Rogation Sunday 2017

Bishop Gregory visits St Giles on Rogation Sunday.

 Church

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham   

A Visible and Active Christian Witness  at the Heart of Wrexham

 

Monday 22nd 

8.30am      Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

10.45am    Management Team

12.00pm    Lunch

12.30pm    Organ recital: Charles Jones

7.00pm      Confirmation rehearsal
 
Tuesday 23rd 

9.30am    Grounds Team

11.00am  Funeral: Eric Johnso;

1.00pm    Memory Cafe

4.14pm    Bells for Mayor

7.00pm    Bells
 
Wednesday 24th 

9.30am     Theatre trip Llandudno

10.00am   Babes in the Pew

5.15pm     Holy Eucharist

6.00pm     Weddings Office
 
Ascension Day 25th  

7.00am    Holy Eucharist (Tower)

11.00am  Holy Eucharist

12.00pm  Lunch

7.00pm    Archdeaconry Confirmation
 
Friday 26th 

4.00pm   Burial of Ashes: Harold Westbury
 
Saturday 27th 

11.00am  Tower Climb

12.00pm  Tower Climb    

                                 
BISHOP’S VISITATION  This afternoon the Bishop holds his Visitation of the Mission Areas  of Alyn and Wrexham here in St Giles’ at 3.30pm.  After the Meeting, there will be refreshments, followed by a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.


TEN MINUTES FOR TEN DAYS  Can we dedicate this modest amount of time between Ascension Day and Pentecost to the Kingdom of God? Please take a copy of the card at the back of the Church entitled THY KINGDOM COME and respond to the invitation of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops in Wales to join in this shared global initiative. 

 
CANCER CHARITIES   Rev’d Mary Stallard and a group of staff from St Joseph’s are entering the Chester Half Marathon today (21st). Mary writes: “I’ve been quite overwhelmed by the generous support we have received.  So far we have raised around £1300 for Macmillan Cancer and Clatterbridge Hospital cancer charities.  This is tremendous—THANK YOU.


NEW WEBSITE  We are excited to announce our new website, to be found at the address printed at the back of this Pew Sheet.  Designed by Shaun Evans of HighView Studios and managed by Paul Wynn, it will grow to enhance our online image significantly, and connects directly to Facebook too.

MEN’S SOCIETY  The next meeting will be at the Ramada at 6.30 for 7pm on Tuesday 6th June.  The speaker will be the Rev’d Sam Erlandson. Please sign up at the back of the Church


HISTORY FAIR STALL  We could still do with a little more help, especially for the late afternoon on 1st July at the Museum. Please sign up at the back if you can offer some time

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SISTER ACT  A trip to see this production in Llandudno is planned for Wednesday 24th May at 2.30pm. We will leave from St Giles’ at 9.30am, and be home about 6pm. Tickets are £45, and includes transport.  Please see Stella or Jan to book.
 
100 CLUB APRIL WINNERS      1st  Les Griffiths                 2nd Ella Jones        3rd John Allen

 


                  21st MAY 2017        THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER              ROGATION 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                               

3.30pm         Bishop’s Visitation                                

 

HYMNS                   

336  All my hope on God is founded                               

S.29  I, the Lord of sea and sky                               

Organ: Sonata 3 (2nd movement) Hindemith                               

238   Blest are the pure on heart                               

199   Immortal, invisible, God only wise                                

Organ: Te Deum  (Langlais) 

COLLECT

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we in heart and mind may also ascend and with him continually dwell; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever .

First Reading   Acts 17: 22-31                                        

PSALM 66

7 O praise our / God ye / peoples:  and make the / voice of · his / praise · to be / heard, 8 Who holdeth our / soul in / life:  and hath not / suffered · our / feet to / slip. 9 For thou O / God hast / proved us:  thou hast tried us / like as / silver · is / tried. 10 Thou broughtest us / into · the / snare:  and laidest / trouble · up‑/on our / loins. †11 Thou madest men to ride over our heads; * we went  through / fire and / water: but thou broughtest us out / into · a / place of / liberty. 12 I will go into thine house with / burnt‑ /offerings:   and unto / thee · will I / pay my / vows, 13 Even those which I promised / with my / lips:  and spake with my mouth / when I / was in trouble. 14 I will offer unto thee fat burnt‑sacrifices,* with the / incense · of / rams:  I will / offer / bullocks · and / goats. 15 O come hither and hearken, all / ye that · fear / God:   and I will tell you what / he hath / done · for my / soul. 16 I called unto him / with my / mouth:  and gave him / praises / with my / tongue. 17 If I had inclined unto wickedness / with mine / heart:  the / Lord would / not have / heard me. 18 But / God hath / heard me:  and hath given / heed · to the / voice of · my / prayer. 19 Praise be to God who hath not re‑/fused my / prayer:  nor turned his / loving- /kindness / from me.

Second Reading  1 Peter 3:13-22 

Gospel    John 14: 15-21

NEXT SUNDAY The Seventh Sunday of Easter: Sunday after Ascension

SERVICES

8.00am  Said Holy Eucharist           

9.30am All Age Worship           

11.00am Sung Holy Eucharist
 
Readings: Acts 1:6-14  1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5: 6-11 John 17:1-11

 

 

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham   

A Visible and Active Christian Witness at the Heart of Wrexham

Sunday 14th 

5.30pm Ruabon Youth Group

Monday15th

8.30am   Ministry Team Prayers and Meeting

10.45am  Management Team

12.00pm  Lunch

12.30pm  Organ Recital: Fay Adamson

6.30pm    Wedding Rehearsal

Tuesday 16th

9.30am    Grounds Team

2.00pm   Wrexham U3A Architecture group

7.00pm   Bells

7.15pm    Mission Area Conference

Wednesday 17th

10am      Babes in the Pew

1.00pm    Funeral: Terence Walker

5.15pm    Holy Eucharist

6.00pm   Weddings Office

7.00pm   PCC Meeting

Thursday 18th 

11.00am  Holy Eucharist;

3.00pm   Widows and Orphans Tea

Friday 19th

7.00pm  Spanish Evening

Saturday 20th

12.00pm   Wedding: White/Williams

7.00pm     Salvation Army International Staff Band

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL  There will be a meeting on Wednesday (17th) at 7pm in the South Aisle.

HYMN BOOKS  We are about to buy a set of new Hymn Books, giving us a wider range of hymns for our services.  If you would like to have a copy for your personal use, the standard version (words only) is £9.50,  large print £18, and words with music £22.50.  Please sign the  list at the back of the Church to order

.SUPPORTING THE HOSPITAL  Deryl Roberts and Tricia Hamill will be doing the Sponsored Walk in aid of the Wrexham Maelor today.  Please sponsor them if you can (forms at the back)- or join them on the walk! They will be most grateful for your support. The walk begins at Felin Puleston at 2pm.

HISTORY FAIR STALL  Can you help with this on 1st July at the Museum? Three pairs on two hour shifts between 11am and 5pm would be ideal.  Please see Paul Whitham if you can offer some time.

CANCER CHARITIES  Mary Stallard and a group of staff from St Joseph’s are entering the Chester Half Marathon next Sunday (21st).  Please support if you can by signing the form at the back, or electronically through justgiving.com.  Tips and prayers are very welcome too!

SPANISH EVENING  We shall be holding this fund-raising event on (Friday 19th) at 7.30pm.  Tickets (from Stella and Jan) are £10. Come and enjoy  – and bring a friend!

SISTER ACT  A trip to see this production in Llandudno is planned for Wednesday 24th May at 2.30pm. We will leave from St Giles’ at 9.30am, and be home about 6pm. Tickets are £45, and includes transport.  Please see Stella or Jan to book.

CHRISTIAN AID  The Commissioning service takes place at Bethel Church in Garden Village at 6pm today(14th).  There will be envelopes in the pews for services that week.

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

14th MAY 2017   THE FIFTH 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

S.53  To God be the Glory

342   Awake, awake, fling off the night

264   We pray thee heavenly Father

175   Ye that know the Lord is gracious

COLLECT  

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever

First Reading   Acts 7: 55-60

PSALM 23

1The Lord / is my / shepherd:      therefore / can I / lack / nothing. 2 He shall make me to lie down in / green / pastures:     and lead me forth be‑/side the / waters · of / comfort. 3 He shall re‑/fresh my / soul:    and bring me forth in the right way / for his / name’s /  sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the darkest valley, * I will /  fear no / evil:  for thou art with me, * thy / rod · and thy / staff / comfort me. 5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me, * in the presence   of / them that / trouble me:   thou hast anointed my head with oil, * and my / cup / shall    be / full. 6 Yea thy loving‑kindness and mercy shall follow me * all  the / days of · my / life:   and I will dwell in the / house · of the / Lord fo

Second Reading  1 Peter 2: 2-10

Gospel     John 10:  1-10

Next Sunday        The Fifth Sunday of Easter:  Rogation Sunday

SERVICES

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

3.30pm     Bishop’s Visitation

Readings: Acts 17: 22-31  1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14: 15-21

The Parish Church of  St Giles, Wrexham   

A Visible and Active Christian Witness  at the Heart of Wrexham

Monday 8th

9.00am     Ministry Team  St Mark’s

12.00pm   Lunch

12.30pm   Organ recital

1.30pm     MU Archdeaconry festival

Tuesday 9th 

9.30am     Grounds Team

9.30am    St Giles School visit

9.30am     Management Team

1.00pm     Memory Café

2.30pm    Website meeting

Wednesday 10th

10.30am  Funeral Barry Roberts;

11.45am  Babes in the Pew

1.00pm   St Giles’ School visit

5.15pm   Holy Eucharist

6.00pm   Weddings Office

Thursday 11th

11.00am   Holy Eucharist

12.00pm  Lunch Club     FOCUS WALES

Friday 12th

FOCUS WALES

Saturday 13th

11.30am   Peak District Bellringers

HYMN BOOKS

We are about to buy a set of new Hymn Books, giving us a wider range of hymns for our services.  If you would like to have a copy for your personal use, the standard version (words only) is £9.50,  large print £18, and words with music £22.50.  Please see the Wardens or Ann to order.

HISTORY FORUM STALL

Can any one help us to man a stall on Saturday 1st July at the Museum?  Ideally, a pair of people for three shifts  between 11am and 5pm would be most helpful.  Please see the Wardens or Paul Whitham if you can assist with this.

SUPPORTING THE HOSPITAL

Once again, Deryl Roberts and Tricia Hamill will be doing the Sponsored Walk in aid of the Wrexham Maelor next Sunday 14th May.  Please sponsor them if you can (forms at the back)- or join them! They will be most grateful for your support. The walk begins at Felin Puleston at 2pm.

CHRISTIAN AID 

The Commissioning service takes place at Bethel Church in Garden Village at 6pm next Sunday (14th).  There will be envelopes in the pews for services that week.
CLATTERBRIDGE and MacMILLAN CANCER  CHARITIES  Mary Stallard and a group of the staff at St Joseph’s are entering the HalfMarathon at Chester  on Sunday 21st.  There is a sponsor form at the back or you can donate electronically with justgiving.com. Running tips, advice and prayers arealso welcome! Please support them if you can.

SPANISH EVENING 

This will take place on Friday 19th May at 7.30pm.  Tickets (from Stella and Jan) are £10. Come and enjoy  – and bring a friend!

SISTER ACT 

A trip to see this production in Llandudno is planned for Wednesday 24th May at 2.30pm. We will leave from St Giles’ at 9.30am, and be home about 6pm. Tickets are £45, and includes transport.  Please see Stella or Jan to book.

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

 

7th MAY 2017     THE FOURTH 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

1.00pm        Baptism

6.00pm        Cymun Bendigaid

HYMNS

100     All people that on earth do dwell

176     Happy are they, they that love God

Organ: Sonata 2 (2nd.movement) Hindemith

126    The King of Love my shepherd is

S.31   In heavenly love abiding

Organ: Sonata 2 (1st movement) Hindemith

COLLECT  

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things which are above, where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Reading   Acts 2: 42-47

PSALM 23

1The Lord / is my / shepherd:   therefore / can I / lack / nothing. 2 He shall make me to lie down in / green / pastures:     and lead me forth be‑/side the / waters · of / comfort. 3 He shall re‑/fresh my / soul:    and bring me forth in the right way / for his / name’s /  sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the darkest valley, * I will /    fear no / evil:  for thou art with me, * thy / rod · and thy / staff / comfort me. 5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me, * in the presence   of / them that / trouble me:      thou hast anointed my head with oil, * and my / cup / shall   be / full. 6 Yea thy loving‑kindness and mercy shall follow me * all   the / days of · my / life:    and I will dwell in the / house · of the / Lord forever.

Second Reading  1 Peter 2: 19-25

Gospel    John 10: 1-10

NEXT SUNDAY        The Fifth Sunday of Easter

SERVICES

8.00am     Said Holy Eucharist

9.30am     All Age Worship

11.00am   Sung Holy Eucharist

Readings: Acts 7: 55-60   1 Peter 2: 2-10   John 14: 1-14