8 AUGUST 2018
 
 
 
 
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Summer Sunday Is Under Way
Be reminded that from now till Labor Day we'll be doing Sundays a bit differently. The schedule is simple: worship at 10:30 in the sanctuary (and no classes), with lemonade following. There are variations on that theme for a couple of Sundays, August 19, when we will also have a forum after worship telling about needed organ repairs, and August 26, when we won't just have lemonade, but a picnic. Stay tuned for details on those Sundays. But go ahead and mark your calendars for 10:30 on Sundays.
And here are three more suggestions for our Summer Shift:
  • Dress cool and comfortably - like it's summer!
  • Be sure to meet someone you don't know. With our two services combined, there will be some new faces for us all.
  • And think about someone you can invite to worship
LEMONADE ON THE LAWN
Sundays  IN  august     
11:30AM after W orship
Following the combined worship services in August, join us for a refreshing respite and fellowship on the church lawn.  There are no Discipleship classes this month.
  TONIGHT  
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

Arroz, Gaucho, Grapevine, 
River City Woodfire Pizza, Gelati Celesti
St. Giles Kids in August...
 
We're going to try and keep things simple and 
cool for our St. Giles families this August, with plenty of time for fellowship and to enjoy this last month of summer...

  • Sunday School for adults and kids will be on break, and we'll worship all together in the sanctuary at 10:30 each Sunday.
  • Kids Own Worship for grades Kindergarten - 5th grade will also take a break in August, allowing our kids the chance to worship with their families during the entire service. This is a wonderful chance for us to help our kids learn how to worship with the larger church. For helpful hints on how to help your children survive & thrive in "Big Church", read here: Helping Your Kids Survive & Thrive in "Big Church".
  • Nursery care for infants through Pre-K will continue to be available in the Rainbow Room Nursery.
  • Drama Camp is coming up the week of August 13-17! We're all full, praise God, and would greatly appreciate your prayers for God's blessing to cover the week!
  • There are lots of chances for us to fellowship with our larger church family this month! See Pastor Keith Hill's blog post for more details:  https://presbykh.blogspot.com/2018/07/synching-up-life.html
  • Questions or concerns? Don't hesitate to contact Heather Agnello, Director of Family Ministries, at hagnello@stgiles.org or at (804) 281-9763, ext. #14.
LAST CHANCE FOR BASEBALL 
AND HOT DOGS
SATURDAY - AUGUST 11

E.mail bob@stgiles.org by Wed 8/8 with name, e-mail and phone. 
Plan to arrive at St Giles by 5pm for hot dogs and carpool.  If you will drive straight to game, arrive by 5:45 and call Bob at 804-402-8004 to meet Bob at gate for your tickets. 

Hosted by St. Giles Men's Ministry and Open Fellowship. Partial scholarship available for families.  Contact Bob Ruthazer, 804.402.8004. 

We're Building a Wall 
Look for a new bulletin board - in the hall outside of Common Grounds -- where you'll find a place to post your answers to prayer! Maybe it was a request made known to the Prayer Chain. Or maybe God answered prayer from a small gathering of friends, or your Life Group. Or a personal prayer answered, just between Jesus and you.  We're making a place to jot a brief shout-out to God -- for the great things he has done. Check it out!

Gary Chapman Live Free Tickets  are All Gone

If you signed up by Sunday afternoon with Bob@stgiles.org, you should receive a confirmation from RFVA.org this week with tickets. 

To get good seats, plan to arrive at Byrd Theater early Monday, 8/13 for 7 PM presentation.   If you did not sign up in time, there are only a few remaining tickets for sale at RFVA.org
Back to School Supply Drive 
for Gilpin Court
On AUGUST 11 STEP Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Police Department to distribute hundreds of backpacks. They are asking for help with providing supplies:

PENCILS, PENS, CRAYONS, COLORED PENCILS, SCISSORS, GLUE, ERASERS, COMPOSITION BOOKS, POCKET FOLDERS, LOOSE-LEAF PAPER, 3-RING BINDERS, DIVIDERS, RULERS, INDEX CARDS.

Please drop them off at the STEP office at 436 Calhoun Street by AUGUST 8, or call 804-648-7552 for pickup.

ST. GILES POTLOCK PICNIC
Sunday, August 26
SIGN UP ON CONNECTION CARD BY AUGUST 21 
  Here are the details:
  • CHICKEN & BEVERAGE SUPPLIED (SIGN UP ON CONNECTION CARD FOR CHICKEN COUNT)
  • BRING A DISH to share:
    • LAST NAME A-P - Bring a Salad OR Side Dish
      • Salad Suggestions:  Tossed Green, Macaroni, Fruit, Potato, Bean, Vegetable
      • Side Dishes: Mac & Cheese, Deviled Eggs, Baked Beans, Sliced Vegetables, Chips & Dip
    • LAST NAME Q-Z -Bring a Dessert  
      • Dessert Suggestions:  Cake, Pie, Fruit Cobbler, Cookies
  • Please bring your food to the Conference Room prior to church service. Crock Pots, Ice Chests - Welcome!!
  • BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET FOR YOUR FAMILY
  • Bring a Yard Game to play
  • Tables will be set up in the Robins Room for those who prefer to eat indoors.
  • Rain Location - Patterson Hall
BRING A FRIEND TO CHURCH!!

Event sponsored by the St. Giles Relationship Builders Team - Marsha Hitchcock, Lead, Bob Ruthazer, Staff Lead


WOMEN'S SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
TUESDAYS 10 AM
Join the St. Giles Women in an indepth study and discussion of the book of Romans, with a delightful tag-team of teachers, Betty Featherston, Joyce Smith and Bev Walters on Tuesdays in Common Grounds. NEXT UP - Bev Walters.
 


DRAMA CAMP THIS WEEK!!

AUGUST 13-17  ||  9 AM - NOON


Prayers for a great week for KIDS, WORKERS, & LEADERS.

 
                        

HEY KIDS!!
LOVE DRAMA? LOVE MUSIC?
Join us WEDNESDAY NIGHTS this fall in 
KIDS' CLUBHOUSE!!

Kid's Clubhouse meets after Wednesday Night Dinner, 6:30 PM. Kids & Parents are welcome to dinner at 5:45 (reservations encouraged). We'll be preparing a CHRISTMAS MUSICAL to perform for the congregation.
aLL KIDS K-5TH ARE invited TO participate!
 
For more info, call, text, or email Lindsay Sherrard, 540-352-8310,Lindsay@sherrard.ws


NEIGHBOR to NEIGHBOR

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 :: 10 AM-NOON
Community Service Opportunity

We'll gather for a couple of hours on Saturday, 9/8 at St. Giles to fill "Hospitality Bags" for Reinhart House (Bon Secours) , "Blessing Bags" for an RVA shelter, and "Hygiene Bags" for inmates at the City Jail. 
This is a Family-Friendly Community Opportunity. 
 
(Supplies Provided).

Community Project for the whole family! Kids Can Help!!
                      
Coffee/Donuts will be provided, along with an opportunity to get to know your Neighbors and Serve our Community. Forms provided to document Volunteer Hours for school.
 
                        
                             

Matt Maher and Cory Asbury in Concert 
Sun, Aug 19, 2018, 6:00 PM
Celebration Church  5501 Midlothian Turnpike
 
Matt Maher and Bethel Music's Cory Asbury (Musician of the Year), in concert together for the first time! A night of music and worship for the whole family, you'll enjoy some of your favorite songs from Matt Maher like "Lord, I Need You," "Hold Us Together," "Because He Lives (Amen)," and "What A Friend" as well as Cory Asbury hits like "Endless Alleluia" and "Reckless Love." Both artists will bring their bands and an energetic and passionate night of worship to encourage and refresh your spirit!


                              

Katie Souza coming to Richmond
September 14-15
Harvest Renewal Church is hosting Katie on her Dominion Tour through Richmond. The event will be held at St. Giles. Does it seem like your prayers for finances, family, and prosperity just don't seem to manifest? Join Katie and get real keys, dominion and soul prosperity! This conference will change your life!
 
Registration: 
Early Bird, before Aug 13th, 2018 - $40.00 per person. After Aug.13th, 2018 - $50.00 per person - Register Here
After Sept 10th 2018, we only accept registration at the door of the event - $60.00 per person

Please note: No childcare provided
 
 
Summer Gathering
Thursday, August 16, 2018,  7-8:30 PM
at the PRC of Metro Richmond
 
Everyone is invited to attend this informational gathering where you will take a tour of the PRC, and learn more about our ministry, history and volunteer opportunities. RSVP to Julie Hagen at 804-673-2020 or jhagen@prcrichmond.org
PRC Volunteer Training:
"Equipped to Serve" Volunteer Training Course
Saturday, September 15, 2018 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm) and
Thursdays, September 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th and 18th
Morning and evening classes available.
Cost: $30  ||  Registration Deadline: August 27, 2018
  The Pregnancy Resource Center is looking for men and women who hold a biblical worldview of life and have a desire to compassionately serve people who may be unprepared for pregnancy. Training is held twice a year and is required for volunteering.

For more information, contact Julie Hagen, 804-673-2020 or jhagen@prcrichmond.org
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.