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10th December 2023
We welcome everyone to our services on the second Sunday in Advent, either online or in person.
We invite you to join us ‘in the square’ for our Zoom service when we get together before and after the service for informal chat. The line will be open from 10.30am. Rev Ray Vincent will lead our worship.
At 10.45 for those who prefer to meet in person Michael Howells will be leading the worship at St David’s,
Whichever service you choose to join we hope that you will feel the warmth of fellowship of friends.
Handmade cards will be on sale after the service, all proceeds go to Church funds.
We invite you to join us this Sunday as we share the joy of Christmas and collect for Christan Aid through Carol Singing at Sainsburys. We meet at 2.30pm. Christmas Jumpers/Hats may be worn.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- Our prayers are with Marlene R as she mourns for her cousin, who passed away this week. He was more like a brother to her and will be greatly missed by the family.
- Elsie’s scan results have not given her good news. She will now have two further scope type appointments before having another course of treatment after Christmas. She is very pleased that her Christmas plans are not affected!!
- Dorothy has seen her consultant and will possibly be having an operation.
- If you’ve had a fall, or an injection, are on new medication, or waiting for an appointment please know that you are in our thoughts.
…from Brian (and Marcia) who wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and concern in recent weeks. He will be starting a new course of treatment next week.
….Marcia. Thank you to those who sent me cards and good wishes on my birthday, I had a great weekend celebrating with the family. Marcia
The Park Ramblers had a great pre-Christmas lunch at the Café Royale last Monday, twenty-three people enjoyed a great meal, followed by the customary ‘memory’ quiz. The winner was Elaine.
Just one birthday that we are aware of this week ~ Mike O’Callaghan Williams will be 60 on Saturday 16th No doubt he will be celebrating in style with plenty of music. Enjoy your celebrations Mike!
Diary for the Week
Monday 11th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 13th St David’s Guild 2.00pm – (see below) 6pm Guides
Friday 15th A Baptism at 11am (see below)
Sunday 17th 3nd Sunday of Advent ~ Nativity Service with Iestyn Henson
Father James from the Russian Orthodox in Cardiff will conduct the Baptism of a former student of Saint David’s Catholic College (where Michael used to work and he will be helping with the Baptism) in our church. Anyone who is free is welcome to be part of the service.
St David’s Guild
What a great meeting! 22 people made a cracker, either red and gold or white and silver. Colleen did a fantastic job with the preparation. Everybody now has a lovely decoration to display.
This week we will continue the Christmas theme when we hear, and more importantly listen to the story of Christmas with a difference. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped gift costing no more than £3.
December 24th Christmas Eve 10.45~ Lessons & Carols with Communion with Michael Howells
December 25th Christmas Day 10.30 ~ All Age Celebration Service led by Iestyn Henson.
December 31st Bring & Share 10.45 ~ See item below.
January 7th Morning Worship ~ Iestyn Henson
The Christmas Greetings Board and card sorter are in place. If you would like to, we suggest you write one card for all your church friends and pin it on the board and give a donation to the charity of your choice. Please use the card sorter and don’t forget to check for ‘your’ mail.
sorter and don’t forget to check for ‘your’ mail.
As we start to receive Christmas cards, please remember to save the postage stamps and put them in the box, next to the greetings board and they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
New Year’s Eve
Have you chosen your favourite carol or reading/poem for our Morning service on New Year’s Eve? We are going have a ‘Poems & Pies’ event to end the year. If you have any suggestions that you’d like to share. Please let, Margaret, Claire, Catherine or Stephanie & Alan know in advance. The service will be followed by coffee and mince pies.’
There will be an opportunity for everyone to sing carols and Christmas songs to the accompaniment of a local brass ensemble and enjoy performances from pupils of Evan James and Pont Siôn Norton schools.
Thought for the week
“Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfil. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfilment are all part of our Advent experience. CONNECTIONS, 11-28-93