Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
25 June 2017
Whilst Phil is away on church business, including at the reformation celebrations in Germany, we continue to participate in our own reformation reflections at St David’s Uniting as preachers from our parent and sister churches share their thoughts on what the reformation means for us today from their respective perspectives. Today we welcome Revd Aled Edwards – long distance runner, Church in Wales minister and Chief Executive of Cytun: Churches Together in Wales.
This evening our service at Church House will be led by Elaine Healy. This is Elaine’s first visit and we look forward to hearing what she has to share with us.
Fair-traded refreshments will be served in the hall following the morning service. A great selection of hand-made greetings cards will also be on sale, we invite you to join us for this time of informal fellowship
Please, before you leave, don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Diary for the Week
Monday 26th Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm, Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 27th Language Classes 9.30am -3.00pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday 28th Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 29th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 1st Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30am
Glam Youth choir Summer Concert (see This Week)
Sunday 2nd Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Rev Simon Walkling. At 6pm we will have a
‘Bring and Share’ service including Communion which will be celebrated with Rev Ray Vincent.
456 Stand up and bless the Lord
372 O Jesus I have promised
465 Take up thy cross, the Saviour said
174 God of Grace and God of Glory
Matthew 10: 24-39
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Heather, as her husband Jeff is having various tests.
- Phil, as he attends the Reformation Celebrations in Germany
- Joshua and Samuel who continue their experience of church and community life in this country.
- We continue to remember Caroline, Stephanie, Alma, Viviane, Pat Carpenter, Marlene McC, Valerie Henson and Eirwen.
- Congratulations to Sioned Rhys who has achieved a ‘first’ in Psychology.
This Week and in the future:
TODAY – Christian Motorcyclists Association
(CMA) will arrive at St Catherine’s at 2:30 p.m. and will be around to talk to all who are interested.
At 3.30pm Claire Hughes will be leading an informal service which will be followed be followed by a ‘bring and share’ tea in the church hall, with another opportunity to talk to the bikers. For more details contact Claire on 07761834668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glam Youth Choir rehearse in the church every week during term time.
They make a wonderful sound.
This is an opportunity to hear and see them as they present their
Saturday July 1st.
Beverley Davies, soprano and choirs and singers from all over the Valleys.
Tickets £5, call David 07539179384 or welshhearts.org/events
A one night only event with ‘Sound of Wales’ on July 14th
A new initiative called ‘Eden’ which is all about exploring ways in which creativity can be encouraged, developed, used and celebrated.
The evening will be one of Worship with Graham Kendrick and the Sound of Wales band – the SOW choir, SOW acapella and more.
The evening is £7 and is in Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd (either Temple or St Catherine’s)–and anyone in any congregation who loves to worship creatively are welcome to come along.
The evening is being filmed by Songs of praise!
Tickets from www.jumblebee.co.uk/ SOWEdenOne
Hi all. I hear you had a good week with Robert Bebb and Samuel and Joshua last weekend. It was great to catch up and celebrate with some of you at the Refugee Week event on Monday. If you’re missing the sound of my voice (!) and/or would like to hear how the BBC covered our work with our Syrian and South Sudanese friends on ‘All Things Considered’ last week, those with internet access can listen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vl6rs. Those who cannot should speak to Beverley to get a CD copy.
And whilst I’m on (!), over the last week, I’ve heard a trio of encouraging comments about St David’s Uniting Church that I wanted to share with you:
- One visitor who spoke on Monday night wrote: “Your church is lovely…the food was fantastic, and the welcome was great. And I love the idea of a “Uniting Church”. That’s what should all be!
- One member of staff at URC Church House who is leaving this year wrote – “I wanted to say that hearing all about what’s happening in your neck of the woods was a true highlight for me in my time here. Thanks for your support and encouragement!”
- Jeff Sparrow, author and journalist, who joined us in October 2015 has written a chapter in his upcoming book ‘No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson’ all about Robeson’s relationship with the people of South Wales…and we feature prominently in it! He says some lovely things about us (though whether you recognize the ‘young and athletic minister’ remains to be seen!) and will be reading from his book and in conversation with Beverley, from 7pm on Thursday 29th June, at Waterstones in Cardiff,.
Reports, preferably by email, should be with Marcia by June 30th
As we trial the new eldership nomination system this year, we had a wide range of nominations. The 2 members who received the most nominations and are willing to serve as elder are Pam Mahoney and Michael Howells. We now seek to affirm their eldership at the AGM on July 24th.
Christian Aid – The Final figure (we think) is Iestyn’s Quiz £172,
Stoves £650 (13 stoves)
plus gift aid which hasn’t been worked out yet!
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 1st Marcia July 8th Janet & Liz
July 2nd am Revd Simon Walkling, United Reformed Church
pm Communion will be led by Rev Ray Vincent
July 9th am Rev Ray Vincent representing the Baptist Association
pm Film & Chat at 4pm
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
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally;
on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.