Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
1 October 2017
We welcome you all to worship today; we especially welcome Judy Harris who is leading our morning worship.
Judy is the URC Children’s & Youth Development Officer for Wales. Her role is to ensure that those who act as leaders are encouraged, enabled and effective in their work with children and young people.
We look forward to what activities she may have for us!
Remember the ‘Dove of Peace!’
This evening’s service, at 6pm, will be led by our Minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Please join us for fair-trade tea or coffee in the hall after this morning’s service, and take a look at the homemade cards.
Finally – don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in the the copper pot. –
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Marlene McCloy finally came home on Tuesday and is feeling a lot better.
- Zelda as she continues to improve, she is looking forward to celebrating her 90th birthday with her family.
- Ann and David Jones who both have chest infections.
- All who are feeling frustrated !
- Those in residential care or confined to their homes.
Hymns: There’s a spirit in the air
510 This little light of mine
335 Meekness and Majesty
46 At the name of Jesus
The lords my shepherd
Readings: Matthew 21:23-32 CEV
Psalm 78, 1-4, 12-16, CEV
Philippians 2:1-13, CEV
Hymns: 244 – In Christ there is no east or west
‘I have a dream’, a man once said.
Readings: Black History Month readings and reflections
Diary for the Week
Monday 2nd Language Classes 9.30-13.00. Karate Club from 16.30-19.30pm
Stamp Club 19.00-21.00
Tuesday 3rd Kids Club 18.00 at Church House.
Wednesday 4th Ladies Guild 14.00-16.00. Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 5th Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 7th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00. Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 8th Oct Our Family service at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and at 4pm we will meet for our monthly ‘Film & Chat’
This Week and in the future:
Wednesday October 4th -The day many ladies have been waiting for! The start of the Autumn session of Ladies Guild. Rev Dr Phil Wall will be the first ‘guest’ speaker and he will share with us his ‘Reflections on Constance Coltman’ . We meet at 2pm in the Church and then share refreshments in the hall. New members are always welcome.
PONTS work in Mbale, Uganda. Advance booking necessary – contact 07786 996 399. See poster for more details.
This months Film & Chat on Sunday October 8th is a Certificate PG film set in 1935 America featuring 3 female African-Americans, this is a true life story of friendship and inspiration and a reminder to have faith in your abilities – and it’s also two hours of guaranteed empowerment that will blast you straight towards your goals.
Upcoming Cinema Trip: The film – Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG). The place – Showcase, Nantgarw. The day – Thursday 12th October. (or maybe 5th!) The time – 7.15pm. Come along and join us to watch this touching family drama which tells the unknown story of the author of Winnie the Pooh.
Our Harvest Services this year will be held on October 15th. There will be a token display of traditional Harvest goods and we ask for donations for The Pontypridd food Bank. Our Monetary donations will go to the PCW/Christian Aid Appeal ‘Typhoon of Love, for the Philippines. Envelopes and Gift Aid forms will be available.
‘The Wisdom House – Live’ – ‘a chance to spend the evening with bestselling author Rob Parsons as he unpacks some of the life lessons he has learnt from old and young alike’ – plus a few he has learnt the ‘hard way’! Cardiff, Thursday 19th October, Tickets £4. Leaflets with more information are on the table.
What is Leprosy? It is a mildly infectious disease associated with poverty. It is easily cured. Leprosy starts by damaging the small nerves on the skin’s surface resulting in a loss of sensation. Without the gift of pain, everyday activities are fraught with danger. Unnoticed burns and ulcers can lead to permanent disability. One pair of sandals (£10) = one livelihood saved.
We in this church support TLM; Collection Boxes should be given to Pat Howell by early November, donations will also be accepted.
As part of our involvement with Citizens Cymru we have some Mental Health questionnaires which we would like as many people as possible to fill in and/or distribute to friends, family, groups they’re involved with etc. There are copies next to the Mental Health box at the back of the church with the explanation sheets.
Building work -it did it cause some problems last weekend when it rained and we had an excess of water in the hall! Our grateful thanks to Margaret who dealt with it.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 7 Viviane & Eirwen Oct 14 Volunteers needed
8th Oct am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
15th Oct am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm ?????
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess,
Marlene McCloy, Gordon Thompson, Val Stone,
Brian & Marcia Hurley, Anita Instrell, Margaret Morris.
Thought for the week
“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis