ABOUT ST. GILES’
St. Giles' has a strong tradition of welcoming and openness. We hope to make comfortable all people who visit, try us out, or come earnestly looking for a new church home, regardless of their religious background, social situation, or political-philosophical orientation. We feel there’s a warm place for anyone at St. Giles' and we want you to feel that way too.
Within the Episcopal branch of the Anglican Church—that branch of the “holy catholic and apostolic church” stemming from centuries-old English tradition—any baptized person and anyone who desires a closer relationship with Jesus Christ is welcomed at the Lord’s Supper. Please feel free to receive Communion with us whenever you, your family, spouse, children, or friends are here.
Lenten Bible Study
The final Lenten Bible Study will be held on March 11th. Don Kraus will lead our discussions on “What Happens when God Calls?”. We will meet for approximately 45 minutes in the library after coffee hour. All are welcome! A syllabus for the course is in the parish hall.
The first class on February 25th was on “The Call of God in the Bible.”
The second class on March 4 was “Answering God’s Call in Daily Life”.
The third class on March 11 is on “Discernment”. The following will be discussed: How do I decide what to do? Where can I turn for wise advice? What are some steps I can take to help make a decision? Am I facing a call that seems too hard? One that is not what I want? Am I trying to rush into a decision? Is it that urgent?
Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry
St. Giles’ is the fiscal sponsor and food distribution site for the Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry formed in August of 2015.
The Pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Learn more here:
St. Giles’ Sunday School
Sunday School is held on the second Sunday of every month for children ages 3 – 10. Sunday School starts at 9:30; children join the regular service prior to the celebration of the Eucharist.
A special Sunday School is planned on March 25th to learn about Palm Sunday and its importance in the Easter story.
Children will participate in activities based on Bible lessons.
Second Chance Clothing
“Second Chance Clothing,” a ministry at the First Baptist Church in Waldoboro led by Debbie Morin, will be open on Saturday, April 7th from 9 a.m. to noon. All clothing is free. Several parishioners have already donated clothing, and if you would like to make a donation, please call Debbie at 701-9770 to arrange delivery or pick-up. If you know someone who could benefit from this ministry, please spread the word.
Rev Faiz Jerjes Honored by Iraqi Ministry of Culture
Many of you may remember Rev Faiz Jerjes who visited St. Giles’ in April 2014, participating in the Holy Eucharist and giving the sermon for that day. He has continued to lead St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, giving much-needed assistance and spiritual support to many Christians in Iraq.
Father Faiz was recently honored by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture for being one of the most influential persons in Iraq. Please read the following for details of his actions: