11 APRIL 2018
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Please join us in celebrating 
Robin Massowd and Jake Sawyer with a 
Bridal Shower in their honor
This Sunday, April 15
12:30 - 2 PM
 in Common Grounds

Both Guys and Gals are Invited! Contact Lindsay Sherrard for more details, 540-352-0697

Robin and Jake are Registered at Amazon.com and Target


Wednesday, APRIL 11

Mission 2018: What in the World Is God Doing?

L. J. Jaworski is the Mission Pastor for our sister church, Third. She will be bringing us the latest on what the Lord is doing on the global scene, especially as mission adapts to shifting populations and needs. Come and learn. And who knows what God might do to fill the sails of St. Giles' own mission for Jesus?

Next Week: Tommy Nance will be giving us some tips on how we each can be welcoming others to consider Jesus.

Option #1 - Marinated Pork Chops, Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Spring Salad, 
and Marble Cake
Option #2 - Baked chicken on Spring salad Mix
Servers:  Team #4: Lyn Burton-Wright, Robert Wright, Pat Parker, Betsy Hartz, Gail Socia

for Open Fellowship

There will be 
for April

Next Month:  An Afternoon at Lewis Ginter Gardens -- details to follow...
for April
XT MONTH || An Afternoon at Lewis Ginter -- 

Got an Old Car to Sell?

Frank Aidoo has come to town recently as a co-worker with Bill Sneddon, 
and has begun to worship with us. He is seeking to buy an old car - 
nothing elaborate, just something that can get him from here to there.
If you have such a car to offer for sale, call the church office and we'll get you

Discipleship Opportunities
9:30 AM    Beginning this Sunday (April 8), the 9:30 Discipleship Class will be studying a book and video series entitles "True Spirituality - Becoming a Roman's 12 Christian" by Chip Ingram, senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA. Several groups (women, Sunday School, etc.) have enjoyed and been challenged by the previous series by Chip Ingram.
"In Romans 12 God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you're ready to move from "in" to "all in" , then you're ready to become a Romans 12 Christian. The next step of your spiritual journey starts here."
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of "The Purpose Driven Life" says "True Spirituality" clearly identifies God's timeless path for spiritual growth. It's amazingly relevant and applicable across the full spectrum or one's spiritual pilgrimage."

11 AM    Ross Anderson and Nathaniel Lyle will teach a series on the Gospel of Luke.

The Women's Spring Retreat at Chanco on the James will take place this coming weekend. Check-in time is 3 PM Friday, 4/13.   Questions? Please contact Jane Harler.

A Different Kind of Tuesday Morning - APRIL 17

The Tuesday morning Women's Fellowship meeting on April 17 is one that promises to be inspiring! A POT LUCK BRUNCH (bring a dish to share) and a time of  sharing testimonies which people experienced at the Chanco Retreat will provide an experience of inspiration and good fellowship.

Wednesday Evening, April 25
"An Evening of Blessing"

We Can Only Imagine ... what heaven is like,and we can only imagine the hell the people of Puerto Rico have experienced and for some are still experiencing.
Come to "An Evening of Blessing" on Wednesday evening, April 25, for dinner and the program or for just the program which will begin at 6:30 PM.
Through a short dramatic presentation Susan Herring will share Adriana's devastating experience and the hope given to her and her family and other families through the gift of SOLAR PUFFS (portable solar lanterns) and water purification. Christ brought light and hope into the darkness of Puerto Rico through people who cared.
"An Evening of Blessing"  is an evening remembering and honoring our beloved Vera Prior, who had a heart for the ministry of Widow"s Mite Experience.

April 28, 3-5 PM
Tea & Fashion Show 

A delightful afternoon of fellowship and fun!

                                                              Please join the Women of St. Giles in an afternoon
Tea Party and Fashion Show
Fashions are provided by Irrestibles, at the Shops on Grove
(5814 Grove Avenue, RVA, 23226).

    What Can Be More Fun ... than a ladies tea and fashion show with fashions by Irresistibles?
A tea party with goodies, fun and laughter, and a fashion show equals an afternoon of delight.
All ladies of St.Giles, sisters, moms, and gal pals are invited.
There is NO CHARGE, but please RSVP by Monday, April 23, so we may know how many of the other kind of 
"irrestibles" to prepare.    Please sign up on the Connection Card, or  call Patience Flynn at the church office, 804.282.9763.

God is calling you to stretch your wings!

You are invited to join us for a day seminar that is tailored to help you grow in hearing God's voice in your life. We will be edifying and stretching the beginner and the experienced! Come and receive MORE from God!
Saturday, April 21
9 AM - 4:30 PM
St. Giles Church
5200 Grove Avenue, RVA 23226

At this seminar you will learn:
  • Ways to prepare yourself to listen to and discern God's voice
  • The many ways God speaks to us
  • How to use what you hear from God in your everyday life.

Children's ministry available. Suggest donation per child.
Children's ministry registration deadline:
Friday, April 6.
Adult registration deadline:
Friday, April 13.
Donation appreciated.
To register for seminar, contact Elizabeth Higgins at 804-539-6626. 
Lunch will be provided.

You're Invited
Two Invitations from Beth York
You are invited to observe and/or join in as some of the RVA folks that reach out to internationals will gather in the St. Giles Prayer Room Saturday morning, April 21, from 9 to 10 AM to pray and share current happenings. Enter by the door on the corner of the building closest to Grove Ave. and Tuckahoe.

VCU is home to more than 1600 international students from 108 countries. They would like to make friends with Americans and be invited into an American home. About 75% or internationals nationwide never step into an American home.   Their whole TV perception of America can change with even one visit.

An opportunity to casually meet some of these students is open to all Wednesday, April 18 from 12:30-2 PM at a free Global Cafe. Please call me -- Beth York -- and I will be very happy for your company.  Home 272-6231, call 370-9135.


The National Day of Prayer is May 3. Several events are scheduled in the Richmond Region. One special to note is the opportunity to participate in a Bible Reading Marathon on the steps of the State Capitol. To sign up, go to the Facebook page of the National Day of Prayer Richmond,  here

For further information on events scheduled at area locations, visit the National Prayer website,  nationaldayofprayer.org or contact Sally Fritzsche, Richmond Regional Coordinator, at sallyfritzsche@gmail.com 

Pregnancy Resource Center
of Metro Richmond

"HOT" Items Needed
April 2018

PRAYER Request
Parents to get rooted & grounded in a Church

We Have an URGENT Need for the following:

* SPRING/ SUMMER MATERNITY Clothing - X-Large & Plus Sizes - Especially Pants or Leggings - ONLY Maternity items can be Used
* Baby Gowns
* Bibs
* Bottles - 4oz Neutral
* Diapers- Sizes NB and Size 5
* Onesies Boys, Girls & Neutral colors- 0-3 Months, 3-6 months
* Receiving blankets (lightweight)
* Toiletries (Baby Bath, Oil, Powder & Wash)
* Vaseline/ Diaper Cream
* Wipes (Please - individual packs )
* LAUNDRY BASKETS from Dollar Tree to Make a Beautiful Layette presentation
Maxi Pads, Deodorant & Body Wash
Due to ever changing safety regulations and recalls, we are only able to accept NEW items.

Please drop off items in the Donation Box outside of Church Office.



Children's Garden Preschool is now accepting 
applications for the fall of 2018. 
Please contact Susan Chester at  childrensgardenpreschool1@gmail.com
 with questions or to request a tour.



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