Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
21 January 2018
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Our Service this morning is being led by Iestyn. We are grateful to him for stepping in at quite short notice as Rev Andrew Davies was unable to keep the date due to family illnesses.
The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
This afternoon at 4pm you are invited to join us for the first Film and Chat session of 2018. (see This Week)
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served in the hall after this the service; we invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
A large selection of handmade greetings cards will also be on sale. There are cards for all occasions!
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please tell Claire Hughes.
Hymns: 422 Praise my soul the King of heaven
235 I the Lord of sea and sky
73 Brother, Sister let me serve you
560 Will you come and follow me
Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51(GAN)
Diary for the Week
Monday 22nd Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 16th Kids Club at Church house
Wednesday 24th OPAG 10.30-12.30
Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Rainbows & Guides 16.45-20.00
Thursday 25th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Peace & Justice 19.30 Manse
Saturday 27th Last Weekly Coffee Bar 10.00-12.00 (see This week)
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 28th Rev Ray Vincent will lead our 10.45 Family Service and the discussion and communion evening at Church House at 6pm
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers during the week. This week we ask you to remember the family Rev Andrew Davies and other pastoral concerns. Please pray also for those who add to the services in church: the organists, Cantorion, the readers, the flower arrangers, those who prepare and serve communion, Junior Church staff, those who give a welcome at the door, and coffee makers. Ray as he leads worship at Castle Square.
While the minister is on holiday please pass on Pastoral news to an elder or to Marcia by email whilst she is in the Spanish office.
This Week and in the future:
TODAY! Ray will introduce our monthly film and chat when we will view a classic 1940s fantasy drama often cited as the best British film ever made. How can you resist?! Certificate U.
On Wednesday Rev Gethin Rhys, is the guest speaker at Ladies Guild and as this is the week of Prayer for Christian Unity Gethin has chosen as his subject the state of ecumenism in Wales.
At the Church Meeting it was decided that weekly coffee bar will finish and we will trial having occasional coffee mornings to raise funds for a charity. The last weekly Coffee Barl will be 27th January and the funds will go to Young Minds, when Phil will be one of the volunteers!
We have received an invitation to the Induction of Rev Peter Noble to Llanfair Uniting Church and Penrhys on Monday, January 29th at 1.30pm at Llanfair. Refreshments will be served after the service.
CAN YOU HELP! We’re looking for some new volunteers to help with Junior Church so that Mo, Catherine and Liz can enjoy a sermon once in a while! If you might be willing to help out or would like to know more, then please let Liz, Mo or Catherine know. You don’t need be involved in any of the planning or preparation (unless you want!) but we would ask you to ensure that you have an up to date DBS for working with children in the church.
‘Abraham: A Journey Through Lent’ by Dr Meg Warner is our Lent book for 2018. The book costs £7.
It is a story of journeying, of challenges, of false turns and unbelievable promises; experience their relevance to your own faith and the world we live in, and finally, encounter a God whose love and faithfulness covers all our disbelief, our mistakes and our own faithlessness, and whose promises always come to fulfilment. Meg will be giving a lecture at our church on the evening of March 28th. Sign-up for the book TODAY.
The Church Meeting agreed to ask the URC Listed Buildings Advisory Committee for permission to raise the balustrade of the gallery.
Phil has been on leave since Monday 15th, he will be back to serve at Coffee Bar on Saturday 27th January! During this time any concerns will be dealt with by the Elders.
Jan 28th am Rev Ray Vincent pm Discussion and communion at Church House
Feb 4th am Rev Sally Thomas pm Contemplative worship
Our Last Weekly Saturday Coffee Bar
Jan 28th Phil and anyone who is available!!!
Flowers for January are being donated by
Cyril Davies, Gordon Thompson, Madeline Howells,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies and
Dianne & Peter Davies
Thought for the Week
Did you ever stop to think that a mediocre person is always at his best? Jean Giraudoux