Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
24 September 2017
We welcome all who join us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Phil In, Phil Out – Whilst our minister Phil Wall is on annual leave, on retreat in Iona, it is our pleasure to welcome back Phil George to lead our worship today.’ – Phil, a ‘Rhondda boy’, member of Canton Uniting Church and currently chair of the Arts Council for Wales is no stranger to us as he has been visiting us since pre 2000. Welcome Phil!
This evening’s service 6pm at Church House will be a ‘Papers and Prayers’ service arranged by the Peace and Justice group
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall after this morning’s service, and homemade cards will be on sale.
The copper pot is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, which will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns: 378 O Lord, all the world belongs to you
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
73 Brother, sister, let me serve you
148 The servant King
Reading: Matthew 20: 1-16, Philippians 2: 1-11
‘Papers and Prayers’
Diary for the Week
Monday 25th Language Classes 9.30-13.00. Karate Club from 16.30-19.30
Discovery Group 19.30 (see this Week)
Tuesday 26th Kids Club 18.00 at Church House.
Wednesday 27th OPAG 10.30-12.30. Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 28th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30. Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 30th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00. Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Glam Youth Choir 12.00-17.00
Sunday 1st Oct Our Family service at 10.45 will be led by Judy Harris the Youth and Children’s Officer for URC Wales.
Our evening worship, including communion will be led by Phil
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Marlene McCloy who is receiving new treatment and should be home
- Zelda is, in her words, ‘100% better, I’ve slept well’, she is in good spirits and is full of praise for the hospital staff.
- We continue to include those who are waiting for hospital treatment.
- We rejoice with Mo and Paul as their flight wasn’t cancelled and they were able to get to their son’s wedding this weekend.
- The new ‘Job Club’ at St Catherines
This Week and in the future:
The Discovery Group will meet on Monday 25th September at 34 Bonvilston Road, at 7.30pm. Anyone who would like to come will be welcome.
Ladies Guild will start their Autumn session on October 4th when Phil will share his ‘Reflections on Constance Coltman’.
Upcoming Cinema Trip: The film – Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG). The place – Showcase, Nantgarw. The day – Thursday 12th October. The time – Evening, TBC once the cinema releases the schedule. Come along and join us to watch this touching family drama which tells the unknown story of the author of Winnie the Pooh.
Steve Jones has been given information about an upcoming event called ‘The Wisdom House – Live’ – ‘a chance to spend the evening with Rob Parsons as he unpacks some of the life lessons he has learnt from old and young alike’ – Cardiff, Thursday 19th October, Tickets £4. More information can be found on the leaflets at the back of the church.
Our Harvest Services this year will be held on October 14th. There will be a token display of traditional Harvest goods and we ask for donations for The Pontypridd food Bank. Monetary donations will also be accepted, more details next week.
Do you know anyone looking for work? Pass this information on…..
NEWSHEET. Thanks to those who sent information for this week’s news sheet! As you can see there was still room for more! Please email items to firstname.lastname@example.org or pass it to an elder. Thanks
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 30 Iestyn Oct 7 Viviane & Eirwen
1st Oct am Judy Harris pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
8th Oct am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Zelda Smith,
Marlene McCloy and Janet Bayliss
: electricity for the brain
This is the book for those who want
To clear their head and broaden their understanding.
Get wisdom before the world gets you: it shows you what’s fair and right.
Stay away from those who stir up trouble.
Stick with God instead and you’ll be the one that others can rely on.
The invitation is there for everyone who searches.
Other invitations are available…especially if you want to get involved
In taking what isn’t yours and ending up dead:
Apply at the house marked “Stupidity”.
Proverbs is a big brew of contrasts, warnings, questions and encouragement.
It’s there to set you going, keep you learning, cheer you up, cool you off.
The best way is to nibble it like those healthy-eating snacks.
© David Kitchen 2008