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30th April 2023
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, the fifth Sunday of the month, which since January 2021 has been known as Synod Sunday. Those with internet access joined these services and when Covid restrictions were relaxed and we started holding services in church the Synod Sundays still continued but we also had an alternative service in church for those who didn’t have internet or preferred to worship in person.
Those services were led by Michael Howells, and today is no different as Michael will lead today’s service which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper when all are welcome to partake the bread and wine.
However today there is no Synod Sunday service as we received the news on Wednesday that the URC had been unable to produce a service for this weekend and that they are being discontinued. SO today our congregation may be slightly larger and the service will NOT be livestreamed.
The URC offered the following alternatives to those who wished to remain in their homes.
Join Rhyl URC on Zoom for their weekly service https://unitedchurchinrhyl.co.uk/worship/ If you plan to join Rhyl, do get in touch with their Minister Revd Paul Robinson, who would be please to know who is joining them remotely.
Alternatively you can watch a recording of the URC’s 50th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration, which took place at Methodist Central Hall, London, on Saturday 15 April 2023 https://urc.org.uk/who-we-are/our-50th-anniversary/service-of-thanksgiving/ (NB this service is over 2 hours long, so you may want to select highlights! Click the YouTube logo on the video to take you to a page where you can download the video for playback with no internet connection.)
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the service and handmade cards will be on sale.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers:
Next week we will say farewell to two members of our congregation, Mary Robins and Loreen Davies.
- On Wednesday, 10th May the funeral of Mary will be held at Glyntaf Crematorium at 2.15pm. We hold Mary’s daughter Helen, grandsons Dylan and Owen and all family members along with John and others who have been a part of Mary’s life for so long, in our thoughts and prayers as they gather to say ‘Goodbye’.
We continue to keep Loreen’s son’s, Adrian and Greg and their families in our prayers as they prepare to say their final goodbye to their Mam.
- We think for those who are struggling with life and pray that they may feel our love and support.
- We are aware people with hospital appointments this week and we hope they will receive good reports.
…from ~ Marlene McCloy: Thank you for all the support and messages of sympathy and flowers I received following the passing of my nephew at the beginning of March, they were all much appreciated.
…from ~ Graham and Janice thank all friends at St. David’s Uniting for their cards, texts and attendance at Mair’s funeral service. God bless.
Also Janice and Elaine wish to thank the Church for their kind gift of flowers. They were much appreciated.
Many are aware of Stephen Webber’s love of astronomy and his willingness to share this with others. Stephen has been awarded the Cardiff Astronomical Society’s Bill Sutherland Award for his outstanding enthusiasm for astronomy. Stephen volunteers and shares his knowledge with all ages at public events.
Diary for the Week
Monday 1st Language Class 10.00 am. The Park Ramblers will meet at 10.15am.
Wednesday 3rd St David’s Guild 2.00 pm Guides 6.00 pm
Thursday 4th Tenovus ‘Sing with Us’ Choir 7.00 pm
Sunday 7th Sunday service with Michael Howells 10.45 am.
Park Ramblers ~ Will walk on the three bank holiday Mondays, and will meet for coffee in the Blueberry.
St David’s Guild ~ Meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month until October.
We are invited to a Dementia Awareness evening at Park End Church, Cardiff CF23 6EG on Friday May 5th at 7pm (for 1 hour) See poster on the notice board.
May 14th Christian Aid Service – (see below)
May 21st Rev Branwen Rees
May 28th Rev Ray Vincent
‘Christian Aid week this year runs from 14th – 21st May. We will be welcoming Jennie Weaver from Christian Aid Cymru to our service on 14th. She will be delivering the service with members of the Justice & Peace Group and we’ll be looking forward to hearing more about the work of Christian Aid and this year’s campaign. Envelopes will be available as usual on that Sunday for donations.
On 21st May, cake will be available after the service to enjoy with your coffee. If you would like to bring a cake please let Catherine or Liz know. Proceeds will be donated to Christian Aid…so get baking!’
Thought for the week
We are all like pictures that must not be looked at too near.
They that come near us find more faults and badness in us than others at a distance know.