with the Rector, who will be leading confirmation classes this Autumn.

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