A Visible and Active Christian Witness at the Heart of Wrexham

Monday 1st

12.00        Lunch

12.30pm Organ recital

Tuesday 2nd

9.30am Grounds Team

9.30am Management Team

7.00pm Men’s Society

7.00pm Bells

Wednesday 3rd

10.00am  Babes in the Pew

2.00pm   Funeral: Amy Williams

5.15pm    Holy Eucharist

6.00pm   Weddings Office

Thursday 4th

11.00am   Holy Eucharist

2.00pm    St Mary’s RC School Visit

Saturday 6th

9.00am Me and My Dad

THE EASTER VESTRY (AGM)   takes place at the end of the 11am service this morning. Please stay if you possibly can.  A copy of the Reports, which is available for everyone, brings you up to date with all the activities which underpin the life and work of St Giles’.

ORGAN RECITALS   Our popular Organ recitals resume tomorrow (Monday1st May) when the recitalist will be our own organist Chris Pilsbury. As usual, lunch will be available from 12 noon, and the recital begins at 12.30pm.

MEN’S SOCIETY   The next meeting will be on Tuesday (2nd May) at 7pm in the South Aisle. The speaker will be George Greenshields, whose subject will be Chariott’s.  Members are reminded that subscriptions are now due.

VISITS   Last Saturday, we welcomed 40 very appreciative members of the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral. This week we welcome a group of pupils from St Mary’s Roman Catholic School, along with their teachers, who will be welcomed and guided by our Vicar, Jason.

100 CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS   are due in May. The envelopes and the 2016 Annual Summary are at the back of the Church. Thanks to everyone for their support – new members are welcome.

100 CLUB APRIL WINNERS      1st  Les Griffiths           2nd Ella Jones        3rd John Allen

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

30th APRIL 2017              THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

HYMNS

139    Rejoice the Lord is King

431    We have a gospel to proclaim

Organ: Deck thyself my soul (Kard-Elert)

128    Thou art the way

115     Dear Lord and Father

Organ: Grand Choeur (Salome)

COLLECT

Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Reading  Acts 2: 14a, 36-41

PSALM 116

1 I love the Lord because he / heard my / voice:    when I made my / suppli‑/cations · be‑/fore him, 2 Because he inclined his ear / unto / me:    when I / called up‑/on his / name. 3 The cords of death compassed me round about, * and the snares of the grave laid / hold up‑/on me: I suffered / sore dis‑/tress and / sorrow. 4 Then I called upon the / name · of the / Lord: ‘O Lord I be‑/seech · thee de‑/Iiver · my / soul.’ 5 Gracious is the / Lord and / righteous: yea our / God is / full · of com‑ /passion. 6 The Lord pre‑/serveth · the / simple: I was brought / low, / and he / saved me. 7 Turn again then unto thy rest / O my / soul: for the Lord hath / dealt so / loving · ly / with thee. 8 For thou hast saved my / soul from / death: mine eyes from / tears · and my / feet from / falling.

Second Reading 1 Peter 1: 17-23   Gospel  Luke24: 13-35

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am    Sung Holy Eucharist

1.00pm     Baptism

6.00pm    Cymun Bendigaid

Readings: Acts 2: 42-47  1 Peter 2: 19-25         John 10: 1-10

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham   

A Visible and Active Christian Witness at the Heart of Wrexham

Monday 24th

8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

10.45am Management Team

Tuesday 25th

9.30am    Grounds Team

10.00am Diocesan Group

1.00pm   Memory Café

7.00pm   Bells

Wednesday 26th

10.00am Babes in the Pew;

2.00pm   Funeral: Gwendoline Mary Dean

5.15pm   Holy Eucharist

6.00pm Weddings Office

Thursday 27th 

11.00am Holy Eucharist

12.00pm Lunch Club

2.00pm  Funeral: Diane Dexter

Friday 28th

10.30am Funeral: Blodwen Guest

Saturday 29th

11.00am Tower Climb

11.30am Hospital Nurses Service

12.00pm Tower Climb

12-3pm   Assiette de Dessert

EASTER VESTRY

You are reminded that our Annual General Meeting tales place NEXT SUNDAY after the 11am service. Please arrange to stay for this if you possibly can.

EASTER FLOWERS

Once again we thank everyone who has contributed to the splendid arrangements of Easter flowers, further beautifying St Giles’ for this great festival. Special thanks to the Flower Team whose work throughout the year is very much appreciated.

ASSIETTE DE DESSERTS  On Saturday you can enjoy 3 different desserts for £5 – don’t miss this piece of indulgence, available between 123pm!  Please see Stella if you can offer your own dessert for this prestigious occasion.

100 CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS are due in May. The envelopes and the 2016 Annual Summary are at the back of the Church. Thanks to everyone for their support – new members are welcome.

MENS’S SOCIETY  The next meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd May at 7pm in the South Aisle. The speaker will be George Greenshields, whose subject will be Chariott’s.  Members are reminded that subscriptions are now due.

100 CLUB MARCH WINNERS 1st   Mrs M Monk [amended]         2nd Mrs A Wooster           3rd Miss D Tantrum

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

  23rd APRIL 2017  –  THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

73         Ye Choirs of new Jerusalem

92         Come thou Holy Spirit, come

Organ: from Sonata No.4 in B flat (Mendelsohn)

271       Bread of Heaven

79         Christ the Lord is risen again (OMIT*)

Organ:   An Easter Alleluia (Slater)

COLLECT

Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of 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.

First Reading  Acts 2: 14a, 22-32

Psalm 16

1: Preserve / me O / God:     for in / thee · have I / put my / trust. 2 I have said unto the Lord / ‘Thou · art my / God:  I have no / good a‑ /part from / thee.’ 3 All my delight is upon the godly that are / in the / land:  and upon / such · as ex‑ / cel in / virtue. 4 But as for them that turn back to / other / gods:  their / sorrows / shall be / multiplied. 5 Their drink‑offerings of blood will / I not / offer:  neither make mention of their / names up‑/on my / lips. 6 The Lord himself is the portion of mine inheritance / and          my / cup:  thou / dost main‑/tain my / lot. 7 The lines have fallen for me in / pleasant / places yea I / have a / goodly / heritage. 8 I will thank the Lord for / giving · me / counsel:   my heart also / teacheth · me / in the / night‑season. 9 I have set God / always · be‑/fore me:  he is on my right hand, / therefore · I / shall not / fall. 10 Wherefore my heart is glad and my / soul re‑ /joiceth:  my flesh / also ·  shall / rest in / safety. 11 For thou shalt not deliver me into the / power of / death:   neither shalt thou suffer thy / holy one ·  to / see the / pit. 12 Thou shalt shew me the path of life; * in thy presence is  the / fulness ·  of / joy:

Second Reading 1 Peter 1: 3-9 Gospel  John 20: 19-31

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICES

8.00am Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am Sung Holy Eucharist (followed by Easter Vestry)

Readings: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41  1 Peter 1: 17-23  Luke24: 13-35

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easter sunday

 

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham 
 A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham 

Tuesday 18th

9.30am   Grounds Team

3.00pm   Piano Tuning

7.00pm   Bells

Wednesday 19th

10.00am  Babes in the Pew

6.00pm    Weddings Office

Thursday 20th

11.00am   Holy Eucharist

12.30pm   Opera Group Rehearsal

 Friday 21st

10.30am   Opera Group

7.30pm    Opera Group Concert

GREETINGS  On this great celebration of the Resurrection of our Saviour, the Vicar and all the staff of St Giles’ wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter.

EASTER FLOWERS Once again we thank everyone who has contributed to the splendid arrangement of Easter flowers, further beautifying St Giles’ for this great festival. Special thanks to the Flower Team whose work throughout the year is very much appreciated.

CHICKS and RABBITS  Many thanks to all the dedicated knitters – more than 150 of these have been sold, a noble achievement!

EASTER VESTRY You are reminded that our Annual General Meeting tales place on Sunday 30th April, after the 11am service. Please arrange to stay for this if you possibly can.

CONCERT  The North Wales Opera Group on Friday (21st) at 7pm will hold an exciting event , when  Anne Williams-King will present, with David Bartleet, Deborah Lee and accompanist Marco Belluzzi, scenes from favourite operas.  Tickets are £10 and are available from the Tourist Information Centre and also at the door.

ASSIETTES des DESSERTS  We are holding this festival of puddings again this year on Saturday 29th April from 12-4pm.  Please would anyone who would be good enough to offer a dessert see Stella of Jan.  All contributions will be most welcome.

100 CLUB MARCH WINNERS     1st   Mrs M Monk [amended]                 2nd Mrs A Wooster           3rd Miss D Tantrum

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

16th April 2017   Easter Day

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

6.00pm     Taize Prayer

HYMNS  

82    Jesus lives!

81   At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (OMIT*)

Organ: Jesus meine Zuversicht (J C Walter)

83    Love’s redeeming work is done

428  Thine be the Glory

Organ: Paraphrase: See the Conquering Hero (Guillmant)

COLLECT

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity. now and in all eternity.

FIRST READING Acts 10: 34-43

PSALM 118

14 The Lord is my strength and / my de‑ /fence:  and is be‑/come / my sal‑/vation. 15 The sound of joy and deliverance is in the / dwellings · of the / righteous:  the right hand of the Lord bringeth / mighty / things to / pass. 16 The right hand of the Lord / is ex‑ / alted:  the right hand of the Lord bringeth / mighty / things to / pass. 17 I shall not / die, but / live:  and de‑/ clare the / works · of the / Lord. 18 The Lord hath chastened me a‑/bove / measure:  but he hath not given me / over / unto / death. 19 Open me the / gates of / righteousness:  that I may enter into them and give / thanks / unto · the Lord. 20 This is the / gate · of the / Lord:  the righteous shall / enter / into / it. 21 I will thank thee because / thou hast / answered me:   and art be‑/come / my sal‑/vation. 22 The same stone which the / builders · re‑/fused:  is be‑/come the / chief / corner‑stone. †23 This is the / Lord’s / doing:  and it is / marvel · lous / in our / eyes. 24 This is the day which the / Lord hath / made:  let us re‑/joice / and be / glad in it.

SECOND READING   Colossians 3: 1-4

GOSPEL  John 20: 1-18

NEXT SUNDAY     The Second Sunday of Easter

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am     All Age Worship

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings: Acts 2: 14a. 22-32  1 Peter 1: 3-9  John 20:19-31

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham   

A Visible and Active Christian Witness at the Heart of Wrexham

Monday 10th

8.30        Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

10.45      Management Team

1.00pm  Welsh Guards Site Meeting

7.15pm   Mothers Union Said Holy Eucharist followed by Meeting)

Tuesday 11th

9.30am Grounds Team

1.00pm Memory Café
 
Wednesday 12th

10.00am Babes in the Pew

1.00pm   Funeral: Jimmy Wong

5.45pm   Holy Eucharist

6.00pm  Weddings Office

Maundy Thursday 13th

11.00am    Holy Eucharist

12.00pm   Lunch Club

7.00pm     The Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet.

Good Friday 14th

10.00am Children’s Service

12.00pm Three Hour Devotion
 
Easter Eve 15th

9.00am Preparation of Easter Flowers

7.00pm Easter Vigil and Blessing of Candle at Holy Trinity Church, Rhostyllen

MOTHERS’ UNION  There will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist tomorrow (Monday) at 7.15pm, followed by the Meeting.

EASTER FLOWERS   The Flower Team, who are very grateful for all the help with the Mothering Sunday posies, will be decorating the Church for Easter on the morning of  Easter Eve (Saturday15th). Again, all help will be most welcome.  Donations towards Easter flowers may be given to Ruth, Maureen, Vera or Amanda.

EASTER VESTRY (AGM) This will take place on Sunday 30th April after the 11am service, and not as previously advertised.

SCENES FROM THE OPERAS  The North Wales Opera Group on Friday 21st April at 7pm will present a concert, when  Anne Williams-King will present, with David Bartleet, Deborah Lee and accompanist Marco Belluzzi, scenes from favourite operas.  Tickets are £10 and are available from the Tourist Information Centre and also at the door.

100 CLUB MARCH WINNERS 1st   Mrs M Monk [amended]  2nd Mrs A Wooster  3rd Miss D Tantrum

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

  9th April 2017          The Sixth Sunday of Lent              PALM 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

11am          Sung Holy Eucharist

COLLECT 

Almighty and everlasting  God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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.

Propers

Liturgy of the Palms :Matthew 21: 1-11

Old Testament : Isaiah 50: 4-9a

Psalm 31: 9-16

Gospel: Matthew 27:11-54

There is a separate Palm Sunday booklet  for the Sung Holy Eucharist

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

MONDAY 

7.15pm   Mother’s Union Said Holy Eucharist
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY

11.00am Holy Eucharist

7pm        The Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet

GOOD FRIDAY 

10.00am   Children’s Service

12noon      Three Hour Devotion

EASTER EVE  

7.00pm Easter Vigil at Holy Trinity, Rhostyllen

 EASTER DAY

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am    Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings   Acts 10:13-24  Colossians 3: 1-4  John 20: 1-18*

1.00pm       Baptism

6.00pm      Taize Prayer

A Visible and Active Christian Witness at the Heart of Wrexham

Monday 3rd

8.30am   Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

10.45am  Management Team

1.30pm    RE Centre with St Giles’ School

7.00pm   Licensing  of Rev’d Phil Bettinson at St David’s Rhosllanerchrugog

Tuesday 4th

9.00am    RE Centre Training Event

9.30am    Grounds Team

7.00pm    Men’s Society

7.00pm    Bells

Wednesday 5th

10.00am    Babes in the Pew

2.00pm     Website Meeting

5.15pm      Eucharist

7.00pm     Weddings Office

Thursday 6th

10.00am    Victorian Market Meeting

11.00am     Eucharist

12.00pm    Frugal Lunch

12.45pm     Lent Group

1.00pm      Diocesan Group

7.00pm      LGBT Open Table

Saturday 8th

12.00pm Memorial Service: Barbara Lucey

LICENSING SERVICE      A reminder that the Licensing of Rev’d Phil Bettinson takes place at St David’s Church Rhosllanerchrugog tomorrow (Monday)  at 7pm.

LENT WITH HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”    At 12.45pm on Thursday, Jason will conclude the  exploration of the Biblical texts of “Messiah” in our Lenten preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

MEN’S SOCIETY   The next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th April when the speaker, George McKean, will talk about  metal detecting (Historical Research).  This will be followed by the AGM.

PRAYER GROUP  The next meeting is on Thursday (6th) at the home of Barry and Elizabeth. 7.15 for 7.30pm. All are welcome to join in prayer for the Church, the community and for personal concerns

EASTER EVE   There is a trip planned to see “Godspell!” in Leeds on Saturday 15th April. Please see the details and sign up on the Noticeboard at the back of the Church.

EASTER VESTRY (AGM)   Please note that this will take place on Sunday 30th April after the 11am service.

HELPING THE HOMELESS  Can we please supply bottles of Lucozade (large or small)? They will be of particular help in the present difficulties afflicting the town.

FOBS   Will all keyholders to the Church please return their fobs to Joanna or Stella, so that they can be reconfigured following the recent updating of our Alarm system

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100 CLUB MARCH WINNERS   1st   Mrs M Morris                 2nd Mrs A Wooster           3rd Miss D Tantrum

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

   2nd April 2017       The Fifth Sunday of Lent           PASSION SUNDAY      

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

SERVICES

8.00am       Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am      Sung Holy Eucharist

6.00pm       Cymun Bendigaid

HYMNS 

72       Lift High the Cross (OMIT*)

138     We sing the praise

Organ: Communion op.15  (Guilmant)

378     Jesus, good above all other

117      Praise to the holiest in the height

Organ: Fugue in G minor (Little)  J S Bach

COLLECT

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; 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   Ezekiel 37:1-14

PSALM 130

1 Out of the deep have I called unto / thee O / Lord:   Lord / hearken / unto · my / voice. 2 O let thine ears con‑/sider /well:   the / voice of · my / suppli‑ /cations. 3 If thou Lord shouldest mark what is / done a‑/ miss:   O / Lord who / could a‑/bide it? 4 But there is / mercy · with thee:  that / so thou / mayest · be / feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, * my / soul doth / wait for him:   and in his / word / is my / trust. 6 My soul doth / wait · for the / Lord:     more than watchmen for the morning, * yea more than / watchmen / for the / morning. 7 O Israel trust in the Lord, * for with the / Lord · there is / mercy: and with / him is / plenteous · re‑/ demption, 8 And he shall re‑/deem / Israel:  from the / multi · tude / of his / sins.

NEW TESTAMENT   Romans 8: 6-11

GOSPEL   John 11: 1-45

NEXT SUNDAY  The Sixth Sunday of Lent: PALM SUNDAY

8.00am    Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am    All Age Worship

11am       Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings:          Liturgy of the Palms Matthew: 21: 1-11            Isaiah 50: 4-9a              Matthew 27:1-24