Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
16 August 2015
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, if this is your first visit, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
We especially welcome Katherine and Kieron and their family and friends as they bring their daughters Jersey and Nelly for a service of infant baptism.
This evening there will be no service at St David’s as the evening congregation will be travelling to City URC, Cardiff to join in the Pride Thanksgiving Service. Transport is available, please sign the list.
Fairtrade coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and handmade cards will also be on sale, all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
The Copper Pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your spare ‘coppers’, which will eventually be given to a local charity.
Hymns All are welcome, The Lord bless you, Love divine all love excelling, Moses I know you’re the man, Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
Readings Genesis 12:1-4; Mark 1:9-13
Diary for the Week
Wednesday Chair Exercises at 2pm (see Diary)
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon.
Next Sunday Phil will lead our family worship, which will including the christening of Millie and Ash’s son Abel and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Our Evening service, also led by Phil, will be at Church House.
Church Family News
Haydn has had his operation and is recovering in Princess of Wales hospital. We keep him and Hilary in our prayers. David, Maralyn’s husband, is improving slowly, we continue to keep them in our prayers.
Two of our Youth Group members, Emily Jackson and Martha Okon, have both done well in their ‘A’ Levels and will be going to college. Emily has secured a place in Nottingham to read American and Canadian Studies, and Martha will be studying Theatre Design in London.
Aisha has also received her ‘A’ level results and is set to start her vocational dance training in Leeds, before she leaves she will be performing with National Youth Dance Wales on 27th August in Sherman Cymru.
We rejoice also with those of our congregation whose grandchildren have achieved excellent results!
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 19th August Chair Exercises
Another afternoon of fun as we sit and exercise; these sessions are much appreciated, as we meet together and share refreshments and chat afterwards. They are set to continue, with possibly one week off, until Ladies Fellowship resumes in October. The ‘Diary’ for our meetings is available today.
Sunday 30th August Evening Service
This will be the 5th Sunday of the month and for our Evening service we will join with our friends from other Uniting Churches to share fellowship and worship. The hosts will be Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff.
Please make it known if you require transport.
Friday 18th September Concert
Pontypridd Soroptimists International will be holding a concert at the church at 7.30pm. Pontypridd Male Voice and Eleri Darkins harpist will provide the entertainment. Cost of tickets will be £5 and all proceeds will be going to Bangla Cymru a charity helping children and families in Bangladesh. Dr Jishu who runs Bangla Cymru’s clinic in Chittagong will be present at the concert. Tickets available from Pam or Madeline.
Saturday 26th September Multicultural Celebrations
As Cantorion Gelliwastad have been asked to represent the URC Wales Synod at the bi-annual Multicultural Celebration at Carrs Lane, Birmingham, we are arranging a trip to support them, and to enjoy and share ideas and celebrate the gifts of our rich cultural diversity in the church and society
We are invited to take part in an art competition on the theme ‘Journeys: drinking from many wells’. Art work should be two-dimensional, but can be submitted in any media (paint, pastel, fabric, collage etc…) and should measure no more than 1 metre by 1 metre. One piece of art work per church . . . group entry and all ages … sponsored prizes of £100, £150, £250 for 3rd, 2nd and 1st positions respectively. Entries to be at the Church at Carrs Lane by 11.00am on the day
Please give your name to Russell or sign the list to reserve a place.
Pride Thanksgiving Service
This will be an informal act of Christian worship and will be attended by those who have found out about it through Pride and also a few special guests including Stephen Doughty, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth. The service starts at 6.30pm.
First Year Review
Phil recently spent a few days ‘on retreat’ when he reflected on his first year of Ministry at St David’s. He has presented the elders with many exciting suggestions and possible recommendations which we will ALL learn more about in the coming weeks.
Aug 23rd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Aug 30th am Rev Gethin Rhys pm Uniting Churches
Marcia Hurley, Russell Howells, Lynda Bull, Beverley Humphreys
Saturday Coffee Bar
Aug 22nd Marcia & Valerie Aug 29th Beti & Ray
Flowers for August are being donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock. Beti Jones, Enyd Davies, Pat Howell.
Thought for the week.
It is better to allow our lives to speak for us than our words Mahatma Gandhi.