Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
13 September 2015
We welcome you all to worship today, as we join to celebrate Harvest. Both our services will be led by our minister.
The gifts brought today will be donated to the Pontypridd Foodbank and our Special Harvest offertory will go to Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal. (see Notices)
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and hand-made cards will be on sale. Please join us
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 9, 557, 179, 73, 105
Readings Ecclesiastes 8:14-15; Luke 12:13-21
Hymns 186, We sow upon the bare soil, 101, 114, 150, 354, 571
Readings Various readings as announced
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Elders Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild Chair Exercises at 2pm Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon.
Next Sunday Family worship at 10.45am, including communion, will be led by our minister. For evening worship at 6pm we will join others at St Catherines to celebrate 10 years of PONT. Refreshments will be served from 5pm.
Church Family News
We give our love and prayers to Anita whose mother passed away last week. Haydn has been in and out of hospital like a yoyo, but is OK! and David has had his cataract operation. We remember those receiving treatment or waiting for test results and others who are feeling ‘down’ as life seems unfair.
We rejoice with Ben who after a year of ups and downs has successfully completed his first year! We remember these friends in our prayers.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 16th September Pudding Party
The first ‘Pudding Party’ is this week. Have you chosen your date and an item that will tell us something about you? The item could be a photograph, favourite book, childhood toy, holiday souvenir or something completely different. The evenings will take place at the manse 7:30 – 9:30pm.
Other dates are: September 28 October 7 November 11 November 30 December 7
Please choose YOUR day by signing the list on the table.
Thursday 17th September BWMS
This will be an ‘Open’ meeting, with items from the churches that are represented. We have an ‘item’ – we need a volunteer to present it!
Friday 18th September Concert for Bangla Cymru
Pontypridd Soroptimists International are hosting a concert featuring Pontypridd Male Voice and harpist, Eleri Darkins. Tickets are £5.
Bangla Cymru is a charity helping children and families in Bangladesh. Dr Jishu who runs Bangla Cymru’s clinic in Chittagong will be present at the concert which starts a 7.30pm Tickets are available from Pam or Madeline
Saturday 26th September Multicultural Celebrations
Time is running short to reserve a seat on the mini bus (there will be a small charge) to see Cantorion Gelliwastad singing at the bi-annual Multicultural Celebration at Carrs Lane, Birmingham. Please sign the list or speak to Russell if you are interested.
A copy of Phil’s paper – The Refugee Crisis, Our response which has been posted on the church website is on the table
The Labour Party office on Morgan Street, Pontypridd will be acting as a collection point,during office hours, for certain essential items that can be put to good use by some of those seeking refuge.
The items that we will be accepting are:
Clean men’s clothes (small to medium size, warm, clean, durable) -Men’s trainers and wellies -Sleeping bags (preferably good quality & waterproof) -Tents -Space blankets / emergency foil blankets -Baby slings -Baby clothes
These items are those in most demand, and they will be transported to the large refugee centre at Calais as part or the #Calaid convoy of October 4th.
Today’s special Harvest offering is to be donated to Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal, please use the envelopes provided and if you ‘gift aid’ please put your name or envelope number on it. The Harvest Appeal will remain ‘Open’ for a few weeks.
Let Paul Robeson sing!
The response for Volunteer stewards has been good, but we could use a few more – especially on Tuesday’s. The exhibition will be open from 3rd October to 4th November, Mondays – Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am– 4pm, please sign the rota on the table if you are able help, even if only for a couple of hours.
Operation Christmas Child
It’s that time of year again, we have a good stock of items ready bur would appreciate donations of gloves, combs and sweets (best before date of March 2016) or monetary donations to cover shipping costs.
The ‘Reflection’ programme of this internet radio station last week featured Phil and Beverley talking about our Voices project and the Willard White Concert. You can listen to it by following this link.
Items for the News Sheets
The news sheet will be compiled in the Spanish office for the next few weeks: if YOU have an item of interest or any news you wish to share please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, your help will be much appreciated!
Sept 20th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Pont Service at St Catherine’s
Sept 27th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Sept 13th Fiona Sept 20th Catherine
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 19th Beti & ??? Sept 26th Sharon & Deborah
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells and Janet Bayliss
Prayer for the Week
Turn me round, Lord God, so that I come to you not with a new set of words, but with a new state of mind. Amen