Service sheet for 8th September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 8th September 2019

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Today Jesus makes it clear that if we wish to be genuine disciples we must make the choice to follow him wholeheartedly. So, as a first step towards that, let us each in our hearts agree to be wholehearted in our worship today.

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 76 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said

Psalm 1

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 14:25-33

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 485 Thy hand, O God, has guided

Communion Hymn 286 From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord

Recessional Hymn 443 Rejoice, the Lord is King

Organ Voluntary Buxtehude – Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Nigel Simpson 2nd Reading Kathryn Ives Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice John Baldry Servers Tim Ives and Karen Kiddell Organist Ian Graydon

Next Sunday’s readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

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)

Tuesday 10 September 12 noon Said Mass
7.00pm Greater Chapter at St George Tombland
Friday 13 September 10.00am Said Mass John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407
10am-4pm Heritage Open Days – St Giles open (incl Traidcraft Craft Stall)
Saturday 14 September Holy Cross Day 9am-5pm Cycle Ride/Walk and Heritage Open Days – St Giles open, includes Traidcraft Stall with Craft items for sale
Sunday 15 September Harvest Festival 10.30am Harvest Festival Sung Mass
followed by celebratory glass of wine and bring-and-share lunch (do sign up with what you can bring)

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
Betty Tester Fr Darren has recently been to visit Betty and passes on her best wishes to all at St Giles.
Pool table for sale (4ft we think!), complete. Please contact Elsie. Sold in aid of church funds.
The Magazine The Autumn Edition, on the theme of poverty, is now available for you at the back of church.
Heritage Open Days Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September St Giles will be open on Friday 13 (10-4) and Saturday 14 (9-5), which includes the Norfolk Churches Trust annual cycle ride/walk on the Saturday. We need volunteers to keep the church open for these events – please check the sign-up sheet at the back of church for any times not yet covered. It is hoped that the volunteers may also be able to offer some extra opening opportunities for the period 16 – 22 September 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! There will also be a Traidcraft Stall (Craft, cards and Food) during the Open Days.
Our Harvest Festival Mass is on Sunday 15 September Please do bring in your Harvest gifts to present at the altar. Items will be made up into food parcels for those who live in West Pottergate. Tinned items are good, e.g. tuna, ham and pork. The Mass will be 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 September Charity is the John Aves Education Project. See the display on the charities notice board for more details. If you would like to make a personal donation to add to that which the PCC gives, then please put your donation in the box on the table by the charities board (gift aided if possible).
Date for the diary Fr Darren has been invited to preach at the Cathedral on Sunday 8 December at 3.30pm. The Dean has invited all from St Giles for tea and cake in the Refectory following the service. You are warmly invited.
Gift Aid envelopes If you donate frequently to the offertory at St Giles you can have a set of buff envelopes on which you are identified by a personal number. This maintains confidentiality and means that you don’t have to keep filling in envelopes. Ask our Treasurer, John Baldry for a set.
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.
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was that all about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month (starting 6th October) you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street. Pay on arrival (no big bill to split at the end), very informal, no need to book (just pitch up and hope we can get tables close together), and away by 2pm. After the meal we shall have some discussion about what we learnt from the sermon, some sharing of ideas and thoughts. This is not a Parish Lunch, rather an informal gathering of any who want to go out for lunch and enjoy some company. Fr Darren will be in attendance. It is hoped that this project will allow us to get to know each other better, especially those who live alone.

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