Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
16 February 2014
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Our service this morning will be led by our Interim Moderator, Rev Vaughan Rees, and during the service we will formally welcome Ann and David Jones into the fellowship of the church.
This morning’s service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and all are invited to partake of the bread and wine.
Our Evening service at 6pm will be led by Eryl Williams of Cilfynydd
Tea & Coffee will be served following the service, please stay and chat over a ‘cuppa’ and get to know each other better.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, which will be donated to ‘local’ charities.
Hymns 362, 153, 188, 265, May we learn to come together, (see end of sheet)
Readings Psalm 100, Acts 16:16-25.
Hymns 186, 337, 188, 231
Readings Psalm 42, Ezekiel 47:1-12, John 4:1-14, Rev 22:1-5
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies 6.00 pm at Church House|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)
Rainbows 5pm at Church House
Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
|Thursday||Youth Group at Church House
Sing for Life Choir, AA
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon.|
|Our Family Worship at 10.45am will be led by Rev James Karran, Evening Worship,6pm at Church House will be led by Alan Hills and will include communion.|
Church Family News
Great News! Chris is home at last. We continue to hold her in our prayers as she now embarks on getting mobile again. We also ask your prayers for Brenda who sometimes finds life frustrating. We are pleased to report that Brian’s Op went well, we now wait for the results.
We rejoice with Bethan who has been accepted on a Teacher training course in Aberystwyth.
Pontypridd Christians Together invites us to pray each day for one of the local churches and mission projects.
This is the list for week 3.
16th University of South Wales, Chaplaincy (Revd Vaughan Rees, Revd Ray Vincent)
17th Gospel Hall, Broadway
18th St David’s Uniting Church, Gelliwastad Road
19th The Homeless Projects (Adref Hostel, Mill st; The Sunday Cafe)
20th St Catherine’s, Pontypridd, All Saint’s, Glyncoch (Revd Peter Lewis)
21st Temple Baptist Church, Gelliwastad Road
22nd Capel Sardis, Sardis Road
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th February Ladies Guild
Our good friends Caryl and Glynis will be joining us at 2pm when we will have an afternoon of Music. ALL are welcome to share in what we know from past experience will be an enjoyable time.
Monday 3rd March Church Meeting
Our Church Meeting will be held at 7.30pm. The agenda at the moment includes: the Back Wall, the budget for 2014, News from DPIA and a request from Elinor.
Saturday 22nd March, URC Spring Synod
Posters advertising the Spring Synod are on the Notice Board. There are sessions for all ages – if you would like to go please put your name on the list and we will arrange transport to suit the numbers.
Saturday 21st June Rev Howard Sharp
We have received an Invitation to the Celebration and Farewell Service for Howard who is retiring on 30th June. The service will be held at 2.30pm at Liverpool Hope University Chapel.
Howard would like St David’s Uniting Church to be represented. We have a little time to think about it. If you are interested please put your name on the list on the table.
Korean volunteer seeking English conversation
One of the volunteers currently working at Penrhys would like to have more opportunity for conversation, to improve her English. She would be willing to come by train to Pontypridd. If anyone is interested in meeting with her from time to time for this purpose, please see Fiona. She is a lively and delightful young woman with many interests, so
The fridge in the hall is destined for the scrap heap – does anyone have a spare one that we could use until we have our ‘new’ kitchen?
We missed it!
World Leprosy day was on January 26th.
Leprosy is a mildly-infectious disease easily treated with a combination of antibiotics. Yet a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with it each year, a figure we consider grossly underreported. • Did you know there are still leprosy colonies in the world today where people are ‘sent’ or ‘seek refuge’? There are 850 in India. • Did you know that stigma surrounding leprosy in many parts of the world today is akin to what it was during Biblical times? Even beggars begging for their own survival will often shun a leprosy-affected person.
As a church we support the work of TLM – Pat Howell has ‘money boxes’ – if you would like one.
Divine Poetry Competition
Calling all poets and chocolate lovers! The theme this year is ‘If I met a coco farmer…’ and is open to those aged 7-11, 12-16 and 17+. The judge for English entries is best-selling children’s author, Philip Ardagh, and for Welsh entries it’s the children’s poet laureate Aneirin Karadog. The closing date for entries is April 30. See leaflet for more details.
Child Protection Policy
Our Child Protection has finally been completed and is available to view. It will also be published on our web site soon.
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Pat Howell and Madeline Howells
Thought for the week
Humility is the secret of fellowship, and pride the secret of division. Robert C. Chapman
Hymn for Morning Worship
May we learn to come together,
speak the truth in loving tones.
Worshipping in word and action,
being built as living stones.
God our parent, great creator,
strength behind, yet going before;
as we join you in your mission,
help us love and trust you more.
May we learn to grow together,
using gifts for all to gain:
joined as members of one body,
sharing joy and feeling pain.
Christ, God with us, always present,
making clear the way of God;
finding freedom in commitment,
help us walk the path you trod.
May we yearn to move together,
as we find the pilgrim way,
bearing one another’s burdens,
learning how to live and pray.
Holy Spirit, God inspiring,
give hope power to free from fear.
So for peace and justice striving,
may we seek your kingdom here.
Simon Walkling © 1992