Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
16 November 2014
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, when, Phil will ‘kick-start a reflection on what gifts we have and can offer the church’.
Our morning service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and we invite all, who so wish, to partake of the bread and wine.
This evening’s service at 6pm will be led by Dr Fiona Liddell.
Fairtrade coffee and tea will be served after this morning’s service, and handmade cards will be on sale, all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns 388, 135, 241, 149, 571
Readings 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Hymns 490, 242, 106, 143
Readings Isaiah 40 25 – 31, 2 Corinthians 1 and 2 (a poetic restatement by Leslie Brandt)
Theme ‘A Quiet Life’
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm in the Victoria Room. See Diary
Rainbows 5pm at Church House
Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon
Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am
Next Sunday Both our morning ‘all age’ worship in Church and our Evening service at Church House , which will include communion, will be led by our Minister
Church Family News
We are pleased to say that Adrienne is improving and will be receiving treatment at the stroke unit in Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda (Llwynypia). We continue to hold her in our prayers.
We remember also the younger members of our fellowship as they cope with their studies and the challenges they bring.
During the cold weather and long dark nights we think of those who are unable to get out and meet with friends. We pray that they may know that they are not forgotten.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 19th November Ladies Guild
The ladies will once again have the pleasure of listening to Rev Ray Vincent who will be sharing with us some memories of ’60 years in the Ministry’ all are welcome to join us in the Victoria Room at 2pm.
Thursday 20th November Film Night
The film selected is ‘The Imitation Game’ – the story of English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, who helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
Meet at 6.15pm at The Potteries if you wish to ‘eat out’ before the film or join us in the foyer at 7.30pm to view the film.
Sunday 14th December ‘O Come all ye Faithful’
A Christmas Celebration with many people taking part will be held in Church at 6pm.Refreshments will be served after the celebration!
The final figure for our appeal ‘Hunger for Justice’ was £375 of which £247 was gift aided. Many thanks to all who gave.
Traidcraft for Christmas
Liz has ‘Traidcraft’ catalogues which have a wide range of gifts which would be ideal Christmas presents and you will also be helping to fight poverty through trade. Pick up a catalogue TODAY or visit www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/fairtrade
The yearly subscription for REFORM (£25) should be paid TODAY
Two or more people can club together if they wish to share. Speak to Cerys if you are interested.
Prayer Handbook 2015
‘Listening for the Whisper’ – A collection of unique prayers and meditations. £6 + postage from the URC on-line store, http://www.urc.org.uk/store/product/183-prayer-handbook-2015-listening-for-the-whisper.html Alternatively, if you give your names and £6 to Cerys by Sunday 23rd November, she can put a bulk order through.
Church Directory Amendment
Oooops! Lesley’s phone number is 670808 not 718009. My Apologies!
Ebola Crisis Appeal
The Disasters Emergency Committee member agencies are working urgently to help stop the spread of the disease and provide support to those affected by the crisis. If you missed the opportunity to donate last week collecting plates will be on the table today.
‘Fresh From the Word’ offers 365 sets of notes, prayers, and suggestions for action on biblical themes. This year’s topics include an in-depth look at the United Nations’ Millennium Development goals, which were set for 2015. The cost is £9. Russell has more details.
Advent Pulpit Supplies
Nov 30th am Amnesty Service. Peace & Justice Group. pm We host a Uniting Service Rev Dr Phil Wall
Dec 7th am Gift Sunday Iestyn Henson pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Dec 14th am Rev Dr Phil Wall at Church House pm ‘O Come all ye faithful’ see Dates for your diary
Dec 21st am Rev Dr Phil Wall with help from the kids pm Community Carol Service at Temple Baptist.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 22 Beti & Janet Nov 29 Marcia & Valerie
Nov 16 Catherine Nov 23 Mo
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen.Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
Thought for the Week
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William B. Sprague