& Castle Square URC
17th April 2022
Pasg Hapus! Happy Easter!
Easter is a time for fresh wonder, new life, and new beginnings. This year we hope to welcome many of our church family back into our buildings for Easter worship, as now we can sing, chat, break bread and drink wine free of restrictions (whilst still respecting the diverse medical conditions and perceptions of risk within the congregations). So let us gather – in person and online with friends in Wales and across the world – as we declare that Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!
Our services this Sunday
9.30am Easter Breakfasts at Castle Square (led by Phil) and St David’s (led by Iestyn)
10.45am Family service and Communion at St David’s led by Phil
5.00pm Emmaus Walk from Church House
6.00pm Emmaus Communion at Church House (doors open by 5.45pm)
The Family service at St David’s will be live streamed
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- Brenda did have her eye appointment; she is now on the list for a cataract operation.
- Gwenllian has shingles on her face, we hope it isn’t too painful and that she recovers soon.
- Good news! Martha is getting on well and thinking about a date for coming home. Unfortunately, her daughter now has Covid so cannot visit.
- Ray Vincent has Covid but was able to join our zoom service on Palm Sunday, he is recovering and hoping to be with us for our Easter services.
- There are several in our congregations or who are coping with cancer and are receiving or waiting for treatment. We keep them, and their families in our prayers.
- We keep Vena, Loreen, Gill Miller, Sharon, and others, who are not able to get out and about as much as they would like to, in our thoughts.
- Sue Walkling had a bump in her car last week, when someone went into the back of her, fortunately she was not hurt, just badly shaken.
- We remember those of our fellowship who are unable to remember us, and we pray for them.
- Many are visiting family over Easter; we trust that they will have a good time.
There are 5 birthdays that we are aware of this week: Julie Evans and Gareth Cooke will be celebrating on Monday, Hilary of Castle Sq has her birthday on Tuesday 19th, Cerys on Thursday 22nd and Anne Coles on Friday 23rd. We send them all our Good Wishes.
I would like to send my thanks, and gratitude, for all the care and concern that everyone has shown, it has made such a difference knowing how much people care.
I’m so disappointed at not being able to share in any of the Easter Services. . . . but I am still testing positive for covid, I’m feeling fine, just harbouring the virus.
Thanks to the daily devotions, at least I have been able to share some of Holy Week!
Hopefully I will see you all soon. Kath X
From Monday morning, Phil will be out of the office, enjoying a well-earned break. He’ll be back at work on Tuesday 26th April. He really should have longer with all that he has done during Holy Week and before – His Palm Sunday service was exceptional. Enjoy the break Phil.
Holy Week Reflections
Did you miss them? They are all available on our YouTube page and are well worth watching.You can also access them through the Church website.
Thanks to all those who took part, especially Phil for the planning and Robert for the recordings.
There is just one service – 10.45am at St David’s – it will be led by Iestyn Henson.
Colleen has been very busy during lockdown so there is a good selection of cards available in the hall today, large cards are £2 and small are £1.50. All the proceeds go into Church Funds.
Tea and coffee will NOT be served after today’s service BUT will be available next week. We could possibly serve refreshments more often, but we need more volunteers. If you can help speak to Catherine or Liz.
A Thought for Week
“One of the secrets in life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks”