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29th October 2023
Welcome everyone! If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
We are very pleased to welcome Maggie Kirkbride who is leading our service today. This is a first for her.
Maggie is Lay Preaching Advocate for URC Wales Synod and took part in the ‘release from duty’ service for Rev Simon Walkling, that was held on August 4th.
We pray that, through her and with her, we may be made aware of God’s message to us all.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- The arrangements for the funeral of Marilyn Dilworth have been confirmed as, Monday 13th November 2.15 at Glyntaf. Rev Dr Phil Wall officiating. Followed by refreshments at The Hawthorn Inn
- A number of our fellowship have had appointments postponed because of other health problems, others are currently trying to cope with painful joints or are waiting for results of tests. We think of them and those who are concerned for them.
- We give thanks for ‘good’ news and we remember those for whom news has not been so good.
Congratulations to Jayne and Roger on the birth of a granddaughter: Luna Elizabeth Bright, was born at 14.54 on Tuesday to Nick and Chanel. Her weight was 6llb 4ozs mother and baby doing well.
A message from Renda: I’m kindly writing to thank all of the church members as a part of my family I also thank and appreciate you all for your great support and help for me and my family too, moreover I would also like to share with you the good news that I am going to have a new baby soon, much love to you all.
People we know who are celebrating their birthdays this week:
Monday 30th ~Joyce Mordecai, Thursday 2nd ~ David Couchman and Friday 3rd ~ Sonia Fletcher
… from Brian: Many thanks to everyone for the cards and hugs I received on my birthday last week. I had a great day!
Diary for the Week
Monday 30th Language Class 10.00am.
Wednesday 1st St David’s Guild 2.00pm – see below
Concert ~ Böbingen Windband from Germany Doors open 5.30See below
Sunday 5th Morning worship at 10.45 with Dave Kitchen
November 12th Remembrance Sunday Zoom Service with Rev Vaughan Rees
Parallel service led by Michael Howells at St David’s.
November 19th Rev Simeon Baker
November 26th Rev Ray Vincent ~ Communion Service
St David’s Guild
Last week we didn’t get to find out how YMa links up with the community as they went to the wrong church! Their visit will be rescheduled for the new year. BUT we were extremely grateful to Robert who stood in as speaker at 5 minutes notice, and we had a very interesting afternoon learning about Yevonde, an English photographer, who pioneered the use of colour in portrait photography, she was born in1893 in London. Her career lasted over 60 years.
This week we will be looking at Ynysangharad Memorial Park, how it has changed and is changing. The Park celebrated its centenary this year.
Böbingen Windband Concert
For the bands Musical Director, Jonathan Rhys Thomas, it is a return to his home town! The band last gave a concert in the church over 20 years ago. Some of the band remember the visit! The band has 45 active musicians aged between 15 and 78 years, their repertoire includes concert music, film and pop music, as well as traditional Bohemian and Moravian brass music like march and polka.
The concert is free, (although there is a non-obligatory collection for Church Funds) it will finish by 7.30pm.
Two or three people will be needed as stewards, anyone who can help please speak to Iestyn, Liz or Lynda.
News from the Elders Meeting
Our move to Castle Square ~ There will be a short meeting after the service on Sunday to pass on news.
Advent and Christmas Services-
Sunday 3-Dec J&P Group – Amnesty Service & Gift Service
Sunday 10-Dec Ray Vincent (Zoom Service); Michael Howells in church
Sunday 17-Dec Iestyn Henson – Nativity Service
Sunday 24-Dec Carols & Lessons
Christmas Day Iestyn Henson
Sunday 31-Dec Bring and Share
It’s that time of year again! If you have a Leprosy Mission box please get it to Pat by the end of November. If you choose to send a cheque, please make it payable to St David’s Uniting Church.
If you are planning on sending personalised Cards this year, please let Colleen know in plenty of time. As usual there is a great selection including, traditional, religious, snowy scenes, cute ‘n cuddly and Welsh. They are in display in the hall today.
Thought for the week
Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous