Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345
21 September 2014
We give a warm welcome to all who join us for worship today, which is ‘International Peace Day’, as our minister, Rev Dr Phil Wall leads our morning service.
This morning’s service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper when ALL who so wish are invited to share in the bread and wine.
This evening we will be dedicating our service as a ‘One Day One Choir’ event to mark Peace day. It will be a short Gymanfa Ganu – singing for peace. Please come along and sing with us at 6pm.
Fairtrade coffee and tea will be served after this morning’s service and all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon.
Next Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45am and our Evening Worship, at Church House which will include communion will be led by our Minister
Church Family News
We think of Ben, Kate and Sioned as they face the challenges of student life and living away from home, and we remember their parents as they support them. We continue to remember those coping with ongoing treatment and pray that they are healed soon.
We congratulate Phil on his PhD. which he passed with minor corrections. Well Done Phil!
We rejoice in the news of the safe arrival of a son, Abel, a brother for Eli, born to Millie and Ash on September 10th weighing 8lb 8oz, mother and baby are well and Grandmother Del Doyle is relieved and delighted. We look forward to welcoming them in Church.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 24 September Welcoming Students to Ponty
The welcome week begins on Monday 22nd September, and during that week there is open house at the Meeting House, when they offer refreshments to all the students who drop in. Our help in providing cakes would be much appreciated The Freshers’ Fayre is on Tuesday 23rd and Welsh cakes are going to be given out at the Chaplaincy stall to give students a real welcome to Wales. If you can provide any please take them in by 5 pm on the Monday.
Then on Wednesday 24th September at 6 pm there is the Welcome Service in the Meeting House to introduce new students to the local churches. We are all warmly invited to this, and as usual we hope for a good supply of cakes This is a practical way in we can support and help the Chaplaincy in its ministry to students. Please contact 01443 654060 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want help with arrangements for getting the cakes here.
Thursday 25 September Justice & Peace
An evening in the Victoria Room starting at 7.30pm, with Mick Antoniw AM who will speak about the issues of Trident and the Nuclear Arsenal.
Come to the Well
As a tri-denominational church we contribute to the Baptists, through Home Mission, the URC through Ministry and Maintenance and to the PCW. We have recently received leaflets from the Baptists and now we have ‘Come to the well’ from the URC. Both make interesting reading and copies are on the table in Church.
A plea from the Spanish Office!
(Partly repeated from last week for those who were unable to worship with us). During the next few weeks I would much appreciate being kept up to date with the ‘news’ otherwise there will be no ‘Church Family News’
So PLEASE if you have something you would like to share with us or an item of interest, email me email@example.com or pass the info on to someone who can..
Our service this evening is the result of someone passing an item of interest on to the elders. Remember it is good to keep in touch.
Our correspondent says that those who were unable to attend missed a great evening!. The Sing with us Choir were fabulous as ever, Aisha’s voice was stunning, Matthew’s skill on the guitar was excellent and Kath & Dave’s country songs were a joy to listen too. The compere’s jokes between each act were terrible but funny at the same time, he had a great sense of humour!
It is a shame that more weren’t there to enjoy the evening.
After practicing for the Ordination, Cantorion are taking a break from rehearsals until October 4th.
Don’t forget to save unwanted spectacles and postage stamps. They can raise much needed cash for Vision Aid and Amnesty International.
Saturday Coffee Bar
The Coffee Bar is an important part of our outreach. We open for just two hours on most Saturday mornings. It is run by a loyal group of volunteers who serve and / or make cakes – we would welcome ‘new’ volunteers – could YOU be a volunteer, there is a rota on the wall in the hall – PLEASE sign up and help us!
Maralyn, Catherine, Iestyn, Beverley
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 20 Cerys and Stephen Sept 27 Anne & Beti
Sept 21 Catherine Sept 28 Mo
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells, Pam Mahoney and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
“Awareness of Peace Day creates action and that action saves lives” Jude Law – Peace One Day Ambassador