Service sheet for 22nd September

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Lord, who was rich beyond all splendour, for our sake made himself poor. Let us bow the knee and offer our lives in his service.

The President and Preacher today is Fr Peter Varney.

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 446 Sing Alleluya forth ye saints on high

Psalm 113

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 Luke

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 16:1-13

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 296 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Communion Hymn 295 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Recessional Hymn 433 O worship the King

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Bob Emsell 1st Reading Ian Mayers 2nd Reading Carole Hill Intercessions John Baldry Chalice Kathryn Ives Servers Jonny and Lindsey Green Visiting Organist John Overton

Next Sunday’s readings: Revelation 12:7-12; Psalm 103:19-22; Hebrews 1:5-14; John 1:47-51

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 3.30pm Licensing of the Rev’d Tim Dawson as Priest-in-Charge at St David’s, Thorpe End. All welcome.
Tuesday 24 September The Feast Day of Our Lady of Walsingham. Pray for us!
10.00am Deanery Standing Committee at the Rectory
12 noon Said Mass
6.45pm Churchwardens and Deputy Wardens meeting at the Rectory
7.30pm PCC Standing Committee at the Rectory Our PCC reps are Lesley Warne and Kathryn Ives
Friday 27 September 10.00am Said Mass Vincent de Paul, 1660
Sunday 29 September Trinity 15 10.30am Sung Festival Mass for Michael and all Angels
with presentation by Ann Aves on the John Aves Educational Project

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

This is Freshers Week at UEA. Do pray for all those new students arriving and for Fr Darren and the Chaplaincy as they welcome and greet them.
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.
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).
Do you have a recommendation for a charity that you would like the St Giles PCC to consider supporting next year? If so, please write it on the list at the back of church with your name by your request so that PCC members can ask you for more information should they require it.
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.
Bible Studies The daytime group will meet on Monday 7th October at 10.30am. The study of the twelve disciples will continue and when completed, the group will start to look at St Matthew’s Gospel. If you are interested in joining please chat to Jen or contact her by email: or on 07917 756626. The evening group will next meet on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road. We shall be continuing our study of 1 Corinthians at chapter 11. Further details from Karen Kiddell.
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 are interested then please 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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