Service sheet for 27th October

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

welcomes you to worship with them on

Sunday 27th October 2019

Bible Sunday

Today in our worship we will think about how our scriptures can help us in rebuilding our communities as places where God’s activity is seen and celebrated, and how we can take our part in building God’s kingdom.

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 369 Happy are they, they that love God

Psalm 119

Gospel acclamation Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Cantors The word of the Lord endures for ever;
The word of the Lord is the good news announced to you

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

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

All Glory to you, O Lord

Gospel Luke 4:16-24

Priest This is the gospel of the Lord

All Praise to you, O Christ

Offertory Hymn 310 We hail thy presence glorious

Communion Hymn 272 All for Jesus! all for Jesus!

Recessional Hymn 407 Lord, thy word abideth

Organ Voluntary C.S. Lang – Tuba Tune in D Major

ASSISTANTS AT THE EUCHARIST
Sidespersons
Dorothy and Rodney Head Churchwarden Rowena Atkinson 1st Reading Jillian Buckingham 2nd Reading Sue Prutton Intercessions Carole Hill Chalice Ian Mayers Servers Vikkie Shread and John Baldry Organist Ian Graydon

Next week’s readings Daniel 7:1-3. 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31

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 d.thornton@uea.ac.uk – day off Monday
Churchwardens Rowena Atkinson (01603 455729) Bob Emsell (01603 439632)
Newsletter and Traidcraft Kate Baldry (01362 695503) kate.baldry@btopenworld.com

DIARY FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday 29 October 12 noon Said Mass James Hannington, 1885
Wednesday 30 October 7.00pm PCC at the Rectory
Friday 1 November 10.00am Said Mass for All Souls’ Day (transferred) with the reading of the names of the departed and Year’s Mind
Sunday 3 November 10.30am All Saints’ Sunday Sung Parish Festival Mass for All Saints’ Sunday with procession and Healing Ministry
Celebratory glass of wine after the Mass
12.30-2.00pm St Giles Luncheon Club at the Coach and Horses

NOTICES
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 https://stgileschurch.wordpress.com
Today is Bible Sunday “The eagle soars in the summit of heaven” wrote T.S Eliot in ‘The Rock’. As the eagle was the bird supposed to fly closest to heaven, so it is appropriate that we have our eagle lecterns at St Giles to support Holy Scripture.
PCC members have envelopes to collect from the post tray today.
St Giles Luncheon Club “Well what was all that about?” A new St Giles Project! On the first Sunday of the month you are invited to have your lunch at the Coach and Horses in Bethel Street. 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.
The Magazine Your copy of the Autumn Edition is available from the back of church for you to take home.
Christmas Stalls will be on Saturday 23 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).
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? If you donate frequently to the offertory at St Giles and wish to use gift aid you can have a set of buff envelopes (with your confidential personal number on) – no more filling in of envelopes! Our Treasurer can provide you with a set. 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 – kevinwmitchelson@aol.com Please also ‘follow’ the Deanery/City Facebook page if you don’t already @Norwicheastdeanery. We also have a Twitter account which is @stgilesnorwich
Our thanks to the Trustees of the Colton’s Acre General Trust for their donation of £200 towards our work with those from West Pottergate who call at the Rectory for food parcels.
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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