Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
3 July 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
As Phil is leading worship at Castle Square this morning we have as ‘guest’ preacher: Rev Dr Craig Gardner, Tutor in Christian Doctrine at South Wales Baptist College.
This is Craig’s first visit to us and we extend a special welcome to him.
Our Evening service will be led by our minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall after this morning’s service, when the Traidcraft stall will be open. Please take time to see what is on sale, and support fair-trade.
Before you leave, remember the Copper pot, and put your spare coppers in it. They will be put to good use by local charities.
Hymns Great God your love, 464, Lo, I am with you, 560
Readings Jeremiah 1:1-8, Matthew 28:16-20
Hymns 475, 61, 141, 319, 66, 333
Readings Psalm 21, Matthew 5: 13-20
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm, Brownies pm at Church House, Stamp Club 7-9pm
Church AGM 7.30pm (see Diary)
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 4.45 – 6.15pm, Guides 6.30 – 8pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar at 10am and Cantorion meet at 10.30am
Sunday John Bell is at St Catherine’s at 11am. See Notices.
Church Family News
Stephanie and Alan’s daughter, Julie, has now been transferred to the spinal unit at UHW, Enid Williams is back in hospital and Simon’s Mum, Barbara, was home, but has been readmitted.
Caroline has been transferred to Ward 20, Brenda Jones is also on Ward 20, and Loreen is awaiting an operation. We give thanks and pray for them and all who care for them
We are pleased that Russell will be moving to Ty Gwynno Care Home, Hopkinstown on Monday. We pray that he will settle in and be happy in his new home. It was good to see Pat Cooke recently, she will be back again in November.
We send our Congratulations to Lucy Chester who has been awarded a ‘first’ in Pharmacy. WELL DONE Lucy! And we rejoice with John & Valerie Henson whose grandson Bleddyn has graduated with a 2.1.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 4th July Church AGM
ALL are welcome to this meeting when we will be looking at ‘What we do and how we do it!’ You don’t have to be a member.
The Agenda and all Reports are available today. The agenda includes ‘Reviewed Eldership Nominations Process’ and ‘Proposal for Interim leadership team’. These were detailed in The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Religion’ which is still available if you haven’t yet read it.
There will also be the Election of Elders – The list of people nominated to serve as Elders in on the Notice Board. Any apologies to Marcia.
Tuesday 12th July 6.30pm Valleys of Sanctuary Concert
We are hosting this event to welcome our Syrian refugee families. A choir of children from Coedylan Primary, Maesycoed Primary and Trerobart Primary will be singing and reading words of welcome and the poet Patrick Jones will be reading a poem written especially for the occasion. Other guests will include the Mayor and members of the Welsh Refugee Council and the Syrian Association. Please come and help to show our love and friendship to our new neighbours.
The balcony will be used – Stewards will be required – please help!
Saturday August 20th Advance Notice
The Peace and Justice group is proposing to organise a picnic and visit to St Fagans for our Eritrean friends as a means of
continuing to offer support through friendship
sharing our love of Welsh history and culture to promote a deeper understanding of both our cultures
providing a further opportunity to share food and talk through fellowship
It would be lovely if as many members of St. David’s and their families as possible could come, lifts can be provided.
Look for the sign up sheet which will be on the table.
Morning Worship on July 10th
John Bell of the Iona Community, the well-known song writer is the guest of St Catherine’s church and we have this fantastic opportunity to hear him as we join them for morning worship, when we will also share communion together. Fiona Liddell, who would have led our worship is meeting with Peter Lewis this week. The service will start at 11am.
There is also a workshop on how to get the best out of short songs in worship. This will take place at St Catherine’s, from 3-5pm. All are welcome to go along and enjoy the singing.
Dan’s Cycling Challenge
Dan is currently taking part in ‘The Crossing’. A 200 mile coast to coast bike ride across the North of England, he is aiming to raise £400 for DPIA, he is at £302.50 Our thoughts for his safe riding are with him. His ‘mydonate’ page closes on 3/10/2016.
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 9th Marcia & Ray July 16th Jan & Sharon
July 10th am John Bell at St Catherine’s pm NO service
July 17th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Sue Fender
July 24th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies, Russell Howells, Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells and Cyril Davies
Thought for the Week
Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about
This is your newssheet, if you have anything that you want to share with us then please pass the information to Marcia.