Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
23 July 2017
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
This morning’s service is a Celebration Service, when Phil will lead us as we celebrate, share and learn what the different groups in our church enjoy and do!
Our Evening service; 6pm at Church House, will include communion and will be led by our minister.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall after this morning’s service, and hand-made cards will be on sale.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities.
Hymns: Come, let us sing of a wonderful love,
There’s A Spirit in the Air
Written in the Palm of God’s Hand
241 – If I Were A Butterfly
180 – God’s spirit is deep in my heart.
Reading: Exodus 31:1-11
Hymns: Let us build a house where love can dwell
475 – The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Readings: Micah 6:6-8 and Luke 4:16-20
Diary for the Week
Monday 24th Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm.
Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Wednesday 26th OPAG 10.30-12.30
Thursday 27th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30. Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 29th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon.
Cantorion 10.30am Last rehearsal until September 16th
Sunday 30th Our Family service at 10.45 will be led by our minister. There is NO Evening worship.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Please remember those who are living with pain, or conditions which make life difficult, and those who cannot remember us or for whom the future appears to present problems.
- A request on behalf of our house bound members: “There are several people in our fellowship who are housebound, unable to come and worship even though they would like to do so. For them life can get very lonely. If you have some free time, a phone call, a small chat would be very welcome. Thank you “
- Sue Walkling who is leaving her job at Flying Start and seeking ‘new’ challenges!
- Daniel Thomas and family have moved! Ty’r Gelli Ffynhonnau Uchaf, Penderyn, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf. CF44 0YJ 01685 812856 We wish them much happiness in their new Home
Congratulaions! We heard on the grapevine that Mike Williams’s daughter Kate has graduated from Cardiff University with a 2:1 in Law and also received the Family Law Prize! Well Done Kate ! Mike and Helen are ‘chuffed’.
Thank you note from Ben ‘Thanks for all the kind congratulations messages received since I’ve had my results. It’s been such a lovely response from people. Diolch!
This Week and in the future:
The Annual General Meeting will take tomorrow!!
This is your last chance to collect a copy of the reports and read them as Phil has encouraged us to do from cover to cover!
Items on the agenda include:
World Council of Churches feedback
Mental Heath Awareness
Eldership calling Process
Presbytery Same Sex Proposal. We will discuss whether to back a proposal recommended by the elders to be given to the Presbyterian Church of Wales. For those who would like to read the proposal before the meeting, copies can be found at the back of the church.
Having enjoyed our Refugee Week event in June, Alan Humphreys from Fio Theatre Company (and nephew of one of our elders…10 points for working out whom) has invited us to attend the play “SWARM” at The Factory, Porth next Friday 28th July, 7pm-8.30pm ” – What happens if your country falls into civil war? Anyone can become a refugee – what if it happened to you?
Swarm is a brand new immersive theatre experience, giving the audience a chance to feel what it could be like if they were put in the shoes of a refugee. Working with a professional and community cast, this is a unique production unlike anything else you may have seen. Tickets – £5; £2 Concessions and can be bought in advance at www.wearefio.co.uk. Flyers at the back of the church.
Calling All Singers! Following a request from Jayne Bright, Phil will be leading a short act of worship at Pontypridd Care Home at 3pm on 28th July and 8th August. This half hour service will be followed by time for a drink and a chat with the residents. All willing singers and chatters would be very welcome to come!
Help is required to look after young refugee children in the church hall during school holidays between 9.30am and 12pm on Monday mornings whilst their parents are having English lessons. If anyone feels they could help please let Beverley know.
Ade’s Tandem Sky Dive – The latest news we have is that the amount Ade has raised is heading towards £1100, so if you haven’t been able to give your donation it’s not too late! Mary Robins is willing to accept the money on Ade’s behalf.
Sacred Wales: the search for Wales’ favourite church or chapel
With over 4,500 churches and chapels, Wales has some of the most beautiful and historic religious buildings in the world. Including ancient churches, medieval cathedrals, and hilltop chapels – Wales has got the lot!
To celebrate and raise awareness of Wales’ religious heritage ‘Sacred Wales’ – ‘Cymru Sanctaidd’ gives people a chance to choose Wales’ favourite church or chapel. From a list nominated by churches and chapels and religious and heritage organisations, you can choose from fifty from all over Wales.
They include St David’s Cathedral; Capel Als, the first Nonconformist place of worship in Llanelli; and St Winefride, Holywell, a shrine marking the spot where where Caradog cut off St Winefride’s head in the 7th century and one of the oldest continual pilgrimage sites in Britain.
The project was launched in Cardiff on July 13th by Huw Edwards. You can go online to vote now. Simply visit: www.sacredwales.org.uk
News Sheets – My thanks to Alison for compiling the ‘News’ whilst I was away in North Wales, NOT the Spanish Office as reported, that has to wait until September!
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 29th Volunteer please
September 2nd Marcia
30th July am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm NO EVENING SERVICE
6th Aug am Dave Kitchen pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells and Cyril Davies
Thought for the Week
If it is to be it is up to you!