Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
12th November 2017
Welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today as we remember those who were sacrificed for the sake of peace. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time we pray that you will find peace and fellowship with us. Our worship this morning is being led by our Minister.
All are invited to join us the hall following the morning service when fair-traded tea and coffee will be served and home-made cards will be on sale.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so don’t take your small change home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns: 366 O God, our help in ages past,
So Many Things to Make Us Feel Sad
We cannot tell why God, the Ground of Being
Readings: John 14:1-7; Romans 12:9-18
Film & Chat at 4pm
A 1960s British musical which takes a sideways look at the First World War. Certificate PG. All are welcome
Diary for the Week
Monday 13th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Club from 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 14th Kids Club 18.00 at Church House
Wednesday 15th Ladies Guild 14.00-15.30 (See This Week)
Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 16th Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 18th Visit to the Cardiff Reform Synagogue (see Notices)
Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00
Cantorion practice 10.30-11.30
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 19th Family Worship, including Communion, at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and our
Evening worship at 6pm will be led by Rev Ray Vincent .
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Margaret Johnson, whose husband died last Sunday. Funeral details to follow
- Anne Coles, now resting home after her operation.
- Viviane in her concern for her sister in France.
- All who are coping with or are affected by dementia.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere: Ray at Calfaria Congregational Church, Bargoed this morning Iestyn at High St Baptist, Merthyr this evening.
If you are unable to join us on a Sunday for any reason and would like to be prayed for, please let Marcia know.
A message from Kath! ‘Everyone has been so good, with phone calls, cards and the welcome last week was amazing! Thank you everyone’
This Week and in the future:
In Ladies Guild this week, Kate Hughes a representative from the Older Persons Commissioners Office at the Welsh Assembly is our guest speaker, she will focus on ‘Dementia’
With Pontypridd Library relocating to the Old Precinct Site sometime in 2019 there will be a consultation meeting in the Library from 10.00-12.00 on Thursday 16th November when our views and concerns can be voiced.
Next Saturday afternoon (18th), we will also be going to see Paddington 2, the next round of Paddington’s adventures at Nantgarw cinema in the early afternoon, exact timing TBC. Kids of all ages are welcome. Please speak to Phil if you would like further details.
The next meeting of the Discovery Group is at 7.30pm on Monday 20th November at the home of Chris & Margaret Morris. Anyone who wants to come is welcome.
Homestart are having their Christmas Activity Day on November 25th starting 9am, so there will be NO Coffee Bar or Cantorion practice on that day……..A small price to pay for the joy that will be seen on the faces of the many children that will be experiencing the activities and a visit to Santa’s Grotto! The Victoria room will undergo a transformation for the day.
Trip to Cardiff Reform Synagogue 18th November
Would those intending to share in worship and some social time at Cardiff Reform Synagogue next Saturday please get there by 10:45am and inform the welcomers that you are from St. David’s Uniting Church. If you require a lift please confirm with Phil/Lynda. The address is: Cardiff Reform Synagogue, Moira Terrace, Cardiff CF24 0EJ
There is a soaring demand at Foodbanks across the UK: so we urge everyone to bring one item per household, per week to help those in need. Special boxes are in the hall.
Christmas is a time when we celebrate the greatest gift of all – the gift of love, the gift of God, come to us in swaddling clothes – so it’s only appropriate that this season is also one of sharing that love with others. There are many ways you might give this advent – through time with those who need it, through participation in one of our many Christmas events, and through the giving of gifts, which, at St David’s Uniting this December, takes the form of:
- Gift Sunday–December 17th. This year, we’re collecting for Mill Street’s Street Smart work, equipping recently homeless, newly housed individuals with items needed for their new home and toys for disadvantaged children who are supported by Home Start.
- Christmas Appeal – at the October church meeting, we decided that this year, our Christmas collection would go to the charity Young Minds as well as to helping Christina from Romania, who is in desperate need of life-improving medication. This offering will take place on Gift Sunday.
- Donations to our Syrian Christmas Party Fund. On December 9th we will be hosting a Christmas party where all are welcome. More details to come but if you’d like to contribute to the fund from which we’ll buy presents for the children, please give any donations to Beverley by December 1st.
Harvest Appeal – the latest figure is £410.
Nov 19th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
Nov 26th Dave Kitchen pm at Church House
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 18 Marcia Nov 25 CLOSED
Flowers for November are being donated by
Lesley Mower-Hill, Pat Howell
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the Week
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground
“St. David’s Uniting Church acknowledges the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the ongoing repair to the stonework and roof of the building.” The work is almost done!