Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
26 July 2015
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We have two ‘guest’ preachers today as Phil is at a New Ministers event and Fr Andrew Davies had to cancel. We are most grateful to our ‘guests who accepted the invitation to preach at short notice.
This morning our former Minister, Rev Simon Walkling is leading our worship and this evening we will welcome a ‘new’ face when Rev Charlotte Moss of Argoed Baptist Chapel will lead our worship at Church House, This service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fair-traded refreshments will be served in the hall following the morning service and hand made cards will be on sale.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave.
Hymns There’s a Spirit in the air, Thankyou Lord, Break thou the bread, 383, 170
Readings John 6:1-15. Ephesians 3:14-21
Hymns 296, Break thou the bread, 152, 301
Readings John 6:1-21; 2 Kings 4: 42-44; Psalm 145: 10-18
Diary for the Week
Wednesday Chair Exercises at 2pm (see Diary)
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon.
NO Cantorion practice, they are taking a ‘holiday!’
Next Sunday Our family worship at 10.45am will be a Summer Songs of Praise and our evening service, which will include Communion will be led by our minister.
Church Family News
We pray for David Tomlinson,who is in a great deal of pain and for Jan Bayliss who is recovering well. We remember those who are lonely and people we know who are waiting for treatment, as well as others who care for loved ones or are concerned for relatives who are ill.
We send our good wishes to Andrew and Irene Davies as they move into their new home this weekend.
For everyone who has followed Aisha’s progress through the year as she prepares to start her vocational dance training in Leeds, you may like to see her perform with National Youth Dance Wales on 27th August in Sherman Cymru. She has really appreciated everyone’s support and good wishes this year and would love to see you there.
Jan Bayliss says ‘Thankyou everyone for the lovely flowers and the many cards, phone calls and visits that I have received in recent weeks. You have ALL been wonderful!
Thanks to all those who wished me well at last week’s graduation ceremony. Though hot, long and rather dull (!), the family had a good time and photos of me wearing a silly hat will soon be available to bring laughter to all! Phil
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 29th July Chair Exercises
We are set to have another session this week. Please meet in the hall at 2pm. This is a fun way to keep active and enjoy the company of friends! All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday 12th August Theatre Trip
Roll up, roll up, the Circus is in town! For our summer trip out, we’re off to see ‘Barnum’ at the Millennium Centre, 7:30pm on Wednesday 12th August. Tickets cost £43.50 and those coming are invited to sign up at the back of the church or speak to Viviane or Lynda by Wednesday.
Monday 2nd November Willard White concert.
Last chance to get your tickets from Beverley before they go general release next week. Tickets are just £20!
Due to timings for harvest, the summer holidays and the Paul Robeson Exhibition, the elders have agreed that August and September’s film nights will be swapped, with August’s family animation being shown 4-7pm on Sunday 9th August and September’s comedy drama at 7-10pm on Monday 21st September.
Cellikatessen – A Radio concert
Some information for anyone who was at the superb Cellikatessen concert a few weeks ago. 8 of the players will be featured in a concert on German radio. We can listen live on line or afterwards.
The show will be running on semi-national radio “SWR2”, it is called “Mittagskonzert” – noon-concert. Tuesday, August 04 from 13:05-14:30.
The Link for the livestream: http://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/-/id=661104/1rcmvqp/index.html (right hand side is the box for the livestream – “Webradio an”)
Link for listening afterwards: http://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/konzerte/konzerte-on-demand/-/id=659392/did=8972754/nid=659392/z7tgz2/index.html
Cellikatessen are currently on tour in Italy and are very much looking forward to coming back to Wales next year.
The singing company ‘Opera Mint’, 4 members of whom provided a spectacular afternoon for the kitchen opening, will be performing the hour long opera ‘Venus & Adonis’ at Tredegar House at 12 noon and 3pm on 12th and 13th September. More details can be found on their website – http://www.operamintwales.org.uk/
Opening for Prayer Pastors
I expect you’ve heard of the marvellous work that the Street Pastors do on the streets of Pontypridd on a Saturday night.
But have you heard about the way that they are supported in their work each week by the Prayer Pastors? Each Saturday night 2 or 3 people meet at our headquarters and pray for what’s going on on the streets. The SPs phone in with prayer requests – people’s problems, disturbances, more taxis needed – and they pray about it.
If you or someone that you know would like to see for yourselves how God answers prayer, come and join us for an evening.
To find out more, contact Gill Tuck on 01443 791049 or 07773 869 417
The traidcraft stall will be ‘OPEN’ next week – come prepared!
Aug 2nd am Summer Songs of Praise pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Aug 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for August are being donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock. Beti Jones, Enyd Davies and Pat Howell
Thought for the week.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau