Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
24 April 2016
Welcome everyone! If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
Our service this morning is being led by Rev James Karran. James, a Baptist minister is an Associate Chaplain of South Wales University, and leader of Llan, a ‘monastic’ community based in The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff.
This evening our communion service at Church house will be led by the Chaplain, Cardiff Bay Local Ecumenical Partnership and former URC Wales moderator, Rev Peter Noble.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service. Please join us.
The Dung Ball (see News from Church Meeting) has replaced the Copper Pot, please give as you are able.
Hymns 9 vv1-4&7, 335, 53, 188
Readings Matthew 17: 1-8
Hymns Separate Sheet
Readings Luke 24.13-35
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm Brownies 6 pm at Church House
Tuesday Dance Class 4.45 – 6.15pm Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 4.45 – 6.15pm and Guides 6.30 – 8pm
Grange Community Forum 6.00 – 7.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon NO Cantorion practice
Sunday Family Worship at 10.45, will be led by Iestyn Henson, and our Evening Worship which will include communion will be led by our Minister.
Church Family News
Enyd’s funeral will be held at Glyntaff on Tuesday 26th April at 12.45pm. Donations may be given to Tenovus.
Unfortunately Russell did not settle in Garth Olwg, and is back in Llwynypia Hospital. Please keep him and Michael in your thoughts and prayers as they seek a way forward.
We continue to keep Enid in our prayers as she prepares to leave hospital.
We pray for those who are concerned for close family members whose health is a cause for concern, we especially remember the father of Dan Chambers in Canada.
We continue to support Porth URC in our prayers as they walk the difficult path towards their closure.
News from the Church Meeting
URC ‘Big Day Out’ 2nd July at the Royal Welsh Showground. Every URC church in Wales has received a bag in which we can place items to represent the journey we have been on or perhaps, hope to go on… …we will learn more about this in the coming weeks. Transport to the event will be free.
Beverley Humphreys was congratulated on her new appointment as the Wales Racial Justice and Multicultural Advocate for URC.
Fifth Sunday evenings – as we have not been able to support the ‘united’ services the decision was taken that there would be no evening service at St David’s on fifth Sundays.
John Bell – well known hymn writer, will visit Pontypridd on July 10th at the invitation of St Catherine’s, we have been invited to join the congregation for the 11am service.
Same Sex Marriage – as our church cannot legally conduct such marriages we agreed to support Castle Square once they are registered.
Kid’s Club are making Dung ball money boxes to raise money for Christian Aid. They have also made a Giant Version so that we may support them – this will replace the copper pot from now until May 21st.
Dates for your Diary
Thursday 28th April Welsh Assembly Hustings
Temple Baptist Church, are hosting this at 7.30pm
All of the candidates for the Pontypridd area have been invited.
This is Pontypridd’s chance to ask the questions which matter to them.
If you would like to ask a question then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01443 486258
A bit like Ponty’s version of Question Time, why not come along and hear what your prospective representative says. They will be your voice at the Welsh Assembly, it’s your chance to speak to them.
Tea and coffee will be served at the end of the evening so you can chat too.
Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm Christian Aid Fund Raiser
Two teams – The Saints and The Sinners will compete in Ponty’s version of ‘Would I Lie to you’, compered by Beverley Humphreys, this will be followed by a Eurovision themed Talent Show. Tickets are £5.
Sunday 15th May Porth URC Service
The Final service is at 2.30pm. Refreshments will be provided after the service. We encourage you to sign up on the sheet at the back by next Sunday so that they will have some idea about numbers for catering.
A reminder! – Nomination forms are on the table and should be placed in the box by May 1st
The Editor is taking a holiday! The next news sheet will be May 15th
Saturday Coffee Bar
Apr 30th Deborah & ????? May 7th Jan & ?????
May 1st am Iestyn Henson pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
May 8th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
May 15th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
May 22nd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for May will be donated by
Marlene McCloy, Margaret Johnson, Beti Jones and Susan Thomas
Thought for the week
“Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams.” Author unknown