Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
10th December 2017
We welcome all who join us for worship today, the 2nd Sunday of Advent. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
Today we Walk the way …..with Mary and Joseph as Phil leads us in our Advent Service.
This evening at 6pm we will Walk the Way…. with our Christian sisters & brothers as we share in the Town Centre Churches Carol service at Temple Baptist.
All are invited to join us for Fairtrade Tea and Coffee in the hall following the morning service.
Colleen is unable to take any more orders for cards before Christmas. There are however plenty of birthday and Christmas cards available in the hall today. Get yours today!
Please remember the copper pot and empty your purses or pockets of those unwanted ‘coppers’. They will be put to good use by local charities.
Hymns: 98 Come thou long expected Jesus
You Come Again Immanuel
Tua Bethlem Dref
The voice of God goes out to all the world
Readings: Luke 2:26-38 Matthew 1:18-25
Diary for the Week
Monday 11th Language Classes 9.30 -13.00
Karate Club from 16.30 -19.30
Tuesday 12th Kids Club 18.00 at Church House
Wednesday 13th Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 14th 50+ Forum Training 13.30 -15.30 (SMH course)
Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 16th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00
Cantorion practice 10.30 -11.30
Glam Youth Choir 10.00 -12.30
Sunday 17th Family Gift Service at 10.45 led by our minister. For our Evening worship we will travel to Cardiff to share in the Civic Menorah Lighting Ceremony with our Jewish friends at Cardiff Reform Synagogue
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- David Marshman as he adapts to new medication.
- Caroline has settled in to Bay View Lodge and is being well cared for
- Those who are caring for Elderly relatives.
- Those of our fellowship who are unable to remember us; we pray for their well-being.
- Those who have had hospital appointments.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Iestyn at Canton Uniting this morning.
We share Claire Hughes joy as she looks forward to her son’s wedding. Claire asks for everyone’s prayers and blessings for Daniel Taliesin (who was baptised as an infant here) and his fiancée, Lisa, for a happy wedding day and even happier life together.
This Week and in the future:
Give Operation Christmas Child a help with transport cost’s while enjoying yourself at the same time!
Cambrensis are giving a concert in Pontyclun on Tuesday 12th
The highlight of the year for Ladies Guild is our Christmas lunch on Wednesday 13th, when Phil will be our guest! We will meet at the Red Kite at 12.30 for pre lunch drinks before our meal at 1pm.
Do YOU enjoy singing Carols? Phil is leading a carol service at the Pontypridd Care Home, Maesycoed on Wednesday 13 December at 3:30pm, and he would welcome anyone who is free and would like to spread some Christmas cheer.
Civic Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Cardiff Reform Synagogue on Sunday 17th December 2017. It’s NEXT week! Sign-up today if you going as we need to let them know how many are going. We are asked to arrive by 6.15pm, so we will meet at 5.25pm to leave the church at 5.30pm.
On Monday 18th December we invite anyone who enjoys singing to Walk the way ….with Christmas Shoppers as we will be singing carols at Sainsbury’s from 7pm while receiving donations for Christian Aid.
As we start to receive Christmas cards, please remember to save the postage stamps and put them in the box, they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
Thankyou to everyone who responded to our appeal last month; you gave a total of 34.9 kgs of food plus £5, this was gratefully received. The need is still urgent as Christmas approaches, so please continue to buy just one extra item per week and place it in the box in the hall.
The Christmas Cards Greetings Board is in place – you are invited to ‘post’ a single card to all your friends in church and give a donation to Charity. For those who wish to send individual cards the card sorter is also in place. Please remember to check for ‘YOUR’ mail and if there are cards for people you can deliver to.
Gift Sunday is next Sunday. Envelopes for donations to our Christmas appeals are on the table, if you can Gift Aid please put your name on the envelope.
Update on Cristina’s (Cristian’s daughter) treatment. Her second month of treatment (intravenous steroid injections) started on November 28th. Already the treatment has shown signs of being very effective as Cristina has not needed the regular blood transfusions that she was having. The doctor even allowed her to go to the Kindergarden on December 1st, the Romanian national Day. She is also generally feeling better and happier.
Three further months minimum are, according to the doctor, needed. Our aim will be to try to provide the three months. Each month costs £1200 pounds.
Cristian keeps in regular contact with Viviane and sends photos which we are more than welcome to see.
Dec 17th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm at Cardiff Reform Synagogue
Dec 24th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 11.15pm Service at Church House
Saturday Coffee Bar
Dec 16th Volunteer please
Flowers for December are being donated by
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards,
Brian & Marcia Hurley and Gwyneth James
Thought for the Week
Christmas is a tall green tree which serves as festive altar for any household which discovers the true meaning behind it all.
Christmas is a ringing bell calling a distraught humanity to gladness and hope.
“St. David’s Uniting Church acknowledges the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the repair to the stonework and roof of the building. Now completed!!”