If you missed church this Sunday, you can be sure we missed you even more. If you were here, but couldn’t hear an announcement, you will find it right here. If you have an announcement that needs to be made, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will be posted here. If you want more information about any of the announcements, check in with a vestry member!
February 28, 2021
The Rev. Dana Stivers update:
Continuing with Lenten Bible study, Tuesday at noon. Last week: discerned ways to interact in the area around Jefferson after discussing the bible reading. Look to your email for the link.
Sr. Warden update:
Next Vestry meeting is Tuesday March 23, at 7pm
Town Hall again on Tuesday meeting, let Dotti know if you’d like to participate
This forum also updates us weekly regarding reopening churches
Vestry is getting ready to set up various committees, give Dotti a shout if you have any interest in serving in any capacity.
February 21, 2021
We have entered the season of Lent, and the Rev. Dana Stivers will be hosting a weekly Lenten Bible study group every Tuesday at noon through Lent. The sessions are independent of each other, so please join when you can, without worrying that you missed a session. The study group will be held via zoom, and the links and readings will be sent via email. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like the link.
Update from the Sr. Warden:
Dotti Meyer updated us regarding our preparation for the grant we have received to make our services and activities more available online, even after we have joined each other for in-person worship again. The vestry has, for many months, been working on getting access to the internet available at St. Giles’, and the church’s setup is complete. More to come on how to access the internet when you are at church.
Dotti has been attending the Town Hall meetings on alternate Tuesday evenings. These meetings are well organized, brief, and very valuable. They are geared toward Sr. Wardens and clergy, but if the link is available to all, Dotti or Dana+ will send it out via email. This past week, the featured speaker was the president of UTO Maine – and the ECW will be supporting the UTO effort this year. More to come on this.
Vestry meets TODAY.
Next morning worship service: February 28, 2021. See you then!
February 14, 2021
The Rev. Dana Stivers announced that Lent will begin with an ONLINE Ash Wednesday service at noon on Wednesday February 17. She will also send around a link to local churches which are administering ashes “drive through” style.
St. Giles’ is a recipient of a digital onboarding grant which will help us to stream our services, among other exciting things. Spectrum is connecting our church to the internet on Monday, Feb 15. After we are connected, we will use the grant money to purchase the equipment necessary to livestream, record, and work on more projects that utilize social media and the web.
Sr. Warden announcement: Vestry meets next Sunday after church.
February 7, 2021
Dana+ reminded us today that God entrusts us to remember to take time to reconnect with him and give ourselves time to rest weekly. We were able to catch up and support each other as we await for our turns to get vaccinated, and we saw some faces we had not seen in some time. We will soon have an announcement regarding plans for Ash Wednesday and Lent. Pledges should be mailed to the church, since we can’t collect them in person. Thank you!
January 31, 2021
On a single digit day for temperatures here, we enjoyed a very warm and loving service. Today, Giles appeared and we enjoyed a video created by Aowyn. The video showed Giles’ most recent adventure, an a snowy, crunchy HIKE! If you missed the video, you can see it here: https://youtu.be/EUbmi59sgbU
We are discussing whether to have an outdoor service for lent. If you would like to share your opinion on that, please email Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know your preferences.
Dana would like to hear from you if you have interest in a Bible study during lent via zoom. Use her email above to let her know!
Next service is February 7, at 9:30 a.m.