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1st October 2023
We welcome you all to our services today: if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel ‘at home’ and return again soon.
We especially welcome our good friend Haydn Blackey who is leading our worship this morning. It is always a pleasure to have Haydn with us and we look forward to this time of fellowship with him.
The service will be a little shorter than usual as we have a church meeting following the service.
Coffee and tea will be available and you are invited to bring your ‘cuppa’ into the church.
Handmade cards will be on sale as usual: don’t forget to place your orders for personalised Christmas cards.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- Those who were in Church last Sunday will have heard that after an eventful journey Renda’s Mother and sisters are now in a safe place. We pray that any future travels go well. We keep Renda, Magdi and Susan in our prayers in their concern for them.
- We continue to keep Terry in our prayers as he recovers from his operation, and also Annette as she cares for him.
- Unfortunately, the second attempt for Dorothy’s procedure didn’t work! May it be third time lucky. Keep strong Dorothy, we are thinking of you.
- We hold Stephen Best in our prayers following the passing of his mother last week.
- For those who were waiting for results, some have had them, and are not too happy others are still waiting.
- It’s the time of year when many will be having their ‘flu’ jabs and another covid jab. We hope no one has any adverse reactions.
There are four people who are celebrating their birthdays this week: John Henson on Tuesday 3rd, Bethan on Friday 6th and Alan Hills on Saturday 7th Also on Saturday Magdi will be celebrating his 18th Birthday.
We trust you will all celebrate as you are able. Especially Magdi!!
We share Alan and Stephanie’s joy that their granddaughter Lauren finally had her passing out ceremony last week, it was delayed by 2 years. It was the only time she would wear a uniform as she is now a Detective Constable working for South Wales Police CID based in Bridgend. She had a glowing citation!
Diary for the Week
Monday 2nd Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 4th St David’s Guild 2.00pm – see below Guides at 6pm
Sunday 8th The start of Prisoners Week:
Rev Dr Phil Wall will be linking up with us from Milton Keynes for our monthly Zoom service. The chat room will open at 10.30am.
A parallel service, led by Michael will be held in Gelliwastad Road at 10.45.
The Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting and Mission Statement have been circulated, copies are available. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please let an Elder know or sign the Apologies sheet.
The Charities we will support for our Christmas Appeal will also be on the agenda, please bring suggestions to the meeting or let your elder know. We’ve had a suggestion for an international charity – the orphanage in Madagascar that Viviane and Pam visited when they were there.
St David’s Guild
The first meeting of the Autumn session will be held in the Victoria Room at 2pm when Robert James will be the speaker – his subject is a closely guarded secret! The Diary for the Autumn session will also be available
Due to a mix up in bookings there have been some changes.
October 15th David Powell A Baptist minister in training
October 22nd Rev Ray Vincent
October 29th Maggie Kirkbride Lay Preaching Advocate for URC Wales Synod
A message from the treasurer.
To date we have received £287 for our Harvest Appeal, and £77 for the Christian Aid Appeal for Libya
Our Harvest appeal is supporting the BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) World Mission ‘Days of Plenty’ campaign, envelopes are still available if you would like to donate.
There is a plate on the table for the Christian Aid appeal for Libya – to help support the people of Derna in Libya following Storm Daniel which wrought so much devastation.
These appeals will close this Sunday…
Technology failed us last week so the service was not live streamed and also failed to record on YouTube.
Thought for the Week
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe