Weekly Notices for Sunday 19 March 2017

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham   

A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham

                                 

Monday 20th

8.30am Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

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 Holy Eucharist

12.00pm Lunch Club

12.45pm Lent Group

7.30pm Wedding Rehearsal

Friday24th 

10.00am Preparation of Mothering Sunday posies

Saturday 25th

12.00pm Wedding : Bennett/Edwards

 

 

 

LEADING YOUR CHURCH INTO GROWTH 

Our Vicar Jason and some members of the congregation will be attending this residential course at Swanwick from Monday until Thursday.

TAIZE PRAYER

This monthly meditative service of Taize chants, prayer and a period of silence is at 6pm on Sunday evening.  All are welcome.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS  There will be no session tomorrow (20th) .  The course will conclude with a double session, including The Autumnal Festival and the Royal Psalms, on Monday 27th at 6.30pm.

LENT WITH HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”  At 1.45pm on Thursday (23rd), there will be the opportunity to listen for an extended period to portions of Handel’s “Messiah”.  Next week, Jason will continue to help us explore its Biblical texts in our Lenten preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES

These will be prepared on Friday (24th) between 10am-12pm.  The Flower Team will be very grateful for any help you can give.

MAKE A MOTHER’S DAY

You can purchase an ethical gift for or in memory of a mother, and at the same time help improve the life of mothers in tough situations. There is a Mothers’ Union catalogue available under the Tower. You can order on makeamothersday.org or phone 02072270620

PARISH LUNCH

This will be held on Sunday 2nd April. Tickets (£10, including a drink) are available from Stella.

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.

100 CLUB FEBRUARY WINNERS

1st Chris Williams  2nd Neville Morris  3rd Diane Forward

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 19th March 2017        The Third Sunday of Lent   

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       Taize Prayer

HYMNS              

172     Glorious things of thee are spoken

260     And now, O Father  (OMIT*)

Organ: Herzlieber Jesu (J S Bach)

66      Glory be to Jesus

214    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Organ: Herzlieber Jesu (J Brahms)

COLLECT

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; 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  Exodus 17: 1-7

PSALM 95

1 O come let us / sing un · to the / Lord:  let us heartily rejoice in the / Rock of / our sal‑/vation. 2 Let us come before his presence ·  with / thanksgiving:  and sing / loudly · unto / him with / psalms. 3 For the Lord is a / great / God:   and a great / King a‑/bove all / gods. 4 In his hand are all the deep / places · of the / earth:  and the heights of the / mountains · are / his / also. 5 The sea is his and / he / made it:  and his hands pre‑/ pared the / dry / land. 6 O come let us worship and / bow / down:  and kneel be‑/ fore the / Lord our / maker. †7 For he is our God, * and we are his people and the /          sheep of · his / pasture: today, if ye will hear his voice, / ye shall / know his /     power. 8 ‘Harden not your hearts, / as · at Me‑/ribah:  and as on the day of / Massah / in the / wilderness, 9 ‘When your / fathers / tested me:  and put me to the proof, * / though · they had / seen my / works. 10 ‘Forty years long did I abhor that gener‑/ation · and / said: “It is a people that do err in their hearts, * for they / give  no / heed to · my / ways,” 11 ‘Even as I / sware · in my / wrath:  that they should not / enter / into · my / rest.’

NEW TESTAMENT Romans 5:1-11    GOSPEL  John 4: 5-42

NEXT SUNDAY  The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Mothering Sunday

8.00am    Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am    All Age Worship

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings: Exodus 2:1-10  Colossians 3: 12-17  John 19:25-27

Paul Wynn