St. Giles News
Sunday, May 2, 2021

10:30 AM Livestreaming from the Sanctuary

Our Sunday Morning Worship Plan
Virginia’s current Covid disciplines allow for us to gather for in-house worship. But we are doing so with particular plans that enable us to partner with the larger community to slow the spread of the virus, and to keep our St. Giles folks safe. Each service is livestreamed too. So whether you are in the church house or at home, we hope you’ll join in!

If you join us at the church, here’s what to expect:

1. Our service is at 10:30 in the sanctuary.

2. We ask anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or recent exposure not to come (but do let us know so that we can pray for you).

3. The nursery is open for the littlest ones; children up to 2nd grade can sit with their parents until dismissed for Kids’ Own Worship.

4. We sit only in every other pew, those marked by ribbons.

5. We wear masks. (We have some masks for those without their own.)

6. Whenever weather allows, outdoors is the preferred place for visiting after worship.
History Room Underway - Stay Tuned!
We had some work done in the Robins Room this past weekend in preparation for this becoming a Historical Room in addition to being a Sunday School classroom. This is the team doing the work. Their quote is “God moves mountains, we just move walls."
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
Wednesday Night Bible Study Continues with Acts 2:1-36
Join us this Wednesday in person in the sanctuary or online at 6:30, as we continue through Acts 1-4. If you would like to join us via livestream, you can do so at this link.
Women's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
During the month of May, Rebecca Modrzynski will be teaching the Tuesday Morning Bible Study. The topic will be: PRAYING THE PSALMS. Each week we will look at a different category of Psalm (lament, thanksgiving, wisdom, etc.).

We will be meeting via Zoom and in Patterson. Contact Vicki Young at to be added to the email list for Zoom meeting links or if you would like to meet at church.
Circle of Love
The Circle of Love will meet Wednesday, May 5th at 2 PM in Patterson. Vicki Charbonneau will be joining us to share some news from Kazakhstan. Please come and join in the fun!
First Thursday Book Club
Anyone is welcome to come to First Thursday Book Club on May 6 at 10 AM. This month's book club promises to be an inspiring time. Discussion will center upon the simple yet powerful truth expressed in Charlie Mackesy’s “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”. Book club will meet in the St. Giles parking lot weather permitting or in Patterson otherwise. Looking ahead - "Hind’s Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurnard will be the June book club selection.
Church Life
Make Studio Recycled Donations Needed
Make needs your donations to help with summer camps and classes. Please bring your recycled items to the church and leave in the studio or in the red tub by the church office. For a complete list of what is requested, click this link.

Make Studio's Nature Camp Out camp is running out of spots! Camp will run from June 21-25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Click here for more information.
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. A job description is available upon request.
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.