Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
9 October 2016
Welcome, everyone, to our services today; if this is your first visit, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
Our minister is leading our service this morning.
There will be a short break following the morning service for a quick coffee, before we reconvene for the Church meeting as near to 12 as possible, copies of the agenda are on the table. ALL are welcome to stay and hear and/or help as we plan for the coming months.
Our Film and Chat at 5pm will feature a hopeful period drama (certificate 12) about race relations in 1960’s USA as part of our Black History Month observation.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; and as usual Handmade cards will be available.
The Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your ‘small’ change, which will benefit local charities.
Hymns 170, 241, 328, 378
Readings 2 Kings 5:1-14
Diary for the Week
Monday St Catherine’s Mothers Union 2pm. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm. Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm see Diary. Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Friday Cwm Taf Health Board Public Meeting regarding Primary care at Taff Vale surgery – 1.15-3.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion meet at 10.30. Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Sunday Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Judy Harris and Our evening worship at 6pm will be led by Rhoda Henson. (see Diary)
Church Family News
We heard last week that Marilyn Young was in hospital following a fall at home. She has some fractures of the vertebrae, and is in a brace to restrict movement. Despite all that she is in good spirits! She is on Ward 3 at Royal Glam. We pray for a good recovery. We rejoice with Doreen and David on the safe arrival of their latest grandchild.
We continue to keep Barbara Walkling, Caroline Jones, Haydn Goodfellow, Russell Howells and Enid Williams in our prayers.
We also remember those of our fellowship who are unable to remember us, and we pray for their well-being.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th October Ladies Guild
‘The Story of the Steamboat’ –is the title of Brian Davies’s illustrated talk. Brian was the curator of the Pontypridd Museum and is a very interesting speaker. The meeting will be held in the comfort of the sanctuary.
Sunday 16th October Services
Simon Walkling was to have been our ‘guest’ preacher, but due to family commitments is being replaced in the morning by Judy Harris, the URC Wales Children’s and Youth Development Officer, and Rhoda Henson in the Evening. Our monthly Family Communion will be celebrated on 23rd October
November 5th to 13th Wales for Peace Exhibition
The Justice and Peace group is working with ‘Wales for Peace’ www.walesforpeace.org and will be hosting an exhibition ‘Belief and Action’ at St David’s Uniting Church from 5th – 13th November.
Wales for Peace is exploring how, in the 100 years since the First World War, Wales has contributed to the search for peace. It is gathering stories and information, and sharing this online to make visible Wales’ strong peace heritage.
Make a note of the exhibition dates, the launch date, which will be Saturday 5th November. We shall be looking for volunteers to steward during the 8 days of the exhibition. We will be planning various events to encourage the wider community to join us in celebrating and reflecting on what peacemaking means today.
The event will finish on November 13th with a Remembrance Service.
Church Directory An amendment – Lorraine’s phone number should be 686537
Remember we have Foodbank boxes in the church and the hall. ALL are welcome to deposit items at anytime and they will be passed on.
Sunday Morning Coffee
Due to the popularity of the post service Coffee bar, more than one person is needed to serve! Can YOU be that help?
Traidcraft for Christmas
Liz will have ‘Traidcraft’ catalogues soon. They have a wide range of gifts which would be ideal Christmas presents and you will also be helping to fight poverty through trade. Ask Liz for a copy TODAY or visit http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk/ to see what can be ordered.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 15th Jan Bayliss & ?? Oct 22nd Viviane & ??
Oct 16th am Judy Harris pm Rhoda Henson
Oct 23rd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess,
Marlene McCloy, Gordon Thompson, Val Stone,
Brian & Marcia Hurley, Anita Instrell, Margaret Morris.
Thought for the Week
When praying, don’t give God instructions – just report for duty. Anon.