St. Giles News
Sunday, October 10th, 2021

9:30 AM Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
11:00 AM Contemporary Service in Patterson Auditorium


Invite Your Friends -"For His Glory" Organ Dedication
As you know, this Sunday, Oct. 10 at 6:00 pm, we will be celebrating and dedicating our new organ. Here is an announcement we are featuring in various publications, and we invite you to do the same as we celebrate the dedication of this wonderful instrument this Sunday.

The 152 stop, 128 rank R. A. Colby organ at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5200 Grove Avenue, the largest organ in the greater Richmond area will be dedicated on Sunday, October 10th at 6:00 pm with the music beginning at 5:45 pm.

Six Richmond area organists will be featured performers including Stanley Baker from Centenary United Methodist Church, Scott Hayes from All Saints Episcopal Church, Christopher Martin from Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Jeffrey Hummel from Third Church, Daniel Stipe from All Saints Episcopal Church and Trinity Lutheran Church, and Linus Ellis from St. Giles Presbyterian Church. There will be a combined Choir and special music for all those attending.

The Dedication will be followed by a reception.
For His Glory Campaign
What’s that beautiful music coming from the Sanctuary?! Yes, the organ is completed and sounding wonderful! So you may assume that our For His Glory Capital Campaign is completed…..well almost! We will be paying the final organ bills as well as purchasing the new chiller for the Sanctuary (which is the final piece of the property portion of the campaign) soon. This week you should be receiving a statement in the mail showing the status of your capital campaign pledge. Please fulfill your pledge as soon as you are able. And since some folks that pledged have moved away or moved on to Glory, we would welcome any additional donations to the For His Glory Campaign. Please feel free to contact Susan Andrews or Patience Flynn with any questions or concerns.
Prayer Minister Training
Saturday Oct. 30 from 10:00 – 2:00 there is a training opportunity for those who currently are, or would like to participate in being prayer ministers on Sunday mornings and in healing services. There will be lunch in the afternoon, so please RSVP with Patience at pflynn@stgiles.org. If you have any other questions about the event please contact Rebecca Modrzynski at rebecca@stgiles.org.
Adult Discipleship
First Thursday Book Club
What are the 9 common lies Christians believe? Answers to this question will be the topic of discussion on October 7th, 10 am when First Thursday Book Club discusses author Shane Pruitt’s book by the title mentioned. Book Club will meet in the St. Giles parking lot (weather permitting) otherwise in the welcome center (parlor) near the sanctuary. Afterwards, those who can will enjoy fellowship and lunch on the patio at Crossroads Coffee.
Women's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
The Women of the Church meet each Tuesday morning here at the church. If you have not been participating in our study we would welcome YOU. We gather at 9:30 AM for fellowship and light refreshments. At 9:45 we begin with prayer, worship, and announcements followed by a video series. We are currently enjoying the study of Jesus and Women done by Kristi McLelland. She is a speaker, teacher and college professor. Her expertise is explaining the Bible passages on women through a Middle Eastern lens. We have been blessed by her expertise in teaching us about the Western Lens versus the Middle Eastern Lens. We are allowing her to unfold the stories of the Samaritan woman at the well, and the woman who anoints Jesus' feet with her tears and wipes them with her hair, and more. Jesus restores honor and dignity to these women. We continue to look forward to all that she has to share with us in the remaining weeks of this video series. We are trusting God to grow us in our individual walk with the Lord and to experience his love more deeply.
Second Half Men's Ministry
Our Senior Men’s Ministry, Second Half, is meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in Common Grounds. This ministry is now in its 19th year and has been meeting via Zoom for the last 15 months. All senior men are welcome. We have 60 men presently meeting in this ministry and it has been a wonderful fellowship and support for the needs of senior men. For questions please contact Gordon at 804-562-6576 or email hipriority7@gmail.com.
Church Life
Save the Date - Pizza and Pumpkins
St. Giles & Children's Garden Preschool are teaming up to host our annual Pizza & Pumpkins event! Please come join us outdoors, in the preschool parking lot near the playground, from 5:00-7:00 on October 23rd. It's a wonderful evening of pumpkin carving, pizza eating, cookie decorating, and plain old wonderful fellowship! Bring your own pumpkins (although we always have extra on hand) and we'll provide the carving tools, paint supplies, food, & fun! Please RSVP by Friday, October 15 to allow us to plan and make our evening a safe and fun time for all! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Agnello at (804) 282-9763, ext. #14 or at hagnello@stgiles.org. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday Night Servers Needed
We are low on volunteer servers for our Wednesday night dinners. Please contact Jane Harler at (804) 741-3534 if you are interested in helping out.
MAKE Studio Knitting Night Delayed
Knitting Night and Open Studio in MAKE Studio will be delayed by 2 weeks. Please plan on meeting beginning October 6th. Many apologies for the change and delay. Feel free to contact Angie for more information, angie@makestudiorva.com .
Livestreaming Bible Study and Worship

We are now live-streaming many of our events, including Sunday worship and some of our classes on our YouTube channel. These can also be viewed later at the same YouTube channel. Take advantage of the opportunity to catch up on anything you’ve missed, or to share these ministries with friends who might benefit from them.