Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
11 December 2016
We welcome all who join us for worship today, the third Sunday in Advent. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return in the future. Our morning service with the theme ‘Whinging while waiting?’ will be led by our minister.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and handmade Christmas cards will be on sale.
This afternoon at 3pm we are invited to join Phil as he leads a Carol service at Castle Sq URC.
This evening at 6pm we are hosting the Town Churches Carols service when the Coedylan School Choir will be taking part.
The Copper Pot is on the table waiting for your small change! Please put some in, local charities appreciate every penny they receive.
Hymns Joyful, joyful we adore thee, 283, 227 vv.1-2,4-5
Readings Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10
Town Churches Carol Service – Separate service sheet
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9-11am, Karate Club 4.30 – 7.30pm, Elders meeting at the Manse
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11-30 .
Sunday Our Family worship, including communion, at 10.45 will be led by Phil Our Evening Christmas Praise service at 6pm will be led by Rev Ray Vincent (see Notices)
Church Family and Pastoral News
We sadly report that Loreen’s husband, Ken, passed away on Sunday afternoon. We hold Loreen and the family in our prayers at this time. Ken’s funeral will take place at Glyntaf at 3pm, Thursday 15th December.
We pray for Chris Fennell, now at home but unable to drive for 5 weeks! Marilyn Young as she continues to improve, Caroline, still in intensive care and Russell in Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.
We also remember those of our fellowship who are recovering from recent surgery, struggling with new medication, are finding life difficult, or are concerned for members of their family.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 14th December Ladies Guild
For our final meeting for 2016, those who have booked, will meet at 12 o’clock at Rhondda Heritage Hotel for our Christmas meal. Our first meeting of the New Year will be January 4th when ALL will be welcome to join us.
Wednesday December 14th Christmas Concert
A Christmas concert to raise funds for PONT will be held at Temple Baptist Church at 7pm.
Thursday December 15th Carol Singing
As we are unable now to go from door to door collecting for a charity whilst singing Christmas Carols in the neighbourhood, we will be entertaining the shoppers in Sainsbury’s as we will be carolling in the foyer! Please join us – we will be there from 7pm.
Sunday December 18th Christmas Praise
This will be a ‘bring and share‘ service – so we have the opportunity to offer our favourite Christmas readings, poems and carols as we share in the wonder of this time of year together. All contributions will be gratefully received by Ray, either before the service or on the night.
Sunday January 1st Evening Service
Pontypridd Christians Together Carol service in St. Luke’s at 5PM
Friday January 6th Poems and Pies
Our Annual Poems and Pies event – we are giving you advance notice to look for a Poem, Story or anecdote to share with us.
Town Churches Carol Service – TONIGHT
We only host this every 4 years so we appeal to ALL who are free to come along and share the joy of Christmas with our friends from other Town Churches and the children from CoedyLan.
We need volunteers to welcome people as they arrive, to steward the balcony and help with the refreshments after the service.
Please ‘sign up’ – the sheet is on the table!
The churches Safeguarding Policy has been updated, and a copy is on the notice boards in the Church (at the back), the Hall, and in Church House. It’s also available on request,
Any news/information for the three weeks 18th December till 8th January should be passed to Marcia by 12 noon on 15th December
Next week’s news sheet will be the last until 8th January.
Dec 18th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Christmas Praise
Dec 25th at 10.30am Rev Dr Phil Wall.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Dec 17th Volunteer please Jan 7th Deborah & Marcia
Flowers for December are being donated by
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards,
Brian & Marcia Hurley and Gwyneth James
Thought for the week
“Life is an Advent Season
May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfilment into the Advent of our lives. CONNECTIONS, 11- 28-93