Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
17 April 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Today is Vocations Sunday, and with our Minister leading us we will learn more about the nature of eldership and issues of discernment and calling.
The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
Our service this evening will be led by our good friend, Father Andrew Davies.
All are invited to join us for tea or coffee, which will be served in the hall following the morning service.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit to local charities.
Hymns 56, 208, 66, 142,
Readings Acts 9:36-43; Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16
Hymns 313, 494, 242, 186
Readings Psalm 121, Jonah 1. 1-17, Mark 4. 26-41
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Brownies 6 pm at Church House
Church Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday Dance Class 4.45 – 6.15pm
Kids Club 6pm at Church House
RCT Asperger’s Support 7 – 9pm
Wednesday Rainbows 4.45-6.15pm
Guides 6.30 – 8pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon
Cantorion 10.30am -11.30am
Sunday Family Worship at 10.45, will be led by Rev James Karran and our Evening service at Church House, which will include communion, will be led by Rev Peter Noble.
Phil will be on his twice yearly retreat this Wednesday-Thursday and will then be on annual leave until Tuesday. During this time the Elders can be contacted should any need arise.
Church Family News
Enyd Davies’ funeral will be held at Glyntaff on Tuesday 26th April at 12.45pm. We continue to remember ALL whose lives she touched as we mourn her passing. Donations may be given to Tenovus.
Russell will be spending some time in Garth Olwg, Church Village; we pray that he will feel ‘at home’ there.
Enid, even though in hospital, is keeping up with what is happening in church and sends her love to everyone.
Jean and John Davies have been unwell but are improving; we think of them and others who are unable to worship with us for many reasons.
We also ask your prayers for those living with constant pain.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 18th April Church Meeting
The full agenda is on the notice Board. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary, if you are unable to be there please give your apologies.
Sunday 15th May An Afternoon Service
The last service of Porth URC will be at 2:30pm. We have been invited to attend and anyone who is intending on going is encouraged to sign up on the sheet at the back so that they will have some idea about numbers for catering. We continue to support the church in our prayers as they walk the difficult path towards their closure.
Friday 10th June NY AKO
An evening of song, dance and culture – Madagascan style! With refreshments and crafts – free entry. Posters are available today.
A reminder of those standing down –
Chris Fennell, Russell Howells, Marcia Hurley and Pam Mahoney. They cannot be nominated.
Beverley Humphreys and Viviane Lamare – they can be nominated!
The remaining serving Elders are:
Lynda Bull, Iestyn Henson, Maralyn Tomlinson and Ray Vincent.
Nomination forms can be found at the back and should be given to Marcia or Phil by May 1st
Please continue to give the matter some prayerful consideration.
Election ‘Help’ from Cytun
As we approach the elections for the National Assembly for Wales and the Police & Crime Commissioners – in the heightened political atmosphere of the European debate and the steel crisis – we as churches believe that our politicians, party members and their families and voters very much need our prayers.Material for prayer is available on our website – http://www.cytun.org.uk/elections2016/worshipresource.html
The Cytûn website also includes briefing papers on a number of key election issues, information about the voting system, and links to many other useful websites.
Following the elections on May 5th, Cytûn – with the Church in Wales leading on our behalf – will be publishing material in preparation for the European referendum on 23rd June.
Often cited as one of the most influential Christian leaders in America, Brian McLaren will be speaking on his new book ‘The Great Spiritual Migration: Re-imagining a Faith that will Save Us’ on Monday, 10th October, at City URC, Cardiff. Tickets cost £10 (£8 PCN members, £5 students) and can be purchased at the website http://www.pcnbritain.org.uk/shop
Saturday Coffee Bar
Apr 23rd Volunteer needed Apr 30th Deborah & ?????
Apr 24th am Rev James Karran pm Rev Peter Noble
May 1st am Iestyn Henson pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for April are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber,
Margaret & Chris Morris, Marlene McCloy and Chris Fennell
A Thought for the Week
He who angers you, controls you. www.liveattherock.com