Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
4 December 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, the second Sunday in Advent and our ‘Gift Sunday’, as we bring our gifts for the Mill Street Hostel & Homestart and our monetary gifts which this year will be shared between ShareDydd and Enkiteng Lepa School in Maji Moto.
Special gift envelopes are on the table.
Our morning worship will be led Iestyn Henson as Phil is leading worship at Castle Square.
This afternoon at 3pm we will be hosting a Christmas party for our Syrian friends and all are welcome to join in the festivities which will include the screening of a family film and possibly a visit from a man dressed in red who gets busy at this time of year! If you would like to join us please bring some food to share. Ideas and a sign-up sheet are at the back.
This evening at 6pm we are invited to join the Civic Carol Service at St Catherine’s.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and the Traidcraft stall will also be open, and handmade cards will be on sale, do take this opportunity to see what is available.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns 401, Christ be our light, 548, 395, 405
Readings Isaiah 40: 1-5 and Matthew 3: 1-6
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9-11am. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm. Stamp Club from 7pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm. Adref Forum 6-7pm
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
Glam Youth Choir FREE concert 6-7pm(see Diary)
Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Phil.. At 6pm the Town Churches Carol Service(see Notices)
Church Family and Pastoral News
We hold the following people, their families and all who care for them in our prayers: Chris Fennell (in Portsmouth hospital) Loreen & Ken, Russell, Barbara Walkling, Caroline, Marilyn Young and Sharon.
A service of thanksgiving for the life of Gethin Abraham Williams will be held on Thursday, 8th December at Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth, at 4.30 p.m.
Thanks! I would like to thank everyone for the cards and good wishes I received on my ‘special’ birthday. Marcia
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 7th December Ladies Guild
This week at 2pm we will entertain each other with our Advent Housewives choice, as we share amusing tales and poems with each other and sing a few of our favourite carols. All welcome to join us.
Saturday 10th December Free concert
This a chance to hear the Glam Youth Choir, who rehearse in the church. They are well worth a listening! Light refreshment will be served in hall after the concert.
Sunday 11th December Carols Service
We are invited to join our friends at Castle Square URC for their Carols Service at 3pm.
Town Churches Carol Service – Peace on Earth.
In St David’s Uniting!! We only host this every 4 years so we appeal to ALL who are free to come along and share the joy of Christmas with our friends from other Town Churches. Volunteers are needed to help with the refreshments after the service, to be welcomers on the door or stewards in the balcony. Sign up sheet at the back!
Open the Book
We have a team of volunteers taking bible stories to schools – we also need help in gathering together the necessary props and costumes, suitable dressing up clothes for adults and children, –(Biblical themes only please!) or material suitable for making into costumes or indeed any costume making skills. If YOU can help in any way please contact Pam Mahoney.
PCW Mission Appeal
Our contributions to PCW Mission Fund are now due, anyone wishing to give please see Maralyn (T) or Lynda.
The Greetings Board and card sorter are in place. You are invited to pin your card to the church family, on the board and give a donation to charity. If you can deliver cards to people who are unable to worship with us please do so.
Used Postage stamps
As we start to receive Christmas cards, please remember to save the postage stamps and put them in the box, they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
Dec 11th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Town churches Carols
Dec 18th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Christmas Praise
Saturday Coffee Bar
Dec 10th Marcia Dec 17th Volunteer please
Flowers for December are being donated by
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards,
Brian & Marcia Hurley and Gwyneth James
Thought for the week
“You can fool some of the people all the time … and these are the ones you want to concentrate on!” George W Bush