Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
24th February 2019
We welcome everyone to our services today, which is also the beginning of ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’.
We have a trio leading worship this morning! As well as our minister, Phil, and student minister Julie it is our joy to welcome back Revd Dr Andrea Russell, friend to St David’s Uniting, as she helps us to continue our weekend reflections on the theme of ‘Be still; be one; beloved’.”
We recognise the importance of getting to know one another so every week after our service we offer tea and coffee as a chance to chat and catch up. If you are new to our fellowship please join us so that we can get to know you and if you are an old timer why not take the chance to catch up with friends.
Handmade cards are on sale in the hall – all the profit helps to pay the church bills.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities.
The FoodBank boxes, for which there is increased need, are also in the usual places. Please do what you can to help those who have to resort to using them.
Hymns: 131 – Filled with the Spirit’s power
Come to the quiet
52 – Be still and know that I am God
Smile and be free
Readings: Psalm 65; Luke 8:22-25
Diary for the Week
Monday 25th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Wednesday 27th Ladies Guild 12.30 (see This Week…)
Saturday 1st Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 2nd Our Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by Rev Malcolm Shapland of Caerphilly. 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:
- People either from or connected to our fellowship who are receiving long term treatment.
- Those known to us who live with constant pain and those who care for them.
- All who are involved with FairTrade.
- All who have to use FoodBanks and those run them.
- Members who are leading worship elsewhere.
Special Days in February
1-28 LGBT History month
25 Feb–10 Mar Fairtrade Fortnight
Sadly, today is Ian Edwards’ last week worshiping with us as he continues his church-hopping in his mission to work out how the Church can best engage with GTFM. If you’d like to chat with Ian about this or even want to pledge to support GTFM through prayer or pennies, now’s your chance to grab him!
This Week and in the future
Calling ALL Soccer fans! There is a match tonight
Beverley is now the Manager of a new football team !! – Pontypridd International – made up of players from our Syrian refugee friends and their own friends from many different countries. We have our first game this evening (Sunday 24th) 6.30 at Pontypridd Rugby Club in the Soccer Sixes tournament. Please come along and support if you can – if not I’ll let you know the score in our Sports Bulletin next Sunday !
At Ladies Guild this week we have a treat in store as we will be entertained with music from Kath, Dave and John. All are welcome to join us for this afternoon. We will meet in the Victoria Room at 2pm.
The theme is “Come Everything is Ready” and it is prepared by the women of Slovenia
At the core of the theme for WDP 2019, an invitation – ‘Come’ and to enable the response – ‘Everything is ready’.
Come to praise, thank, and proclaim the kingdom of love.
St David’s Celebrations. A little late! 10am – 12 noon, March 9th – we will be hosting a cake sale and coffee morning to raise money for the redecoration of the Victoria Room. Volunteers to serve and / or bake will be most welcome. Speak to Lynda.
On Sunday 10th March our morning worship will take the form of a Gymanfa Ganu. Any suggestions for possible songs/hymns should be given to Phil or Lynda by March 3rd.
Today is your last chance to ‘’sign-up’ sheet for this year’s Lent book ‘The Art of Lent’ by Sister Wendy Beckett is on the table. The book includes a painting and accompanying reflection for each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Books cost £9
February Flowers are being donated by
Madeline Howells, Pat Howell John King,
Jan Bayliss and Porth Friends
Mar 3rd am Rev Malcolm Shapland
pm Evening Communion
Mar 10th am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Thought for the Week
Chocolate is a treat for us.
A Living income is a human right for farmers