Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
4 January 2015
Happy New Year
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
We welcome you all to our services today, as we celebrate Epiphany.
Rev Ray Vincent is leading our morning service and our minister will lead this evenings service, which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
We invite you 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 49, 491, 552, 78 Readings Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:25-38
Hymns 394, 41, 279, 451 Readings Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12
Diary for the Week
Tuesday Epiphany Poems & Pies at 7.30 (see Diary)
Wednesday Ladies Guild at 2pm in the Victoria Room (see Diary)
Thursday Sing with us Choir
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon. Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Our morning worship, 10.45 at Church House will be led by Phil. The Evening service in Church, will be our first ‘Film Night’.
Church Family News
Many will have heard that Simon’s father suffered a heart attack before Christmas, he has now been transferred to palliative care, we pray for him and all the family at this anxious time. We think also of Sue as she starts a new job on Monday.
We are pleased to say that Gethin has been appointed as the National Assembly Policy Officer for Cytun, he took up the post on 2 January. We wish him all the best in this new job.
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 6th January 7.30pm Epiphany Poems & Pies
There is a fantastic range of carols, songs, poems and readings to suit the occasion. So start looking and remember to bring a SMALL plate of food to share. Homemade soup will be provided.
Wednesday 7th January Ladies Guild
For the first meeting of the year we will welcome Kelly Davies, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to our meeting. Kelly asked to come and speak to us! We will meet at 2pm in the Victoria room.
Sunday 11th January Film & Chat Evening
The first film & chat evening in the church will commence at 4pm and should end at approx 7pm. January’s film is a multi-Oscar-winning drama rated PG. We will watch the film and then reflect on the theme. February’s Film evening will be on a week night. More information is available from Phil.
Sunday 18th January Church Anniversary
Not the actual date, but as Phil leads worship at Castle Square on the first Sunday of the month the 18th was chosen. Following the service we are invited to join in a ‘bring and share’ lunch. A list of suggested food is on the back table.
The following cards were received after 21st December
Dan, Janet, Colleen and Katherine in Canada and Pat & Gareth in Hungary – they sent a donation to CAFOD for a school starter pack to help children in foreign countries. The cards can still be viewed today!
Christmas Gift Sunday Appeal
The final figure for our Christmas Appeal for the work of Viva Wales and Freedom from Torture is £730 of which £625 was gift aided. Thanks to all who donated.
Carol Singing and Christmas Services
A total of £350 was collected and will be donated to Christian Aid’s advent campaign, which focuses on raising money for maternal health projects in Kenya and Malawi – where mothers and babies die every day from completely preventable causes. This is a project which the UK government will match fund, so the £350 will become £700.
Church Anniversary Gift Day
At the last Church Meeting it was agreed to have a gift day for the !!kitchen on our anniversary Sunday, January 18th. We have been awarded a grant of £5,000 but need at least another £30,000. Gift Day envelopes are on the table at the back of the Church, if you gift aid please write your name or number on the envelope.
The Leprosy Mission
The annual collection for Leprosy was £610.50. If you would like a collection box – Pat Howell will be pleased to supply you with one.
We use envelopes to aid regular giving. If you would like to use them please speak to Anne Coles. This year’s envelopes are on the back table. Have you collected yours?
Jan 18th am Rev Dr Phil Wall – Church Anniversary
pm Mr Alan Hills
Jan 25th am Rev Dr Phil Wall
pm Rev Dr Phil Wall Communion at Church House
Jan 4 Fiona Jan 11 Catherine
Saturday Coffee Bar
Jan 10 Alan & Stephanie Jan 18 Anne & Alma
Flowers for January are being donated by
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies, Gordon Thompson, Cyril Davies, Madeline Howells and Pete & Dianne Davies
A Thought for 2015
Nothing ever lasts forever, neither does bad time. It’s time to look forward for a good time to start with new hopes and opportunities knocking at our door.