Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
20 September 2015
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
This evening we will join with other churches at St Catherine’s to celebrate the tenth anniversary of PONT, the link between Mbale, Uganda & Rhondda Cynon Taf Refreshments from 5pm. The service will start at 6pm.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and hand-made cards will be on sale, we invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please tell Claire Hughes
Hymns 242, 169, 268, 96, 127
Readings Amos 5:14-19a; Mark 9:30-37
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Film & Chat Evening.(see Diary)
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Ladies Guild Chair Exercises at 2pm, Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon, ‘Cantorion’ practice 10.30am Victoria Room.
Next Sunday Both our Family worship at 10.45am, and Evening worship, 6pm at Church House will be led by our minister.
Church Family News
We ask you to pray for David & Maralyn, Hadyn, those in constant pain and the housebound.
We remember ‘our’ young people who have returned to college and Aisha who is starting her first year in London, we also think of the members of Cantorion Gelliwastad as they represent URC Wales Synod (and St David’s Uniting) at the URC Mulicultural Celebration on Saturday.
As you’re all aware, the nature of ministry today means that training demands, synod expectations and wider URC commitments require me to work beyond St David’s and Castle Square on a regular basis. I hope my engagement with these activities will be of some benefit to the local churches (and vice versa) and whilst this will normally only take up one day a week of my time, sometimes events all come together in the same week. Next week is one such week! So to let you know that I will be out of the office next Tuesday to Sunday, and hopefully for interest – ‘what do ministers do when out for the day?’ – I’ve included my movements for next week below:
- Monday – St David’s
- Tuesday – Castle Square
- Wednesday – Synod Office – planning next year’s Synod Day
- Thursday – Friday – High Leigh – Ecumenical Consultation on the World Council of Churches’ document ‘Towards A Common Vision’ (in my role as URC Churches Together in Britain & Ireland Faith & Order Committee Rep)
- Saturday – Multicultural Celebration in Birmingham
- Sunday – Morning & evening worship…and then collapse on the sofa with a large glass of wine!
News of Local Churches
The Anglican churches in the Pontypridd area are combining into a new unit called the Parish of Pontypridd. As part of this a new vicar, Revd. David Nyirongo (with wife Safiya and 3 children) will be joining the team. He will be living in the vicarage in Maesycoed. The start of the Parish of Pontypridd is on Monday 28th September with a service at St Catherine’s at 7.30pm.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 21st September Film & Chat
This months film is an Oscar-nominated drama based on a true story. Certificate 12A Drama, Certificate 12A. Screening will start at 7pm
Wednesday, 23rd September Welcome to Students
The annual students welcome service will be at the Meeting House at 6.00 pm. This is an opportunity for the churches to welcome students old and new, and for the churches and the Chaplaincy to strengthen their link with each other.
The preacher is the Rev Gethin Rhys. There will be refreshments after the service and a chance to chat together.
Saturday 3rd October Voices Launch
“An exploration of people, prejudice and protest”
Are you ready? The launch is at 11am. There will be Music and Dance and we are hosting the ‘Let Paul Robeson Sing’ exhibition and using it as a springboard to discuss and denounce all forms of prejudice and discrimination. Voices will be ‘OPEN’ until Wednesday 4th November.
Refugee Crisis – A reminder
Our Harvest appeal is still ‘open’ and all monies received will go to Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal. please use the envelopes provided and if you ‘gift aid’ please put your name or envelope number on it.
The Labour Party office on Morgan Street, Pontypridd are acting as a collection point,during office hours, for certain essential items that can be put to good use by some of those seeking refuge.
The items that we will be accepting are:
-Clean men’s clothes (small to medium size, warm, clean, durable) -Men’s trainers and wellies -Sleeping bags (preferably good quality & waterproof) -Tents -Space blankets / emergency foil blankets -Baby slings -Baby clothes
These items are those in most demand, and they will be transported to the large refugee centre at Calais as part or the #Calaid convoy of October 4th.
Sept 27th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Oct 4th am Rev Ray Vincent pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Sept 20th Catherine Sept 27th Liz & Iestyn
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 26th Sharon & Deborah Oct 3rd ?????
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
“Never under estimate the power of a kind word or deed.” Unknown
Something that may be of interest!
You are invited to experience the many benefits of a
Allow the healing sounds of the GREAT RESOUNDING GONG, SINGING BOWLS, SOLFEGGIO PIPES, THE DIDGERIDOO, RATTLES and other associated Sound Healing Instruments to embrace, luxuriate and pamper your mind, body and spirit. The transcendent dance of their interwoven harmonious sounds and rhythmic vibrations often magically and beneficially transform the listener on many levels.
WHERE: Scout Hut, Fields Park Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9LB – not far from the Cathedral Road entrance to Llandaff Fields.
WHEN: Sunday 20 September 2015, from 2.00pm
COST: £5 at the door
Ideally, please bring something comfortable to lie on. Tea and vegan chocolate cake will be on offer! Also remember to tell and bring along your friends!
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Any queries – then please ring Gail Stewart on 07726 360584