Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
2nd April 2017 5th Sunday of Lent
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
This morning’s service is being led by our good friend, Dave Kitchen and we look forward to a service with a difference!
Richard and Sarah are leading our Evening service which will also include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fairtrade Coffee and tea will be served in the Church hall after this morning’s service, when the fair-trade stall will be ‘open’ and Hand-made cards, including Easter cards will also be on sale. All are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
The copperpot, the contents of which provide much needed funds to local charities, is on the back table waiting for your loose change.
Hymns 426, 144, 287, 293
Hymns 205, 188, 422
Reading Deuteronomy 3:23-29; Acts 11:19-25; Acts 15:36-40
Church Family News
Eirwen was admitted to the Royal mid week with a viral infection, so no visitors! We wish her a speedy recovery. We remember those have had the results of tests and are now having, or waiting for treatment or are still waiting for a date for surgery. We also keep those who are unable to worship with us in our thoughts, especially Marilyn Young, Caroline, Gwyneth Sheryn, Brenda, Olwen, Sharon, Haydn and Sue Skym,
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9am-1pm. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm. Church Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Lent group 10am. Sing for Life Choir 6.30pm-8pm
Friday Lent Lunch (see Diary)
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11.30. Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Sunday Our Palm Sunday Family worship at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and at 4pm we will have our monthly Film, more details in Diary
Dates for your Diary
Monday 3rd April Church Meeting
A reminder! Our quarterly church meeting is tomorrow. All are invited to come along and share in the decision making of ‘our’ church. If you are unable to attend please give your apologies to an Elder. The agenda is on the notice board and copies of the minutes are available on request.
Friday 7th April Lent Lunch
This week’s Lent Lunch, will be held at Bethel Baptist, Hawthorn between 12.00 and 1.30pm. Suggested Donation £2.50. Proceeds will go to Christian Aid. Fairtrade goods will also be on sale.
Palm Sunday- April 9th Monthly Film and Chat
This month we will be watching and discussing a musical take on the events of Holy Week. Certificate (PG)
Easter Sunday – April 17th Easter Breakfast
Will YOU be joining us for Easter Breakfast? If so please indicate on the list what you will be bringing AND put your name on the sheet so we can lay a place for you.
East Africa Crisis Appeal
If you missed (or forgot) last week the collection plates are on the back table and in the hall for your donations. Special envelopes can be used if you are able to gift aid your donation.
What are YOU doing in Holy Week?
Our holy week program is out and should offer us a week of worship and witness, of reflection and fun. Copies are on the back table.
Ten Pin Bowling
The Ten Pin Bowling outing on Tuesday of Holy Week, to which all are invited and is free, if you would like to go the sign-up sheet is on the table. We need to know numbers as soon as possible.
Good Friday – Lent Lunch
We are the host’s this year. We will need help! If you are able to assist on Thursday Evening setting up the tables, or on Friday from 12 noon, taking orders & serving, collecting dishes or washing up, please let us know. We will also need someone to take the donations and serve on the Fairtrade Stall.
Kid’s Club Lent Project
The challenge last week was to bring Sugar, Jam or Biscuits. Just the type of item people could ‘give up’ for lent! 16.2kg were donated to the food bank.
Maybe we could follow their example……boxes are in the church and the hall, when you do your weekly shop pick up an extra item and donate it to the Foodbank, we might even match their weight!
Palm Sunday Apr 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Easter Sunday Apr 16th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iestyn Henson
Saturday Coffee Bar
Apr 8th Kath & Marcia Apr 15th CLOSED
Flowers for April are being donated by
Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber, Marlene McCloy
Margaret & Chris Morris, and Chris Fennell
Thought for the week
Everything in life has its own time.
There is time to celebrate and there is time to mourn.
This is the time for reflection and transformation.
Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.”