Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
30th April 2017
We welcome all who join us for our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, and we pray that we may all experience something of God’s love for us.
We are especially pleased to welcome Rev Peter Noble who is leading our worship this morning.
Peter is the Chaplain of Cardiff Bay Local Ecumenical Partnership.
He was Minister of Van Road URC Caerphilly before taking the post of Moderator of the URC Wales Synod, which he handed over to Rev Simon Walkling in September 2012.
As this is the fifth Sunday there is no Evening Worship
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, we invite you to enjoy a ‘cuppa and a chat’ in the company of friends. Hand- made greetings cards will also be on sale.
The Copper Pot is, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Phil will be back at work mid week, before then Iestyn or Lynda will deal with any queries.
Hymns Christ is alive! Let Christians sing,
The love of God is broad like beach and meadow
We meet you O Christ in many a guise, 503
Readings Acts 2.14, 36-41 Luke 24.13-35
Diary for the Week
Monday BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm, Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild from 12.30 (see Diary). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11.30.. Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Sunday Our Family worship, at 10.45 will be led by Rev Ray Vincent and our
Evening worship which will include communion will be led by our minister.
Church Family News and General News
We ask your prayers for Alma and the family as her husband Stan has had a stroke and was in Prince Charles Hospital, but is now at home.
We remember also John Davies and other known to us who have been unwell or who have recently had surgery.
We wish Daniel Thomas and the family well as they prepare to move house, they will not be far away and will still be in touch.
Think, Pray, Vote. In the weeks leading up to the General Election, the Joint Public Issues Team is offering reflections and balanced analysis to support Christians and local churches as they engage with the issues at stake. http://ow.ly/Ri4r30bfQNI This is a four page document. If you would like a copy please let Marcia know
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 3rd May Ladies Guild
There has been a good response for our Fish and Chip Lunch which will be followed by a ‘restful’ game. Those who have signed up should arrive at 12.30pm. More information is available from Maralyn Tomlinson (tel. 01443 842538) or Marilyn Leach (tel. 01443 404293)
May 14th – 20th Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid – Even though RCT has given us an excemption about cold calling policy but it was decided that Instead of the usual door-to-door collection envelopes would be available for people to take for friends and family, and money could then be gift aided. Iestyn will also be arranging a Quiz Night on Saturday 20th May. Make a note of the date and get your family and friends to join in. The more teams we have the better!
Preparing for the AGM
The date is 24th July….still a long way off! BUT it is good to start thinking about it…..there are reports to prepare…..the deadline for them to be received in time for printing is just over 7 weeks away!! Will there be an election of Elders?? We need to pray and think about the AGM!
Colleen is taking a holiday the last two weeks of May so although cards will still be on sale during this time, no new card will be added so stock may become a bit depleted. Any orders that have already been requested will be completed before she goes BUT Colleen is unable to take any more orders until she returns.
Next week’s news (7th May) will once again be compiled in the ‘Spanish Office’ – so please send any items to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you don’t have email access tell your Elder.
May 7th am Rev Ray Vincent pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
May 14th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film and Chat
Saturday Coffee Bar
May 6th Volunteer needed! May 13th Marcia
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jomes, Sue Salmon
Margaret Morris, and Porth Friends
Thought for the Week
In the busy shopping precinct, I find the Father,
In the street above the traffic’s roar, I hear the Son,
In the smoke-filled club, I meet the Spirit,
Blessed Three, present in human company ANON.