Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
1st April 2018
‘Hail the day that sees him rise’. We pray that everyone who joins us for worship on this Easter Day will experience something of the joy of Easter as Phil leads us in our worship.
If you are a visitor, or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope that you too will feel at home, and able to join in the worship.
This morning’s service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and we invite all to share in the bread and wine with us.
This Evening’s service is at Church House and will include our Emmaus walk, as we take a short evening stroll then return to Church House to continue our service and share communion. Those unable to walk are invited to spend the time in quiet reflection until the ‘walkers’ return.
Fairtrade Tea and Coffee will be served in the hall following our morning worship: all are invited to join us and catch up on chat with friends.
The Foodbank boxes and Copper Pot are in the usual places where your donations can be placed.
Hymns: 267 – Jesus Christ is risen today!
And we are singing fresh hallelujahs
378 – O Lord, all the world belongs to you.
In A Field In a Country
The Risen Christ
Reading: Luke 24:1-12
Hymns 24 – Alleluia, Alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord
We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise.
503 – Thine be the glory!
Reading: Luke 24:13-35
Diary for the Week
Thursday 5th 50+ Forum Social 13.30-15.30 Hall
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00 Hall
Sunday 8th Our Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by Dave Kitchen and Evening worship at 6pm will be in the style of Iona
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- The family of Olwen Nash who passed away on March 24th Olwen had been unable to worship with us for a number of years and had been a resident at Dyffryn Ffrwd since November 2015.
- We continue to keep Marlene Rayner and the family in our thoughts as they prepare for Gwyn’s funeral.
- Caroline is now out of hospital.
- Valerie Henson who has fallen at home
- All who are going on the Pilgrimage to Palestine next week
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Ray at Siloam, Upper Cwmbran in the evening
We have received Easter Greetings from Viviane….she will be thinking of us and missing the fellowship!
This Week and in the future:
On Tap! If talking about life, the universe and everything over beer and nachos (or soft drinks and vegan snacks!) appeals to you, come join the conversation at the Otley Arms on Thursday 12th April or the second Thursday in any month.
Some of us call ourselves Christian; some don’t; all are up for dialogue, not dogma. Everyone is welcomed and first timers get their first drink free.
An Invitation from Mark Stone of the Jewish Reform Synagogue, Cardiff.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is taking our service on the 14th April. at 11 am.She is the senior Rabbi of the Movement for Reform Judaism and I wonder if a few of you would like to come to the service? She is also very funny!
Thanks Please pass on our thanks to everyone at St. David’s Uniting Church involved in raising awareness and funds for Young Minds through the Christmas Appeal 2017. Your very kind donation of £444.50 will help to continue our vital work improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Iestyn’s London Marathon Challenge – is just two weeks away, his target is to raise £2000 for Save the Children. His Virgin Money Giving page shows that he has already raised £1241 (62%) and that doesn’t include gift aid. If you want to help Iestyn reach his target, just sign the form on the table or go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=IestynHenson&pageUrl=1
“God Bless the NHS” As it reaches its 70th Birthday, we wanted to do something to give God thanks for this institution and to show our appreciation to the thousands of women and men who give their all to care for our health and well-being today.
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.
We aim to do this by interviewing people and recording these interviews on mobile phones from where they can be edited and uploaded on to a specially designated web site. If anyone is interested in participating we are offering a day’s training in the church hall on Saturday, May 19th from 9am until 5pm
The course is free and a buffet lunch is included. Speak to Pam for more details.
April 15th am Iestyn Henson 4pm Film & Chat
April 22nd am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Table Disscission
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 the world conceals the One who made it
and reveals the One who can be found inside it.’ –
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner