Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
26th March 2017 4th Sunday of Lent
We welcome you all to our services on this Mothering Sunday. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, you are especially welcome.
Phil, our minister, is leading our worship today.
In Tonight’s service at Church House we will be reflecting on our response to the image of God as Mother and we will share communion together.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service; all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns 464, 106, 27, For all the Faithful Women
Readings John 9:1-12 and 13-41
Hymns God the All-Holy, 53, 469
Reading Big Mama Makes the World
Church Family News
We ask you to pray for those who have hospital appointments this week when they will have results of tests, and those who are recovering from surgery. We give thanks that Marilyn Y is now having Physio to help her get back to normal! Caroline is progressing well and is receiving intensive therapy.We think of all those who are unable to venture out, especially Haydn, and we hope they will be able to join us soon.
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9am-1pm. Lent Group 10.00am. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House. RCT Asperger’s Support 7pm
Wednesday OPAG 10.30am. Ladies Guild (see Diary). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30pm-8pm
Friday Lent Lunch at St David’s, Hopkinstown from 12-1.30
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11.30. ‘Glamanfa Ganu’ 4pm (see Diary)
Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Dave Kitchen and our Evening worship at 6pm, which will include communion, will be led by our Minister.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 29nd March Ladies Guild
As is our custom, we end our winter session with a meal. This will be at The Heritage Park, when we will meet at 12 noon for 12.30pm.
There are plans to meet, possibly once a month, to share lunch and take part in activities. This is a way of sharing with those in our community of all faiths or none, who live alone and would enjoy the company of others.
Saturday 1st April Glamanfa Ganu
No, that is NOT a spelling error! The Glam Youth Choir who rehearse in the church every week are being joined by the Reunion Choir and invite anyone to join them at 4pm for their ‘Glamanfa Ganu’. It will be an afternoon of singing, learning and ‘musical jolities’ with Welsh Cakes.
Monday 3rd April Church Meeting
Please make a note of the date! Items on the agenda will include
- Refugee Work
- Holy Week Events
- Celebration Sunday
- Christian Aid Week
The full agenda is on the Notice board
East Africa Crisis Appeal Retiring Collection
Collection plates are on the back table and in the hall for donations to the. Special envelopes can be used if you are able to gift aid your donation.
A Note from Phil
The clocks have gone forward, the daffodils are wakening and Easter is nearly upon us! You’ll note that our holy week program is out and should offer us a week of worship and witness, of reflection and fun. The one thing to flag up is the ten pin bowling outing which all are invited to and is free, thanks to the kind donations to our refugee work that were given in dear Russell’s name. Sign up sheet – is at the back of the church. Will you be getting a turkey for Easter?!
There is a good selection of handmade cards, including Easter cards on sale in the hall. Cards can also be made to order.
Kid’s Club Lent Project
Last week the ‘kids’ were asked to bring a tin of fruit, rice pudding or a carton of fruit juice to donate to the food bank; they contributed a grand total of 22.3kg. They have different choice of items each week.
Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday!
Mother’s Day originates back in the ancient Greek times but we celebrate it today in a way which the Americans started in the early 19th Century.
More recent origins of Mothering Sunday date back to the 1600s in UK when it was held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was originally a day for Christians to visit their ‘mother church’, the church that they were baptized in or attended services in when they were children. This would bring together communities who hadn’t seen each other for a while.
Apr 2nd am Mr Dave Kitchen pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Apr 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Saturday Coffee Bar
Apr 1st Marcia & Kath Apr 8th Marcia
Flowers for April are being donated by
Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber, Marlene McCloy
Margaret & Chris Morris, and Chris Fennell
Thought for the Week
“God could not be everywhere, so therefore he made mothers.” The Talmud.