Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
11 June 2017
Welcome to you all on this Trinity Sunday. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, you too, are most welcome.
Phil, is leading our worship today and we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper during the morning service, when we will welcome Zelda Smith and Toby Gate as members of our fellowship.
Our film and chat this afternoon will start at 4pm. We’ll be watching a wonderful weepy (certificate 12) film! Tissues will be provided!
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; and hand-made greetings cards will also be available.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Diary for the Week
Monday 12th Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm. Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 13th Language Classes 9.30am -3.00pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday 14th Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 15th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 17th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 – 11.30. Glam Youth choir 10.15am-12.30pm
Sunday 18th Family worship at 10.45 and Evening Worship at 6pm. See Phil Says
212 Holy, holy, holy!
380 How great thou art!
Holy Trinity of love
Come to the banquet
God who sets us on a journey
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Stephanie, who spent a couple of days on ward 8 at the Royal, she is now home!
- Heather, a loyal Kids Club helper, and her husband Jeff who is in the Royal having a series of tests.
- Eirwen, feeling a lot better but still waiting for results.
- Viviane, Pat Carpenter, Marlene McC, Valerie Henson and
Thanks – ‘Thank you, for all your prayers, cards phone calls and visits during the seven months I was unable to attend church after my fall. I thank God that I was able to return to regular worship on Easter Day, and for the strength he gave me during that time. I still have challenges to be overcome, but I know that I have love and support around me.
Love and God Bless you all.’ Marilyn
This Week and in the future:
Today’s Film and Chat. A change to that previously advertised, we will be watching and discussing an award winning drama adapted from a best-selling young adult’s book which follows the tale of a teenage boy and he faces a family bereavement. Certificate 12A – bring your hankies!
Great Get Together in Pontypridd at Clwb Y Bont on June 17th. These events are taking place across the UK inspired by Jo Cox MP and the aim is to share all we have in common. If you would like to attend/ take part in the event or if you have any ideas or suggestions they would be most welcome. Also, we’re hoping to have cakes from around the world and on your doorstep so if there are any budding bakers out there that can rustle up a sweet treat from far flung places that would be great! Contact details are available from Marcia.
A reminder! Next Sunday (18th) Ade, who works at Ty Porth Care Home, will be carrying out a Tandem Skydive in aid of Ty Porth, and the Alzheimer’s Society. If you would like to sponsor her, the forms are on the table, or donations can be given to Mary Robins
To mark this year’s Refugee Week, on Monday 19th June, we will be welcoming friends from Wales, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and beyond to come together to enjoy an evening of singing and stories as we celebrate our common humanity and the humanity and the power of music to transcend any human made boundaries. Pontypridd’s own ‘The Unforgiven’ will be supporting ‘The Welsh Semantics’ as they share their experience of playing in the Calais refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’. Doors open 7:30pm, entrance is free but donations will be welcome.
On 25th June Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will arrive from 2:30 p.m. and park up at St Catherine’s church. They will be around to talk to all who are interested, especially to those who want to look at their bikes (which are impressive)! There is an informal service at 3.30p.m followed by bring and share tea in the church hall later and an opportunity to talk to them.
For more details contact 01443 650549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, the Sunday immediately preceding the AGM will be Celebration Sunday on which we celebrate the life and work of our church. If you lead/facilitate a church group could you please get your annual report (a paragraph might suffice) to Marcia by June 30th and give some thought as to whether you can contribute something which reflects what your group is doing for the July 23rd service (e.g. a hymn choice / anecdote / scripture reading / artwork / photograph / letter / poem…).
News from Kenya
girls dormitories, that your churches generous donation
paid for, up until now many of the girls had to share single
beds so they are thrilled, thank you so much.
Phil says: “Whilst I’ll be at various midweek church events, over the next 4 Sundays you may want to indulge in a game of ‘Where’s Wall-y’ as I’m called away on various URC business – summer school study leave, compulsory training and representation at the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) General Council in Leipzig.
The WCRC is a communion comprised of 80 million Christians (including us!) from 200+ denominations in over 100 countries, the Council which meets every 7 years to worship, debate, reflect and promote a mission of justice within the reformed church throughout the world and is gathering in Germany where celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the reformation are being held.
Parallel to this, over the next month St David’s Uniting Church will acknowledge both the ever-reforming and global nature of God’s Church in two significant ways. The first of these is by welcoming two trainee ministers from India to our community through the Council for World Mission Face to Face program. Our two guests will spend a month in South Wales and will participate in church life in Pontypridd between 16th and 23rd June.
In addition, over the next four Sundays, we have invited friends from our parent and sister churches to reflect on what the reformation means for us today through the lens of their respective traditions. So we are blessed to welcome the following:
June 18th – Revd Robert Bebb, Presbyterian Church in Wales
June 25th – Revd Aled Edwards, The Anglican Church in Wales & Cytun
July 2nd – Revd Simon Walkling, United Reformed Church
July 9th – Revd Ray Vincent – Baptist Union
So both for you and me, these next four weeks should be fascinating and fruitful as we reflect once again on what it means to join in with God’s mission of love in Pontypridd and throughout creation.”
Saturday Coffee Bar
June 17th Marcia June 24th We have a volunteer!!!
Pulpit Supplies: Evening Services
June 18th Trainee Ministers June 25th Elaine Healy
Flowers for June are being donated by
Jane & Roger Bright, Anne Hill, and Carol Powell
Thought for the Week
I’m not impressed by money, social status or job title,
I’m impressed by the way someone treats other human beings.
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