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13th November 2022 Remembrance Sunday.
Welcome, to everyone who shares our worship today, as people all over the country remember those who have died in two world wars, and in many other conflicts around the world. Both our services will observe the National Act of Remembrance at 11.00am
Our Zoom Service will be led by Rev Ray Vincent at 10.45 with the usual pre-service chat from 10.30.
The parallel Service in Church will be led by Michael, will also be remembering those we have loved and lost. An invitation is given to bring a photograph of a family member or friend to use in the service.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- Gwyneth, having been for her regular appointment in Guy’s, is pleased to say that all test results received to date have been good, she has some more to come, and we pray that they will be OK.
- George and Linda are now back in Grand Cayman following their cruise. They arrived home last Sunday and discovered the next day that they both had COVID.
- We are sorry to learn that the procedure Chris had on his eye last June was It now means waiting to see what, if anything, can be done.
- We remember David Jones as he waits for a date for his operation.
- Elsie has a pre-op appointment later this week.
- We think of Phil as he prepares to leave later this week for Milton Keynes.
There are no Birthdays that we are aware of this week.
We share Kath and Dave’s joy and relief as Kath has been given the ‘all clear’ by her consultant. Her next appointment is in six months’ time. Kath just has to take it easy for a while to fully recover.
The Al Numeries daughter and children have arrived and are living in Godmanchester. Fodda has visited and is delighted. It has been nearly 8 years of waiting.
Roberts niece will shortly be adopting her second child a brother for Tomas and Robert’s mother’s 8th great-grandchild!
Thanks…..….from Brian sent to Lynda
I would like you to thank the Elders and through them the members of the Church for the gift on my retirement as Pulpit Supply Sec., a job I loved doing. Over my married life with the help of Marcia, in recent years, I have had the honour of doing this job on and off for over well over 20 wonderful years.
Many thanks, Brian
Diary for the Week
Monday 14th Language Classes 10.00-12.00 Short Service at Aspen House 14.30
Wednesday 16th St David’s Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see below) Guides 18.00-19.30
Thursday 17th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-19.30.
Sunday 20th Iestyn Henson will lead our service at 10.45
St David’s Guild
Last week 20 of us gathered in the Victoria Room for a very interesting afternoon featuring WW1 Artists.
It was very enlightening! We then moved to the hall where we made the commemorative Poppy ‘markers’ which are now on the Communion table. Our grateful thanks to Robert and Carol for their planning.
This week we will have an Estimation Quiz plus a few other questions to test our memories!
Martin Spain, the URC Officer for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations has agreed to chair the Church Meeting but cannot come on the planned date of November 20th, so the meeting has been postponed until Tuesday 13th December at 7pm.
We will however still have a short meeting after the service on November 20th to decide on the charities we will support through our Christmas Appeal. We usually choose one international and one ‘at home’. We have already had one suggestion ‘Llamau’, which supports homeless young people. If anyone has other suggestions, please contact your elder or Lynda.
It’s that time of year again! I you have a Leprosy Mission box please get it to Pat by the end of November. If you choose to send a cheque, please make it payable to St David’s Uniting Church and give it to Pat.
A good read for Advent –Walking backwards to Christmas by Stephen Cottrell ~ Formerly Bishop of Chelmsford, now Archbishop of York. This book looks at the Christmas story in a new way through familiar characters. Recommended by Sue Walkling
A large selection of Handmade Christmas cards including, Traditional, Religious, Snowy scenes, Cute n Cuddly and Welsh. along with the usual fantastic range for every occasion will be available in the hall following the morning service. All proceeds raised from the sale of the cards is given to the Church.
Thought for the Week
Faith is not knowing what the future holds but knowing who holds the future!