Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
1 February 2015
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We especially welcome again Rev Sally Thomas, the Ecumenical Officer for URC Wales Synod, who will be leading her first service at Gelliwastad Road having previously lead worship at Church House.
Phil will lead our evening service at 6pm, which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. when we invite all, who so wish, to share in the bread and wine with us.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, andthe monthly TRAIDCRAFT stall will be ‘open’, take a look at what is available to support fairtrade – there is always a good selection of items, All are welcome to join us for this time of informal fellowship
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns 170, 275, 73, 268, 571
Readings Deuteronomy 18: 15-20, Mark 1: 12-28
Hymns 43, 53, 127
Readings Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild at 2pm in the Victoria Room (see Diary)
Rainbows 5pm at Church House. Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon. Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Both our Family worship at 10.45am and evening worship will be led by our Minister. See Diary
Church Family News
We sadly report that Marlene’s husband Rod passed away in hospital on Thursday morning. We remember Marlene at this difficult time
Many will know that Margaret Johnson fell on her way to church last week and she is currently in the Royal on Ward 4 with a broken femur, we wish her a quick recovery. Jane Jones has had a brief spell in hospital and is now recovering at home. Bleddyn has improved slightly and is waiting for the results of tests.
We keep all these people and those who care for them in our thoughts and prayers.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 4th February Ladies Guild
We have an interesting afternoon ahead of us as Jonathan Shimmin, Heritage Officer for RCT will be speaking to us about his work. Please join us in the Victoria Room at 2pm
Sunday 8th February Church Meeting
Following on from the morning service we will have our Church Meeting, among the items we will be discussing are the proposed new kitchen, dates of future Church meetings and services for Lent & Easter. The full agenda is on the notice board
The morning service will be in Church NOT Church House.
Monday 16th February Film and Chat
As our next film and chat evening falls just after Valentine’s Day, we will watch a high school romantic comedy which considers the nature of Christianity today, albeit in a light-hearted way. The evening will start at 7pm. More details from Phil.
Thursday 19th February Thursday’s Child
A fundraising concert for Headway Cardiff featuring Thursday’s Child “songs that reach right into your soul” will be held at City United Reformed Church Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ commencing at 7.30pm Tickets £5/£3 available from City URC, the Churches Together Bookshop and on the door. http://thursdayschild.org.uk
Friday 20th February Lent Lunches 2015
The first of the Soup, Bread and Cheese lunches to support Christian Aid will take place. The venue will be announced next week.
Saturday 21st February A ‘Special’ Coffee Morning
The proceeds of the Coffee morning will go to help Iestyn reach his target for the London Marathon. There will be craft stalls, maybe some entertainment and Darren, who is also taking part, will be there with his Cross Trainer. Come along and give them your support.
Church Gift Day
Many thanks to those who have given donations to the Kitchen Fund in our Gift Day Collection, the amount raised so far is £420.
Now we have two weeks to choose the colour for the new kitchen units. There are samples on the table at the back, please sign your name by the one you prefer
“Celebration” Radio Recordings
On the 22nd of this month, St David’s will be recording two half an hour services to go out on BBC Radio Wales. It is hoped that this venture will be a time of great fellowship for the church, will provide many who are unable to go to church with a means to praise with others and will allow us to share our theology and style of worship with those in Wales, the UK and beyond…so do please try to come along by 4:45pm on Sunday 22nd February for a recording which should be no longer than 3 hours.
In the run up to this, the songs to be sang in the services will be included on Sunday mornings to make sure that everyone knows them well so do look out for the following hymns and spend a moment or two reflecting on their lyrics, if you’ve time:
All are welcome God is love, let heaven adore him
Christ has called us Give to us laughter
For the beauty of the Earth Brothers, sister, I will serve you
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee You shall go out with joy.””
Feb 15th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
Feb 22nd am Rev Dr Pihl Wall pm BBC Recording 4.45pm
Feb 1st Fiona Feb 8th No Coffee
Saturday Coffee Bar
Feb 7th Maralyn & Madeline Feb 14th Stephanie & Valerie
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Pat Howell and Madeline Howells
Thought for the Week
“There 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)