St. Giles News
Sunday, September 12th, 2021

10:30 AM Livestreaming from the Sanctuary

Starting This Sunday - Two Services!
This Sunday, Sept. 12 marks the beginning of returning back to two services here at St. Giles. We will also begin a new sermon series that focuses at the miraculous nature of Jesus Christ throughout the Gospel of John, titled “Miraculous.” For more information about our Sunday School Classes, see announcement below.

The schedule for this Sunday will be as follows:

9:30 – Traditional Service (Sanctuary) / First Sunday School Rotation (Kids, Youth, and Adults)

10:30 – Coffee and Fellowship in Common Grounds

11:00 – Contemporary Service (Patterson) / Second Sunday School Rotation (Adults)
Life Group Sign-Ups
In the next week or two our Fall Life Groups are starting back up. As you probably know, Sunday worship is truly our time to join together to worship and seek God’s Word as a body. However, Life Groups are where we experience the depth and transformative power of the community of God through study, prayer, and fellowship. If you would like to join a Life Group this year we will have a binder for sign-ups in the Narthex this Sunday. Also, you can sign up online by clicking here.
Adult Discipleship
Sunday Morning Classes Resume This Sunday!
Sunday morning classes resume on September 12. At 9:30, there will be a discussion of the video series "God is Closer than You Think" by John Ortberg. Intimacy with God can happen right now if you want it. A closeness you can feel, a goodness you can taste, a reality you can experience for yourself. "God is Closer than You Think" shows how you can enjoy a vibrant, moment-by-moment relationship with your heavenly Father. 

At 11:00, James Anderson will teach from Romans in the upstairs classroom. As written in Psalm 103:4, “He redeemed my life from destruction; He crowned me with lovingkindness and tender mercy.” The Gospel not only saves us from God’s wrath but also transforms us into His likeness. Paul grasps the whole picture and is communicating the foundational truths of the Gospel to this diverse collection of Christians in Rome, into this fullness. As Paul writes these truths, he marvels and says, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!"

Wednesday night classes will resume September 22.
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
Women's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
The Women of the Church meet each Tuesday morning and you are invited. We gather at 9:30 here at the church for fellowship and light refreshments. At 9:45 we will start our meeting with prayer, worship and announcements followed by a video series. We will be starting up again for our fall program on Tuesday, Sept 14th. We are kicking things off with a video series entitled, Jesus and Women. This is a wonderful study 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 look forward to all that she has to share with us as we grow deeper in our individual walk with the Lord and experience his love.
Church Life
Jobs for Life is a twelve-week program surrounding residents of public housing with the encouragement of mentors, instructors, class leaders, and their fellow students as they fight through barriers to fulfilling employment.

Mentor orientation will be held Tuesday, September 14th from 6 to 8pm at the Calhoun Center (436 Calhoun St.). Class begins September 21th, and will meet Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8:30pm at the Calhoun Center. Apply here to mentor:
Make Studio Art Program at Imago Dei
Make Creative Studio is teaching Art at Imago Dei Neighborhood School this fall as an outreach to this new Northside RVA school and ministry. Imago Dei is in need of Art Supplies to start their art program well. Please consider donating something from this Amazon list. All you do is look and order from the list and it will be delivered for you. Thank you for helping bless the children of Imago Dei neighborhood School! Click here to donate supplies.
Weekend To Remember Couples Getaway
Bob and Dianne Ruthazer would like to invite members of St. Giles to join them for "Weekend to Remember", a marriage seminar on November 19-21 at the Colonial Williamsburg Lodge. This seminar is led by speakers who teach on timeless biblical principles that provide the tools to help marriages in any stage. Registration is 50% off if you register by September 13th and use the group name "bobanddianne". Click here to register.
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.