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A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham

THIS WEEK 

Monday 30th  8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting; 10.45am Management Team Meeting;  6.30pm: Psalms Course

Tuesday 31st  9.30am Grounds Team; 1pm Craft Group;  7pm Bells

Wednesday 1st  10am Babes in the Pew;  5.15pm Eucharist;  6pm Weddings Office

Thursday 2nd  11am Eucharist; 12pm Volunteers’ Lunch;  7pm Receiving of Rev’d Gerald Griffiths

Friday 3rd 12pm Requiem Eucharist: The Rev’d. Gerald Griffiths

Saturday 4th  9am Me and My Dad

NOTICES

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS  The course led by our Vicar Jason continues tomorrow (30th) at 6.30pm, when the focus will be on individual laments, and cosmology and the afterlife.
PRAYER GROUP  There will be a meeting on Thursday (2nd February) at 7.15 for 7.30 at the home of Barry and Elizabeth. Everyone is welcome.
READERS  The next programme of Readers for the11am Holy Eucharist services will shortly be drawn up.   If you would like to be included, please see Joanna Spalding, who will be very pleased to add you to our list.
MOSQUE VISIT  The 3rd National Visit My Mosque Day takes place on Sunday 5th February between 11am and 3pm, when all are welcome at the Mosque at 6 Grosvenor Road. Guided tours, refreshments and questions/answers are included.

ME AND MY DAD  The monthly breakfast session for fathers and children continues on Saturday (4th February).  All are welcome.

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

PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

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

29th January 2017     The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany 
 
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

HYMNS 

336     All my hope on God is founded

235     O Jesus, I have promised

238     Blest are the pure in heart

172     Glorious things of thee are spoken

COLLECT

Creator God,  who in the beginning commanded the light to shine out of darkness: we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, shine into the hearts of all your people, and reveal the knowledge of your glory in the face of 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  1 Kings 17: 8-16

PSALM 36
5 Thy mercy O Lord reacheth / unto · the / heavens:  and thy / faithful · ness / unto · the / clouds. 6 Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains, *  thy judgements are / like the · great / deep:  thou Lord dost / save both / man and / beast. 7 How excellent is thy / mercy · O / God:  the children of men shall take refuge under the / shadow / of thy / wings. 8 They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness / of thy / house:  and thou shalt give them drink of thy / pleasures · as / out · of a / river. 9 For with thee is the / well of / life:  and in thy / light do / we see light. 10  O continue forth thy loving‑kindness unto / them that /know thee:  and thy righteousness unto / them ·  that are / true of / heart.

NEW TESTAMENT   Corinthians 1: 18-31

GOSPEL  John 2: 1-11

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES:  The Fourth Sunday before Lent

8am Said Holy Eucharist

11am Sung Holy Eucharist

6pm Cymun Bendigaid

Readings: Isaiah 58: 1-9a 1 Corinthians 2:1-12  Matthew 5:13-20

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

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

Hymns   

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

PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

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/regula

Monday 9th: 9am Ministry Team @St Mark’s; 11am Management Team; 1pm: Funeral Brian Simons; 7.15pm Mothers’ Union AGM

 
Tuesday 10th: 9.30 Grounds Team; 10am Diocesan Group (Glass Room); 1pm Memory Café; 7pm Bells

 
Wednesday 11th: 10am Babes in the Pew; 5.15pm Holy Eucharist; 6pm Weddings Office; 7pm PCC Meeting

 
Thursday 12th: 11am Holy Eucharist; 12pm Lunch; 7pm LBGT Open Table

Friday 13th:12.30pm Funeral Ian Ottley

TAIZE PRAYER   Please note that this reflective service resumes its monthly place next 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 on Monday 16th at 6.30pm for 10 weeks (excepting 20th February and 20th March). 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.

TCC AWARD   The Guardian Charity Awards this year attracted over 700 applications and we are proud that TCC was one of the five winners.  The award includes, in addition to a cash prize, access to very valuable support from major training organisations, and is a huge accolade for the work  for social justice of  this remarkable group to which we all at St Giles’ belong

MOTHERS’ UNION   The AGM will be held on Monday ((th January) at 7.15 pm. Subscriptions   (£18.50, indoor members  £17.50).  should be handed to Joanna in a named envelope before this. .  New members are very welcome.

MEN’S SOCIETY   There will be no meeting in January, but it is hoped that a visit to the Berwyn Prison may be arranged shortly.

 

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

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A VERY  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE FROM THE CLERGY, CHURCH WARDENS AND STAFF OF ST GILES’ PARISH CHURCH.

 

VIENNESE GALA CONCERT  The New Sinfonia Concert, conducted by Robert Guy, takes place on Monday 2nd January at 3pm.  Tickets are £15, concessions £10, Students £3  and can be obtained from the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre, or online at the New Sinfonia website.

ACTIVE AND VISIBLE  We have welcomed in the region of 6000 people to St Giles’ during December, through services for the community and schools and Christmas concerts, and through our own very well attended Christmas services. We continue to pray that our mission to be a visible and active Christian witness at the heart of this town will grow and flourish throughout 2017.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS  A course led by our Vicar Jason begins on Monday 16th at 6.30pm for 10 weeks (excepting 20th February and 20th March). 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.

TCC AWARD  The Guardian Charity Awards this year attracted over 700 applications and we are proud that TCC was one of the five winners.  The award includes, in addition to a cash prize, access to very valuable support from major training organisations, and is a huge accolade for the work  for social justice of  this remarkable group to which we all at St Giles’ belong.

MOTHERS’ UNION  The subscriptions are now due  (£18.50, indoor members  £17.50).  Please hand to Joanna in a named envelope before the AGM on 9th January.  New members are very welcome.

MEN’S SOCIETY  There will be no meeting in January, but it is hoped that a visit to the Berwyn Prison may be arranged shortly.

LOGS  Do you have a log-burner? Please see Amanda if you would like any of the logs off the windowsills.

 

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