Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
27 August 2017
We welcome everyone to our services today; we especially welcome Revd’s Andrew and Irene Davies.
Andrew will be leading our worship, and Irene who has not been in good health recently is here to support him. They have recently moved to a new retirement complex which will enable Irene lead a more independent life that will benefit both of them! We wish them well in their new home.
If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, you too are most welcome and we hope you will return again.
This afternoon Cellikattesen will be holding an ‘open rehearsal’ Concert in the Sanctuary from 2pm. All are welcome to come along and listen.
Our evening worship at 6pm, will be a Summer Compline at Church House.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, we invite everyone to join us for a ‘cuppa and a chat’ in the company of friends. Hand- made greetings cards will also be on sale.
The Copper Pot is, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns: 337 Morning has broken
541 What a friend we have in Jesus
4 A new commandment I give unto you.
349 New every morning is the love.
Readings: Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 12- 30, Matthew 16: 13 – 20.
Thought for the Week
A house is no home unless it contains food for the soul as well as the body.
Diary for the Week
Thursday 30th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 2nd Coffee Bar re-opens at 10.am
Sunday 3rd Our Family service at 10.45 will be led by Hadyn Blackey and Evening worship, which will include communion, will be led by our Minister.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Anne Coles, Colleen, Kath who have all sustained fractures during recent weeks.
- Zelda is due to have an operation on her knee this week.
- Caroline as she continues her slow recovery and Brenda Jones as she settles into a new room in Ty Eiran
- All who are housebound, or are unable to attend worship, those who are lonely – a phone call, or an occasional visit and a chat would be very welcome.
This Week and in the future:
TODAY at 2pm
This will be a brilliant event……well worth finishing your Sunday lunch early for!
They have visited us twice before and have asked to perform here again!
They are a group of young musicians from Germany who fund their own tours.
Glam Camp who have been meeting in our church all week, (as many will have seen on television)
will round off with a BBQ at Dare Valley Country Park starting at 5pm.
There will be performances from the Glam Band and Glam Choir as well as the young musicians who have been at Glam Camp.
Look for ‘The GlamFest2017’ banners!!
Calfaria Free Church, Porth are hosting An Evening with the Swansea Gospel Choir with soloist Carolyn Jones, at 7pm on Saturday 2nd September. All are welcome – refreshments will be available.
Ladies Guild will meet at 12.30 on September 6th for their monthly Fish and Chip Lunch followed by ??????? . Names to Lynda today!
Guild Diaries for our Autumn Session are on the table.
Saturday 9th September
St David’s Church, Hopkinstown.
Calling ALL bakers
You need to register to enter this free competition. You can register as follows:
Pontybakeoff@gmail .com or by telephone 01443 687935
If you want to enter do it soon. There are great prizes for winners. Family fun on the day, with decorating competition for the under 7’s and plenty of fun and games.
After months of waiting the repairs to the ‘back’ wall and the Hall roof are going to start! Scaffolding will be in place from 29th August. Access to the sanctuary will be from through the door on Gelliwastad Road for the duration of the work. The hall access will not be affected. There will no disruption to services or meetings.
This weekend, Phil is taking one of his 6 leave Sundays to attend the Greenbelt Christian Festival where he’ll be talking about the relationships we’ve been building with our refugee friends.
Our series on Christianity and mental health will continue on September 10th and 17th, if anyone would like to offer a reflection – a word, prayer, poem, advice, expression of frustration, whatever it might be – on this issue, please put it in the box at the back labelled ‘Mental Health Reflections’ or email Phil directly. Contributions can be anonymous.
There is an urgent need for tinned meat.
As has been said before just one item per household per week would make a huge difference! If you can’t get to the shops money is also accepted, and can be given to Alan.
Saturday Coffee Bar
We re-open next week! Volunteers are needed – Please sign up!
Sept 9th Sept16th
3rd Sept am Haydn Blackey pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
10th Sept am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
Flowers for August have been donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills,
Hettie Bullock. Beti Jones, and Pat Howell
Flowers for September will be donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Zelda Smith,
Marlene McCloy and Janet Bayliss
Something to ponder!
“The are only two ways to handle tense situations:
you can change them, or you can change the way you look at them.
There is enlightenment to be had in changing the way you look at things”.
“The Little Book Of Calm” by Paul Wilson (1996)