Service sheet for 6th October

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 6th October 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

We are called to faith in the loving God, creator of the world. We are called to faith in Jesus Christ, who shows us how to live. We are called to faith in the Holy Spirit, who sustains us in that faith. Let us worship the one who is always faithful and whose promises are never broken.

Today’s Mass includes the Ministry of Healing, with the anointing of oil. If you wish to receive healing for yourself or a loved one then please go and sit in the Lady Chapel during the organ voluntary at the end of 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 Celebration Hymnal.

Introit Hymn 19 All hail the power of Jesus’ name

Psalm 37

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 17:5-10

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 285 I, the Lord of sea and sky

Communion Hymn 367 Like a mighty river flowing

Recessional Hymn 557 O thou who camest from above

Organ Voluntary: Visiting Organist – John Overton

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Rowena Atkinson 2nd Reading Lesley Warne Intercessions Ian Mayers Chalice Pat Emsell Servers Kathryn Ives and Jen Gerrard Visiting Organist John Overton

Next week’s readings 2 Kings 5:1-3. 7-15b; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

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 12.30 – 2.00 Luncheon Club at the Coach and Horses All welcome!
Monday 7 October 10.30am Daytime Bible Study – see below
Tuesday 8 October 12 noon Said Mass
6.30pm Unknown Donors Meeting at the Rectory
7.30pm Evening Bible Study – see below
Friday 11 October 10.00am Said Mass President Fr David Roper Ethelburga 675
Sunday 13 October Trinity 17 10.30am Sung Parish Mass President and Preacher Fr Peter Varney
Traidcraft Stall after Mass
6.30pm Deanery Prisons Week Service at St Peter Mancroft

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
Many thanks to those who kept the church open for the Heritage Open Days and the Norfolk Churches Trust Annual Cycle Ride and Walk. We had 404 visitors (420 in 2018) and £132.09 was raised for church funds (£173.95 in 2018). We had lots of lovely comments about the beauty and sacredness of our church.
Bible Studies The daytime group will meet tomorrow, Monday 7 Oct 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 meet this Tuesday 8 Oct at 7.30pm at 37 Havelock Road. We shall be continuing our study of 1 Corinthians at chapter 11. Further details from Karen Kiddell.
Our congratulations to Ron Daniels, who celebrates his 75th birthday on Saturday, with love from his family at St Giles.
Prisons Week begins next Sunday and we are asked to pray for those in prison and all who work with them. The Deanery Prisons Week Service is at St Peter Mancroft at 6.30pm on Sunday 13 October. All are welcome.
Our October Charity is MIND. 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 if they require it.
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
The Magazine and Good News for Norwich and Norfolk (Autumn Editions) are available at the back of church for you to take home your free copy.
Any donations of wine for consumption at church events would be most gratefully received by the Churchwardens. Please do bring them in. Thank you very much!
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was all that about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month (starting today!) you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses on 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), 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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