& Castle Square URC
6th February 2022
Phil is now back after his study leave and the URC Youth Assembly – He came back shattered!
He has had time to settle back and has had a very busy week.
Phil is leading worship at Castle Square today so St David’s have a guest preacher: Haydn Blackey
Hadyn is a good friend of St David’s and is looking forward to being able to lead worship in his usual way, moving around as he talks, BUT that is not going to happen today! However, we will be blessed with his presence and his message to us. The service will be live streamed and available on YouTube later.
Link for Live Stream – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ftWuXHexnfFdo1FKwXBZA
Coffee will be served in the hall following our morning service! Those staying are asked to sit at the tables, (no more than 6 per table). Wait to be served and enjoy catching up with friends. We are in need of a ‘one-off’ volunteer for 27th February. If you can help speak to Liz or Catherine.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers. Please pray for….
- We think of all those who are worried about future energy bills.
- Loreen: still in Ward 20 at RGH, we are told she is fair. We hope she improves soon.
- Gill Miller: as she gets used to being home although she is still in some pain.
- Martha: who is still suffering with back pain and not able to get out yet.
- Hilary Grinter: she has not been well, suffering with a cold and cough this week.
- John Edwards: back has been more troublesome than usual lately, and he has a chest infection.
- Alan: he has learned that nothing more can be done to improve the sight in his right eye,
- Stephanie is still struggling with severe back pain.
- Lee Suan: another one who is struggling with a bad back.
- Marilyn Dillworth: she has hurt her foot and has been in pain with that
- People who will be having treatment for cancer in the coming weeks.
- Children who have been working hard preparing for their first formal exams which began last week.
- Sue Ruck is back from America- welcome home Sue, we are sure you had a good time with the family.
Only one birthday that we are aware of this week: Lorraine Rees will (hopefully) be having a family celebration. as she reaches a special birthday, the big 80, on Thursday 10th – possibly a 4-day event! We send our best wishes and hope you enjoy ‘YOUR’ day.
I had a fantastic birthday, the best ever, so many phone calls, lots of cards and visits from my family. I have been really spoilt. It was a four-day event which was fabulous, thanks to all who made it so special. Elsie
Craft and Chat at Castle Square will start again on Monday at 10.30! It’s great that they can meet again!
Colleen Chambers had settled back in to University in London, is really enjoying the new modules and is busy preparing for Exams
Margaret and Chris are very proud of their granddaughter Ciara, who has had her head shaved in support of Macmillan cancer support and so far, has raised £680. Ciara is currently in her final year studying Paediatric nursing in Bristol.
Jan and Lee Suan had a good time celebrating the Chinese New Year –2022 is the year of the tiger, which represents strength, courage and bravery. Those born in the tiger years, according to the zodiac system, are said to be brave, passionate and eager to take on challenges – but sometimes rebellious, overconfident and stubborn. These are the Tiger years. 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 .
Services next Sunday
Sunday 13th 10:45 Phil will lead our joint churches Zoom Service. Chat room opens at 10.30am
16.00 A Contemplative Communion will be held in the Sanctuary at St David’s
The Drama of Easter
Plans for holy week are a-foot and, after a more muted couple of years, we are hoping to explore holy week through music and drama – including a trip to St. Matthew’s Passion at St. David’s Hall at 2pm on Saturday 9th April. The performance will bring together the massed forces of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, renowned Baroque conductor Harry Bicket, and six young soloists in one of music’s greatest portrayals of the final days of Christ.
£30 per ticket. Please sign up at the list at the back of St. David’s Uniting Church building or contact Marcia to put your name down for a ticket.
There are four categories in which you can enter:
- traditional hymn/song
- contemporary hymn/song
Judges will select a winner from each category. Winning entries will be included in a digital version of the URC at 50 resource pack for local churches for them to use in jubilee celebrations and/or Sunday services.
Closing date April 8th More details from Marcia or on the URC website at: