Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
7th May 2017
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
This morning’s service will be led by Iestyn Henson. We are very grateful to Iestyn who volunteered to take the service in place of Rev Ray Vincent, who, due to a mix up, is preaching elsewhere.
Our Evening service at 6pm, which will include communion will be led by our minister, who we welcome back (hopefully refreshed) from his holiday in Boston and Chicago.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall after this morning’s service, when the Traidcraft stall will be open and hand-made cards will be on sale. Please take time to look, and support fair-trade.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities.
Hymns 155, 490, 334, 231, 405
Readings Psalm 23, John, 10: 1-21 (Good as New)
Hymns 313, 4, The risen Christ
Readings as announced
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9am-1pm. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Stamp Club 7pm – Quiet Room. Elders Meeting 7.30pm – Victoria Room
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
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
Sunday Our Family worship, at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and at 4pm we will gather for our monthly Film and Chat. (See item in Diary)
Church Family News and News from abroad
We are delighted to say that Alma’s husband, Stan, is home and making good progress. Ann Jones has shingles, but is hoping to share in Ben’s 21st Celebrations this weekend. Eirwen, is improving slowly but will have a little wait for the results of her scans. She is hoping to be well enough for a family wedding at the end of May and her holiday in June. Valerie Henson spent a day at The Royal as an out-patient and is now waiting for the results of tests. We remember these friends in our prayers.
Congratulations to Rachel and her husband on the safe arrival of twins. Luke born 29/4 and Toby born 30/4, brothers for Rosie and Zac. They are now at home and all are well. Grandmother Julie Evans will be busy!
News from Canada. Dan Chambers who was our interim Minister from Sept 2012 – May 2013 has been confirmed as lead Minister of his Church and Kathryn has received offers from all her University applications including one from one of Canada’s most prestigious Universities.
Dates for your Diary
May 13th-14th Christian Voices Coming Out – Film & Chat
The exhibition ‘Christian Voices Coming Out: 40 Years of Prophecy, Protest and Pride’ which tells the story of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement will be exhibited in the church hall. As part of our hosting of this, for our film and chat evening on May 14th we will be watching a documentary which looks at different attitudes to sexuality and relationships within the church, followed by a reflection and discussion of the issues involved. The film will begin at 4pm and all are very welcome to attend.
May 14th – 20th Christian Aid Week
Instead of the usual door-to-door collection envelopes are available for people to take for friends and family, and money can then be gift aided.
PCT have been given permission to collect at Tesco’s in Upper Boat on May 18th. If you can help for an hour in the morning please tell Lynda!
Iestyn is arranging a Quiz Night on Saturday 20th May. Make a note of the date and get your family and friends to join in. The more teams we have the better!
Wednesday 17thMay Remembrance Service
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, St Catherine’s are hosting a candlelight service at 7.00pm. for families travelling through the journey of dementia and for those who have lost loved ones during this journey. There will be opportunity to share in the Act of Remembrance and light a candle in memory of a loved one during the service.
Sunday 21st May ‘Summertime with Cantare’
An afternoon of summertime music with Angharad Morgan, (Soprano), and David Fortey, (Tenor), accompanied by Ryan Wood.
The Venue – St David’s Uniting Church.
The time – 3.00pm
The Cost – £7.00 on the door.
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
A fish and chip dinner was thoroughly enjoyed by Ladies Guild which is meeting periodically during the summer months for the first time. The 25 attendees were then entertained in a parlour game compered by our very own emcee Maralyn Tomlinson-who may well have made a mark in the entertainment world if she hadn’t become a head mistress! Many thanks to the chef’s assistants (Viviane, Lynda, Maralyn and Marlene Rayner).
The next meeting will be the June-7th-more details to follow.
I am very pleased to say that next week’s news will be compiled by Alison Jones…if you don’t know who Alison is – look at the Photo Gallery. Please send any items to email@example.com or speak to her.
May 14th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
May 21st am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iestyn Henson
Saturday Coffee Bar
May 13th Marcia May 20th ?????
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jomes, Sue Salmon
Margaret Morris, and Porth Friends
Thought for the Week
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.