Weekly Notices for Sunday 22 January 2017

8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting; 10.45am Management Team; 1pm Diocesan Meeting (Glass Room);

5pm Fundraising Meeting; 6.30p  Introducing the Psalms

Tuesday 24th:

9.30am Grounds Team; 11am SCP Service and Lunch; 7pm Bells

Wednesday 25th: 

10am Babes in the Pew;  5.15pm Eucharist; 6pm Weddings Office

Thursday 26th:

10am-4pm Clergy Synod (Ewloe); 11am Eucharist

Friday 27th:

10am-12n Holocaust Memorial (Bodhyfryd);  1pm Funeral Ivor Hughes; 3.30pm Wedding Trail preparation

Saturday 28th:

10am-4pm  Wedding Trail event

PULPIT EXCHANGE   Today, an exchange of pulpits takes place across Wrexham   Here at St Giles’ the celebrant is the Rev’d. Sarah Errington, Vicar of St John’s and St James’ and the preacher  Mark Rogers from the Salisbury Park URC, Wrexham, to both of whom we extend a very warm welcome.
CHRISTIAN UNITY  The United Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place this evening at 6pm at Capel y Groes.  The preacher will be the Rev’d. Richard Sharples .
INTRODUCING THE PSALMS  The course led by our Vicar Jason continues tomorrow (Monday 23rd) at 6.30pm, when the focus will be on how to read a Psalm.
WEDDING TRAIL  We will be hosting this event on Saturday (28th January), giving brides the opportunity to view a large number of stalls including details of the Anglican Churches in Wrexham, and of course St Giles’ itself.

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

SUPPORTING ST GILES’:  We are grateful for all gifts. To give a oneoff gift: https://my.give.net/20192827/Donate/GiftDetails.     Or a monthly gift here: https://www.give.net/20192827/regular

Sunday 22nd January 2017    

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

SERVICES         

8am   Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am  All Age Worship

11am Sung Holy Eucharist

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

HYMNS       

312 Jesus calls us o’er the tumult

343 Be thou my vision

265 O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray

356  Father, Lord of all creation

COLLECT  

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Old Testament Reading   Isaiah 9: 1-4

Psalm 27

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; * whom then /    shall I / fear:  the Lord is the strength of my life; * of whom then / shall    I / be a‑/fraid? 4 One thing have I desired of the Lord / that I / long for: even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord / all the / days of · my / life, †5 To behold the fair beauty / of the / Lord:  and to / seek him / in his temple. 6 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me / in his / shadow:     yea in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me, * and set me up up‑/on a / rock of / stone. 7 And now shall he lift / up mine / head: above mine / ene · mies / round a‑/bout me. 8 Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation with / great / gladness:  I will sing and speak / praises / unto ·  the / Lord. 9 Hearken unto my voice O Lord when I / cry ‑ unto / thee:  have / mercy ‑ up‑/on me ‑ and / hear me.

New Testament Reading    1 Corinthians1: 10-18

Gospel   Matthew 4: 12-23

PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES:   The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany 

8am Said Holy Eucharist

11am Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings: 1 Kings 17: 8-16   Corinthians 1: 18-31   John 2: 1-11