Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
9 August 2015
We give a warm welcome to all who share worship with us today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, We pray for us all a time of rich blessing, but also of challenge, as our minister leads our morning service.
This afternoon at 4pm is our monthly Film & Chat Event, when we will view the film and the chat will follow at approx 6.15pm. This months film is the ‘family animation film’
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served following the morning service and cards will also be on sale.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities
Diary for the Week
Wednesday Chair Exercises at 2pm (see Diary)
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon.
Next Sunday Phil will lead our family worship which will include a double baptism. For our Evening service we will travel to Cardiff (see Diary)
Hymns .511, 241, 252, 268
Readings : Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2
Church Family News
We continue to keep David and Maralyn in our prayers. David is currently receiving treatment in the Heath.
We remember also Eloise Owen (Heather’s granddaughter) a member of Kid’s Club who has broken her arm which has resulted in the family holiday being cancelled.
This week is ‘A’ and A’s level results week and we think of those anxiously waiting for the outcome and for their parents and grandparents as they support them
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th August Chair Exercises
Would you like an afternoon of fun and exercise while sitting on a chair? Is the answer is YES? Then come along to the hall at 2pm, you will be guaranteed an enjoyable afternoon which ends with refreshments!
Saturday 15th August Coffee Bar
Have you visited our ‘new style’ Coffee bar yet? It is open from 10am serving fairtrade tea and coffee with either toast or a toasted teacake for just £1.20. why not call in and sample it before going shopping!
Saturday 15th August Pride Cymru 2015
This annual event will start with a very colourful parade from Churchill Way,Cardiff at 11.00am and will make its way to Coopers field (behind the castle).
The Faith Tent at Pride will be a place of sanctuary, spirituality and sacred sensitivity. Throughout the afternoon there will be talks on faith and religion in the context of sexuality and gender; and folks will be able to light a candle, offer a prayer, and join in a time of contemplation and worship.
Sunday 16th August Thanksgiving Service
We have accepted the invitation to the Service of Thanksgiving for Pride Cymru which will be held at 6.30pm at City URC, Cardiff. It has been suggested that we ‘share’ transport, there is a list on the table for those wishing to book a seat.
This will be an informal act of Christian worship and will be attended by those who have found out about it through Pride and also a few special guests including Stephen Doughty, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth.
Thursday 20th August Pontypridd Futures
Exploring how we can make better use of local natural resources to ensure that the town and surrounding area survives nad thrives. There will be speakers and workshops. The venue is Pontypridd Museum – Time 13.00 – 16.00
Sign the list on the table or contact Ray Vincent on 408187 if you are interested.
Saturday 26th September A possible trip!
Cantorion Gelliwastad are representing the URC Wales Synod at the annual Multicultural Celebration at Carrs Lane, Birmingham.
If there is enough interest we may arrange a bus.
Our next film night, is on Sunday 9th August and will feature a ‘family animation film’ lasting approx 1½ hrs. The screening will commence at 4pm.
Voices: Saturday October 3rd – Wednesday 4th November 2015
‘An exploration of people, prejudice and protest’ –
“Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24
As you all may know by now, October will see us host a month of exciting events, talks, screenings and concerts. By hosting the Paul Robeson exhibition and using it as a springboard to discuss and denounce all forms of prejudice and discrimination through our accompanying program of events we shall challenge injustice, celebrate the creativity of our community and remind everyone that they are extravagantly and unconditionally loved by God. We hope that this will be a month that all in the church will enjoy, appreciate and support – in ways large or small. To this, let me assure you that costs will be covered and worship will not be altered so those who will want a light touch involvement with the month can do – whilst hoping that people will make allowances for the additional ‘furniture’ that will be around the buildings during the month. For those who can spare the time to offer a couple of hours to welcome the community and offer a cuppa, the sign up sheet will be at the back of the church from this Sunday. Thanks for all your support with this – it should be a month to remember!
August Morning Communion
Due to the large numbers of guests coming to the double baptism next week, it has been suggested that August’s morning communion should take place the following week, on the morning of the 23rd. Your understanding is appreciated.
Aug 16th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm at City Church, Cardiff
Aug 23rd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for August are being donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock. Beti Jones, Enyd Davies, Pat Howell
Thought for the week.
Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
Niccolo Machiavelli 1496-1527