Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
30th December 2018
We welcome you all to our service of lessons, readings and carols which, as Phil is spending some well-earned time with his family, is being led by the Elders.
This evening, at 5pm we will join friends from other churches at St Luke’s, Rhydyfelin for the traditional nine lessons and carols service when the offertory will be given to a charity.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service: all are welcome please to join in this time of informal fellowship.
As usual the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your small change; local charities will benefit from your donations.
Diary for the Week
Thursday 6th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Sunday 9th Our family worship at 10.45 will be led by Dave Kitchen and at 6pm we will have Epiphany exaltations (see This Week)
Hymns: 84 Christians awake 295 Let all mortal flesh
444 Silent Night 377 O little town
199 Hark the herald 248 In the bleak mid winter
558 Who would think 320 Love came down
283 Joy to the world
Readings: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7, Luke 1:26-35, 38,
‘A Long Journey’ Lion Story Teller Bible
Luke 2:8-20, Matthew 2:1-12,
Poem -Carol of the Seekers by Phillip Britts
Poem -Christmas, by John Betjeman
Story – Papa Panov’s Special Christmas,
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers:
- As we face the beginning of a new year, we remember all who will face new challenges – may they have the faith to make the right decision.
- Those who have spent the Christmas alone or in hospital.
- People we know who are unwell or in constant pain
We rejoice with Mo and family on the birth of her granddaughter Rhea! Kasia and Tom are delighted!!
“Diolch yn fawr – huge thanks to everyone for the Christmas cards, messages, prayers and presents. Your support, generosity and kindness continually make me smile. Enjoy the rest of the festive celebrations and see you next year! Much love and God bless, Phil”
Christmas greetings! The board is full! We received cards to the Church Family from: Beti; Marlene R; Viviane; Cerys & Stephen; Brian & Marcia, with thanks for all your support in 2018; John A Anne & Vernon; Marilyn L; Gwyneth S; Marlene Mc; Anita; Sonia; Liz, Iestyn, Isobel & Tom; Chris & Margaret; Kath & Dave; Hettie; Colleen & Kev; Stephanie & Alan; Jan & Jack; Barbara; Mary; Susan & Huw, with thanks for your concern and prayers over the last months; Val S; Lorraine; Catherine & Bilal; Gwenllian; Roger & Jayne; Marilyn Young; Steve, Alison & Diana; Sus S; Sharon; David & Doreen; Sue & Simon; Pat & Gareth by email; George & Linda; and lastly from Phil, Here’s wishing you a hope filled, love soaked Christmas and a happy, healthy, adventurous new year. Much love and God Bless!
This Week and in the future……
Sunday 6th January pm – following St David’s Uniting tradition, the evening service will be a pies and poems, bites and ballads time together. Come along and bring a poem, hymn or anything else to share this evening…including nibbles!…as we celebrate this epiphany season together.
If you want to attend the Anniversary Lunch on 20th January at 1.30pm at the Rhondda Suite, Heritage Park Hotel. The cost is £10.95 for Carvery and Dessert. Please sign the list today as we have to give number by 2nd January.
Well done everyone!
Collections at Christmas Eve and Christmas morning services raised £151 this will also be donated to Christian Aid.
Our Christmas Appeal for The Rowan Tree Cancer Charity and Save the Children Yemen Crisis Appeal has raised £582 plus gift aid to date.. The appeal will remain ‘open’ until January 6th. Special envelopes are still available: if you wish to ‘gift aid’ please write your name or number on the envelope.
In December you donated 13.8 kilos and £104! Which was fantastic. In 6 months – July to December, the total was 179.8 kilos and £449. Please keep up the good work in 2019 the need is always there!
Jan 6th am Dave Kitchen pm Epiphany exaltations
Jan 13th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iona Style service
Flowers for January are being donated by
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies and
Dianne & Peter Davies,
Thought for the New Year
“Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.” H Jackson Brown Jnr.