Join us in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, February 11, from 9:15-10:15am for a “drop-in style” continental breakfast to meet and welcome Rev. Jennifer Fouse Sheorn and her family to St. Giles. (Note: Sunday School classes for adults will not meet next Sunday; classes for children will begin around 9:45am, after children and their teachers have had a chance to visit with Pastor Jennifer).
Meet and Greet for the Sheorn Family
Sunday, February 11, at 9:15am
Join us Wednesday, February 14, for our Ash Wednesday Service as we mark the beginning of the Lenten season. We will begin with fellowship and dinner around the tables in Fellowship Hall at 5:45pm. Worship follows at 6:30pm in the sanctuary, with a meditative service led by Pastors TJ and Jennifer.
Please RSVP for dinner reservations so we can ensure we have enough. The menu for dinner is Greek Baked Chicken, Fingerling Potatoes, Greek Salad, Rolls, and Cookies. Cost is $6/adults, $4/children, with a family cap of $20. Sign up on Sunday mornings in the Friendship Pad during worship, or by contacting the church office.
Join us on Sunday, January 14, as we gather to say "farewell" to Rev. Matt Matthews and his family, and to celebrate all that God has done in our midst over the last 13+ years of ministry together.
Worship begins at 10:30am in the sanctuary. Matt will preach his last sermon at St. Giles that morning, and the Matthews family will be commissioned for all that God is calling them to next.
Following worship, we'll enjoy a catered luncheon in the gymnasium, before returning to the sanctuary for a special farewell program (which will begin around 1:00pm).
As a reminder: please return completed "Memories of Matt" cards in advance, so that they may be compiled for the family.
Whether you already worship and serve alongside us in mission on a weekly basis, or you are looking for an active, faithful congregation to connect with in this holy season, we warmly welcome you to join us at St. Giles as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child.
Below you will find a listing of our worship, study, fellowship, and service activities during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Questions? Please contact the church office.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel!
Wednesday, November 29
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, Dcember 3 (1st Sunday of Advent)
Wednesday, December 6
Sunday, December 10 (2nd Sunday of Advent)
Friday, December 15
Sunday, December 17 (3rd Sunday of Advent)
Sunday, December 24 (4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve)
Christmas Day, December 25 & December 26
Church Office Closed
Sunday, December 31 (1st Sunday after Christmas Day)
Pastors Matt and TJ will be hosting a luncheon after worship on Sunday, October 8 for our visitors and friends who would like to learn more about St. Giles, with an eye toward joining this community of faith. Childcare will be available upon request. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to TJ (244-4887 x.12; firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can make sure we have enough food prepared.
St. Giles will offer a different kind of Bible study with a small-group study beginning October 17. The Disciple Bible Study classes are designed to allow students to read approximately 80% of the Bible in 34 weeks. Classes will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM in the church parlor; Lisa Greaves will be leading the class. Please contact the church office (244-4887; email@example.com) to get your name on the list. Places may be limited.
A personal story from Lisa Greaves follows below.
"When our younger daughter started first grade I twice tried to read the entire Bible by myself. I failed both times. The following year our church in Ohio offered the Disciple Bible Study classes. It was designed as a small group experience that met weekly. Thoughtful and occasionally lighthearted discussions were the norm for our group which was led by a member of the congregation.
St. Giles' Anniversary Sunday is May 7. Together, we'll celebrate 44 years of ministry through worship and a congregational potluck.
We'll worship in the sanctuary at 10:30am. Our potluck will be held in the pavilion of St. Peter's Episcopal Church across the street. (Please drive, as crossing Hudson Road on foot is dangerous!) If it's raining, our potluck will be in the St. Giles gym instead.
Join us for the celebration, and join us at St. Giles as we discover what God is calling us to in the next 44 years!