Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
12 April 2015
Welcome, everyone who joins us for worship on, what is called, Low Sunday in the Christian Calendar. But we pray that we shall all continue to experience the joy of Easter as Phil leads our worship this morning.
This evening at 6pm we will focus on the work of Christian Aid when we will welcome Mari McNeill to our service. Mari is based at the Cardiff office, and looks after fundraising, volunteering and campaigning through churches and community groups in her region. She also leads the team on advocacy and joint campaigning work in Wales.
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, when the Traidcraft stall will be open. Please take time to see what is on sale, and support fair-trade.
Hymns 503, Part of your plan, 46, 142
Readings John 20:19-31, 1 Peter2:1-9
Hymns 366, 252, 162
Readings As announced
Church Family News
We include this to inform our prayers: This week we rejoice in the news that Margaret has at last been able to sit in a chair!
Marlene McCloy has severe Sciatica and is in a lot of pain, some of our fellowship have hospital appointments in the coming weeks, and will wait anxiously for the results. We remember and pray for them all.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Church Meeting 7.30pm (see diary)
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon. Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship, including Communion will be led by our minister and Evening worship at 6pm, will be led Iestyn with help from Phil.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 13th April Church Meeting
The meeting will be held in the Victoria Room. The Minutes of the last meeting are on the table, and the possible agenda is on the Notice board. If you are unable to attend please give your apologies to Marcia.
Wednesday 15th April Election Hustings
Hustings will be held at Salem Chapel, Tonteg at 7pm when we will have the opportunity to listen to and question the candidates. Labour, Plaid Cymru, Conservatives, UKIP, Lib Dems, Socialists, Green and Christian parties have all confirmed that their candidate will attend. .
Saturday 18th April Lavish
This is a ladies only event, which is being organised by Martine Lewis from St Catherine’s. We will serve refreshments as people arrive from 6.00pm, welcome will be at 6.30pm and worship will follow.
We need volunteers to serve the refreshments. All ladies are welcome to the evening. Please speak to Margaret Morris if you can help.
Sunday 19th April BBC Celebration Service
Don’t forget to tune in to listen to the second of the services which were recorded earlier this year. It will be transmitted on BBC Radio Wales at 7.30am and again at 6.30pm.
Holy Week Services
I just wanted to say a huge thanks to all who attended, facilitated and contributed at the holy week services this year. I know it wasn’t only me who found many of the musical contributions stunning, the reflections thought-provoking, the hospitality given and received, encouraging. The services benefited from the gifts, time and commitment of a lot of people and served as a great reminder of just how blessed we are at St David’s. I’m aware that some aspects of the week were approached and appreciated in a different manner to others, and we will be reviewing the week’s observations so do please give any feedback to your elder or to me, but all in all, I think we can look back on the week with smiles on our lips and thanks in our prayers. Cheers all! Phil
Copies of the sermons and some of the reflections are available on our website and in paper format from Marcia.
Nominations for Eldership
The forms for seconding those who have agreed to stand as Elder will be available once Phil has spoken to ALL the nominees. Please remember who you have nominated as you cannot second them.
We have the start date – May 11th – and we have a site meeting tomorrow (13th). News from this meeting will be shared at the Church meeting. Get ready for a ‘sort out’ towards the end of April!
Pontypridd Young at Heart
Who are they? A group of people who once a month from April to October, excluding August, take a coach trip, usually starting about 9am and returning, depending on the venue, 6 -7pm.
This month’s venue is Cheltenham. Alan Hills has more details.
Pilgrimage to Jordan and the Holy Land
Sally Thomas is co-leading a 2 week pilgrimage, from 28th September to 11th October 2015. Places are available. More information is available from Fiona.
April 26th am Worship Group pm Gareth Henson
May 3rd am Rev Ray Vincent pm Iestyn Henson ?
April 12th Catherine April 19th Mo
Saturday Coffee Bar
April 18th Alan & Stephanie April 25th Viviane & ????
Flowers for April are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber,
Margaret & Chris Morris, Marlene McCloy and Chris Fennell
A Thought for the Week
Goals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf