A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham
 

Monday 27th 

8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

10.45am Management Team

5.30pm Wedding Rehearsal

6.30pm Psalms Course

Tuesday 28th (Shrove Tuesday)

9.30am Grounds Team

12-2pm Pancake Lunch

1.00pm Memory Café

7.00pm Bells

Wednesday 1st March (Ash Wednesday)

10.00am Babes in the Pew

6.00pm Wedding Office

7.15pm Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Thursday 2nd 

11.00am Eucharist

12.00pm Light Lunch

12.45pm Lent Course

Saturday 4th

9.00am Me and My Dad

NOTICES

PANCAKE LUNCH

On Shrove Tuesday we will be holding a Pancake Lunch between 12 and 2pm. If you have not already done so, please let Stella know if you intend to come to this.

ASH WEDNESDAY   There will be a service of the Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes at 7.15pm. Please note that this will replace the usual 5.15pm midweek Holy Eucharist.

LENT COURSE  On Thursday (2nd), our Lent course, “A Journey through Lent with Handel’s ‘Messiah’”, led by our Vicar Jason, will begin at 12.45pm.  During the course, some of the ideas behind the words and music will be explored , as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter. It will be preceded by soup and a roll, alternating with lunch in the following weeks.  All are most welcome.

PRAYER GROUP The next meeting is on Thursday (2nd) at 7.15 for 7.30pm at the home of Barry and Elizabeth. All are welcome.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER  This will be held on Friday (3rd) at 11am in Acton Community Resource Centre, Overton Way.  It will be followed by lunch which is free, but donations are accepted. All are welcome – not just women.  Please see Elizabeth Gauge for further information.

BERWYN PRISON   The first service takes place on Sunday 5th March at 10am.  If you would like to attend, please let Ann in the Office know by tomorrow (Monday), as the Chaplain needs to  have advance notice of names.  He will very much appreciate congregational support.

ACCESS TO ST GILES’  Please note that for the NEXT TWO SUNDAYS (5TH and 12TH), access to the Church will be via Tower Hill, because of Town Centre events in the High Street and elsewhere on those days.

MEN’S SOCIETY The March meeting of the Men’s Society will comprise a dinner at the Ramada Hotel on Tuesday, 7th March at 6.30 for 7 p.m.  The speaker will be Mr. Owain Arfon Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. Please sign up on the list at the back of the Church.

FAREWELL TO PHIL   We will be holding a Bring and Share Lunch after the service on 12th March and will also be presenting Phil with a gift on that occasion.  Please see the Wardens or Stella if you would like to contribute to this.

  26th February 2017      The Sunday Before Lent         Transfiguration Sunday

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

SERVICES  

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am      All Age Worship

11.00am    Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm      Baptism

HYMNS 

4        Christ, whose glory fills the skies

S.50   The Kingdom of God

Organ: Recit de Hautbois   Lefebure-Wely)

150    Ye servants of the Lord

148    At the Name of Jesus (OMIT*)

Organ: Litanies (J Alain)

COLLECT

Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the Cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

OLD TESTAMENT  Exodus 24: 12-18

PSALM 2

1 Why do the nations so furiously / rage to‑/gether:  and why do the peoples de‑/ vise a / vain / thing? 2 The kings of the earth stand up, * and the rulers take /  counsel · to‑/gether:    against the Lord and a‑/gainst · his an‑/ointed / king; 3 ‘Let us break their / bonds a‑/sunder:     and cast a‑/way their / cords / from us.’ 4 He that dwelleth in heaven shall / laugh ·  them to / scorn:     the Lord shall / have them / in de‑/rision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them / in his / wrath:     and dismay them / in his / sore dis‑/pleasure; 6 ‘I, even I, have / set my king:     upon my / holy / hill of Zion.’ 7 I will tell of the de‑/cree · of the / Lord:     he said unto me * ‘Thou art my son, this / day have / I  be‑/ gotten thee. 10 Be wise now therefore / O ye / kings:      be prudent, ye that are / judges / of the / earth. 11 Serve the / Lord in / fear:  and with / trembling / bow be‑ /fore him, 12 Lest he be angry and ye perish in your course; * for his  wrath is / quickly / kindled:     blessèd are all they that / put their / trust in / him.

NEW TESTAMENT    2 Peter 1: 16-21

GOSPEL  Matthew 6: 25-34

PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

NEXT SUNDAY    The First Sunday of Lent  

8.00am   Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am  Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm   Baptism

6.00pm  Cymun Bendigaid

Readings: Genesis 2 15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4: 1-11

Monday 20th

11.00am Funeral: Sandra Pritchard

Tuesday 21st

9.30am Grounds Team

7.00pm Bells

Wednesday 22nd

10.00am Babes in the Pew

5.15pm Eucharist

6.00pm Weddings Office

Thursday 23rd

11.00am Eucharist

12.00pm Lunch

TAIZE PRAYER  At 6pm this evening we have our monthly Taize Prayer service which is held by the High Altar.  This quiet meditative service consists of simple Taize chants, a period of silence, and some prayers. It lasts about half an hour and all are most welcome.

FAREWELL TO PHIL   We will be holding a Bring and Share Lunch after the service on 12th March and will also be presenting Phil with a gift on that occasion.  Please see the Wardens or Stella if you would like to contribute to this.

HELP FOR THE HOMELESS   Please continue to support our collections for the homeless, whose plight in these winter months is particularly acute. Individual cartons of orange juice are especially welcome at the moment.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS   There will be no lecture this week, but they will resume next Monday (27th) when the subject will be the Entrance Liturgies: The Psalms in the Temple Cult.

PANCAKE LUNCH  On Shrove Tuesday (28th) we will be holding a Pancake Lunch between 12 and 2pm. We do need to know numbers, so please let Stella know if you would like to come to this.

100 CLUB  January winners: 1st Ann Grey  2nd Sharon R  Hudson 3rd Diane Philips

9th February 2017      The Second Sunday Before Lent      Creation Sunday   

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

SERVICES  

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm    Baptism

6.00pm    Taize Prayer

HYMNS

169   The Church of God a kingdom is

361   For the healing of the nations

Organ:Liebster Jesu (J S Bach)

269   Dearest Jesu, we are here

S.14  Brother, sister, let me serve you

Organ: Pastorale (Cesar Franck)

COLLECT

Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit  reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 1:1-2:3

PSALM 136

1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for / he is / gracious:   for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of / all / gods:   for his / mercy · en‑/dureth · for / ever. †3 O give thanks unto the Lord of / all / lords:   for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever. 4 Who alone / doeth · great / wonders:  for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever; 5 Who by his excellent wisdom / made the / heavens:  for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever; 6 Who laid out the earth a‑/bove the / waters:  for his / mercy · en‑/dureth · for ever; 7 Who made the / great / lights:  for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for ever; 8 The sun to / rule the / day:  for his / mercy · en‑/dureth · for ever; 9 The moon and the stars to / govern · the / night: for his / mercy · en‑ / dureth · for / ever.

NEW TESTAMENT   Romans 8:18-25

GOSPEL  Matthew 6:25-30

   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/regu

NEXT SUNDAY    The Sunday before Lent: Transfiguration Sunday

8.00am Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am All Age Service

11.00am Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm Baptism

Readings: Exodus 24: 12-18 2 Peter 1: 16-21 Matthew 6: 25-34

A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham 
 

Monday 13th 

8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

9.45am Management Team

1.00pm Filming from Tower

5.00pm Fundraising meeting

6.30pm Psalms Course

Tuesday 14th

9.30am Grounds Team

9.30am Site Meeting (i)

1.00pm Memory Cafe

Wednesday 15th 

10.00am Babes in the Pew

12.00pm MU lunch for Babes in the Pew

5.15pm Eucharist

6.00pm Weddings Office

Thursday 16th 

11am Eucharist

12.00pm Volunteers Lunch

12.30pm Diocesan Group

7.00pm Bells

Friday17th

10.45am Coleg Cambria students filming

12.30pm Site meeting (ii)

HELP FOR THE HOMELESS

Our contributions continue to be very much appreciated.  Particularly needed at the moment are individual cartons of orange juice, please.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS

The course led by our Vicar Jason continues tomorrow (13th) at 6.30pm The subject will be Zion Psalms: the Mythology of the Psalms.

MOTHERS’ UNION

On Wednesday, 15th February, 11.45 am, MU is hosting a lunch for the ‘Babes in the Pew’ families. This is instead of the usual Monday evening meeting. All members are invited to the lunch.

VOLUNTEERS LUNCH

We are holding our second sitting on Thursday, expressing in this way our appreciation of all the volunteers who support the ministry of St Giles’ in so many different and vital ways.

VISITORS 

This week’s visitors include a team from Local Bygones who will be filming from the top of the Tower, some Media students from Coleg Cambria, and two groups helping to prepare for a lecture later in the year.

100 CLUB

January winners: 1st Ann Grey  2nd Sharon R Hudson 3rd Diane Philips

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

12th February 2017         Third Sunday Before Lent

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

SERVICES

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am      All Age Worship

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

HYMNS

144 Come let us join our cheerful songs

176  Happy are they, they that love God

Organ: Elevation sur un noel (Guilmant)

265  O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray (OMIT*)

99    O God our help in ages past

Organ: Fugue in E flat (St Ann)  (J S Bach)

COLLECT  Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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  Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Psalm 119

1 Blessèd are those that are blameless / in their / lives:  and / walk · in the / law · of the / Lord. 2 Blessèd are they that / keep his / testimonies:  and seek him / with their / whole / heart, 3 Even they who / do no / wickedness:  and / walk · in his / ways with / perfectness. 4 Thou hast / ordered · thy / precepts:  that / we should / keep them / diligently. 5 O that my / ways were · made / steadfast:   that / I might / keep thy / statutes. 6 Then would I not be / put to / shame:  while I give heed unto / all / thy com‑/mandments. 7 I will thank thee with an / upright / heart:  when I / learn thy / righteous / judgements. 8 I will / keep thy / statutes:   O for‑/sake me / not / utterly.

NEW TESTAMENT   1 Corinthians 3: 1-9

GOSPEL  Matthew 5: 21-37

PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES:  The Second Sunday before Lent

8.00am Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am Sung Holy Eucharist

6.00pm  Taize Prayer

Readings:  Genesis 1:1-2:3  Romans 8:18-25  Matthew 6:25-30

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A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham 

Monday 6th     8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

                          10.45am Management Team Meeting

                          11.00am Students Visit

                           6.30pm Psalms Course

Tuesday 7th  

                           9.30am Grounds Team

                         10.00am Welsh Places of Worship Forum

                           7.00pm Men’s Society

                          7.00pm Bells

                          7.00pm Mission Area Conference (St. Margaret’s)

Wednesday 8th

                       10.00am Babes in the Pew

                         1.00pm Funeral: Neville Davies

                         5.15pm Eucharist

                        6.00pm Weddings Office

Thursday 9th 

                       11.00am Eucharist

                       12.00pm Lunch

                        7.00pm LGBT Open Table

Friday 10th 

                       9.30am St Giles’ School Visit

                       1.30pm  Funeral: Bob Westbury

NOTICES

CONGRATULATIONS   We offer the Rev’d Phil Bettinson our warmest congratulations on his appointment as Vicar of Rhosllanerchrugog with Penycae (and Johnstown).  Phil’s last Sunday will be 12th March and he will be licensed on Monday 3rrd April, venue to be announced.

HELP FOR THE HOMELESS   Our contributions continue to be very much appreciated.  Particularly needed at the moment are individual cartons of orange juice, please.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS  The course led by our Vicar Jason continues tomorrow (30th) at 6.30pm The subject will be the Communal Laments: History and the Psalms.

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 VisitMyMosque Day takes place today (Sunday 5th)between 11am and 3pm, when all are welcome at the Mosque at 6 Grosvenor Road. Guided tours, refreshments and questions/answers are included.

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  January winners: 1st Ann Grey  2nd Sharon RHudson 3rd Diane Philips

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

 Sunday  5th February 2017               Candlemas 
 
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     Cymun Bendigaid

Hymns

180     Thou whose almighty word

199     Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Organ: Wem in Leidenstagen (Hurford)

66       Glory be to Jesus

453     Faithful vigil ended

Organ: Te Deum (Langlais)

Collect

Almighty and everliving God, clothed in majesty, whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts, by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

OLD TESTAMENT  Malachi 3: 1-5

PSALM 24

1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that / therein / is:  the compass of the world and / they that / dwell there‑/in. 2 For he hath founded it up‑/on the / seas:  and established / it up‑/on the / floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the / hill · of the / Lord: or who shall / stand · in his / holy / place? 4 He that hath clean hands and a / pure / heart:  and that hath not set his mind upon vain things, * nor / sworn · to his / neighbour · de‑/ceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing / from the / Lord: and recompense from the / God of / his sal‑/vation. 6 Such is the portion of / them that / seek him: even of them that seek thy / face O / God of / Jacob.

NEW TESTAMENT   Hebrews 2: 14-18

GOSPEL  Luke 2: 22-40

PLEASE STAY FOR REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES:  The Third Sunday before Lent

8am Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am All Age Service

11am Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5: 21-37

You can now donate to this historic church online!

We are always looking for people who are willing to donate money to us, either to keep our building open, or to further our charitable work, or our mission in the town centre.

If you feel that you are able to give something, from as little as a pound, to as much as a monthly gift, you can now give online.

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We thank you in advance for your support.

~The St. Giles’ Team