Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
2nd September 2018
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today.
We are delighted to say that Dan, Sharon, Asher and Hannah have arrived safely and we look forward to meeting them and learning about New Zealand.
We especially welcome Phil George of Canton Uniting Church who is leading our worship this morning as Dan is leading worship at Castle Square. Dan will be leading our evening worship which will include communion.
All are invited to join us for tea or coffee, which will be served in the hall following the morning service, when hand made cards will also be on sale.
Don’t forget that the copper pot is on the table! Put your ‘coppers’ in there and they will be used by local charities.
Hymns: Father in heaven/grant to your children’
378 ‘O Lord all the world belongs to you’;
Why does God not give us glory?’
God with humanity made one’
Readings Mark 7, vv 1-8, 14-15 and 21-23;
James 1, vv 17-27
IMPORTANT! Dan’s contact details – 07855090360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Diary for the Week
Monday 3rd Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Stamp Club 19.00
Tuesday 4th Kids Club planning meeting at Church House
Wednesday 5th Guides 18.30
Saturday 8th Red Box Project Coffee Morning 10am (see This Week…)
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30 in the Church
Sunday 9th Rev Dan Spragg will lead our Family Service at 10.45am and at 6pm we will have our monthly Iona service.(see This Week)
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Dan and the family as they settle in to the Welsh way of life!!!
- Julie in her recent bereavement.
- Phil as he faces new challenges with his pulpit exchange in New Zealand.
- Father Andrew Davies who is unwell
- Valerie looking forward to returning home!!
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere.
WELL DONE! We congratulate Isobel on her excellent GCSE results!
This Week and in the Future……
The 18-30s ‘On Tap’ group have moved their meetings to the first Monday of the month – therefore the next meeting is on September 3rd 7:30pm at The Otley Arms, Treforest.
If anyone is in the Brecon area on Saturday 8th September they will be welcome at The Plough Chapel who are holding an ‘Open Doors’ event from 10.00 – 16.00. There will be displays of various things both old and new to do with the chapels, The Plough and Glamorgan Street, together with some thoughts about Brecon Memorial College
Red Box Project RCT Craft Fair
Anyone wishing to book a table should contact Amelia via the Red Box Facebook page.
Please support this project as they aim to raise £200 to start up The Red Box Project in RCT Donations for the raffle will be gratefully accepted.
Anyone wishing to support the raffle should see Amelia after the service
At our Iona service on 9th September at 6pm we will be focussing on creation, nature and harvest. Please bring along readings, poems, news articles, etc to be included in the service.
Join us for a coffee morning at 10.00am on Saturday 15th September when Revd John Morgans and Revd Peter Noble give a talk about the Welsh Christian story inspired by their book ‘On Holy Ground’
Ladies Guild Fish & Chips September19th. Note the date …more details to follow.
We are still celebrating the 70th birthday! Join us for a coffee morning at 10.00am on Saturday 22 September when local schools will be sharing the animations they created in collaboration with our ‘God Bless the NHS’ campaign.
Sound & Vision! Every week we use microphones and PowerPoint in our services. We rely on a couple of people to make sure they work, will those who have expressed an interest in attending a training session speak to Lynda to arrange a suitable date.
As you may know, our Romanian friend has joined us with his wife and two daughters. They worship with us every Sunday. If you feel that you would like to help them in some way, have a word with Viviane or Margaret.
In August we did even better with 47.8 kilos of food and £130 The organisers at St Lukes were delighted!
Foodbank shopping lists are on the table, and boxes for donations are under the table and in the hall.
A very brief introduction to Dan and the family who are with us for 2 months on a pulpit exchange
Dan never thought of becoming a minister, all he wanted to do with his life was (a) ride his bike, and (b) play the drums. When he left school, he made a decent go of being a professional musician, performing and teaching drums and percussion for around 12 years. Sharon works full time as a Teacher working with children aged 9-12 years. She’s been at this for about 6 years and is looking forward to a change of pace and scene! She will be home schooling the children while they are here!
Sharon and Dan married and had their kids young, Asher is now 14 and will have his 15th birthday in Pontypridd. Hannah is 13. They are all very much looking forward to meeting new people and exploring a brand-new part of the world either by bike or car! A more detailed intro about Dan and ‘The Village’ is available
Flowers for August were donated by
Kath Couchman, Hetty Bullock, Beti Jones, Pat Howells, Margaret Johnson and Janet Bullock
Flowers for September will be donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Marlene Mcloy & Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
‘If you want to walk on water you’ve got to get out of the boat’
Title of a Book of six Bible Studies by John Ortberg
Apologies to those who read this on our website, due to holidays, the ‘News’ for September 9th will not be uploaded until September 15th.