Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
14 June 2015
We welcome you all to our services today
If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
We warmly welcome guest preachers today as Phil, having attended Summer School is now on study leave
Rev Irene O’Brian is leading our morning worship and Fr Andrew Davies will lead our evening worship, they are ‘old’ friends, and we look forward to a day of fellowship with them.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities
Hand-made cards are available at the back of the church. With the ‘graduation’ season approaching order a card now!
Hymns 457, 212, 522, 549
Readings As announced
Hymns 4, 313, 494, 467
Reading Psalm 92, 2 Corinthians 5:6-17, John 4:46-53
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Film Night in the Victoria Room (see Diary)
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Chair Exercises at 2pm. Refreshments will be served
Rainbows 5pm, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm both at Church House
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30, Elders Meeting 7.30pm Victoria Room
Saturday Cantorion practice at 10.30am, Coffee Bar meeting (see Diary)
Next Sunday Family worship at 10.45 will be led by our minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Rev Ray Vincent will lead our evening worship at 6pm
Church Family News
We ask you to remember in your prayers:
Jan Bayliss, who is recovering in hospital following an unexpected operation on Tuesday. Those known to us who have experienced problems caused by their medication and those facing changes in their lifestyle through lack of transport and those have who find this time of year difficult
Thanks from Marlene….. I wish to thank everyone for the help and support I received when Rod was in hospital, especially Susan & Huw, also for the prayers, flowers, cards and visits following Rod’s passing; they were a great help and comfort to me at a difficult time.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 15th June Film Night
For this month’s film and chat evening – which starts at 7pm – we will be watching and discussing a French language drama (with English subtitles) that is based on the kidnapping of Algerian monks by fundamentalists in 1996. This multi-award winning film offers a reflection on faith, violence and inter-religious dialogue. Certificate 15.
Wednesday 10th June Ladies Guild
We will meet again to share an afternoon of fun as we ‘exercise’ while sitting down! Chair exercising is fun! The music played as well as helping us is most enjoyable. Come along you will be most welcome.
Saturday 20th June Coffee Bar Meeting
This meeting, at 10am, is for anyone who is interested in and willing to help keep the Coffee Bar open! This is currently our only outreach in ‘town’. If you have any ideas or are interested and are unable to attend the meeting, please let Stephanie or Anne know in writing
Future Event Voices – ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’
October 2015 is Black History Month and we will be hosting the ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ exhibition, the support of the Paul Robeson Trust.
The exhibition will run from 3rd October to Friday 6th November.
The Willard White concert has been fixed for Monday, 2nd November
The Sunday Café that operates from our hall is looking for volunteers to help, on a rota basis, once every 6 weeks from 7.00-8.30, preparing soup, serving tables and chatting to the guests. If you can help contact Richard Boyle.
This month is the last time we get extra free copies of Reform, so make the most of it and grab a copy while you can! June’s issue has an interview with a ‘hermit’! And no – I didn’t know there were hermits around today either. The ‘good question’ asked this month is ‘What happens when I die?’ and it’s interesting to learn what people with different faith perspectives think about this.
Visit to the Welsh Assembly
Last week a group of ladies attended the Senedd for the launch of the report of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales entitled,” Making a difference for older people in Wales”. The report covers so many topics that older people are concerned about, for example, care homes; public services; travel and well-being, to mention just a few. The consulting groups and the engagement of diverse groups across the whole of Wales have shaped this report. Issues affecting older people will be heard and acted upon and legal powers will be used to bring about change that older people want and have a right to see.
What is reassuring is that if an older person has issues or concerns that are not being listened to or have been shelved, there is a direct telephone line to the Commissioner’s team which will stand up and speak out on your behalf. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel:08442 640670
June 21st am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
June 28th am Iestyn Henson pm. Iestyn Henson
Flowers for June are being donated by
Enid Williams, Anne Hill, Carol Powell and Jayne & Roger Bright
Thought for the Week
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe