Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
5 January 2020
We welcome you all our services today, as we celebrate Epiphany.
If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome. Our service this morning is being led by Iestyn and will include an Epiphany Quiz!
This evening we will continue our Epiphany celebrations with a ‘Bring and Share Epiphany Service’ led by Phil. You’re invited to come with a plate of ‘nibbles’ and a poem, reading or hymn. All are welcome.
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 handmade cards will be on sale.
The Copper Pot is 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.
477 The First Nowell
113 Earth has many a noble city
We are freaks who follow the stars
41 As with gladness men of old (omit v4)
Matthew 2:1-12 English and Welsh
Diary for the Week
Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Our Anniversary Service at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and will be followed by the Church Lunch (see This Week).
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church
Craft and chat 10:30am – 12noon
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- Chris Morris is still in Prince Charles hospital awaiting further treatment. Margaret & Chris are very grateful for our prayers.
- Haydn who has been in Hospital over Christmas.
- Those who are preparing to start new treatment.
- All who are waiting for appointments for scans/tests
- The people of New South Wales as they cope with severe bush fires.
- Member of our fellowship who care for family members.
- Those of our fellowship who live with constant pain.
- Marlene ‘s grand-daughter
- All who are unable to worship with us because of illness.
This Week and in the future
The next ‘On Tap’ [discussion group for 18-30s] – Monday 6th January, 7:30pm, Clwb-y-Bont with the Week of prayer for Christian Unity later this month we will focus on ‘disagreeing well!’
Ladies Guild commence their Winter session on January 8th when we will spend time looking at ‘old’ photos and trying to recognise who they are!
Should be a very entertaining afternoon! We look forward to seeing you at 2pm in the Victoria room!
Our Anniversary lunch (Carvery with optional dessert) will be held on 12th January at the Heritage Park. The tables are booked for 1.30pm!
‘Do you want something fixed for free? Repair Café Wales – at St Catherine’s Church Pontypridd will be open on Saturday 25 January 13.00-16.00
A Fundraising Games Night is being planned for Saturday 25th January-6pm-8pm There will be a suggested minimum donation of £3 per person. A variety of board games will be available some old some new! Book the date now and relive the fun you had before television took over!!
The Christmas appeal for Displaced People in Action (DPIA), and Chora Chori has raised £739.10 to date. Thankyou to all who contributed.
There are still some Offertory Envelopes on the table, if you can deliver envelopes to someone who is not able to collect them please do.
In the six months from July-Dec we have donated an incredible 293.27 kgs (552lbs) and £655. This is a big increase on our previous donations. Every time Alan delivers the food to St Luke’s he is thanked for our generosity. So, a BIG thank you to ALL who contribute.
The ’sign-up’ sheet for the January/February Birthday’s meal is on the table. The suggested dates are Thursday 23rd January 1pm, Wednesday 26th January 6.30pm and Sunday 16th February at 1pm.
On tap –a new group will be trialled for those aged 30 and over. The meetings will begin later this month, with the suggested name of CAKE (Christians Against Knowing Everything). Watch this space!
Jan 19th Our 18th Anniversary service
10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall (Family Communion)
16.00 Film & Chat
10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for January will be donated by
Cyril Davies, Madeline Howells, Maralyn Tomlinson,
Jean & John Davies and Dianne & Peter Davies,
A Thought for 2020
“In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today!
Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan