Service sheet for 20th October

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 20th October 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Persistence in prayer is vital, says Jesus. If the unjust judge responds to the widow’s constant pleading, how much more will God do for God’s people?

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 473 When morning gilds the skies

Psalm 121

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 18:1-8

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 439 Praise to the Holiest in the height

Communion Hymn 297 Lord Jesus Christ

Recessional Hymn 360 Firmly I believe and truly

Organ Voluntary Visiting Organist – John Overton

Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Diana Lamb 2nd Reading Jen Gerrard Intercessions Kate Baldry Chalice Carol Cullum Servers Karen Kiddell and Ben Shread Visiting Organist John Overton

Next week’s readings Isaiah 45:22-25; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 15:1-6; Luke 4:16-24

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 22 October 8.30am Home Communion Barbara Harper
12 noon Said Mass
Friday 25 October 10.00am Said Mass Crispin and Crispinian c287
Sunday 27 October Bible Sunday 10.30am Sung Parish Mass
British Summer Time ends – clocks go back this Sunday

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
The Magazine Your copy of the Autumn Edition is available, free, from the back of church for you to take home.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 23rd November from 11am to 1pm. If you can help in any way please speak to Elsie or Rodney. Please encourage all your friends to come along!
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.
The John Aves Education Project team invite you to join them for an update of the work of the project in the Palestinian Occupied Territories – see This event will be on Saturday 2nd November 7.00-9.00pm at Ipswich Road United Reformed Church, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6QR We wish to thank you for your support, celebrate our successes, talk about the future and raise funds to help more young people from Dheisheh refugee camp to continue their studies. To date we have awarded forty-one scholarships to the young people of Dheisheh. Middle Eastern refreshments will be provided, and there will be a raffle and JAEP Christmas cards for sale. Tickets £7, available from Anne Aves or Liz Magem or email
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
Publicising events at St Giles on social media If you would like to put your event on Facebook please contact Kevin Michelson (Reader at St George Tombland) and he will advertise it for you – Please also ‘follow’ the Deanery/City Facebook page if you don’t already @Norwicheastdeanery. We also have a Twitter account which is @stgilesnorwich
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!
November is the month for remembering. This year it begins with the All Souls’ Day Mass on Friday 1 November at 10.00am. There is a list at the back of church to record the names of the departed you would like remembered. If you are putting names on the list it would be good if you could make every effort to attend the Mass to pray for them. All Saints’ will be on Sunday 3 November when the Mass will include a procession, healing ministry and a celebratory glass of wine after the service. The theme of remembering continues on Sunday 10 November as we keep Remembrance Sunday, which will include the reading of the Parish Roll of Honour.

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