Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
30 August 2015
We offer 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.
As Phil is at Greenbelt this morning’s service is being led by the National Assembly Policy Officer for Cytun, better known to us as Rev Gethin Rhys. Gethin is no stranger to us and we welcome him back to our church.
This evening’s service is a Uniting Churches Service, when we will join friends from Cowbridge Free church, ChristChurch United Church, Llanedeyrn at Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff, when the service will be led by Rev Alison Dummer
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
Our Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your ‘small’ change, which will benefit local charities.
Hymns 169, 321, God is Love, 384
Readings Psalm 45, Song of Songs 2.8-13
Reflection ‘God is Love’
Diary for the Week
Tuesday Kid’s Club Planning meeting
Wednesday Ladies Guild Chair Exercises at 2pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon.
Next Sunday Rev Kim Fabricus of Swansea will lead our family worship, and our Minister will lead our Evening service which will include communion.
Church Family News
This is a week of change; the school holidays are over, children are changing classes, Tom is going to Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, new students are preparing to start university others are starting a new term, or for Bethan a new job and new accommodation. Helen, Mike and the family are in a new house in Beddau. It is also the start of Phil’s 2nd year with us, he has survived! We pray for them all along with those of our fellowship who are in hospital or waiting for treatment.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 4th September Public Health Wales
A drop in meeting from 5pm-8pm at the YMCA, Pontypridd. What matters to you about your health – we want to know what you think. See the poster for more details, or on line at www.publichealthwales.org/
Sunday 13th September Harvest Services
We will have a display of Fairtrade produce and goods, there will be a special Harvest offering for Christian Aid (envelopes are available), gifts for the Pontypridd Foodbank will also be accepted.
Saturday 26th September Multicultural Celebrations
Cantorion Gelliwastad will be singing at the bi-annual Multicultural Celebration at Carrs Lane, Birmingham. A trip to support them is being planned. There will be plenty to see and do as we celebrate the gifts of our rich cultural diversity in the church and society. Please speak to Russell or sign the list to reserve a place.
There is an art competition on the theme ‘Journeys: drinking from many wells’ Kids Club have taken this as a challenge – If you have any ideas or are interested in helping please speak to Sue Walkling or Susan Thomas.
Saturday 26th September Christian Aid 70th
Two people, so far, have accepted the invitation to join in the celebration of 70 years of Christian Aid’s work. In Wales the occasion will be marked with a special service in Brecon Cathedral, with the chair of Christian Aid, the Right Rev. Rowan Williams delivering the sermon. The service will commence at 2.30pm. If anyone else is interested please let Marcia know as soon as possible.
Rhondda Radio (on line Radio) – Reflection Programme
We are invited to tune in on Wednesday at 6pm to the first Reflection programme on the re-launched Rhondda Radio station. The Radio station, Rhondda Radio 87.8, is available on some DAB radios.
The guests this week will include Beverley Humphreys of BBC Radio Wales and Rev Dr Phil Wall, minister of St David’s Uniting Church Pontypridd, to talk about their project for October –
‘Voices – An exploration of people, places and prejudice’.
Like chatting? Like food? Like nosing around a minister’s house?! Well, here’s your opportunity to do all three as everyone is cordially invited to the manse for a pudding party this autumn! Inspired by the ‘Bake Off’, between September and Christmas, everyone will be welcomed round for an evening of chatting and cheesecake. All you are asked to do is to bring round your favourite dessert to share and an item to show which tells us something about you (it could be a photograph, favourite book, childhood toy, holiday souvenir or something completely different) and we’ll get to know each other a little better…whilst eating! The evenings will take place at the manse (47 Whiterock Avenue) 7:30 – 9:30pm on the following days:
September 16 September 28 October 7 November 11 November 30 December 7
So then…ready, steady, bake (or buy from the shops!).
Please sign the list on the table.
An invitation to a Welsh Prayer and Praise evening
Croeso i chi ddod i’n tŷ ni am gyfarfod Prayer and Praise yn Gymraeg. 03.09.15 am7.30pm.
Dyma’n cyfeiriad, 43 Hillside View, Graigwen, CF37 2LF
Bendith, Drew a Mair
Sept 6th am Rev Kim Fabricus pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Sept 13th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 5th Alan & Stephanie Sept 12th Marcia & ???
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells, Pat Howell and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the week
Love is the only thing that can be divided, without being diminished.