Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
7th July 2019
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time.
Our service this morning is being led by Haydn Blackey; we are very grateful to Haydn for stepping in at short notice and we pray that through him and with him, we may be made aware of God’s message to us all.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, we invite you to enjoy time in the company of friends and browse the selection of hand-made cards that are available
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymn: 264 Jesus the very thought of thee
414 Peace, perfect peace,
328 Make me a channel
27 Amazing Grace
Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Hymn 475 The day Thou gavest
66 Bread is blessed and broken
333 May the grace of Christ our Saviour
Diary for the Week
Monday 8th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Elders Meeting 19.00 at the Manse
Tuesday 9th Kids Club at Church House
Saturday 13th Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 14th 10.45 – Family Service with Gwen Simmons
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- We continue to remember those who are experiencing difficulties with their cancer treatment
- We pray for those who are unable to worship with us because of ill health or frailty
- We are pleased to report that Ray was able to attend the ‘Pride’ event at Downing Street.
We share Stephanie and Alan’s joy that their youngest grandchild Lauren has been achieved a 2:1in Law from the University of Essex. Next year she will be doing her Masters and Legal Practice Course (the vocational stage of training to be a solicitor).
Special Days to remember this week
Fair Tax Week 6-14 July – Today is the first Tax Justice Sunday
Church Action for Tax Justice, alongside the Fair Tax Mark, are inviting churches across the country to find out more about the injustices that lie at the heart of our tax system, celebrate and highlight those corporations that are paying their fair share of tax, and to commit to action on behalf of the poor through supporting campaigns for tax justice.
This Week and in the future
On Wednesday July 10th at 6.30pm a massed choir made up of children from 5 local Primary Schools – Maesycoed, Trehopcyn, Coedylan, Cilfynydd and Trerobart – with stories from Madagascar will remind us why ‘Our Planet Matters’. Come and celebrate the fragile beauty of our changing world – and if you are able to be a welcome or steward please speak with Lynda or Robert.
We are told there will be lots of space this time for St David’s Uniting folk to come along
Inter Faith Choir – On the evening of 11th November, an Interfaith Choir will be singing 4 songs to promote peace and understanding during National Interfaith Week. All are welcome to join this, and rehearsals are to be only once a month, the next being this Wednesday, 10th July at 7.00pm at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Heol-Y-Deri, Cardiff CF14 6UH. Singers of all abilities welcomed and encouraged to attend!
Our collection boxes for the Pontypridd foodbank in June realised 17.9 Kgs and £50. There is an urgent need for packet noodles, packet mash, tinned fruit, tinned meat, rice pudding and jam
Jesus Christ Superstar – Phil has bought tickets for everyone who signed up to see this on Saturday 27th July at Sophia Gardens…then promptly lost the list!!! Will those signed up please speak with Lynda/Phil to confirm your place, pay for tickets (£15) and arrange transport.
The Park Ramblers Quiz! – Answers at the bottom
1. 5s – is a workplace organise method that uses a list of five words translated into English as:-
Set in order, Shine, Standardise, Sustain, Sort. From which country does it originate?
1) America 2) Japan 3) Sweden 4) Australia
2. When Winston Churchill got really angry, he threw WHAT across the room?
1) his pipe 2) both his slippers
3) his teeth 4) his whisky glass
News from the Annual General Meeting:
Alongside the acceptance of reports and celebration of our various church groups, Lynda Bull, Robert James, Bethan Walkling, Maralyn Tomlinson and Margaret Morris were all affirmed as elders of the church. The meeting then discussed the proposal put forward by attendees of ‘On Tap’ (which includes church members Bethan Walkling, Ben Walkling and Nathan Hughes):
St David’s Uniting Church view same sex relationships as equal to opposite sex relationships and will treat them such. We will offer Christian blessings for all marriages whilst requiring couples to obtain the legal certificate elsewhere until the time comes when we can conduct legal marriages for all.
This was proposed by Bethan Walkling, seconded by Iestyn Henson and passed by consensus with three recorded reservations.
Correspondence was shared, prayers were prayed and we concluded the meeting by looking to where God might guide us next, singing ‘One More Step Along the World I Go…’.
Thanks to everyone who attended.
For those who haven’t had a copy of the reports there are copies on the table!
July 14th 10.45am Gwen Simmons
July 21st 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
4.00pm Film and Chat
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells
and Margaret Holcombe
Thought for the Week
It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi
Answers to quiz : 1) Japan 2) His teeth