Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
14 December 2014
We welcome you all to our services today, the third Sunday in Advent.
This morning we will all be invited to ‘help’ Phil as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus.
This evening we are pleased to be joined by those who meet in our premises during the week as they take part in the service.
If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time we hope you will join us again in the future.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after both services; we invite you to take this opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Hymns 394, 95, 320, 532, 552
Separate Service Sheet
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild Meal (See Diary) Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Carol Singing around Graigwen (See Diary) Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm Youth Group at Church House 7.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar with Mincepies – 10.00-Noon. Cantorion rehearsal 10.30am
Next Sunday Phil will lead our 10.45am Family Service with help from the children and young people. We will share communion. At 6pm we will join in the Town Churches Carol Service at Temple Baptist Church. The newly formed ‘Community Choir’ will lead the singing.
Church Family News
We ask your prayers for Adrienne as she strives to get mobile, for Polly who has been quite poorly, and Rod, Marlene’s husband who is not too well. We also remember those unable to leave their homes and those for whom Christmas is a sad time.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 17th December Ladies Guild
To end the autumn session we meet at The Heritage Park Hotel at 12.30pm for our Christmas Meal. Diaries for our winter session, which starts on January 7th, are on the table
Thursday 18th December Carol singing
We will meet at Church House at 6pm and walk across to Lanwood Road and sing at various points taking in Penydarren, Priory Close and Lan Close before returning to Church House for refreshments. ALL enthusiastic singers will be welcome!
Tuesday 6th January Poems & Pies
We will celebrate Epiphany with our traditional Poems and Pies Evening, with a smattering of Carols thrown in along with tasty food.
Sunday 11th January Film & Chat Evening
A new venture! Our first monthly film & chat evening will commence at 4pm and should end at approx 7pm. January’s film is a multi-Oscar-winning drama rated PG
If you enjoy watching films and like to reflect on the themes that the stories bring up, then come along and join us, no charge.
February’s Film evening will be on a week night.
News from the Elders Meeting
We will celebrate our Church Anniversary on January 18th. The service will conclude with a Bring and Share Lunch. Please note the date.
Treasurers News. The amounts we have received in response to recent appeals is: Ebola £112, Aids Ribbons £11 PCW Mission £75
Gift Sunday Gifts
We need volunteers to take the gifts to the Mill Street Hostel after the evening service and also to load the Homestart gifts into a car.
Our Christmas Appeal for the work of Viva Wales and Freedom from Torture will remain ‘open’ until 21 December. Gift envelopes are on the table, if you wish to ‘gift aid’ please write your name on the envelope. Envelopes to be given to Anne Hill.
The Greetings Card Board and the card sorter are in place. We suggest you write one generic card for the ‘church’ friends you see frequently and pin it on the board then give a donation to the charity of your choice. Please check the card sorter for ‘your’ mail.
Our thanks to the guides, in particular Isobel and Sue, who have once again made Christmas decorations for the hall and have put them up.
It is much appreciated.
Used Postage stamps
As we start to receive Christmas cards, please remember to save the postage stamps and put them in the box, they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
Dec 28th am Iestyn Henson pm Service of Lessons and Carols at St Lukes at 5pm
Jan 4th am Rev Ray Vincent pm Rev Phil Wall. Communion
Dec 14 Catherine Dec 21 Mo
Saturday Coffee Bar
Dec 20 Beti & Janet Mince Pies will be served Dec 27 CLOSED
Volunteers needed for ALL January dates. Please help.
Flowers for December are being donated by
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards, Marcia & Brian Hurley, Russell Howells
Another Christmas Commandment
You shall not leave ‘Christ’ out of Christmas, making it ‘Xmas.’ To some, ‘X’ is unknown. Anon