St. Giles News
Sunday, June 6, 2021

10:30 AM Livestreaming from the Sanctuary

A New Worship Plan as
Covid Guidelines Relax
Last week the Governor announced changes to the Covid protection guidelines. As we slowly emerge from the Covid precautions of the last year, these are the plans for our worship gatherings:

1. If you've been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, no mask is required.

2. Social distancing will continue in part. We’ll still be sitting in pews marked by ribbons, but feel free to sit closer to others in your pew if you're fully vaccinated. As more and more have returned to worship, we're starting to get a little crowded, so filling each pew with more people will help!

Thanks, friends, for the love and grace you have shown to each other through this difficult season. Let's continue to model that in our care for each other as we press on – both with those masked and those now maskless!
Food Trucks Are Starting Today!

We are excited to announce that starting tonight, June 2nd at 5:30, the food truck court will be up and running again! Click here for this summer's schedule.
Mission Report and Lunch
This Sunday, June 6
Amy and Nathan Callaway will be in worship with us this Sunday, reporting on their service in Jordan. Amy grew up in St. Giles, the daughter of Nick and Lisa Archer, and St. Giles has been a supporting church for the Callaways since they launched their calling as missionaries.

Following worship, all who are interested in knowing more, asking questions, etc, are welcome to stay for a light lunch in Patterson Hall. If you plan to come, please call or write to Patience Flynn, who will oversee the preparations.
Summer Office Hours Have Launched
With the preschool finishing their school year last week, the Church Office will no longer be open on Friday mornings. But Office Hours will continue Monday – Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30.
Sunday Pre-Service Prayer Zoom Meeting
To join in prayer before Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday via Zoom, you may click this link and use meeting ID: 849 8170 3687 and passcode: 447093. To join by phone only, dial 1-929-205-6099.
Adult Discipleship
Sunday Morning Classes

Ross Anderson and Nathaniel Lyle are teaching a series on the kingship of David, from II Samuel, Sunday mornings at 9:00. If you’d like to join the ZOOM class, please email Ross at
Church Life
First Thursday Book Club
Join us for book club for a discussion of "Hinds' Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hunnard this Thursday, June 3 at 10:00 AM. Book club will meet in the St. Giles parking lot or inside the church in case of inclement weather. Bring a chair and lunch if you would like to stay afterward for further fellowship.
Women's Fellowship June Luncheon
We will be hosting a June luncheon for all St. Giles women. It will be held on June 12th at 10:30 AM, with Rebecca Modrzynski joining us as a guest speaker. Please bring a salad. If you plan on attending, email Jane Harler at Let us know if you will need a babysitter.
Child Care for Women's Bible Study
We would like to offer baby sitting for the Women’s Tuesday morning Bible Study this summer. However, we don’t want to engage sitters if there is not a need. Please let Patience Flynn know if this is something you are interested in. She will need to know the names and ages of your children plus any special needs they might have.
Make Studio Donation Status
Thank you St. Gileans for the amazing response to Make's requests for recycled items! We are overflowing with so many wonderful items that we are running out of room to store them! Thanks to your generosity, the studio is no longer in need of cardboard, egg cartons, newspaper or water bottles. Below is an updated list of what we are still hoping to acquire by summer. Please be sure to sanitize the items before donating.

Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
Metal Cans of ALL sizes, especially LARGE - think coffee
cans, industrial restaurant sized cans, or peanut cans.
Liquid Laundry detergent containers, the brighter the better
Foam Trays - please wash before donating
Small "jewelry" size boxes
Wooden Paint sticks
Wooden skewers or chopsticks
Clothespins (spring) of all sizes
Old sunglasses or reading glasses
Duct tape
Netting - save the netting that holds onions, avocados, etc. We love it!

Help Wanted at Children's Garden Preschool
Children's Garden is looking for a few teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please contact Susan Chester if interested at A job description is available upon request.
Make Studio Nature Camp Out Camp

Our Nature Camp Out camp has only a few spots left for St. Giles kids! Please register now at
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.