Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
11th February 2018
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time. .
Our Minister is leading our service this morning and our evening service at 6pm will be an Iona style service.
It seems a while since Phil led our morning worship, he has been busy! So we look forward to the joy of worship in God’s presence, as we experience the challenge of his word to us.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, and Colleen’s cards will also be on sale – please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
Don’t forget! The Foodbank Boxes and Copper pot are in their usual places, please put your donations in them!
Hymns: 186 Great is Thy faithfulness,
Written on the palm of God’s hand
338 Moses I know you’re the man the Lord said
494 – The Spirit lives to set us free
Readings: Genesis 12:1-4; Mark 9:2-9
Diary for the Week
Monday 12th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Elders Meeting 19.30
Tuesday 13th Kids Club at Church house
Wednesday14thLadies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Rainbows & Guides 16.45-20.00
Thursday 15th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Friday 16th Lent Lunch at St John’s, Graig 12.00-13.30 (see This Week..)
Saturday 17th Cantorion Practice 10.30-11.30
Sunday 18th Phil will lead our 10.45 Family Service 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:
- Our ‘New Friends’ (see Notices)
- ALL who will be involved in meetings and services during Lent.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Ray at Calvary, Treforest this morning and Ainon, Ynyshir this afternoon
This Week and in the future:
It is St Valentine’s day on Wednesday; the Ladies Guild may not have an afternoon of romance but it is sure to be an interesting one. We have another familiar person as our guest speaker! Robert James, Head Teacher of Coedylan Primary School will tell us about the schools connection with the Welsh National Opera…..some operas are romantic!
PCT Christian Aid Lunches will be held every Friday during Lent from 12.00 – 1-30 pm. A simple meal of Soup, a roll and Cheese for a suggested donation of £2.50. The first lunch is at St John’s, Graig on Friday 16th
For next Sunday’s (18th) film and chat afternoon we will be watching an uplifting drama based on a best-selling book which tells the story of a father who experiences tragedy and subsequently believes he meets God. Cert.12A.
The Discovery Group will be meeting weekly during Lent using the book ‘Abraham: A Journey Through Lent’ by Dr Meg Warner. The first meeting on February 19th will be at the home of Chris & Margaret Morris
A reminder! On 25th February, the Sunday before St David’s Day, our morning service will take the form of a Gymanfa Ganu when Jonathan Gulliford and Darya Brill-Williams will be encouraging us to sing . If you would like a particular hymn or worship song to be included as part of this, please pass this on to your elder or Phil by February 12th.
As we look to Lent starting this Wednesday, some of us will be starting our Lent reading ‘Abraham: A Journey Through Lent’ by Dr Meg Warner. We’ll be following Abraham’s travel through much of Lent on a Sunday morning and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend Meg’s free talk on the Wednesday evening of holy week (March 28th) entitled – ‘I will give you all this land’ – Justice, the Biblical Land Debate and the Current Refugee Crisis”.
LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.
There are two events at Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AB 029 2087 2200
February 19th – 23rd Celebrating LGBT Cardiff exhibition
February 20th Queering Glamorgan – Norena Shopland, author of Forbidden Lives, and Dr Daryl Leeworthy, author of Labour Country, discuss the history and heritage of LGBT life in South Wales.
At the Peace and Justice meeting it was decided that we would have regular updates on our ‘New Friends’, here is the first one!
Over the past 6 months we have seen amazing generosity. For example, two of the families have been given a much needed car – as you can imagine they are thrilled and very grateful. Several of the Dads have travelled to Belfast to sit their Driving Theory test in Arabic and three have passed. Peter and Claus are working hard with the others in preparation for trying the test again – but this time in English!!
The children are doing well in school. The 19 year old twins Omar and Hamza are now studying at Ystrad Mynach College for 3 days every week and the other adults come to our English classes in church on a Monday morning and attend Coleg y Cymoedd in Nantgarw on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Many thanks to those of you who have donated money to fund the refreshments that we serve during our Monday English lessons – it’s very much appreciated.
“Thanks to all who have contributed in any way to the running of the Coffee Bar over the years, whether it was making cakes, serving refreshments or being customers, sadly it has now closed but we give thanks for all the efforts from everyone.” Watch this space for news of a monthly event on a Saturday!
Feb 18th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Feb 25th am Gymanfa Ganu 6pm Discussion & Communion
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett,
Madeline Howells, Pat Howell,
John King, Jan Bayliss