TOWER CLIMBS 2017

Saturday 29th April                                           11am and 12 noon

 

Saturday 27th May                                            11 am and 12 noon

 

Saturday 24th June                                            11 am

 

Saturday 29th July                                             10.30am

 

Saturday 26th August                                       11 am and 12 noon

 

Saturday 30th September                                 11 am and 12 noon

 

Climb 135 ft to the top of one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.

View amazing panoramic views of Wrexham and see as far as the Berwyn Hills, the Mersey Estuary and the Cheshire Plains.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Some climbs may be postponed due to Church services.  Climbers must be suitably fit and able to climb and descend.

Climbs take place on the last Saturday of every month.  Cost £4 per person. Call the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on 01978 292015 to book and check availability.

Weekly Newsletter for Sunday 26 March 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

5.00pm   Fundraising Meeting

6.30pm   Psalms Course

Tuesday 28th 

9.30am    Grounds Team

10.30am  Coleg Cambria Students filming

1.00pm    Memory Café

700pm     Bells

Wednesday 29th

10.00am   Babes in the Pew

5.15pm     Eucharist

6pm         Weddings Office

Thursday 30th

11.00am   Eucharist

12.00pm  Frugal Lunch

1.45pm     Lent Group

Friday  31st 

1.00pm     Funeral: Rexley Clark Harrington

Saturday 1st

9.00am    Me and My Dad

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.

INTRODUCING THE PSALMS 

The course will conclude tomorrow (Monday) at 6.30pm with a double session, focusing on the Psalms of YHWH’s Kingship, The Autumnal Festival, The Royal Psalms, the Psalms  in the New Testament and later interpretations.

LENT WITH HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”

At 1.45pm on Thursday, Jason will continue to help us explore the Biblical texts of “Messiah” before listening to them in our Lenten preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

PARISH LUNCH

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

LICENSING SERVICE

A reminder that the Licensing of Rev’d Phil Bettinson takes place at St David’s Church Rhosllanerchrugog on Monday 3rd April at 7pm.

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 Fire Alarm system.

MEN’S SOCIETY

The next meeting of the Men’s Society will be on Tuesday 4th April when the speaker will be George McKean.  His subject will concern metal detecting (Historical Research).  The talk will be followed by the AGM.

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 oneoff gift: https://my.give.net/20192827/Donate/GiftDetails.     Or a monthly gift here: https://www.give.net/20192827/regular

26th March 2017        The Fourth Sunday of Lent              Mothering 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

9.30am        All Age Worship

11.00am      Sung Holy Eucharist

HYMNS   

202      Let all the world in every corner sing

63        My song is love unknown (OMIT*)

Organ: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Ahie)

360      For Mary, Mother of our Lord (OMIT*)

422      Tell our, my soul

Organ: Fanfare (Lemmers)

COLLECT

God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; through 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   Exodus 2:1-10

PSALM 127

1 Except the Lord / build the / house:   their labour / is but / lost that / build it.

2 Except the Lord / keep the / city:  the watchman / waketh / but in / vain.

3 It is but lost labour that ye rise up early and so late take rest, * eating the / bread of · your / toil:  for he blesseth his be‑/ lovèd / in their / beds;

4 Lo children are an heritage / from the / Lord:  and the fruit of the womb is a / gift that / cometh · from  Him.

NEW TESTAMENT Colossians 3: 12-17

GOSPEL  John 19: 25-27

NEXT SUNDAY  The Fifth Sunday of Lent: Passion Sunday

8.00am    Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

6.00pm    Cymun Bendigaid

Readings:  Ezekiel 37:1-14   Romans 8: 6-11  John 11: 1-45

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

Weekly Notices for Sunday 5 March 2017

A visible and active Christian witness at the heart of Wrexham

Monday 6th 

8.30am     Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

6.30pm     Psalms Course

Tuesday 7th

10.00am   Management Meeting

9.30am    Grounds  Team

7.00pm    Men’s Society (Ramada)

7.00pm    Bells

Wednesday 8th

10.00am  Babes in the Pew

5.15pm     Eucharist

6.00pm   Weddings Office

7.00pm   Wedding Rehearsal

Thursday 9th

11.00am  Eucharist

12.00       Lunch Club

12.45pm  Lent Course

7.00pm   LGBT Open Table

Saturday 11th

10.30am New Sinfonia Come and Sing

LENT COURSE  On Thursday (9th), our Lent course, “A Journey through Lent with Handel’s ‘Messiah’”, led by our Vicar Jason, will continue 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 This week, it will be preceded by lunch.   All are most welcome.  Please note also the other Lent courses and Evening Services being held in the Mission Area, as listed on the flyers at the back of the Church.

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.

MOTHERS’ UNION  On 13th March at 2pm, Canon Ian Davenport will be speaking about his work as Queen’s Chaplain. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend. Tea and cake will be served.

FAREWELL TO PHIL   We will be holding a Bring and Share Lunch after the service next Sunday, 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.

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES  These will be prepared on Friday 24th March between 10am-12m.  Can you help? The Flower Team will be very grateful.

EASTER EVE   There is a trip planned to see “Godspell!” in Leeds on Saturday 14th 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

 

 

5th March 2017        The First 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

1.00pm      Baptism

6.00pm      Cymun Bendigaid

HYMNS  

56    Forty days and forty nights

343  Be thou my vision

Organ: Sonata 2 (Hindemith)

97    Father of Heaven, whose love profound

117  Praise to the holiest in the height

Organ:  Aus tiefer Not  (Zachau)

COLLECT 

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves, in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; 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 Genesis 2: 15-17

PSALM 32

1 Blessèd is he whose unrighteousness / is for‑/given: even / he whose / sin is / covered. 2 Blessèd is the man unto whom the Lord im‑/puteth · no /  sin: and in whose / spirit · there / is no / guile. 5 I acknowledged my / sin · unto / thee: and mine iniquity / did I / not / hide. 6 I said ‘I will confess my sins / unto · the / Lord’: and so thou forgavest the / wicked · ness / of my / sin. 7Therefore let everyone that is godly make his prayer  unto thee in / time of / trouble: when great waterfloods arise / they shall / not come / nigh  him. 8Thou art a place to hide me in, * thou shalt pre‑ /  serve me · from / trouble: thou shalt compass me a‑ / bout with / shouts · of de‑ /  liverance. 11 Great tribulations remain / for · the un‑/godly: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, * mercy em‑/ braceth · him on / every / side. 12 Be glad O ye righteous and re‑/joice · in the / Lord: and be joyful all / ye · that are / true of / heart.

NEW TESTAMENT Romans 5: 12-19

GOSPEL  Matthew 4: 1-1

NEXT SUNDAY  The Second Sunday of Lent

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am     All Age Worship

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

3.00pm    Wedding

Readings: Genesis 12: 1-4a   Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17  John 3:1-17

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

Weekly Notices for Sunday 19 February 2017

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

Weekly Notices for Sunday 12 February 2017

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

Weekly Notices for Sunday 5 February 2017

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

Weekly Notices for Sunday 29 January 2017

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