Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
4th February 2018
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 are very pleased to welcome Rev Sally Massey Thomas the Ecumenical Officer for URC Wales. Sally also works closely with Cytûn and other ecumenical bodies in Wales and beyond. We look forward to a time of rich blessing, and also of challenge as she leads our worship.
Our evening service at 6pm will be contemplative worship and will include communion.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, we invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Handmade greetings cards will also be on sale.
Don’t forget ! The Copper pot and the Foodbank Box are waiting for your donations!!
Hymns: God among us, Sense of life,
The love of God is broad like beach and meadow
O God we bear the imprint of your face:
God, who stretched the spangled heavens,
Readings: Mark 1:29-39, Genesis 11.1-4, Psalm 133
Diary for the Week
Monday 5th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Stamp Club 19.00-21.00
Tuesday 6th Kids Club at Church house
Wednesday 7th Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Rainbows & Guides 16.45-20.00
Thursday 8th 50+ Forum (Social) 13.30-15.30
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 10th Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 11th Phil will lead our 10.45 Family Service and at 6pm we will hare in Iona style Worship.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Those who have hospital visits
- Those in residential care or unable to worship with us: Brenda, Olwen Caroline, Gwyneth Sheryn, Sue Skym, Remember a phone call will be welcomed by those who are housebound!
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere: Phil at Castle Square this morming, and Ray at Bethesda, Abercwmboi this afternoon.
While Marcia is in the Spanish office please pass on pastoral news to an elder, or contact her by email.
THANKS. Cerys would like to thank everyone for their concern for her parents. “Mam is doing very well, has graduated to crutches and can move around her home unaided. Her hip is improving all the time. Dad is doing quite well too. He is in the nursing wing of a care home near Caernarfon which is only twenty minutes away from my brother. Dad seems to be content and he appears to have endeared himself to the staff who are taking good care of him. As a family, we are happy that Dad is in the best place for his care and well-being.”
Many will know and remember Revd Gareth Dyer, a former Baptist Minister in Pontypridd. He has recently accepted the post of Training and Development Officer (South) for URC Wales, he will commence in role in April. We wish him well in his new role
This Week and in the future:
The members of Ladies Guild have a treat in store this Wednesday as Peter deJong will be talking about ‘My Homeland – Canada’. We are used to seeing Peter on a Sunday, now we will have a chance to get to know him better!!
Additional church meeting – At the very beginning of next week’s morning service (February 11th) there will be a brief additional church meeting so we can pass a resolution needed for a grant application. Could all members and friends try to get to the church promptly!
PCT Christian Aid Lunches – These will be held every Friday during Lent from 12.00 – 1-30 pm. A simple meal of Soup, a roll and Cheese for a suggested donation of £2.50. The first lunch will be at St John’s, Graig, on February 16th
After the success of last year’s Gymanfa Ganu, many members asked if we could make it an annual affair. This has been taken on board and so I’m pleased to say that on February 25th, the Sunday before St David’s Day, the morning service will take the form of a Gymanfa Ganu when Jonathan Gulliford and Darya Brill-Williams will be encouraging us through the Gymanfa, once again! If you would like a particular hymn or worship song to be included as part of this, please pass this on to your elder or Phil by February 12th.
On 5th July 1948, history was made and British society changed forever when the National Health Service was launched at Park Hospital, Manchester.
SO in July this year, some intrepid/foolhardy* (*delete as appropriate) members from our church are planning on walking from Rhyl to Cardiff as part of the NHS 70th Birthday Celebrations. More details nearer the event!
Letter of Thanks. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, volunteers and staff of Home-Start Rhondda Cynon Taff, I would like to offer our sincere gratitude to your Church members, for the generous gifts.
We were able to distribute them in time for Christmas and I can assure you they have been gratefully received by families supported by Home-Start.
Thank you once again for your most welcome support.
After the talk given to Ladies’Guild about the Ruperra Conservation Trust, there were requests to know more about accessing the ancient woodland, the Iron Age fort and Ruperra Castle. Ladies asked whether they could take their grandchildren there (when on school holidays) as it would be somewhere different to visit and because there is so much wild life there.
All walks begin at the main car park on the Draethen-Michaelston road unless otherwise stated. There are plenty of guides online which one can access.
There is a programme of events from Feb-May 2018 and all are welcome including children and dogs. Feb 14th-21st is National Nest box Week. More details are available from Marilyn Leach. Other dates will be published soon.
Feb 11th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iona Style worship
Feb 18th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett,
Madeline Howells, Pat Howell,
John King, Jan Bayliss