Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
2 August 2015
Welcome everyone to our services today! 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.
This morning’s service, which will be led by Iestyn Henson is a ‘Summer Songs of Praise’, when ‘songs’ chosen by members of the congregation will be sung.
This evening’s service at 6pm will be led by our minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, when ALL will be invited to share in the bread and wine.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and the Traidcraft stall will also be open, please take this opportunity to see what is available and enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
The Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church, if you have any small change, please, put it in the pot and it will eventually be given to a local charity.
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.
Next Sunday Both our services will be led by our minister.
Hymns Summer suns are glowing over land and sea, May you find peace, may you find hope,
Yield not to temptation, I don’t know why God’s mighty love, Bind us together Lord, Calon Lan.
Readings Psalm 150, Psalm 30, Collosians 3:8-17
Hymns 155, 106, 53, 438
Readings 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13
Church Family News
David Tomlinson is in Royal Glamorgan hospital where he is receiving treatment and appears to be improving. We keep him and Maralyn in our thoughts and prayers.
There are others known to us, who are not well, or are in pain, or for whom this time of year has painful memories, or have ‘family’ problems, we remember them in our prayers.
We rejoice with David and Doreen on the arrival on July 10th of their great grand daughter, Jessica Sarah Lee.
We say ‘Congratulations’ to Isobel who has achieved Grade 3 Piano with Merit and has also passed Grade 1 Guitar. WELL DONE ISOBEL!
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 5th August Chair Exercises
Once again the ladies will meet to take part in some gentle, but effective exercises whilst sitting on chairs. We meet in the hall at 2pm. Michelle, who leads the class has said that she can see a great improvement and our co-ordination is a lot better.Come along and enjoy an afternoon in the company of friends! All are welcome. Refreshments are served before we leave.
Saturday 8th August Coffee Bar
The Coffee bar will be open from 10am serving fairtrade tea and coffee with either toast or a toasted teacake for just £1.20. why not call in and sample it before the Pontypridd Vintage Transport Day parade of vehicles which leaves the park at 11.00am to travel through the town centre.
Saturday 15th August Pride Cymru 2015
This annual event will start with a parade from Churchill Way,Cardiff at 11.00am and will make its way to Coopers field.
Rev Delyth Liddell, Methodist chaplain at Cardiff University is organising a Faith Tent at Pride, it will be a place of sanctuary, spirituality and sacred sensitivity. There will be a display of information about LGBT+ religious organisations and local LGBT+ welcoming churches. Throughout the afternoon, in the Faith Tent, there will be talks on faith and religion in the context of sexuality and gender; and folks will be able to light a candle, offer a prayer, and join in a time of contemplation and worship.
Sunday 16th August Thanksgiving Service
An invitation from Rev Delyth Liddell, one of the leaders of The Gathering Cardiff, an inclusive church especially for the LGBT+ community. ‘Our service of Thanksgiving will be an informal act of Christian worship and will be attended by those who have found out about it through Pride and also a few special guests.
The Thanksgiving Service for Pride Cymru will be held at 6.30pm at City URC, Cardiff.
Our next film night will be on Sunday 9th August and it will feature a ‘family animation film’ . The screening will start at 4pm
If you happen to be in Ynysyngharad Park today for ‘Big Bite’ don’t forget to call in to the Fairtrade tent, where tea and coffee is being served and gifts will be on sale.
The Pontypridd branch of Street Pastors was formed Autumn 2012. During this time they have had countless thanks from folk out on the town for making their night safe, for helping them out, We’ve made good friends with the staff on duty, the party-goers, the police and with members of different churches. Christians from over 10 churches around Pontypridd are on duty Saturday nights in the town from 9.30pm to 3am. They average one Saturday in five or six. This Autumn we are repeating our training for Street Pastors, which is 50 hours in total and covers all aspects of safety and instruction. We are able to reduce the fees for the training and our uniform from £300 to £50. Anyone wishing to be a street pastor needs to be connected/be a member of a local church and their church leader will be asked to give a reference. We will pay for a police check as we require a clear disclosure (DBS) for safeguarding. We are inviting people over 18 years to consider joining us on the streets or by praying as a prayer pastor.
Aug 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film Night
Aug 16th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Alan Hills
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.
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done! Unknown