Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
6th January 2019
We welcome you all the first service of 2019 and Epiphany
On this day in 2002 we held our first service as a ‘new’ church, so we are 17 today! Celebrations will be held on January 20th! Details are in This Week…
We are delighted to welcome our ‘old’ friend Dave Kitchen who is leading our service this morning while Phil is at Castle Square.
Following St David’s Uniting tradition, tonight’s evening service will be a pies and poems, bites and ballads time together. Come along and bring a poem, hymn or anything else to share this evening…including nibbles!…as we celebrate this epiphany season together.
All are invited to share a time of informal fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee in the hall following the morning service, when handmade cards will be on sale.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
New Year Quote
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
Diary for the Week
Monday 7th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Stamp Club 19.00-21.00
Tuesday 8th Kids Club planning meeting at Church House
Wednesday 9th Ladies Guild 12.30 (see This Week…)
Thursday 10th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 12th Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 13th Our family Service at 10.45 will be led by Phil and our 6pm service will be an Iona style service led by Margaret and Chris
Hymns: 235 I the Lord of sea and sky
405 One more step along the world I go
41 As with gladness men of old
188 Guide me, O thou great redeemer
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers:
- We remember those who are unwell especially Alma, Edith, John D and David M. and those in residential care and ALL who care for them.
- We think of those for whom 2018 was a difficult year and pray that this year will be better.
- Those of our fellowship or connected with it who are receiving treatment for cancer.
- As people return to work, school, and usual everyday activities we think of those who will be spending their days in a different way for a variety of reasons
- All who care for family members, may they have the strength to cope with the difficult times.
Thanks from Jean (and John.) I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to everyone for all the cards, messages and support we have received since John was taken ill, he is progressing slowly and is being well cared for. We send our good wishes to you all. Jean & John
This Week and in the future……
Ladies Guild restarts on Wednesday 9th at 2pm and EVERYONE is invited to join us as Phil will be sharing tales and pictures of his ‘Stay in New Zealand’, SO if you are interested in seeing and hearing his experiences just come along, you will be most welcome.
Sunday 13th January – 4-6pm. Phil will be leading the annual ‘Light for our Loss’ memorial time at Castle Square URC. All are welcome to attend and if any would like the names of deceased family read out during the service at 5pm, please let Phil know beforehand.
We have the Ordination of Elders on January 20th which will be followed by our Anniversary Lunch, 1.30pm at the Rhondda Suite, Heritage Park Hotel. The cost is £10.95 for Carvery and Dessert. If you would like to attend it’s not too late. Give your name to Marcia TODAY.
The 1st Church meeting of the New Year which had been set as January 20th, will now be held on February 10th.
Today is your last opportunity to give to our Christmas Appeal for The Rowan Tree Cancer Charity and Save the Children Yemen Crisis Appeal. So far we have raised £582 plus gift aid. Special envelopes are still available: if you wish to ‘gift aid’ please write your name or number on the envelope.
Many have asked when the Church Directory will be available!
It will be printed soon!! As requested, all or part of some people’s details have been omitted – and some forms have not been returned! Please be assured that no one has been forgotten and ALL will be cared for!
Many responded well in 2018. We are now asking you to continue in 2019. There are ‘Shopping Lists’ on the table with items YOU can donate. Please buy just one extra item a week and help someone to have food on the table.
Jan 13th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iona Style service
Jan 20th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
Flowers for January are being donated by
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies and Dianne & Peter Davies,
Thought for this Day
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ― Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go.