Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
6th September 2019
We welcome all who join us for worship this morning especially if you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time.
We also welcome Phil back from his holidays for his first morning service with us and celebrate the start of his fifth year as our minister, and we pray that as he leads our worship, we may all know the joy of God’s presence, and experience the challenge of his word to us.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; please take this opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends. Home-made cards will also be on sale. Take time to look at the range available, all proceeds benefit the church!
As always, the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns: 310 Lord for the years your love has kept
206 He’s got the whole world in his hands.
170 God is love
Reading: Genesis 2:21 – 3:8
Diary for the Week
Monday 9th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Elders Meeting 19.30
Tuesday 10th Kids Club at Church House
Saturday 14th Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 15th Our Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by our Minister.
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church this week:
Monday 9th 10:30am – 12noon – Craft and chat
Tuesday 10th 12 – 1:30pm – Chewsdays Cafe
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers.
- We continue to hold Janet In our prayers following the death of Clifford.
- Those of our fellowship or connected to it, who returned to school last week, or started in a new school.
- Our Language Class and their tutors who recommence classes tomorrow.
- We remember those who ‘work’ every Sunday: the organists, Cantorion, the readers, the flower arrangers, Junior Church staff, those who give a welcome at the door, and coffee makers
- We give thanks for ‘good’ news and we remember those for whom news has not been so good.
- Those who are sharing their ministry elsewhere: Ray at Crane St, Pontypool this morning and Hope, Pontyclun this evening
Special Days to remember this week
8 September Education Sunday (England and Wales)
10 Sept World Suicide prevention Day
This Week and in the future
Temple Baptist Church. Gelliwastad Road are holding a free recital starting at 7pm on the evening of Saturday 14th September. It’s by Khadija Davies a young opera student living in the area. She will be singing a mix of opera and well-known items from musicals.
The annual service for the Beginning of the New University Year is on Wednesday 18th September at 6.00 pm at the Meeting House on the Treforest Campus.
The preacher at this service will be our Associate Chaplain, the Rev Michelle Romaniw.
If you are over 50, live in the Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, and want to have your say about local and national policies. Fifty Plus Forums are independent groups of people aged 50+ who meet to discuss issues which affect the health and well-being of older people. The Taff Ely group meet on every two months. The next meeting is on Thursday 26 Sept 1.30pm-3.30pm in Church Hall
The Pontypridd branch of the Soroptomists are hosting a concert in the church on Friday 27 September 7.30pm. Make a note of the date, more information to follow.
South Wales Baptist Association Day with Yinka Oyekan, incoming president of Baptists Together, at Bethel Baptist Church, Pontyclun on Saturday 28th September 2019. Full programme of workshops and seminars. More details from Lynda.
Church Trip away June 2020……we are going to the award-winning British equivalent of the Passion Play in Wintershall 23/24 June. The arrangements have been made – will those who have signed up and haven’t checked their room allocation please speak to Alan or Stephanie.
Ladies Guild have a good selection of speakers booked for the Autumn session. Diaries will be available next week.
Update on donations to the Pontypridd FoodBank
JULY Food, 50.1 kg Money £150
31.7kg donated by Graigwen Stores
18.4kg placed in our boxes.
AUGUST Food 18.6 kg Money £40.
There is still an urgent need for the following items.
Juice or Squash, UHT Milk, Tinned Fish, Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat Tinned Potatoes,
Tinned Fruit, Tinned Rice Pudding/Custard.
Sept 15th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Sept 22nd 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for September will be donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy & Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
As life becomes harder and more threatening it also becomes richer,
because the fewer expectations we have,
the more good things of life become unexpected gifts
that we accept with gratitude.