Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
5th November 2017
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Iestyn is leading our worship this morning and our Evening service, which will be led by our Minister, will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and a discussion on Evening Worship.
We invite you all to join us in the hall for refreshments after this morning’s service when hand-made cards will be on sale.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns: 422 Praise my soul the King of heaven
Jesus never ever, ever gives up
139 For the healing of the nations
151 From the very depths of darkness
Readings: Genesis 37: 17b-33 and Matthew 26: 1-5; 14-16
Hymns: Now thank we all our God
Now let us from this table rise
Readings: Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20
Diary for the Week
Monday 6th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Club from 16.30-19.30
Stamp Club 19.00
Tuesday 7th Kids Club 18.00 at Church House
Wednesday 8th Ladies Guild 14.00-15.30 (See This Week)
Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 9th Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 11th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00
NO Cantorion practice
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 12th Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and at 4pm we will meet for our Monthly Film & Chat.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Anne Coles following her operation,
- Kath and Bethan as they both cope with Physio exercises.
- Derrick, Margaret Johnson’s husband, still in hospital
- Loreen, and others unable to be with us today.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Our minister, Phil, leading worship with our sister church, Castle Square URC, and will be with us here this evening.
Ray, at Ystrad Mynach this morning and then going to speak to a Progressive Christianity Network group in Stoke on Trent who have been studying one of his books.
Iestyn with us this morning and at High St Baptist, Merthyr this evening.
If you are unable to join us on a Sunday for any reason and would like to be prayed for, please let Marcia know.
THANKS – Brian says ‘I have had a great birthday, more than three days of celebrations! Many thanks to all who sent me cards and good wishes for this milestone birthday!
This Week and in the future:
In Ladies Guild this week, Mark, an NHS physio, is coming to speak to us. The title of his talk is “Would you pass your MOT?” He is bringing younger members of staff with him and will do some practical work with us! As ALL people could benefit from this meeting we invite the men to join us!
Our next film and chat on, Sunday 12th November at 4pm will feature a 1960s British musical which takes a sideways look at the First World War. Certificate PG.
Can those intending on going to the Cardiff Reform Synagogue to share in a service of worship on the morning of November 18th as part of Interfaith Week, please sign up today so we can give the synagogue some idea of numbers going?
News from the Church Meeting
Last Sunday we held one of our two post-service church meetings per year where a number of church matters were discussed and decided. Minutes of the meeting will be available soon and in the meantime, below is a taste of what was addressed:
- Matters arising from our AGM including a trial of consensus discernment, an update on our call for the Presbyterian Church of Wales to reconsider its position on same sex marriage for ecumenical/uniting churches and thanks offered for all those involved in our mental health awareness services.
- A reflection on the priesthood of all believers in which Phil reminded us that God has given each of us gifts with which to bless the world. He encouraged us to prayabout whether God is calling us to serve the church in a new way (please speak with him if so); to encourage other members in their ministry; and to bless strangers by simply praying a blessing over them, wherever you might be.
- After Phil’s reminder that the priesthood of all believers includes all ages, Sue shared with us her idea for the welcoming wigwam at the front of the church, to which all present agreed.
- Christmas 2017 plans and the 2018 pulpit exchange with Christchurch, New Zealand, were shared.
- Lynda gave the treasurer’s report and fabric news, in which our need for a new photocopier was agreed and new church policies adopted.
- Other dates for the diary were given, including the anniversary service, post-church meeting and church meal out on January 14th 2018.
Nov 12th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
Nov 19th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 11 & 18 Marcia
Flowers for November are being donated by
Lesley Mower-Hill, Pat Howell
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the Week
Take time to play; it is the secret of staying young.
From the Poem Take Time……Author unknown