Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345
28 September 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.
This morning’s service includes the infant baptism of Rhys Llewellyn Mahoney son of Jennifer & Gareth and Taliesyn Idris Morris son of Rhian and Rhodri. We give a special welcome to them and their family and friends.
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 hand-made cards will be on sale. Please join us
Hymns 426, Calon Lan, 335, 321
Readings Matthew 19:13-15, Psalm 78:1-4,12-16; Philippians 2:1-13
Hymns 279, 127
Readings Genesis 2:4-9
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm in the Victoria Room. See Diary
Rainbows 5pm at Church House
Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon
Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am See Notices.
Next Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45am will be led by Rev’s Andy & Irene Davies and our Evening Worship which will include communion will be led by Sally Ball
Church Family News
Anne has come to the end of her treatment, we ask your prayers for her as she waits for news.
Next Sunday Phil & Iestyn will be taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon! Phil is running for ‘Adref’, Iestyn is not seeking sponsors as he will be running in the London Marathon next year for Macmillan’s, he has however agreed to join a friend in raising awareness of pancreatic cancer research charity by wearing their vest. We ask you to support them both with your prayers and however else you wish.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 1st October Ladies Guild
At last! – The day many ladies have been waiting for – the start of the autumn session of Ladies Guild.
Our first guest speaker is Walter Jones, a retired Curator of St Fagans Folk Museum, he will be telling us all about History through everyday objects.
We meet at 2pm in the Victoria Room and would be pleased to welcome new members. Refreshments are provided.
If you would like to have a Diary for the autumn session they are on the table. If there are none left we will get some printed by next week.
Saturday 18th October Autumn Synod
The Synod meeting will be held at the Community Hall in Carno, Powys. The meeting starts at 10.30am and should finish at 3.30pm If anyone would like to represent St David’s Uniting please speak to Phil today.
Sunday 19th October Harvest Festival
We will have a token display of produce and will be asking for gifts for the Pontypridd Foodbank, lists of suggested items are on the notice boards, details of our Special Harvest offertory will be given next week and envelopes and gift aid forms will be available.
Cantorion Gelliwastad After a well-deserved break Cantorion Gelliwastad will start rehearsing again on Saturday 4th October at 10.30am in the Victoria Room. We will be learning new songs for Christmas! All new singers are welcome to join us.
We now have a Twitter account for the Church. For those people who use Twitter and would like to follow us, the twitter handle is @stdavids_ponty
The URC Synod has a team of Synod Elders who act as a pastoral link between the Synod and churches in each geographical region. We have three Elders to serve the South East Wales area. There are currently two vacancies as Tony Welpton has retired due to ill health and Clive Curtis, a member at Canton Uniting Church has completed his term, Clive is however willing to serve another term.
Richard Edwards, a retired head teacher and a member at Beulah URC Cardiff has agreed to put his name forward.
If elected they will serve alongside Rev Adrian Bulley of City Church.
We will be taking a vote today!
Our treasurer is very happy! Even though many of our congregation were unable to get to the concert it raised a magnificent £232 for the Development Fund
Our new look Church website is one year old!
We have some regular contributors, but would welcome more. Speak to Cerys if you would like to know more. It is not difficult to do!
It will soon be time to order ‘Reform’ for next year. If you think you might like to subscribe take why not borrow a spare copy and see how diverse the articles can be.
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy, Val Stone and Brian & Marcia Hurley
Thought for the Week
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. St. Clement of Alexandra