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11th February 2024
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, either live on Zoom or later on YouTube, or, for those who don’t have internet access or prefer ‘live’ worship there is an alternative in person service at Gelliwastad Road.
The Zoom chat room will open at 10.30, when you can have a pre-service chat, before Rev Ray Vincent leads our worship.
The service in Gelliwastad Road will start at 10.45 and will be led by Michael Howells.
Whichever service you join we hope that you will feel the warmth of fellowship with friends.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- Those concerned about attending hospital appointments this week.
- Sue Skym is waiting for a Cardiology appointment, but is to receive help from a Physio for a trapped nerve.
- Elsie is to receive hormone treatment to keep everything under control. Her progress will be monitored.
- Brian will see his consultant on Monday, he is pleased that his appetite has improved slightly.
- Dorothy is to have her operation on Tuesday, and will be in hospital for a few days.
- Marlene McCloy has seen the Physio at her surgery and has been referred to the hospital Physiotherapist.
We are delighted to pass on the news that Phil George of Canton Uniting, Cardiff, was awarded a CBE at the 2023 New Years Honours for his service to the arts. Phil has served as Chair of the Arts Council of Wales and the National Theatre of Wales. Phil was always a welcome guest preacher at St David’s until his health made him stop. We send our Congratulations and good wishes for his continuing good health.
Pam, is delighted that two of her grandsons, Gruff and Tal, have won their respective age group piano solo competitions and will be representing their schools and the county at the Urdd national Eisteddfod in Welshpool at the end of May. (Naturally, along with parents Mamgu is chuffed!! )
We are not aware of any birthdays this week
Diary for the Week
Monday 12th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 14th St David’s Guild at 2.00pm – See below.
Thursday 15th The Final Session at the Chaplaincy 1.00pm – see below
Thursday 15th Lent Study at 6:30pm led by Ray Vincent – see below
Sunday 18th 10.45am Morning Worship with Rev Aled Edwards
St David’s Guild
We had an enjoyable time at Alfreds last week, the meal was OK although the service left a lot to be desired!
This week our meeting will focus on food as Paige Jennings from RCT will enlighten us on RCT’s Food Partnership which has won a prestigious national Sustainable Food Places (SFP) Bronze Award. The award recognises the excellent community partnership work undertaken throughout the County Borough to promote healthy, sustainable, and local food. Additionally, the award highlights the Council’s commitment to addressing significant social challenges such as food poverty, diet-related illnesses, the decline of family farms, and the loss of independent food retailers. Which part we will learn about will be a surprise!!
Event at the Chaplaincy
‘The University Chaplaincy warmly invites you to the final session in its series ‘Gender, Sexuality and Faith’ on Thursday 15th February at the Meeting House at 1.00 pm. The Revd Sarah Jones of St John’s, Cardiff, who is a transgender woman, will open a discussion about trans issues, and a representative of Welsh Government will be talking about its LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales and how people of faith can relate to it. If you intend to come, please contact Ray.’
This year we will be holding our Lent studies at the church on alternate Thursday evenings and afternoons. We will be using the ‘Act on Poverty’ resources prepared by Christian Aid which are available online https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/act-poverty-resource-packs
The first evening session will take place on Thursday 15th February at 6:30pm and will be led by Ray. The theme for this session will be ‘Prophetic’. Meetings will be informal and tea and coffee and maybe a biscuit or two will also be available.
The second session (22nd February) will be at 2.00pm – The Theme – ‘Broken’
Move to Castle Square progress.
Those who were in church last Sunday will have heard that the pews have been removed, all went well!
February 25th Claire Hughes
March 3rd Dave Kitchen
March 10th Rev Ray Vincent
If you know of anybody celebrating special wedding anniversaries, birthdays etc please let Colleen know and we can help them celebrate! Orders can be placed and personalised! So, if anyone would like a handmade card, contact Colleen.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity, please make them known.
Thought for the week
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.