Rev. Dr. Phil Wall/Rev Dan Spragg
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
16th September 2018
We welcome all who join us for worship and our communion service today, particularly if you have not worshipped with us before or if you have been away ill or on holiday.
All are invited to join us for tea or coffee, which will be served in the hall following the morning service, when hand made cards will also be on sale.
As usual please don’t forget that the copper pot is on the table! Put your spare‘coppers’ in there and they will be used by local charities. Also please remember to look out any unwanted spectacles and used postage stamps and put them in the boxes at the back. They can raise much needed cash for Vision Aid and Amnesty.
Hymns: 186 – Great is thy faithfulness
122 – Father, Lord of all creation
We shall go out with hope of resurrection (tune Londonderry air)
Readings 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:11-32
No Evening Worship tonight as it is Film Night at 4pm – A British comedy-drama of the true story of the relationship between a writer and a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ made her home on his land. (Cert 12)
Diary for the Week
Monday 17th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 18th 6-7.30pm Kids Club – Church House
7.00-9.00pm RCT Asperger’s Support
Wednesday 19th 12.30pm – Ladies Guild Fish & Chip lunch
Thursday 20th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Friday 21st 9.15-11.15am – Cleaners – All rooms
Saturday 22nd 10.30am – ‘God Bless the NHS’ Coffee Morning
10am-12.30pm Glam Youth
Sunday 23rd 10.45am Family Worship will be led by Rev Dan Spragg
6pm – Evening Service with communion at Church House
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Those having ongoing treatment in hospital
- Those who are ill and unable to be with us today or who are unable to remember us. We pray for their wellbeing.
- Those who are on holiday or visiting family and friends
- Those who are facing challenges in their lives, including those who are running the Swansea 10K today (6.22 miles in old money!)
- Those who are mourning the loss of loved ones
- Those who have family members moving away to start or return to University, or to take up new journeys in their lives
- Lecturers/staff/chaplains in Universities as they start the new academic year
This Week and in the Future……
Ladies Guild Fish & Chips – Wednesday – 19th September at 12.30pm Please let Marilyn Leach or Lynda know if you wish to attend.
Open morning: 10.30am-12.30pm Saturday 22 September A film screening and sharing around memories of the NHS, collected by local school children and curated by Artis Community. With special performance from The Glam, youth choir. If anyone is willing to help serve coffee please see Pam or Lynda
Saturday 22 September – 7.30pm: Wales-Madagascar Bicentenary Concert – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff – (Posters on the table at the back) featuring the Justin Vali quintet from Madagascar and the Nidum ensemble – made up of brilliant young Welsh musicians from big UK orchestras.
On Sunday 30th September at 5pm, Ruth Wilde and Peterson Toscano will be presenting ‘Everything is Connected’: a lively discussion about gender, sexuality, privilege, religion and environmental justice. Peterson has visited us before. He is described as ‘a queer quirky Quaker performance artist and scholar’ from the USA. Ruth is a UK outreach worker for Christian Peace Teams. This will be an evening to make you think, laugh and feel more human. Please put it in your diary, and tell your friends about it.
Harvest service – Sunday 30 September – The appeal this year is for items for the Foodbank and donations to sponsor trees at The Tent of Nations near Bethlehem which some of us visited earlier this year.
In 2014 Israeli bulldozers destroyed the terraces and more than 1500 apricot and apple trees as well as grape vines which had been planted 10 years before. Our financial donations will help to replace these trees. Envelopes will be available. For more information you can go to www.tentofnations.org/ or follow it on Facebook. The service will be followed by a bring and share lunch. Further details to follow.
Tent of Nations
We refuse to be Enemies – People Building Bridges
The Tent of Nations is located on the Nassar family’s land, known as Daher’s Vineyard, 5½ miles southwest of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The Nassar family is one of the last Christian Palestinian families living and working in the fertile hill country south of Bethlehem. The family’s farm was named after Daher Nassar, who purchased the land in 1916, but today it is under threat. The Nassar’s farm is surround by a circle of Jewish settlements and the encroaching Separation Wall, and is in a region marked for annexation by Israel. The mission of Tent of Nations is to build bridges between different people, and between people and the land. In pursuit of this mission, Tent of Nations has established projects to develop and protect the land at Daher’s Vineyard, and to make it a centre for people from different countries to come together and build bridges of trust and hope.
Flowers for September will be donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Marlene Mcloy & Janet Bayliss
Sept 23 am Rev Dan Spragg pm Discussion with Communion at Church House
Sept 30 am Harvest Service 5pm ‘Everything is Connected’ see This Week….
Thought for the Week
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart