Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
18 December 2016
Phil is leading this special family service with help from the Junior Church our Young Adults and Cantorion. The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, when all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome and we invite to join us for tea or coffee in the hall after the service when Christmas cards will be on sale
This evening at 6pm Rev Ray Vincent will lead a ‘Bring and Share‘ service –we have the opportunity to offer our favourite Christmas readings, poems and carols as we share in the wonder of this time of year together.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave and it will be used to benefit local charities.
Church Family and Pastoral News
At this festive time of year we remember especially all who will be sad, lonely, ill or depressed. We especially think of Loreen, .Fiona, Elinor and Sioned (Fiona’s Mum passed away recently) Barbara Walkling, Chris Fennell, Marilyn Young, Caroline, now on HDU, Russell, Enid, Gwyneth, Margaret Johnson, Brenda, Olwen & Sharon.
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9-11am. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. RCT Aspergers Support Group 7pm
Christmas Eve Carols & Communion 11.15pm at Church House.
Christmas Day. A Christmas Celebration service. 10.30am.
We give thanks for the gift of Christmas in this family service, with the help of Cantorion Gelliwastad.
Phil will be catching up with his family and friends for belated Christmas celebrations and will officially be ‘on leave’ from Boxing Day until January 4th during his absence the Elders will do their best to deal will any problems.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 1st January Evening Service
Pontypridd Christians Together Carol service in St. Luke’s at 5pm when Cantorion Gelliwastad will be taking part.
Wednesday 4th January Ladies Guild
For our first meeting of 2017 we will have an afternoon focusing on ‘Reminiscence’ as Morewenna Lewis of Pontypridd Museum will be our guest for the afternoon . ALL are welcome to join us.
Friday 6th January Poems and Pies
Search your bookshelves and come along at 7.30pm with your poems, readings (and a small plate of food) and be prepared to sing! This will be a ‘bring & share’ evening.
Sunday 15th January Church Anniversary
It has been suggested that we have a Church Lunch following our Anniversary Service , possibly at the Heritage Park Hote. -This is something to think about – we will need an idea of numbers so will those who are interested please add their names to the ‘Sign-up’ sheet on the table by 8th of January at the latest.
Carol singing at Sainsbury’s
It was good to be able to sing in a warm, dry environment, and our singing was appreciated. We collected £131.10 for Christian Aid. The staff gave us a card with the message:
‘To St David’s, a massive thankyou from Sainsbury’s, Pontypridd, you have made our evening. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’
Town Centre Churches Carol Service.
The collection at the service on the evening of December 11th was £224.
Please can we request that for the next few weeks only tinned items, jars or liquids be donated as we have some four footed visitors, they are being dealt with by professionals, but we don’t want to feed them!
The total to date for ShareDydd and Enkiteng Lepa School in Maji Moto is £525, the closing date is 31st December. Envelopes are available.
A Day Trip
Alan Hills is looking to organise a day out on Saturday 17th June to Sidmouth. The cost will be £13. If you are interested please let Alan know as soon as possible.
Saturday Coffee Bar
During January two of our regular volunteers will be away – Please if you can help let Liz, Sonia or Marcia know. We don’t want to put a ‘CLOSED’ sign up!
Jan 1st am Rev Ray Vincent 5 pm Service at St Lukes
Jan 8th am Rev Gethin Rhys 6pm Rev Dr Phil Wall.
Jan 15th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Prayer & Praise
Saturday Coffee Bar
Closed for Christmas and New Year. Reopen on January 7th
Jan 7th Deborah & Marcia Jan 14th Volunteer please!
Flowers for December are being donated by
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards,
Brian & Marcia Hurley and Gwyneth James
Thought for the Week
The message of the Christmas tree, is that life is “ever green” if one gives: not so much material things, but of oneself: in friendship and sincere affection, and fraternal help and forgiveness, in shared time and reciprocal listening. Pope John Paul 11 (Dec 2004)