Service sheet for 13th October

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 13th October 2019

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Today we hear how a foreigner returned to give thanks to Christ while others took their healing for granted. Like the foreigner, let us reflect on the gifts that God has given us and turn to God in praise for the wholeness bestowed upon us.

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 Hymn 324 Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

Psalm 111

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 17:11-19

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 311 We pray thee, heavenly Father

Communion Hymn 305 Soul of my Saviour

Recessional Hymn 413 Now thank we all our God

Organ Voluntary: Visiting Organist – John Overton

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Vikkie Shread 2nd Reading Kate Baldry Intercessions Sheila Spreadbury Chalice Carole Hill Servers Susan Morris-Prosser and John Baldry Visiting Organist John Overton

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 6.30pm Deanery Prisons Week Service at St Peter Mancroft
Tuesday 15 October 12 noon Said Mass Teresa of Avila, 1582
Thursday 17 October 7 for 7.15pm Norwich East Deanery Synod Open Evening at Diocesan House
Friday 18 October 10.00am Said Mass Luke the Evangelist
Sunday 20 October Trinity 18 10.30am Sung Parish Mass

Next week’s readings Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8

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
Traidcraft Do visit the Stall after Mass today. The Autumn catalogue is available to browse or borrow with some lovely craft items which you can easily order (free delivery to St Giles). I am now in a position to donate to St Giles 10% of the price of all orders. There are some new designs of greetings cards on the stall this season and some craft items in stock in the lower price range. It is worth thinking of ordering any items you may want for Christmas presents since some popular items may go out of stock quickly!
Prisons Week begins this 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 today. All are welcome.
Today is your last opportunity to recommend a charity that you would like the St Giles PCC to consider supporting next year. Please write your recommendation 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 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).
The Children’s Society Just to let you know that Kathryn Ives is now the Children’s Society box coordinator. If you would like more information on the society or to have a collection box please do have a word with Kathryn.
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, free, from the back of church for you to take home.
Please do keep bringing in food donations of tins (soup, beans, tuna, sandwich meats) and packets (rice and biscuits) and place them in the box in the tower vestry. They will go to West Pottergate residents and others in need who call at the Rectory. Tinned foods are all useful so families can prepare or supplement a meal. No fresh food please.
Our little lending library – why not take some time to browse through the books? You will find the library round the back of the hymn book shelves. There is no need to sign up – just borrow away!
Newsletter via email – It’s easy to arrange to receive the latest church newsletter every week in your email. Just go to the church website at and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Enter your email address in the box and click on the FOLLOW button. That’s it! Any problems – please speak to John Baldry.
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!

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