Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
27 July 2014
We warmly welcome all who join us for worship today. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
We give a special welcome to Gavin & Emma, along with their family and friends, as they bring their son Brody Glen Quirke for a service of infant Baptism.
Both our services are being led by Rev Ray Vincent and this evening’s service at Church House will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and we invite you to join in this time of informal fellowship..
Church Family News
Oooops! Omitted from News sheet on July 12th.
Sue and Simon, say a BIG THANK YOU for all the good wishes, cards and gifts received for their Silver Wedding Anniversary. Donations to Christian Aid amounted to £450 – Thank you everyone!
Jane and Hywel were overwhelmed by the many cards, good wishes and flowers they received on the occasion of their Golden Wedding and they say – ‘A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to everyone– we had a wonderful time in Canada!
We continue to remember those of our fellowship who are unable to worship with us or who live with debilitating conditions. We ask your prayers for them and for Phil as he prepares to move to Pontypridd and take on a new challenge!
As we prepare to welcome Phil as our Minister we have much to do, there will be a small news bulletin each week during August to keep you all in touch and to ask for help. Please respond as you are able
Diary for the Week
Thursday Sing For Life Choir 6.30pm. AA 7.30
Saturday Coffee Bar – CLOSED – for August. Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am
Next Sunday Both our Family worship at 10.45 and will be Evening worship at 6pm, which will include Communion, will be led by Dave Kitchen.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th August Commemorating the First World War
Exhibits from Pontypridd Museum – Military souvenirs and objects from prisoners of war – Local experts on family history – Access a database on local personnel killed in action – Reflect on the imagery commemorating War in the church -Research your ancestors involvement in the Great War – View the Pontypridd Roll of Honour – All at St Catherine’s Connect Café each day from 12 noon until 3pm and on Tuesday 5th from 6.30pm – 8pm
A place to reflect, remember and pray on current conflicts.
A special Prayer service will be held at 10.45pm on Monday 4th August that will mark the 100t anniversary of the declaration of War
Saturday 30th August
Golden Invitation – Actual Anniversary Date 15 August
‘We are celebrating our Golden Wedding, and in particular, we are having a buffet lunch on Saturday 30th August at 12.00 for 12.30. at Llanishen Baptist Church Hall.This will be an informal occasion, and people will be free to leave as and when they wish. We hope to invite some friends from St David’s Uniting Church individually, but we also wish to extend an open invitation to any old friends from the Church who would like to come, the only request is that they let us know so that the catering will be adequate!’ We realise that this will be a busy day for you, but we hope that maybe some will be able to ‘drop in’. Sally & Mike.
Thanks to those who helped on either Wednesday or Friday at the Manse. You did a great job. If you would have liked to help and couldn’t – don’t worry there will be another opportunity once the carpet is laid!
We will also be arranging a cleaning morning at the church.
The amount raised in Pontypridd for Christian Aid Week is £2110, St David’s raised £1070, many thanks to those who collected or donated.
The ‘Refutea’ organised by the Justice & Peace group during Saturday Coffee Bar and Sunday morning coffee at the end of June raised £90 for the Refugee Council. We have received a certificate and a letter of thanks which are on the Notice Board.
Saturday Coffee Bar
The bakers and servers of the coffee bar are taking a well earned rest! The Coffee Bar will be CLOSED for the month of August and will reopen on 6th September.
Bible Society Walk and Sing!
The money received for Lynda and Enid’s sponsorship is £45. Thank You
St David’s Uniting Church Website
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Flowers for August are being donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock and Beti Jones
Thought for the Week
When you were born, you were crying And everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, You’re the one who is smiling And everyone around you is crying.