Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
19 April 2015
We offer a warm welcome to you all today. If you are a visitor, or worshipping with us for the first time you too are especially welcome.
Our minister is leading our services today and this morning’s service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, when all, who so wish, are invited to share in the bread and wine.
Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and handmade greetings cards will be on sale.
Hymns 9, 557, The God who set the stars in space 137,138,
Reading Luke 24:36-48
Hymns 405, 73, 334, 560
Readings Hebrews 12:1-3 (GAN & Good News) 1 Cor 9:23-27
Church Family News
We think of Margaret Johnson as she waits to be able to move freely and Marlene McCloy who is waiting for a hospital appointment.
We pray for Simon as he travels this weekend to Israel as part of his Sabbatical. We have received greetings from Pat & Gareth in Hungary.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Film Night (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 will be led by the Worship Group and Evening Worship, 6pm at Church House, will be led by Gareth Henson, The service will include Communion.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 19th April BBC Celebration Service
If you didn’t tune this morning to hear the second of the services which were recorded earlier this year, don’t worry, you have another chance this evening at 6.30pm.
Monday 20th April 7-10pm Film Night
This month’s film and discussion evening will be a boost to Iestyn and Phil’s marathon efforts, as we will be watching a multi-award winning set in the 1930’s about runners. Certificate U.
Thursday 30th April at 7.30pm Hustings
We have another chance to hear what the candidates for our area have to say and to question them as they will be at Temple Baptist Church. Labour, Plaid Cymru, Conservatives, UKIP, Lib Dems, Socialists, the Green and Christian parties have all confirmed their attendance.
Saturday 9th May at 7pm Christian Aid Quiz Night
Christian Aid quiz at St David’s. Come, bring a team and test out how smart you really are!
News from the Church Meeting
At Monday night’s church meeting, everything from services to sinks, cafes to cows, was discussed at length and with love. Many thanks to those who were able to attend. The minutes will be available soon but in the meantime, here are some of the key points/decisions made:
- Feedback regarding the holy week services to be passed to your elder or Phil directly.
- Following the service at Church House on May 10th, for the foreseeable future, St David’s morning worship will be in town each week.
- Work on the new kitchen will begin on 11th May and will last for approximately 10 weeks
- Peace & Justice group to consider greater exploration of the Kairos document in a Sunday service
- Exhibition on Paul Robeson and associated activities considering prejudice and prophecy to take place at St. David’s in October
- Opportunities to support the new Grange Hostel to be fed back to the church.
- Volunteers for an informal catering committee AND for Saturday coffee morning welcomed.
Nominations for Eldership
The list of those who have agreed to stand as Elders will be on the notice board next week and forms for seconding will be available. Please remember you cannot second anyone you have nominated. Completed slips should be put in the box provided.
The April edition of Reform has arrived and can be found on the table at the back of the church. For both April and March we have received 4 complimentary copies. These are free for anyone to take away with them. If you’ve not read Reform yet, then why not pick up a free copy and see what you think? This month’s edition acknowledges the approach of the general election and there are a few articles and items of news that urge us to ‘Show Up!’ – not only to vote, but also to engage in the political discussion. One of my favourite columns is ‘Jumble sales of the Apocalypse’ and this month, Simon Jenkins is taking a sideways look at Bible readings in church. His description of what happened when the wonderful Ceri Price read the parable of the sheep and the goats in the school assembly is very amusing. To find out more, and who Ceri Price was, read the April edition of Reform. Cerys
We have the start date – May 11th – and we have set the ‘sort out’ date for Wednesday May 6th at 2.00pm. Please help if you can.
Phil will be on leave from April 22nd until May 5th, during this time the Elders will be available to help or advise if required.
The deadline for news for the next three weeks will be 4pm on Thursday, as It will be compiled in the Spanish office!
May 3rd am Rev Ray Vincent pm Iestyn Henson ?
Saturday Coffee Bar
April 25th Viviane & Maralyn May 2nd CLOSED – New Kitchen being fitted
A Thought for the Week
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi