St. Giles News
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

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


Discipleship Training This Saturday!
This Saturday, Jan. 28, Into the Neighborhood will be providing a Bible-based training for Into The Neighborhood volunteers and volunteers of those with whom we partner (Make Studio/Art and Recovery with St. Giles). We are making this available to the larger Christian community for anyone who wishes to learn about making flourishing disciple of Jesus Christ. This is a special event where anyone from St. Giles is invited to participate. Pastor Don Coleman and his co-teacher Eric Samuelson are the presenters. There is no cost to any of the participants. See flyer below.
Staff Out Of The Office Next Week
Next week (Jan. 30-Feb. 3) Patience, Rebecca and Josh will be out of the office attending the ECO National Gathering in Newport Beach, CA. Please pray for safe travel, equipping and refreshment for them during this time. Also, if you have anything that you need from them before they leave, please make sure to contact them before Friday of this week. 
Healing Prayer Sunday –
A Call for Testimonies!
Our last Healing Sunday we had two incredible services where God showed up in some wonderful ways as we prayed for one another. Our second service actually went over by 10-15 minutes because the Lord was at work and we didn’t want to put a stop to it! That being said, we also take seriously what God does in prayer and believe that when He answers we want to share that as testimony to His faithfulness. So if the Lord met you this past Sunday in prayer, would you care to share your testimony with Pastor Josh? We would love to simply praise God for what He is doing. To contact Josh, you can just send a quick email to him at josh@stgiles.org. That said, if you have testimony from weeks past, please share that as well. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!
Women of the Church
St. Giles WOC Tuesday Bible Study
Come join us for our Tuesday Morning Bible Study! Refreshments begin at 9:45 and at 10 we follow with Bible study and discussions. Our current study is on the book of James. All women of St. Giles are welcome!
Donations Needed!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study has taken on two projects this spring. One is collecting items for cancer patients and these items are listed in the foyer outside of the office next to the bin.

Requested items for this need are small notebooks, adult coloring books, crossword puzzle/word finder books, mechanical pencils and/or ink pens, colored pencils, fuzzy socks, and playing cards.

The second project is collecting non perishable food items as well as empty egg cartons for the local food pantry. such as peanut butter, canned meats, canned vegetables, etc. there is also a designated bin in the foyer for the food pantry items. Tuesday morning will be collecting the items and delivering them to the proper locations and will appreciate any and all donations. Monetary donations are also welcome. Please contact Judy Clough at cloughjc@yahoo.com if you would like to donate.
Church Life
First Thursday Book Club February 2nd at 10 AM
In his book Share Jesus Without Fear, author William Fay shares that there are two kinds of people reading his book: 1. Those who talk about the lost, 2. Those who talk to the lost. Consider coming to First Thursday Book Club on 2/2 at 10 AM in the parlor to discuss the powerful ideas in this book on evangelism. Lunch will follow the meeting for those whose schedules allow.
Team For God Walk January 28th
Please let us know if you will walk with us. On Saturday, January 28th at 12:00 noon we will meet at 3001 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, for a brief training session before going out. Faith Leaders, members of the Richmond Police Department, VCU Unicef Division, and other community partners, have been meeting to bring a program to the communities to help bring peace where there’s chaos. We worked diligently to come up with a way to fight the violence and mentality that cause homicides and crimes, depression, loneliness, anger, and other things. But we can’t help the people if we don’t know the people and have relationships with them. This walk is our first step in building those relationships. A bible will be delivered to every home we go to. To join us, call Jo White at (804) 937-6836 or go to https://www.teamforgod.com/connector. For more information go to www.teamforGod.com.
Make is doing birthday parties! If you are interested in having your child's birthday party at Make, click the image for more information!
Make Creative Studio and Into the Neighborhood are throwing a party for their GALS in recovery and need your help! Click the image above for more information or contact angie@makestudiorva.com.  
Winter Life Groups
Taylor Greene, “Donuts and Discipleship” 9:30 am on Sunday
Calling all youth for a time of fellowship (with donuts!!) and studying God’s word together.

Lindsay Sherrard, 9:30 am on Sunday
All parents of teens welcome! We will be discussing the book, Essential Virtues by Jim Berg and praying for each other in this journey of parenting.

Ross Anderson, 11:00 am on Sunday
We will meet after the traditional service in the History Room for a time of fellowship and discussion. We will use the Marinate questions to guide our time together.

Keith and Sarah Hill at their home, 7:00-8:30 on Sundays:
We’ll meet for fellowship and study (using the weekly Marinate discussion questions as a springboard to dive deeper into the morning’s sermon scripture), and end with a time of prayer for each other.

Susan Herring at her home, 3:00 on Mondays:
The purpose of this life group is to experience the Lord’s presence through worship and praise.

James Anderson, 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evenings after Fellowship meal
This life group will look at the character of God displayed in Jn. 14-17, while also taking time to develop community and pray for one another.

Tom and Judy Roberts, 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evenings after Fellowship meal. We will use the Marinate questions from the Sermon that week and have a time of fellowship and prayer.

Steve and Barbi Partlow, 6:30-7:30 Wednesday Intercession group
Our only real agenda is to seek God’s heart through prayer and intercede as He directs. This group is for anyone dedicated to being a prayer warrior on “watch” for our church, neighborhood, city, state and nation.
Livestreaming Bible Study and Worship

We are now livestreaming many of our events, including both Sunday worship services and our concert series 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.