Weekly Notices for Sunday 26 February 2017

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

Paul Wynn