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24th September 2023
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are worshipping with us for the first time.
This morning’s service is being led by Iestyn Henson, who is a member of our fellowship and frequently leads our worship.
Today Iestyn will continue a series of sermons covering all the different elements of our morning worship; the first was in the spring and featured Notices & News, the second, in August, was Hymns, Music & Poetry and today we have Prayers, there will be others in the future!
Our service this Morning includes the celebration of Communion and the Induction of two returning elders, Bethan Walkling and Catherine Naamani. All are welcome to share in the bread and wine.
We invite you to gather in the hall following the service for a time of informal fellowship when you will have the opportunity to chat with friends and purchase Handmade cards. All proceeds go to church funds.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- We think of Terry who had day surgery last Tuesday; in at 11am and finally discharged at 10pm. he’s doing quite well, in some pain but recovering slowly.
- Dorothy had a slight setback and has appointment on Tuesday, hopefully this time all will be OK!
- We continue to hold Renda in our prayers as her family continue to find somewhere safe to live.
- There are still some people waiting for the results of X-rays and tests, we hope the results are good.
- We are aware of several people who are struggling with poor health, we keep them in our prayers.
We know of three people who have birthdays this week: Marlene McCloy on Monday 25th, Sharon on Tuesday 26th and Lesley on Thursday 28th. We extend our good wishes to you and trust you will celebrate.
Diary for the Week
Monday 25th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 27th Guides at 6pm
Sunday 1st Our good friend Haydn Blackey will lead our worship at 10.45.
The Church Meeting will take place following the meeting. (see below)
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 1st October ~ Church Meeting
The Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting and Mission Statement have been circulated copies are available. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please let an Elder know or sign the Apologies sheet.
The Charities we will support for our Christmas Appeal will also be on the agenda, please bring suggestions to the meeting or let your elder know. We’ve had a suggestion for an international charity – the orphanage in Madagascar that Viviane and Pam visited when they were there.
Wednesday 4th October ~ St David’s Guild
The first meeting of the Autumn session will be held in the Victoria Room at 2pm when Robert James will be the speaker – his subject is a closely guarded secret!
October 8th (Prisons Sunday) Rev Dr Phil Wall on Zoom from 10.30.
Alternative service at Gelliwastad Road at 10.45 for those without internet.
October 15th Rev Ray Vincent October 22nd Rev Peter Noble
It’s just 14 weeks to Christmas Day! Colleen is getting ready ~ she is starting to prepare, so if anyone would like personalised cards made, please let her have your requests as soon as possible.
Libya We had a retiring collection last week to help support the people of Derna in Libya following Storm Daniel which wrought so much devastation. A collection plate is on the table, or you can donate on line at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/emergencies/libya-floods-appeal
Sponsorship A daughter of one of our Ukrainian refugees is seeking refuge in the UK preferably within our area so she can be supported by her mother. If anyone would be interested in sponsoring her or knows of anyone who may be able to help. please contact Robert to discuss.
Harvest Our harvest appeal this year was for the BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) World Mission ‘Days of Plenty’ campaign, envelopes are still available if you would like to donate.
A Charity Event for Cancer Charities
Fullpelt Fest, is being held at District Club on 21st.October, Rob’s birthday, he would have been 73
It will feature live bands:
The Guy that gets the Girl, Chris Summerill, The Untouchables, and Oh Well Whatever, Nevermind
Doors open 6pm.
Tickets available from www.thedistrictclub.co.uk £12 or £15 on the night
This may not appeal to the majority of our membership, but may well be of interest to members of their families.
Thought for the Week
“Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.”
H Jackson Brown Jnr.