Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
8 February 2015
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome
Phil is leading both our services today and we pray that, through him and with him, we may be made aware of God’s message to us all.
There will be a short break following the morning service before we reconvene for the Church meeting.
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and those who are staying for the church meeting are invited to take theirs back into the church.
Hymns All Are Welcome, Give to us Laughter, 73, 170
Readings Mark 1:29-39
Hymns 122, 311, 162,
Readings Matthew 16:13-24
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Elders Meeting 7.30pm
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 Our Minister will lead Family worship, including communion, at 10.45am and evening worship at 6pm will be led by Rev Ray Vincent
Church Family News
We remember and pray for Marlene as she mourns the loss of her husband, Rod. Margaret and Jane as they recover from operations and Bleddyn who has been discharged from hospital.
We say Congratulations! to Aisha who has been accepted to study at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds next year.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 11th February Ladies Guild
‘Bits & Bobs’ is the title for this week’s meeting, intrigued? Come along to the Victoria Room at 2pm and find out what it implies!.
Monday 16th February at 7pm Film and Chat
Falling 2 days after Valentine’s Day, this month’s film and chat evening will feature a high school rom-com which considers the nature of Christianity today in a light-hearted way. Certificate 12.
Friday 20th February Lent Lunches 2015
The first of the Soup, Bread and Cheese lunches to support Christian Aid will be held at St Dyfrigs, Treforest.
Saturday 21st February A ‘Special’ Coffee Morning
Come along and give your support at Iestyn & Darren’s Coffee, Cake & Craft Morning In Aid Of Their Macmillan Cancer Support London Marathon Challenges 10am till 12.30 pm with Craft & Bric a Brac Stalls.
Sunday 22nd February ‘Celebration’
We 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 and will provide many who are unable to go to church with a means to praise with others, so do please try to come along by 4:45pm for a recording which should be no longer than 3 hours.
We have already sung two hymns which will be sung in the services and we have another two today, to make sure that we know them well. 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.
New Kitchen Units
Today is the last chance to choose the colour for the new kitchen units. There are samples of on the table at the back,, please sign your name by the one you prefer
News from Cytun’ Policy Officer – Rev Gethin Rhys
I am writing to draw your attention to two exciting initiatives. The first is helping us to prepare for the UK General Election in May 2015, and the second to discuss Wales’s constitutional and social future.
Preparing for the UK General Election:
With the General Election fast approaching, 2015 is the year of decision. Our society is facing some fundamental challenges –whoever forms the next government has a tough job and key decisions ahead which will ultimately shape the type of society that we become. In such circumstances, the churches have a major role to play – both in hosting local Hustings meetings – and in stimulating discussion about the kind of ‘Good Society’ we want to live in and the vision and values which underpin it. Look at CTBI’s special General Election website – www.churcheselection.org.uk
On Monday 26th January, IWA launched its Constitutional Convention, sponsored by the UK’s Changing Union Project.
We now need your help to take forward your discussions and ideas from the event and share them with others: Please sign up to the IWA Constitutional Convention today and join the debate
Feb 22nd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm BBC Recording for ‘Celebration’ 4.45pm
Mar 1st am Fr Andrew Davies & Rev Irene O’Brian pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Feb 8th Catherine Feb 15th Mo
Saturday Coffee Bar
Feb 14th Stephanie & Valerie Feb 21st Iestyn & Darren
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Pat Howell and Madeline Howells
Thought for the Week
” I must do something” will always solve more problems than “Something must be done.”