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19th September 2023
We welcome everyone to our services this Sunday, whether you are joining us on Zoom or in person at St David’s.
Our zoom service starts at 10:45am but is open from 10:30 so that everyone, including those in our community who cannot physically come to church – those who are mentally or physically unwell, those who live elsewhere – get to enjoy seeing familiar faces and catching up on news.
Our Zoom Worship will be led by Rev Ray Vincent and his theme is ‘The Church – A People of Power?
For those who can, and prefer to, gather physically, Michael will lead a parallel service at Gelliwastad Road at 10:45am. This will be a Celebration of the life of St. Aiden of Iona.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- We still keep Sonia’s sister, Hazel in our prayers and can report that she is ‘improving’.
- Marilyn Young had an eventful trip to Porthcawl recently and ended up in hospital, thankfully she is OK and wasn’t kept in. Take it easy Marilyn!
- We pray for those who have recently suffered family bereavements and for those for whom it is the anniversary of losing a loved one.
- We are missing Dorothy from our services at the moment, and hope that she will be able to worship with us again soon.
- Kath Couchman has had a cataract operation; we hope that all went well.
- There are several people of, or connected to our fellowship, who are receiving treatment for cancer, we hold them and those who are concerned for them in our prayers.
- We are aware that a friend of our fellowship had a fall in the garden, nothing is broken but she is sore!
- We think of Alison and Steve who had to say ‘goodbye’ to their lovely dog, Molly and we share Sharon’s concern as she is hoping that her cat JJ who has gone missing will return home.
St David’s Guild
Last Wednesday we had an interesting afternoon listening to a poem that reminisced about growing up on the Graig in the 60’s. It had been written by Margaret Wicks younger sister, Hilary, who sadly died last year. We spent a good time sharing our memories of these years. The next Guild meeting will be on October 4th.
There are four people that we are aware of who are celebrating their birthdays this week.
Three are TODAY (10th) Janet Bullock, Abel Bond (he will be 9), and John Attwood whose is celebrating a big one! Then on Thursday 14th it will be Ray Vincent’s turn to celebrate! Enjoy your celebrations!
We share Margaret and Chris’s joy that their grandson Dan, who wanted a career change, is starting a new job in Sheffield in systems engineering on Monday.
Marlene McCloy’s great nephew, who used to stay with her when he was working in this area, has decided to go to college to study for qualifications in his chosen profession of catering. Marlene will miss these visits but is very pleased that he is going to college.
Diary for the Week
Monday 11th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 13th Guides at 6pm
Sunday 17th Harvest Service led by the Justice and Peace group at 10.45. (see below)
For our harvest appeal this year, we will be supporting the BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) World Mission ‘Days of Plenty’ campaign, which focuses on bringing hope to the farmers of Uganda. Our harvest service will be facilitated by members of the Justice & Peace group when we will learn more about the campaign. Our Harvest money appeal will be dedicated to supporting the BMS Days of Plenty appeal, envelopes will be available next week.
We will also continue to support the Pontypridd Foodbank should you wish to bring food and other items. They are currently in need of:
Soup; Rice Pudding/Custard; UHT Juice and Squash; Tinned Veg; Mash Potatoes; UHT Milk; Sugar; Jam; Tinned Fish; Sponge Puddings; Tinned Fruit; Snacks (Crisps & Chocolate); Toilet Rolls; Toiletries; Cleaning Products.
September 24th Iestyn Henson October 1st Haydn Blackey
October 8th Rev Dr Phil Wall on Zoom from 10.30
(Prisons Sunday) Michael Howells at Gelliwastad Road at 10.45 for those without internet.
News from the Elders Meeting
Following the resignation of Michael and Robert as elders the current serving elders – Bethan, Catherine, Claire, Liz, Lynda, Maralyn, Pam, and Viviane – met and agreed revised pastoral lists and recommend that this arrangement remain until after the move to Castle Square.
A copy of the new pastoral list is on the notice board in the church.
We thank Michael and Robert for their considerable work and support over the years.
The plans for the proposed improvements to Castle Square are on the notice board in the hall. If anyone has and questions or require clarification please speak to Pam or Liz.
Something to think about.
Do people see in us something of the loveliness of God?
Pray that we might show more Godlike qualities in all we say and do