Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
29th April 2018
Welcome everyone! If this is your first visit, we invite you to join us for tea or coffee following the morning service for a time of informal fellowship.
Following our practice for our ‘fifth’ Sunday AM service to be led by an organisation or group, we are delighted that Claire Hughes has volunteered to lead our worship this morning.
There is NO evening service at St David’s but we are encouraged to enjoy Songs of Praise or join worship with one of our neighbours.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, which will benefit local charities and place your Foodbank donations in the box.
Hymns: I Will Sing a Song of Love
Jesus never ever, ever, ever gives up
235 I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
30 And can it be?
Readings Luke 5: 12-13 & 27-32. Ephesians 2: 4-10
Diary for the Week
Monday 30th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 1st Kids Club at Church House
Wednesday 2nd Rainbows & Guides from 16.45
Thursday 3rd Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 5th Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30 Cantorion Practice 10.30-11.30
Sunday 6th Our 10.45am Family Service will be led by Canon Aled Edwards and our evening worship at 6pm will be a Contemplative service with communion
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Those of our fellowship who are concerned for the health of young family members and others who are waiting for the results of tests.
- Iestyn who is still recovering after running the London Marathon.
- Phil, Simon and all United Reformed Ministers across the UK who will be meeting for the first ever URC-wide ministers gathering Monday – Thursday this week where big questions about the future of the church in contemporary society will be asked.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Ray is taking part in Alvan’s celebration service at Crane St. Pontypool this morning and Iestyn is at Merthyr this morning.
To Alvan Clarke, former minister of St David’s PCW, as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his ordination.
While Phil is away the Elders are available to help if you have any problems!
News from the Church Meeting
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because new laws which relate to organisations keeping personal information come into effect on May 25th, St David’s will shortly be asking all its members and regular worshipers to renew their permission for us to hold that information. We will be designing a simple form, on which you will need to give your name and address and then tick some boxes, sign and date the bottom. We’ll distribute some brief information about this with the form, but it will not take more than a few minutes of your time.
ELDERSHIP. It’s that time of year again when we are to consider and celebrate the gifts of the congregation by nominating members to be elders. This year there are three places available and all church members are encouraged to give prayerful consideration as to who might have the gifts, time and calling to be an elder – either for the first time or to serve again. In our current system, you do not need to speak first to the person you are nominating but to simply fill in a form from the back and either hand it to Iestyn or put it into the nominations box at the back of the church. Nominations must be handed in by May 20th The names of those standing down are on the notice board.
We will have a student minister working with us from September 2018- September 2019.
This Week and in the future……..
Ladies Guild will meet on 12 noon on May 9th for the first of their monthly Fish and Chip lunches which will be followed by a time of ‘fun’.
A Taskmaster Church Special, featuring Phil Rickards for Capel Rhondda, Rosa Hunt for Salem Baptist, SPI Lewis for the Valleys Pastorate, Bethan Walkling for St David’s Uniting and Phil Wall for Castle Sq URC.
Come and help us put the fun into fundraising at St David’s Uniting Church on Saturday May 19th at 7pm. Tickets £5
Kid’s Club once again have a project for Christian Aid Week – they are being challenged to save money in a brick like container which will then be used to purchase tools to enable people to rebuild their homes. If you would like to help them speak to Bethan.
We are planning to collect people’s experiences of the NHS by capturing stories about home remedies that people used to cure illnesses and the stories about characters, such as midwives and family doctors who had their own particular methods or who were well known locally.
The ‘Sign Up’ sheet for the day’s training on how to interview people and record the interviews on mobile phones, which will be held in the church hall on Saturday, May 19th from 9am until 5pm, is on the table.
The course is free and a buffet lunch is included. Speak to Pam for more details.
Do you have a flair for arranging flowers? If the answer is YES would you like to join the small group of volunteers who arrange the flowers which grace the sanctuary every Sunday. What is involved? Volunteers are given the money to purchase the flowers and then arrange them on Friday or Saturday at a time suitable to themselves. If you would like to help on an occasional basis please speak to Lynda.
May 13th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Iona worship
May 20th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones, Margaret Morris, and Sue Salmon
Thought for the Week
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin 1903-1977 French Novelist