Service sheet for 15th September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 15th September 2019

Harvest Festival

Harvest means sharing blessings. Harvest Festival is a time to give thanks to God for his generosity in providing for our needs and also a time to remember those who are poor and hungry and those whose harvest has not been so good.

Today’s Harvest offering will support those who call at the Rectory who are vulnerable.

Please do join us 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 are from the New English Hymnal.

Introit Hymns 259 Come, ye thankful people, come

261 To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

Psalm 100

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors We do not live by bread alone;
But by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel John 6:25-35

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 285 For the beauty of the earth

Communion Hymn 458 The Lord my pasture shall prepare

Recessional Hymn 262 We plough the fields, and scatter

Organ Voluntary Karg-Elert: Now thank we all our God

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Mavis Jacobs 2nd Reading Kate Baldry Intercessions Vikkie Shread Chalice Ian Mayers Servers Vikkie Shread and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

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 17 September 12 noon Said Mass
Wednesday 18 September 6.30pm West Pottergate Residents Community Group at the Chapel
Friday 20 September 10.00am Said Mass President Fr Peter Varney John Coleridge Patteson, 1871
Sunday 22 September Trinity 14 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney
3.30pm Licensing of the Rev’d Tim Dawson as Priest-in-Charge at St David’s, Thorpe End. All welcome

Next Sunday’s readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

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
Thanks to everyone who has decorated our church so beautifully for Harvest Festival today. Do stay after Mass for the Bring-and-Share Harvest Lunch: all are very welcome! Many thanks to those who have brought food along.
The total raised by the fete and auction this year is a record-breaking £2078.85! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this result which provides a much-needed boost to church funds.
Ron Daniels Fr Darren has recently been to visit Ron who is in a Care Home in Great Yarmouth. Ron passes on his 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, which has the theme of poverty, is now available for you at the back of church. Do take a copy home to read.
Thanks to those who kept the church open for the Heritage Open Days and the Norfolk Churches Trust Annual Cycle Ride and Walk. We have had lots of visitors and some lovely comments.
Heritage Open Days officially run from 13-22 September. It is hoped that those who have volunteered to keep the church open may be able to offer some extra opening opportunities during this extended period. Please sign the Churchwardens diary to indicate when you may be able to open the church. 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.
Our Parish Share next year will be £32,815, 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.
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was that all about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month, starting 6 October, you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses in Bethel St. This is not a Parish Lunch, but rather an informal gathering of any who want to go out and enjoy some company (no need to book, pay on arrival, away by 2pm). After the meal we shall have some discussion about what we learnt from the sermon, some sharing of ideas and thoughts. Fr Darren will be in attendance. It is hoped that this will allow us to get to know each other better, especially those who live alone.

For spiritual reflection…..Before we can serve God in the world we need to spend time with God and be resourced by him.

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