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Rev. Dr. Phil Wall/ Rev Dan Spragg
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
9th September 2018
We extend a very warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today and we give a special big Ponty welcome to Dan, Sharon, Asher and Hannah who have hopefully recovered from jet lag by now!
Everyone is invited to stay and join us for a cup of tea or coffee, which will be served in the hall following the morning service, when hand made cards will also be on sale.
Don’t forget that the copper pot is on the table! Put your ‘coppers’ in there and they will be used by local charities.
Hymns: 427 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
4 – A new commandment
442 – Seek ye first the kingdom of God
142 – Forth in the peace of Christ we go
Readings Isaiah 55 Mark 4: 2-9
As this is the 2nd Sunday of the month tonight’s service will be our Iona service where we will be focussing on creation, nature and harvest. Please bring along readings, poems, news articles, etc to be included in the service.
Diary for the Week
Monday 10th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Elders Meeting – Victoria Room – 19.30
Tuesday 11th 6-7.30pm Kids Club at Church House
Wednesday 12th Guides 18.30-20.00
Thursday 13th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 15th 10am – Coffee Morning: Revd John Morgans and Revd Peter Noble give a talk about the Welsh Christian story inspired by their book ‘On Holy Ground’. If anyone is willing to help serve coffee please see Pam or Lynda.
Sunday 16th 10.45am Family Worship with Communion
4pm – Film & Chat afternoon: A 2015 British comedy /drama of true story of a wandering woman who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in a London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Cert 12.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- The Spragg family as they settle in to the Welsh way of life!!!
- Phil as he settles into his New Zealand way of life!!!
- Those facing treatment in hospital
- Those who are ill and unable to be with us today or who are unable to remember us. We pray for their wellbeing.
- Those who are away on holiday visiting family and friends
- Those both locally and further afield who are facing poverty, loneliness or depression
- Those who are mourning the loss of a loved one
- Those who add to the services in church: the organists, Cantorion, the readers, the flower arrangers, those who prepare and serve communion, Junior Church & Sunday Club staff, those who give a welcome at the door, and coffee makers.
This Week and in the Future……
Join us for a coffee morning at 10.00am on Saturday 15th September when Revd John Morgans and Revd Peter Noble give a talk about the Welsh Christian story inspired by their book ‘On Holy Ground’
Ladies Guild Fish & Chips – Wednesday September 19th at 12.30pm.
The Chaplaincy Welcome Service will be held at the Meeting House at University of South Wales on Wednesday 19th September at 6.00pm. Our very own Dan will be leading the service. All are welcome to support the work of the Chaplaincy in the new academic year. There will be refreshments available after the service.
We are still celebrating the 70th birthday! Join us for a coffee morning at 10.00am on Saturday 22 September when local schools will be sharing the animations they created in collaboration with our ‘God Bless the NHS’ campaign. If anyone is willing to help serve coffee please see Pam or Lynda.
Saturday 22 September – 7.30pm: Wales-Madagascar Bicentenary Concert – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff – (Posters on the table at the back) featuring the Justin Vali quintet from Madagascar and the Nidum ensemble – made up of brilliant young Welsh musicians from big UK orchestras.
On Sunday 30th September at 5pm, Ruth Wilde and Peterson Toscano will be presenting ‘Everything is Connected’: a lively discussion about gender, sexuality, privilege, religion and environmental justice. Peterson has visited us before. He is described as ‘a queer quirky Quaker performance artist and scholar’ from the USA. Ruth is a UK outreach worker for Christian Peace Teams. This will be an evening to make you think, laugh and feel more human. Please put it in your diary, and tell your friends about it.
If anyone is able to provide hospitality for Ruth for the night of Sunday 30th September and/or Monday 1st October please speak to Lynda or Ray as soon as possible.
Sound & Vision! Every week we use microphones and PowerPoint in our services. Would anyone who expressed an interest or would be interested in attending a training session on how to use this equipment please speak to Lynda to arrange a suitable date. The more the merrier!
Don’t forget to save unwanted spectacles and used postage stamps in the boxes at the back. They can raise much needed cash for Vision Aid and Amnesty.
Many thanks for all your donations in August. We continue to support this, so the foodbank shopping lists are on the table at the back, and boxes for donations are under the table.
Flowers for September will be donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Marlene Mcloy & Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice. Voltaire