Saint David’s Uniting Church
Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
3rd March 2019
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We give a special welcome to retired URC Minister Rev Malcolm Shapland who is leading our worship this morning. This is Malcolm’s first visit to St David’s and we look forward to a morning of fellowship as he leads us.
Our contemplative evening service which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, will led by our minister.
Fairtraded coffee and tea will be served after this morning’s service and homemade cards will be on sale. All are invited to stay and chat.
Don’t forget our Copper Pot and Foodbank boxes are in the usual places waiting for your contributions.
Hymns: 78 Christ is the world’s True Light
63 Blest are the pure in heart
442 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God
164 Go forth and tell
Readings: Matthew 5: 1-11 Selected verses from Acts
Diary for the Week
Monday 4th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Stamp Club 19.00-21.00
Wednesday 6th Ladies Guild 12.30 (see This Week…)
Saturday 9th St David’s Day Coffee Morning and Homemade Cake Sale 10.00-Noon
Sunday 10th At 10.45 we will continue our belated St David’s Day celebrations with a Gymanfa Ganu.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers:
- Those of our fellowship who are confined to their homes.
- John who is still in hospital, but hoping to return home soon, when everything is in place
- All our Welsh friends who no longer live in Wales!
- Phil and Julie as they lead worship at Castle Square.
- Members who are leading worship elsewhere.
- Many who are unable to worship with us would love to receive a visit or a phone call.
Special Days this week
25 Feb–10 Mar Fairtrade Fortnight
3 March Church Action on Poverty Sunday
8 March International Women’s Day
This Week and in the future
Last week Kath Dave and John serenaded us with songs which we were able to sing along with, it was a much enjoyed afternoon and everyone went home happy! This week the diary for Ladies Guild shows ‘What will we do today?’ This, at the moment is still being finalized! The only way to find out is to join us on Wednesday at 2pm in the Victoria room!
On Sunday 10th March our morning worship will take the form of a Gymanfa Ganu. Any suggestions for possible songs/hymns should be given to Phil or Lynda TODAY.
You might have noticed that the Victoria Room is undergoing something of a transformation at present. Our ongoing thanks must go to Pam and Bethan, for overseeing the redecoration, and Lynda, Robert and Pete, for their manual work – particularly the new curtains which the latter two had a lot of fun putting up on Thursday afternoon!
We have received letters of thanks from Save the Children and Rowan Tree Cancer Care for our Christmas Donations. If you wish to read them they are on the notice board.
Sports News – In their first match of the 12-week Soccer Sixes League, Pontypridd International drew 3 all against Bacon Sane
Tonight (Sunday 3rd) at 7.20 they will play County FC at Pontypridd Rugby Ground.
Catherine’s daughter, Aisha will be touring with NDC Wales for their Awakening Tour which started on March 1st in the Riverfront in Newport. They are touring throughout the UK, including the Royal Opera House on 8th, 9th & 10th March. The company will be in the Sherman on 1st & 2nd May.
More information is on the NDC Wales website
Calling all crafters: At the URC Synod Big Day Out on Saturday 29th June there will be Craftathon. We will produce some stunning pompom bunting & curtains and seafarer hats
We invite you to knit or crochet a garment to warm mariners’ hearts and heads this winter. Materials will be provided on the day– or bring some yarn along. If you are unable to attend the Big ‘Day Out or if you want to start making hats, pompoms, balaclavas, etc, to bring along on the day, patterns are available from Marcia.
Our Church Website has been updated we encourage you to look at it and sign up to received notifications of new postings.
March Flowers are being donated by
Val Stone, Gordon Thompson, Janet Bayliss
Doreen & David Marshman, Marlene McCloy,
Stephanie & Alan Hills, and Jean & John Davies
Mar 10th am Gymanfa Ganu
Mar 17th am Rev Dr Phil Wall were 4pm Film and Chat
A Thought for Lent.
Remember that lent and Ash Wednesday is not just about putting away the bad things. It is about creating good things and helping the poor and the needy, being kind to people and much more.” — Jacob Winters