Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
23 August 2015
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, if this is your first visit, we invite you to join us in the hall after the service for a time of informal fellowship and a ‘cuppa’
We especially welcome Millie and Ashley, their son Eli and their family and friends as they bring their infant son Abel to be Christened.
Both services today are being led by our Minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, in which ALL are invited to share.
This evening’s service is at Church House at 6pm
Please, before you leave, don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns 427, 241, 328, 66, 571
Readings Matthew 26:20, 26-30; 28:16-20
Hymns 52, 127
Readings John 20:11-18
Diary for the Week
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon.
Next Sunday Rev Gethin Rhys will lead our family worship, and our Evening service will be a Uniting Churches service at Canton, Cardiff.
Church Family News
We are pleased to report that Haydn is now back home.
We share Maralyn and David Tomlinson’s joy on the safe arrival of their Grand Daughter who was born on 19th August. We send our congratulations to them all and remember them in our prayers.
Congratulations also to Stephen who has achieved an A in GCSE Astronomy!
We also share the joy of the many grandparents in our fellowship whose grandchildren have achieved excellent GCSE results!
Mis-information last week – Aisha is going to the London Contemporary Dance School (‘The Place’) NOT Leeds.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 30th August Evening Service
This will be the 5th Sunday of the month and for our Evening service we will join with our friends from other Uniting Churches to share fellowship and worship. The hosts will be Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff.
Please make it known if you require transport.
Friday 18th September Concert for Bangla Cymru
Pontypridd Soroptimists International will be hosting a concert at the church at 7.30pm. Pontypridd Male Voice and Eleri Darkins harpist will provide the entertainment. Cost of tickets will be £5. Bangla Cymru is a charity helping children and families in Bangladesh. Dr Jishu who runs Bangla Cymru’s clinic in Chittagong will be present at the concert. Tickets available from Pam or Madeline
Saturday 26th September Multicultural Celebrations
Cantorion Gelliwastad are representing the URC Wales Synod at the bi-annual Multicultural Celebration at Carrs Lane, Birmingham. A trip to support them is being planned. We will be able to enjoy and share ideas and celebrate the gifts of our rich cultural diversity in the church and society.
Please give your name to Russell or sign the list to reserve a place.
There is an art competition on the theme ‘Journeys: drinking from many wells’ Art work should be two-dimensional, but can be submitted in any media, and should measure no more than 1 metre by 1 metre. One piece of art work per church . . . group entry and all ages …If you have any ideas or are interested in helping with this please speak to Sue Walkling or Susan Thomas. There are sponsored prizes of £100, £150, £250 for 3rd, 2nd and 1st places.
Entries to be at the Church at Carrs Lane by 11.00am on the day.
Saturday 26th September Christian Aid 70th
We have received and invitation to join celebrating 70 years of Christian Aid’s work. In Wales the the occasion will be marked with a specia service in Brecon Cathedral, with the chair of Christian Aid, the Right Rev. Rowan Williams delivering the sermon. The service will commence at 2.30pm. If you will be attending the service please let Marcia know as we need to notify Christian Aid.
NO chair exercises this week, we have a week off! But they will resume the week after until our usual Ladies Fellowship meetings resume in October. The ‘Diary’ for our meetings is available today.
The singing company ‘Opera Mint’, 4 members of whom provided a spectacular afternoon for the kitchen opening, will be performing the hour long opera ‘Venus & Adonis’ at Tredegar House at 12 noon and 3pm on 12th and 13th September. More details can be found on their website – http://www.operamintwales.org.uk/
Sermons – A reminder
Did you miss last weeks Sermon? You can request a copy from Marcia or read it on line at www.stdavidsuniting.co.uk (‘Church life’).
Aug 30th am Rev Gethin Rhys pm Uniting Churches service at Canton Uniting, Cardiff
Sept 6th am Rev Kim Fabricus pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Marcia Hurley, Russell Howells, Lynda Bull, Beverley Humphreys
Saturday Coffee Bar
Aug 29th Beti & Ray Sept 5th Alan & Stephanie
Flowers for August are being donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock. Beti Jones, Enyd Davies, Pat Howell
Thought for the week.
Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations. Paramahansa Yogananda