Weekly Notices for Sunday 15 January 2017

All baptised Christians are welcome to receive communion with us, or you may come to receive a blessing.

Services         8am   Said Holy Eucharist     11am Sung Holy Eucharist       6pm  Taize Prayer


144  Come, let us join our cheerful songs

47   Brightest and best are the stars of the morning

50   The heavenly Child in stature grows

49   O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

COLLECT:   Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Old Testament Reading   Isaiah 49: 1-7

Psalm 40 1 I waited patiently / for the / Lord:  and he inclined unto / me and / heard my / calling. 2 He brought me also out of the miry pit,* out of the / slime and / clay:  and set my feet upon a / rock and / ordered · my / goings. 3 And he hath put a new / song · in my / mouth:  even a / thanks· giving / unto · our / God. 4 Many shall / see it · and / fear:     and shall / put their / trust · in the / Lord. 5 Blessèd is the man that hath set his / hope · in the / Lord: and turned not unto the proud * and to such as / go a‑/bout with / lies. 6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done, * and thy thoughts which/are to/usward: there is none that can / be com‑/pared · unto / thee. †7 If I should de‑/ clare · them and / speak of them: they would be more than I am / able / to ex‑ /press. 8 Sacrifice and offering thou desirest not, * but mine / ears ·  hast thou / opened: burnt‑offering and sacrifice for / sin · hast thou / not re‑/ quired. 9 Then said I / ‘Lo I / come: as in the volume of the / book · it is / written / for me; 10 ‘I delight to do thy will / O my / God: yea thy / law · is with‑/in my / heart.’ 11 I have declared thy righteousness in the / great ‑ congre‑/ gation: Lo I will not refrain my lips O / Lord, and / that thou knowest

New Testament Reading    1 Corinthians 1: 1-9           Gospel   Luke 2: 12-15

Monday 16th: 8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting; 10.45: Management Team Meeting; 1pm: Defibrillator Training; 6.30pm Introducing the Psalms

Tuesday 17th: 9.30am Grounds Team; 1pm Funeral Theresa Hopwood

Wednesday 18th: 10am Babes in the Pew;  12.30pm Funeral Lilian Reeves;  5.15pm Eucharist; 6pm Weddings Office

Thursday 19th: 10am Victorian Market Review; 11am Eucharist; 7pm Bells

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES:  The Third Sunday of Epiphany

8am Said Holy Eucharist         9.30am  All Age Worship          11am Sung Eucharist

Readings Isaiah 9: 1-4   1 Corinthians 1: 10-18     Matthew 4: 12-23

TAIZE PRAYER  Please note that this reflective service resumes this Sunday evening (15th January) at 6pm.  It lasts about half an hour and consists of quiet Taize chants along with some short prayers and a period silence.  All are welcome.
INTRODUCING THE PSALMS  A course led by our Vicar Jason begins tomorrow (Monday 16th) at 6.30pm .  It will continue for 10 weeks (excepting 20th February and 20th March) and each session  will last for about an hour and a half.  It is aimed at those who want to deepen their biblical studies and who come with an open mind.  Please book with Ann via the Office if you would like to come.
PULPIT EXCHANGE  Next Sunday (22nd January), an exchange of pulpits takes place across Wrexham   Here at St Giles’ the celebrant will be the Rev’d. Sarah Errington, Vicar of St John’s and St James’ and the preacher will be Mark Rogers from the Salisbury Park URC, Wrexham, to both of whom we extend a very warm welcome

DEFIBRILLATOR A Defibrillator will shortly be installed in the Porch , purchased by the Wrexham Parochial Education Foundation, with the cabinet funded by Wrexham Lions Club. We are grateful to both these bodies for their generosity. Initial training will be provided for the Management Team and Bellringers on Monday by Welsh Air Ambulance and will be updated by the suppliers  thereafter. The defibrillator will be available to the Town Centre during the Church’s opening hours. The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham A visible and active Christian witness             at the heart of Wrexham

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY This will take place at the Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd on Friday 27th January between 10am and 12noon.

MEN’S SOCIETY  The next meeting will be at 7pm on Tuesday 7th February in the South Aisle.  The speaker will be the Rev’d. Jane Stephenson, and her subject will be “Bargain Hunt”.

100 CLUB  December winners: 1st Emily Rood  2nd Mr Fred Palmer  3rd  Mr Neville Morris


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