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.
Message from the Rector
During the six weeks from Monday, May 27th through Sunday, July 7th I will be taking time off. Worship Leader Meegan Burbank will lead worship on June 2nd. The Rev. John Ineson will preach and celebrate the Eucharist on June 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, and the Rev. Molly Scherm will preside at the July 7th service.
During these six weeks I will be available for pastoral emergencies. Otherwise, if you have any problems or concerns, please be in touch with the appropriate vestry officer or member.
There will be no parish emails during this time, so please refer to the Lay Ministry Schedules for June and July to keep track of your Sunday morning commitments.
God’s Peace — Susan+
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.
The Food Pantry is seeking donations of personal toiletries — soap, lotions, shampoos/conditioners — and diapers. Please contact Aaron to arrange a drop-off of these items.
St. Giles’ Sunday School
Sunday School is held on the second and fourth Sundays 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. June 23d will be the last Sunday School which breaks for the summer and will resume in September.
Children participate in activities based on Bible lessons. They share those activities with the parish members and Giles, the church mouse.
Recycle your Redeemable Cans and Bottles at St. Giles’
Just a reminder that there are tagged Clynk bags in the parish hall for you to take. Bring your filled bags and put them in the undercroft, and we will take them to Hannaford’s for redemption. This is an easy way to add a little to our parish income. Thank you!