Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
2 July 2017
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Whilst Phil is at the World Communion of Reformed Churches Council in Germany, we will continue our own reformation reflections as preachers from our parent and sister churches share their thoughts on what the reformation means for us today from their respective perspectives. Today we welcome friend, former minister and United Reformed Church Synod of Wales Moderator, Simon Walkling!
This evenings service will be a ‘bring and share’ service and we will celebrate with Communion which will be led by our own Rev Ray Vincent.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and the Traidcraft stall will be open, and handmade cards will be on sale. Please take this opportunity to see what is available and enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities
- 427 Praise to the Lord
- The Church is wherever
- Pererin wyf
- The church of Christ in every age
- 129 Fill thou my life
- Acts 15: 1-11
- Ephesians 2: 4-10
Diary for the Week
Monday 3rd Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm, Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 4th Language Classes 9.30am -3.00pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday 5th Ladies Guild (see Notices). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 6th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Friday 7th Welsh Hearts Summer Concert (see This Week)
Saturday 8th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30am
Glam Youth Choir 10am – 3pm followed by
Glam Youth Choir FREE Public Concert 3 -4pm
Sunday 9th Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Rev Ray Vincent. At 4pm we will meet for our monthly ‘Film & Chat’. (see Notices)
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Heather and Jeff; Jeff is now back home and is a lot happier!
- Cyril whose younger brother passed away last Sunday night. His elder brother died just 8 months ago. We think of him as he prepares to say his final goodbye at Tabernacle Baptist Church this Friday at 11.30am.
- Phil, as he attends the Reformation Celebrations in Germany
- We continue to remember ALL who are not well or are in pain.
Congratulations to Kath’s granddaughter, Lauren and Beti’s grandson, David, both have overcome many challenges and have achieved 2:2 in Animation and Biological Forensic Anthropology respectively. We rejoice with them and also with Dorothy whose granddaughter Evie will be graduating with a 1st in Master of Law (Legal Practice). She is also receiving the Berry Smith prize for best performance by a Master of Law (Legal Practice) student.
This Week and in the future:
Welsh Hearts will hold a Summer concert in the Church on July 7th at 7pm.
Beverley Davies, soprano and choirs and singers from all over the Valleys.
Tickets £5, call David 07539179384
Friday 7 July 2017 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (1:15 pm registration)
Rhondda Sports Centre, Gelligaled Road, Ystrad CF41 7SY
Cwm Taf University Health Board invite you to attend a public meeting to pose questions and/or seek clarification or express your views on:
- Cancer Services: We will tell you about some of the services in place for Cwm Taf residents and what our plans are going forward.
- We will describe our plans for establishing a Diagnostic Hub in Royal Glamorgan and how this will benefit Cwm Taf residents.
and more, will be held in Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd (either Temple or St Catherine’s) at 7.30pm
on Friday July 14th
ALL who love to worship creatively are welcome to come along.
The evening is being filmed by Songs of praise!
Tickets (£7) are available from www.jumblebee.co.uk/ SOWEdenOne
Ladies Guild please note! Our July meeting is on Wednesday (5th) meeting at 12.30 for 1pm. Fish & Chips followed by an activity! If you are intending to come along please give your order, Marilyn Leach, Lynda or Marcia TODAY.
From Phil: Greetings from Germany! I’m currently in Leipzig, taking part in the World Communion of Reformed Churches Council on behalf of the United Reformed Church. Over the next few days, we’ll be reflecting on the reformation and the call to be a continually reforming people as we seek God’s guidance concerning how to most faithfully live out good news in our diverse contexts today. It’s a wonderful gathering of sisters and brothers from all corners of the globe as well as, essentially, one long church meeting in which we’ll be discussing such issues as gender equality, the Church’s response to climate change, communion in mission and the ‘idolatry of neoliberal economic globalization’…and that’s just the first day!!! Your prayers for discernment, courage, patience, understanding, stamina and blessing for me and for the other delegates from all over the world would be hugely appreciated. We’ll be praying for you too.”
Next week’s ‘Film and Chat’ will feature a classic 1960’s British comedy centring around a case of mistaken identity and competing vision of what church should be! Certificate PG
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 24th July
Phil ends his AGM report with these words ….so I suggest reading it through with a big cup of tea or glass of wine as is your want! I hope we will also get to celebrate and pray for the work and witness of all these church groups and activities on the Sunday before the AGM, which we’re calling ‘Celebration Sunday’. The Reports will hopefully be available next week!
News Sheets. I am very pleased to say that for the next two weeks the news will be compiled by Alison Jones… Please send any items to her by midday on Thursday firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to her on 07899696767
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 8th Janet & Liz July 15th Volunteer ??
July 9th am Rev Ray Vincent representing the Baptist Association
pm Film & Chat
July 16th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iestyn Henson
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells and Cyril Davies
Thought for the Week
Peace is more important than all justice;
and peace was not made for the sake of justice
but justice for the sake of peace