Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
17th February 2019
Welcome to our services today. A special welcome if you are worshipping with us for the first time. Phil, our minister, is leading our worship this morning along with our student minister Julie. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, when all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
This afternoon’s Film and Chat at 4pm will feature an award-winning comedy-drama which takes a critical look at the British education system. It contains strong language. Certificate 15.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served following the morning service and cards will also be on sale. As usual the copper pot is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, and the FoodBank boxes are also available for your donations.
Hymns: 130 Fill your hearts with joy and gladness
328 Make me a channel of your peace
You are the One who will call us
378 O Lord, all the world belongs to you.
Readings: Psalm 3 Redux; Luke 6:17-26
Diary for the Week
Monday 18th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Tuesday 19th Kids Club at Church House
Wednesday 20th Ladies Guild 12.30 (see This Week…)
Saturday 23rd Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 24th Our Family Worship will be led by Rev Dr Phil Wall and we will continue the reflections of our ‘Away Day’
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers:
- Those who are receiving treatment following a stroke or for diabetes or cancer
- All who are missing the company of loved ones
- Those who are struggling with new medical conditions
- Help us to remember, reflect and respond to the aims of Social Justice.
- Members who are leading worship elsewhere.
Special Days in February
1-28 LGBT History month
20 -World Day of Social Justice – we include them in prayer.
Thanks, from Alison! To everyone who sponsored my 10K run in Cardiff to raise funds for Dementia UK. I have sent a massive £560 to them – so – Very many thanks to all.
This Week and in the future
At Ladies Guild this week our own Marilyn Leach will share photos and tales of her travels to Canada. – Quebec: The maritime states & Boston. We will meet in the Church at 2pm.
For our next Cinematic trip – 8:30pm, 20th February, we will be going to Chapter Cinema to see the Oscar-nominated comedy drama ‘Green Book’ (12A) which follows the unlikely friendship between an African-American pianist and his Italian-American bodyguard in 1960s America. Come for dinner beforehand at 7pm or just for the film at 8:30pm. Let Phil know by the end of today if you want to book advance tickets.
Festival of Prayer. John Bell and other excellent Christian speakers will attend a day of worship and learning at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday 13th July. More information can be accessed at www.festivalofprayer.co.uk
News from the Church Meeting
Minutes will be available soon, here are some of the headlines.
- St David’s Celebrations. 10am – 12 noon, March 9th – we will be hosting a cake sale and coffee morning to raise money for the redecoration of the Victoria Room. The following day our morning worship will take the form of a Gymanfa Ganu. Any suggestions for possible songs / hymns should be given to Phil or Lynda.
Dates for the diary – more details will be given in the future
- May 11th Christian Aid evening quiz;
- May 12th – Bring & Share Lunch to mark the end of Julie’s placement with us;
- May 19th – Julie’s final service;
- June 22nd – Julie’s ordination in Brecon;
- June 29th – URC Synod of Wales’ Big Day Out.
Phil is to be the Interim Moderator of the 8 Cardiff URC churches who are looking to call 2 ministers.
Evening services will now take place on the 1st Sunday of the month (6pm with Communion) and the 3rd (4pm – film & chat).
We will experiment with the chair layout to make best use of the radiators. Those who feel the cold are advised to sit near them!
The Decorators are in! The Victoria Room will be out of use until work is finished.
Will those who have signed up for our Away Day on 23rd February please stay for a few minutes following the morning service so that transport can be arranged.
The ‘’sign-up’ sheet for this year’s Lent book ‘The Art of Lent’ by Sister Wendy Beckett is on the table. The book includes a painting and accompanying reflection for each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Books cost £9
Several members are encouraging us to consider signing the Amnesty International petition against the UK selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. More information can be accessed at amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/yemen-stop-weapons-transfers/
February Flowers are being donated by
Madeline Howells, Pat Howell John King,
Jan Bayliss and Porth Friends
Feb 24th am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Mar 3rd am Rev Malcolm Shapland pm Evening Communion
Thought for the Week
“We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.