& Castle Square URC
24th April 2022
Today is Low Sunday in the Christian Calendar but there is an old tradition of making the Sunday after Easter ‘Laughter’ or Holy Humour’ day! Whichever you choose to call it we hope that you are able to share in our service at St David’s either person, on live stream or later on YouTube.
The service will be led by Iestyn Henson, this will be the fourth time Iestyn has led a service on Low Sunday. Iestyn will, no doubt, give us plenty to think about!
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- Loreen is hoping to receive physio soon to enable her to walk, we hold her in our prayers.
- Gwenllian is feeling better, and made the most of the warm weather, and went out for a drive.
- Buffie hasn’t been well since returning from holiday but is feeling a bit better now.
- Jayne Bright is still suffering with pain in her knee.
- Pete Davies and his daughter Rachael are recovering from Covid.
- We think of Pauline in her concern for her great niece who has cancer and now has sepsis.
- Chris Morris has had a minor operation to remove an ulcer and all is well.
- We remember those for whom this week holds sad memories.
- There are several people who are receiving treatment or are waiting for answers/results, we keep them in our thoughts.
Martha came home on Friday. To say she is pleased would be an understatement, but she will need some quiet time to adjust after 10 weeks in hospital. We send her our love.
This week, Phil has been enjoying his first week’s break of the year, down in Longleat. He’ll be back in the office on Tuesday…if the lions play nicely!
There are 4 birthdays that we are aware of this week: Margaret Holcombe on Monday 25th, Val Stone on Tuesday 26th, Mark Crowley on Wednesday 27th and Julie Kirby on Friday 29th.
for all the cards, messages, ‘the balloon’ and the celebrations arranged which made my birthday a special day. Lynda
In this year of Jubilees, today we celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Valerie and Gareth Feldon, who got married at what is now St David’s Uniting Church on 21st April 1962. They’re celebrating the anniversary today, for which Phil filmed a special message from us. Llongyfarchiadau Gareth and Valerie! We’ll raise a glass and/or a prayer to you today, wishing you many more happy years to come!
Next Sunday – May 1st
10.45 Rev Peter Noble will lead worship at St David’s
11.00 Rev Dr Phil Wall will lead worship, including communion at Castle Sq.
A few people cleared the stage and have put the Victoria room in order so that it can be used for meetings again. It looks really good!
The clearing of the stage has left us with several bags that need to be taken to Charity Shops, either locally or further afield, where parking might be easier. If you can help the bags are in the hall, please just take one today.
Easter Sunday Service
It was a fantastic service; we sang all the hymns! It was good to see the faces of so many people who hadn’t felt able to worship with us while COVID restrictions in place, AND the front doors open! As someone said “A new beginning”
We have removed a row of chairs, so there is plenty of space to be socially distanced. Many still wear masks. We will continue to respect the diverse medical conditions and perceptions of risk within the congregations.
Those who were present will have witnessed a ‘performance’ of The Newcomer by Murray Watts
Unfortunately, we have been unable to upload it to our YouTube page due to copyright issues with other items in the service. We are doing our best to remedy this and should be able to give you the link next week.
We are pleased to say that Tea and Coffee WILL be served after today’s service.
We could possibly serve refreshments more often, but we need more volunteers.
If you can help speak to Catherine or Liz.
While you’re having your coffee take time to look at the great selection of hand-made cards for all occasions that are available. They can be personalised, just speak to Colleen
A Thought for Week
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge
faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov