Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
2 November 2014
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We give a special welcome to our good friend Phil George who is leading our worship this morning.
This evening our service will be led by our minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; the monthly Traidcraft stall will also be ‘open’ and Handmade Christmas cards will be available. Please take this opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Hymns 134, 548, We are not our own, 321
Readings Micah 3, vv 5-12, Matthew 23, vv 1-12
Hymns 366, 391, 134
Readings Psalm 34: 1-10&22, 1 John 3: 1-3
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
Next Sunday Both our Remembrance Service, at 10.45am, and our Evening service, at 6pm, will be led by our Minister. Both services will be held in Church
Church Family News
Only one item of ‘Family News’ this week; Russell has had a visit to A&E following a fall, no serious damage, he is recovering slowly. We remember him and those who are confined to their homes.
More news from the Church Meeting
We have received a letter of thanks and a donation of £115 from Emmanuel Church. This has been used to by an office chair for Phil.
It was agreed that take part in two recordings for the BBC Wales ‘Celebration’ programme to be aired in March / April.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 5th November Ladies Guild
This week we welcome Sandra Rose who will talk about ‘My work in Textiles’. We will meet, as usual, in the Victoria room at 2pm. New members will be welcome.
Wednesday 5th November Foodbank
A Public Meeting will be held at St Lukes Church, Rhydyfelin. A light lunch will be served from 12 30pm and the meeting will start at 1pm.
The meeting will include general information on Foodbanks and the Trussell Trust, Volunteering opportunities, details on number of people fed and the finances of Pontypridd Foodbank and the election of people to the steering committee. The meeting will finish by 1.30pm.
Monday 10th November Concert
Mid Glamorgan Mission Choir will be giving a Concert at Bethel Baptist Chapel, Hawthorn, at 7 p.m. Admission £3
Saturday 6th December The Promise of Christmas
The annual Concert featuring Cambrensis Choir & Orchestra,The St David’s Praise Choir and the Promise of Christmas Youth Choir. A feast of Christmas music for all the family. Tickets are now on sale. Available from the Box Office Tel: 029 2087 8444
Operation Christmas Child
It’s that time of year again! The former members of Pontypridd Trefoil Guild will be meeting in the Victoria Room to fill shoe boxes. IF you would like to contribute we need the following items:
Toothpaste (NO toothbrushes), Combs and Hairbrushes, Pencils, Pen’s, Writing Pads, Colouring books, Hats, Scarves and Gloves, Soft Toys, Cars etc money towards transport costs. Please give your contributions to Carol, Caroline or Marcia.
There will be a retiring collection for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ebola Appeal next week.
The 2015 cost of subscription for REFORM is maintained at this year’s Level, which is £25 for the year. I already have a few names of people wishing to subscribe and if you too would like to begin receiving the magazine, then please let me (Cerys Webber) have your names as soon as possible. Remember, that two or more people can club together if they wish to receive one copy between them, thus sharing the cost. I will also need the full amount of the subscription (cash or cheque) be Sunday 16th November in time for the renewal deadline.
The November issue of Reform is out now – please pick up your copy from the back table. The featured article on the cover is entitled Between the Covers – Sex and the Bible! The headline might seem to pander to ‘the lowest common denominator’ in us all, but the journalism shows the same thoughtfulness and excellent quality that I have come to expect ‘between the covers’ of Reform.
November Pulpit Supplies
9th am Phil Wall Remembrance pm Phil Wall
16th am Phil Wall Communion pm Fiona Liddell
23rd am Phil Wall pm Phil Wall Communion CH
30th am Peace & Justice Amnesty pm We host a Uniting Service
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 8 Maralyn & Vivane Nov 15 Stephanie & Alan
Nov 2 Liz & Iestyn Nov 9 Fiona
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen.Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
Thought for the Week
Nothing unites people as sharing the same affliction. Jack Hyles