Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel: c/o 07575 576468
9 February 2014
We welcome you all to our services today, If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel ‘at home’ with us and return again soon.
We give a warm welcome to Fr Andrew Davies, who is leading our services today, Andrew is now an ‘old’ friend and we are very pleased that he will be sharing his thoughts with us today.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and handmade cards will be on sale. Please stop and enjoy a ‘cuppa’ in the company of friends.
The Copper Pot is on the table; so please, don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns 317, 494, 235, 167, 205
Readings Psalm 112: 1-9; Isaiah 58: 1- 9; 1 Corinthians 2: 1-16
Hymns 328, 228, 53, 186, 153
Readings Psalm 1: 1-6; Ephesians; 4:17-32; 2 Corinthians 3: 1-18
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies 6.00 pm at Church HouseElders Meeting 7.30pm at the Chaplaincy|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)Rainbows 5pm at Church House
Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
|Thursday||Youth Group at Church HouseSing for Life Choir, AA|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon.|
|Sunday||Our Family Worship at 10.45am will be led by Rev Vaughan Rees, This service will include communion and the welcoming of Ann and David Jones into our Church Family. Evening Worship at 6pm will be led by Eryl Williams|
Pontypridd Christians Together invites us to pray each day for one of the local churches and mission projects. This is the list for week 2.
9th Bethel, Baptist, Hawthorn (Revd Andrew McClauglin)
10th Capel Salem, Church Village (Revd Rosa Hunt)
11th Castle Square URC, Treforest
12th Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, Treforest (Pastor Jeff Brown)
13th Park Presbyterian Church, Treforest; Hermon Presbyterian Church, Maesycoed;
Glyn Street Presbyterian Church, Ynysybwl
14th St Dyfrig’s Catholic Church, Treforest (Fr Alan Davies-Hale and Revd Michael Doyle)
15th Calvary Baptist Church, Treforest
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th February Ladies Guild
This week we will welcome our ‘neighbour’ Rev Peter Lewis of St Catherine’s as our guest speaker. What he is going to speak about we do not know – but we are assured that it will be an enjoyable afternoon so come along to the Victoria Room by 2pm and join in the ‘fun’
Saturday 22nd March, URC Spring Synod
This is OUR opportunity to influence the agenda of the Synod meeting of which our church is part. It is also a good opportunity to share good news stories of what we have been involved in. This is a day for ALL ages and will be held in Cardiff. Make a note of the date NOW!
Friday 28th March ‘Ponty’ Churches Social
We have accepted the invitation from St Catherine’s to join them for the Social Evening they are organizing which will be held in our hall – making use of the stage. We have been asked to provide three items for the ‘show’ – do we have any volunteers? We will also be providing something savoury for the buffet.
There will be a charge of £2.00 per person, (free for children) and the proceeds will be split between Christains against Poverty and Namatala, a Primary School in Mbale.
Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th July. URC General Assembly
The General Assembly will be held at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff.For the General Assembly to run as smoothly as possible, they need people from local churches to help in two ways:
As Stewards: to direct people, respond to questions, hand out printed materials and generally be available.
As Intercessors: to pray for the Assembly from within the Assembly at each session.
The sessions are from 8.30-13.00 and 13.00-18.30
Can YOU help? Give your name and time you are available to Marcia.
We need to respond by the end of this month so that rota’s can be planned – Is anyone able to help?
Roots: Student Conference
This free conference is aimed at students to challenge them to explore the root causes of poverty. Speakers and workshops will look at our tax and climate change campaigns, along with tips on how to campaign and the chance to get funding for their own events or campaign at their university. Students from across Wales are welcome. The conference will be held from:6:00pm 07 March 2014 to1:00pm 09 Mar 2014 at Coverdale Baptist Church, The Well, Coverdale Crescent, Ardwick, Manchester. To book follow this link. http://www.christianaidcollective.org/events/roots
Divine Poetry Competition
Calling all poets and chocolate lovers! The theme this year is ‘If I met a coco farmer…’ and is open to those aged 7-11, 12-16 and 17+. The judge for English entries is best-selling children’s author, Philip Ardagh, and for Welsh entries it’s the children’s poet laureate Aneirin Karadog. The closing date for entries is April 30. See leaflet for more details
Feb 9 Catherine Feb 16 Mo
Saturday Coffee Bar
Feb 15 Alan & Stephanie Feb 22 Marcia & Cerys
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Pat Howell and Madeline Howells
A Thought for the Week
Obedience is the road to freedom, humility the road to pleasure, unity the road to personality. C.S. Lewis