Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
25 January 2015
We offer a warm welcome to you all today as we continue to reflect on Christian Unity. If you are a visitor, or worshipping with us for the first time you are most welcome.
We especially welcome Matthew Prevett who is assisting Phil with our morning service as guest preacher.
Phil will lead this evening’s service, 6pm at Church House, as we join together to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and handmade greetings cards will be on sale, we are all invited to share in it.
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 let us know.
Hymns 473, 138, 60, 231, 122
Readings Numbers 20:1-11, John 4:1-15
God and silence, God and icons
Hymns 391, 469
Readings Genesis 18:1-14
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 Our Family worship at 10.45am will be led by Rev. Sally Thomas and our evening service which will include the celebration of the Lord’s supper will be led by our Minister.
Church Family News
We include this in the newsheet to inform our prayers during the week. This week along with those who have been bereaved we ask you to remember the all Henson family in their concern for Bleddyn, Rhoda and Gary’s son, who is in hospital in Germany on a cardiac ward, he has double pneumonia and a bacterial infection; Marlene, as her husband, Rod is still in hospital being treated for pneumonia and waiting for test results and Colleen as she waits for the results of her mothers tests.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 28th January Ladies Guild
The ladies will learn about ‘Dementia Friends’ as we welcome Melanie Andrews to our meeting. ALL are welcome to come along to the Victoria Room at 2pm to listen to what Melanie has to say on a subject that can affect everyone.
Sunday 8th February Church Meeting
We are to trial having our ‘winter’ church meetings after the morning service. We ask you to please support this meeting as you are able. The Agenda will be available next week
The morning service will be in Church NOT Church House.
Church Anniversary Gift Day / Kitchen news
Did you miss the opportunity to give? Gift Day envelopes are still available, if you gift aid please write your name or number on the envelope. We have been awarded a grant of £5,000 but need approximately another £30,000. We have had permission from the URC Listed Building Advisory Committee to extend and refurbish the kitchen; so we can now apply to grant funding bodies. Hopefully it won’t be too long before work starts. It has been agreed that we pay for the work from our reserves.
The tender is for an extended kitchen in a public building which is listed.
This means higher costs because of health and safety issues and the use of materials which are suitable for a listed building.
A breakdown of the costs is available from the treasurer.
Sunday Club – Thanks
The Sunday Club teachers at Church House would like to say how moved they were by the warmth of the congregation last Sunday morning. The four decades have brought us much fun and joy and it meant a lot to us that the occasion was celebrated. We embrace the words of our minister that as one avenue comes to a close then another opens. We look forward to, what for us, the teachers, is a new beginning.
Special Occasions and birthdays
Do you know of anyone celebrating a ‘special’ birthday or anniversary? If you do please pass on the details to Colleen.
Our first film and chat evening – a report.
Popcorn and sweets were dished out, the lights were dimmed and we settled into our seats as young and old watched the commercially successful and critically acclaimed film ‘Life of Pi’. it would seem that most enjoyed the tale of Pi and his journey across the ocean with a Bengal Tiger.
After the viewing discussions ensued, as questions concerning faith and action, inter-religious dialogue, the power of story-telling, the nature of truth, the revelation of God and the cuteness of meerkats were considered on various levels. But don’t think you need a degree a theology to take part in the evenings, for all thoughts, comments, perspectives and questions are valued and all are welcomed. Whether you prefer to listen rather than talk, love the film or hate it, can only stay for the viewing or only arrive for the discussion, you will be welcome!
The films that we will be watching are chosen more on their likelihood to provoke reflection and discussion rather than on their ease of viewing.
Our next film and chat evening is Monday 16 February at 7pm and as it falls just after Valentine’s Day, we will watch a high school rom-com which considers the nature of Christianity today, albeit in a light-hearted way. Phil has more details.
Feb 8th am Rev Dr Phil Wall ~ followed by Church meeting pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Feb 15th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
Jan 25 Liz & Iestyn Feb 1st Fiona
Saturday Coffee Bar
Jan 31 Beti & Janet Feb 7th Maralyn & Madeline
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Pat Howell and Madeline Howells
Thought for the Week
Every day is a gift and the quality of your life is your gift to yourself.