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17th September 2023
Welcome everyone! Especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Today we celebrate Harvest, when members of the Justice & Peace group, will be leading our worship, using resources from the BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) World Mission ‘Days of Plenty’ campaign, which focuses on supporting farmers in Uganda.
We will bring our gifts for the local Foodbank and give monetary donations to the ‘Days of Plenty’ Appeal, Envelopes are at the back of the church.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the service; we invite you to stay and catch up with friends. Handmade cards will also be on sale in the hall. All proceeds go to church funds.
We are all aware of the devastation that has been wrought on the eastern city of Derna in Libya by Storm Daniel. The scenes in Libya are heartbreaking. Christian Aid has therefore launched an appeal to strengthen the support we can give through our partner, Dan Church Aid, to people who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones. There is a collection plate for donations or you can donate on line at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/emergencies/libya-floods-appeal
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- Terry and Brian met up in A&E last Sunday, Brian’s visit was dealt with quickly and all is well, Terry however was not so fortunate and will be having an operation on Tuesday, we keep him and Annette in our prayers and we give thanks for the NHS!
- Dorothy had her procedure done on Tuesday and as of yesterday all was well.
- We are sorry to learn that Lorraine hasn’t been well; thankfully she is now recovering.
- Those who have hospital appointments or are waiting for the results of X-rays.
There are just two people that we are aware of with birthdays this week: Iestyn on Thursday 21st, the other person who prefers to remain anonymous, on Friday 22nd. We hope that you both have a good day and are able spend time with family and friends.
John says: ‘Thank you everyone, for your cards, messages, gifts and good wishes on my 90th, I was quite surprised and your kind thoughts were much appreciated! John
From Marlene Rayner: Many thanks for the messages, cards, phone calls and gifts I received last weekend!
It was a memorable occasion as the family had arranged a surprise visit to St Pauls Cathedral in London.
A daughter of one of our Ukrainian refugees is seeking refuge in the UK preferably within our area so she can be supported by her mother. If anyone would be interested in sponsoring her or knows of anyone who may be able to help. please contact Robert to discuss.
For our harvest appeal this year, we are supporting the BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) World Mission ‘Days of Plenty’ campaign, envelopes are available.
We are also supporting the Pontypridd Foodbank with food and other items. They are currently in need of:
Soup; Rice Pudding/Custard; UHT Juice and Squash; Tinned Veg; Mash Potatoes; UHT Milk; Sugar; Jam; Tinned Fish; Sponge Puddings; Tinned Fruit; Snacks (Crisps & Chocolate); Toilet Rolls; Toiletries; Cleaning Products.
Diary for the Week
Monday 11th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 13th Guides at 6pm
Sunday 24th Iestyn Henson – Morning worship with Communion, Including the Induction of Bethan Walkling
and Catherine Naamani as returning Elders.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 1st October Church Meeting: The Minutes of the last meeting and the agenda are at the back of the church, and have also been emailed to members. Copies of the Mission Statement have been distributed to all Members. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please let an Elder know or sign the Apologies sheet.
Wednesday 4th October The first meeting of the Autumn session of St David’s Guild when Robert James will be the Speaker – His subject is a closely guarded secret!
October 1st Haydn Blackey
October 8th (Prisons Sunday) Rev Dr Phil Wall on Zoom from 10.30
Michael Howells at Gelliwastad Road at 10.45 for those without internet.
October 15th Rev Ray Vincent
Don’t forget to take a look at the plans for the proposed improvements to Castle Square, they are on the notice board in the hall. If anyone has and questions or require clarification please speak to Pam or Liz.
Something to think about.
“Once you embrace unpleasant news not as a negative but as evidence of a need for change, you aren’t defeated by it.
You’re learning from it”.
Bill Gates (1999)