Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
4 October 2015
We extend 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.
Rev Ray Vincent, is leading our Morning worship, and will open the month’s theme for ‘Voices’
For this evening’s worship we will be joined by guests and speakers from the Displaced People in Action Charity, who have been helping refugees and asylum seekers integrate into their new lives in Wales since 2001.
We will be sharing tea with them at 4.30p.m. and we are invited to join them for this informal welcome, before Phil and Fiona lead us all in worship at 6pm, which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, which ALL are invted to share.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; the monthly Traidcraft stall will also be ‘open’ and Handmade cards will be available. Please take this opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns 516, 289, Speechless in a world that suffers, 37, We shall go out with hope of resurrection
Readings Exodus 3:1-10, Psalm 28, Mark 10:46-52
Hymns Let us build a house, 252, Forgiveness is your gift, 207
Readings Deuteronomy 10: 12 – 13 and 17 -19, John 15 9 – 18
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Stamp Club 7pm in the Victoria Room.
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Ladies Guild at 2pm See Diary, Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon, ‘Cantorion’ practice 10.30am Victoria Room.
Next Sunday ‘Marking World Mental Health Day’. Our Family worship at 10.45am, will be led by Rev Dr Phil Wall.
At 6pm our Film & Chat ‘service’ will feature the screening of “B for Boy” in association with Wales – Africa Film Festival.
Paul Robeson and ‘Voices’ Month.
By the time you’re reading this, we will have launched our month-long program of exhibitions and events on the theme of ‘Voices: People, Prejudice and Protest’ (how did it go?!). Already, relationships with those outside our community have been made, schools have been booked to come to church and creative gifts have been shared. The next few weeks will give us a great opportunity to welcome the stranger, listen to the outcast, learn from the other, share God’s good news for the world and tell the tale of justice, hope and extravagant love. It is the Christian mission, and St David’s Uniting Church’s ‘Bigger Vision’ in action. We hope to live this out with as little disruption to the ‘normal’ running of things as possible but allowances may need to be made and grace be offered so your help with this along with general support of the wider program is hugely appreciated. As highlighted last week, if you come across any stories about prejudice, discrimination and the challenging/overcoming of them, please do cut them out and bring them to church, where there’ll be included in an exhibition folder.
Church Family News
We remember Kath who had a fall last Sunday and was badly shaken, and we continue to pray for those who are unwell or are receiving / waiting for treatment, and all who care for them, especially David and Maralyn , Haydn and Hilary. We also remember those who have been bereaved and are finding life difficult.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 7th October Ladies Guild
At last! The first meeting of the Autumn Session and our ‘Guest’ Speaker will be Rev Dr Phil Wall! His subject is ‘FILMS’. Join us in the Victoria Room at 2pm, refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Friday October 9th ‘Voices’ event
Mencap are holding their annual lecture at St David’s at 7.30pm and members are invited to a very interesting and inspirational talk from Sara Pickard with a Question and Answer session. Do come and find out about the rather large toilet that has appeared in the Sanctuary!”
Saturday, October 10th ‘Voices’ event
There will be a discussion on Katherine Stockett’s book ‘The Help’ at 10.30a.m. – all are welcome!
Friday 9th October 2015 William Hodgkins Lecture
City Mission –The Story of London’s Welsh Chapels with Huw Edwards
The Lecture will be held at City URC, Windsor Place Cardiff at 7.30pm, Admission is free.
The Great Church Bake Off
The first pudding party was had last week and it was a delight. Drinks were enjoyed, pie was dished out and anecdotes about members’ famous ancestors, hidden talents and royal encounters were shared. If you’ve signed up, do remember when and if not, there are still spaces on some of the evenings – sign up sheet on the table at the back.
The figure to date is £513. It will close next week.
The Leprosy Mission
It is that time of year again – please will those with TLM boxes bring them in during the the next couple of weeks: for those who prefer to give an annual donation, please give this to Pat by the end of October.
The October issue of Reform has arrived and is on the back table
URC Multicultural event – Art Competition Result
For those who haven’t already heard! Some weeks ago we were invited to take part in an art competition on the theme ‘Journeys: drinking from many wells’. …..One piece of art work per church. group entry and all ages with sponsored prizes of £100, £150, £250.
The members of Kids Club worked together and created the winning entry!
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 10th Pam & Fiona Oct 17th Pam & Bethan
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Gordon Thompson,
Marlene McCloy, Anita Instrell, Val Stone and Brian & Marcia Hurley,
Thought for the Week
If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. Regina Brett