Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
9 July 2017
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Today, on the last Sunday on which we reflect upon what the reformation might mean for us today with our guests from our parent and sister denominations, we welcome our very own Ray Vincent who will be talking about the Baptists. “Today Today it’s Ray’s turn to share his thoughts on the legacy of the reformation from a Baptist viewpoint.
Message from Phil: Guten Morgen! As I near the end of my time in Leipzig, my mind turns from celebrating the diversity of the reformed church across the world to celebrating the diversity of gifts we share at St David’s Uniting as we look toward our Celebration Sunday and AGM. With this in mind and with the reports all now complete, could you please give some thought as to whether you can contribute something to the service which reflects what your group is doing (e.g. a hymn choice / anecdote / scripture reading / artwork / photographs / letter / poem…) and sign up on the sheet at the back. It would be great for us to celebrate the many wonderful things that have been going on in the church over the past twelve months, many of them in the background, and to pray for the ongoing ministries of our church. If you’re unsure what to share, please speak with me next Sunday. Many thanks and see you soon!
There will be no evening service today, but we will have our Film and Chat at 4pm which is a classic 1960’s British comedy (black & white!!) centring around a case of mistaken identity and competing vision of what church should be! Certificate PG.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and the Traidcraft stall will be open with handmade cards on sale. Please take this opportunity to see what is available and enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
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.
Our Father God; Who would true valour see; Blest be the tie that binds; 174, 503
Romans 5:18 – 6:4; Acts 2:37-47; Matthew 18:15-20
Diary for the Week
Monday 10th Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Wednesday 12th Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 13th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 15th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30am. Glam Youth Choir 10am – 3pm
Sunday 16th Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Rev Dr Phil Wall and will include communion.
Evening worship – Iestyn Henson
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- We continue to remember ALL who are not well or are in pain or who are suffering loss, depression, loneliness or fear.
- Congratulations to Ben who got a first in Geography. He’ll now be going to Manchester to do a Masters in International Disaster Management.
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 15th Volunteer ?? July 22nd Marcia
July 16th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iestyn Henson
July 23rd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall (at Church House)
July 30th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm NO EVENING SERVICE
This Week and in the future:
This year sees the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great hymn-writer, William Williams (1717–91) of Pantycelyn.He is a one the giants of Welsh religious and cultural life. According to one literary critic he was ‘the greatest Welsh writer between the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century’, while another could say that he ‘cast a spell over the mind of Welsh-speaking Wales which endures to this day’.Williams Pantycelyn is also a figure of international status and significance, whose hymn, ‘Guide me, O thou great Jehovah’, is sung in all corners of the globe, and not just on the rugby field! Although remembered primarily as a hymn-writer, Williams made a wide-ranging contribution as a prolific author and as one of the main leaders of the Methodist Revival, a powerful spiritual movement which radically changed Welsh life and culture.
Thursday13 July: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (1:15 pm registration) Muni Arts Centre, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd CF37 2DP
Cwm Taf University Health Board continues in its commitment to create opportunities that will update and encourage groups and individuals living in the area to express their views on current health care provision and/or future service planning. You are therefore invited to attend one or all of the public meetings to express your views, pose questions and/or seek clarification on the following topics:
TAFF ELY PUBLIC FORUM
- Cancer Services: We will tell you about some of the services in place for Cwm Taf residents and what our plans are going forward.
- Dewi Sant Health Park: We will describe our plans for developing a Health Park in Dewi Sant.
Tea and coffee will be available on arrival. Those wishing to attend must register their contact details with Sharon Jaynes on 01443 744839 at the earliest opportunity and when registering, please indicate whether you require Welsh language translation.
Friday 14th July: An evening of Worship with Graham Kendrick and the Sound of Wales band, choir, acapella and more, will be held in Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd (either Temple or St Catherine’s) at 7.30pm.
ALL who love to worship creatively are welcome to come along. The evening is being filmed by Songs of praise! Tickets (£7) are available from www.jumblebee.co.uk/ SOWEdenOne
Sunday 23rd July: This year, the Sunday immediately before the AGM (Sunday 23rd July) will be Celebration Sunday on which we celebrate the life and work of our church. (See Phil’s message on the front of this newssheet).
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 24th July……
The Annual reports are now on the table at the back and Phil ends his AGM report with these words ….so I suggest reading it through with a big cup of tea or glass of wine as is your want!
Ade’s Tandem Sky Dive – Would all those who sponsored Ade please pay up as soon as possible please! I think the sheet should still be on the table at the back, but if not, please have a word with Ade. Hopefully she will be able to tell us how much she raised in total.
News Sheets – If you have any items for next week’s news sheet please send these to Alison Jones by midday on Thursday 13 July at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to her on 07899696767.
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells and Cyril Davies
Thought for the Week
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.