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9th July 2023
We welcome everyone to our services today, either online or in person at St Davids.
We invite you to join us ‘in the square’ for our Zoom service when we get together before and after the service for informal chat. The line will be open from 10.30am.
For those joining our Zoom service, Rev Ray Vincent will lead our worship and his theme today is ‘My yoke is easy and my burden is light’.
At 10.45 for those who prefer to meet in person Michael Howells will be leading the worship at St David’s,
Whichever service you choose to join we hope that you will feel the warmth of fellowship of friends.
Handmade cards will be on sale after the service, all proceeds go to Church funds.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week. This week we have received very little news, which is good, as they say “No news is good news”.
The news we have received is certainly good!
- Especially for Renda who has been able to speak with her Mum and now knows that the sister they had lost touch with is safe. She has been through a lot and it has taken her weeks to get home.
- We think of those who are concerned for the health of family members or close friends
- While we give thanks for ‘good’ news and we remember those for whom news has not been so good, particularly those who are grieving and missing loved ones.
- We remember those who ‘work’ every Sunday: the organists/pianists, the readers, those who control the Zoom service and Live streaming, or give a welcome at the door, or from the lectern, the coffee makers, the stewards and the readers.
There are three birthday’s that we are aware of this week, Valerie Henson and Mary Howells both on Thursday13th July and Ron Howells who will be celebrating on Saturday15th July.
Diary for the Week
Monday 10th Language Class 10.00am Church Meeting 7.00pm
Wednesday 12th Guides – 6.00pm
Friday 14th Ynysyngharad W.I. – 1.30pm
Sunday 16th Morning Worship with Lewis Lewis-Head at 10.45am
July 23rd – Rev Owen Griffiths July 30th – Rev Simon Walkling August 6th – Dave Kitchen
It’s our Church AGM tomorrow! (July 10th) It will take place in the church at 7pm.
Rev Stephen Best will be in charge of the proceedings. If you are unable to attend, please make it known.
We will hopefully have updates on future ministry and our move to Castle Square.
Bethan Walkling and Catherine Naamani have been nominated to serve as Elders from September, they will all be affirmed at AGM. Colleen Rowan has agreed to become treasurer, she will also be affirmed in this role at the meeting.
A Date for the Diary
The South Wales Baptist Association are running a Theology School on Thursday 13th July from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at Bethel, Whitchurch. The aim of the day is to create a safe space to encourage conversation about human sexuality. There will be speakers from different points of view, and discussion in small groups. Bring a packed lunch. Drinks will be provided throughout the day. There will be no charge but they ask for a suggested donation of £10 per person on the day. Please let Ray know if you are interested.
Farewell Lunch for Simon and Sue
The date has been booked at The Heritage Park for a lunch following the Morning service on July 30th. There are 23 names on the list. Final numbers will be needed by July 16th. Sign -up today or contact Marcia.
Service of Thanksgiving for Rev Simon Walkling
Apologies due to a printing error this sheet was not available last week. We will be the hosts for the Service of Thanksgiving as Revd Simon Walkling leaves his role as Moderator of the National Synod of Wales, it will be held on Saturday 5 August 2023 at 2pm, with refreshments served after the service. Please add your name to the list and indicate if you will be staying for refreshments.
Induction Service in Swansea
So far 17 people have signed up to go to Simon’s Induction Service in Swansea on Saturday 2nd September. If you intend to travel by car and are willing to take some passengers, please can you add your name to the sheet indicating how many spare seats you have in case we have to car share.
Thought for the Week
Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.
Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965