Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
5 January 2014
Happy New Year Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
We welcome you all to our services today, as we celebrate Epiphany and our 12th anniversary as a Uniting Church. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
Rev Ray Vincent, is leading both our services today; part of our morning service will be an act of recommitment and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
All are invited to share a time of informal fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee in the hall following the morning service, when the Traidcraft stall will also be open.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns 137, 405, 338, Jesus invites us all, 310
Readings Gen 12:1-9; Phil 3:2-14; Matt 4:18-22 (GAN)
Hymns 17, 41, The poor and the humble, 226
Readings Isaiah 56:3-8; Matthew 2:1-12
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Poems & Pies 7.30pm (see Diary)|
|Tuesday||Kids Club Planning Meeting|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pmGuides and Senior Section from 6.30pm|
|Thursday||Sing for Life Choir, AA|
|Sunday||Both our Family Worship at Church House 10.45am and our evening worship in Church at 6pm we will led by Father Andrew Davies.|
Dates for your Diary
Monday 6th January Epiphany Poems & Pies
Come along at 7.30pm with your poems and readings and be prepared to sing! This will be a ‘bring & share’ evening.
Wednesday 8th January Ladies Guild
We start our new session with an insight into ‘The work of a Magistrate’ when Steve Holcombe will be our guest speaker. All are welcome!
Monday 13th January Group to consider Eldership
The initial meeting will be held at The Meeting House at 10.30pm.
Can you help? The Christmas decorations will be taken down on Monday January 6th, we will meet at 11.30.
Anne Hill is continuing to accept our gifts, which will go to the women of Afghanistan and Women’s Aid in Pontypridd. Envelopes and Gift Aid forms are available. Please give as you are able.
Have we missed anyone? Do you know if anyone is celebrating a special birthdays in 2014 (i.e. 18th, 21st or their 30th, 40th, 50th birthday, etc.) or any special wedding anniversaries (Silver, Pearl, Gold or Diamond weddings). Please let Colleen know.
Church Web Site
Have you visited our web site? If you have – what do you think of it?
We want to know! Should we change anything? – Please tell us.
What would YOU like to read / see on in? It is still a new site and we would value ALL contributions, thought and ideas.
The news sheet will be compiled in the ‘Spanish Office’ for the next few weeks, please keep me in touch with what is happening! Marcia
Christmas Greetings Board.
The final list of greeting we received is:
Phil Wall, (our minister elect!) with the message ‘Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and here’s to a happy, healthy and adventurous new Year! Love and best wishes from this side of the Severn, Phil. X
Sue & Tony Welpton, (formerly our Synod Elder), AA, with thanks for the help and consideration shown to them.
Veronica & Phil (Australia), Linda & George (Cayman Islands) Mark & Maggie (China), Pat & Gareth (Spain), Mavis, Kath & Dave, Viviane, Chris & Margaret, Olwen Nash, Fiona, Gethin, Elinor & Sioned, Zelda, Colleen & Kev, Marilyn & Mike, Sonia, Hettie & Eric, Marcia & Brian, Beti, Sharon, Stephanie & Alan, Marlene & Rod and Sue, Simon, Bethan & Ben.
Flowers for January are being donated by
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies, Gordon Thompson, Cyril Davies, Madeline Howell, Pete & Dianne Davies
Saturday Coffee Bar
Jan 11 Alan & Stephanie Jan 18 Beti & Janet
Coffee Bar Volunteers are needed. Can YOU help?
A Thought for 2014
Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness;
but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution.
Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy