Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
7 January 2018
Happy New Year Everyone
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb
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.
This morning we are pleased to welcome our good friend, Haydn Blackey who is leading our worship while Phil is at Castle Square.
This evening we will meet at 6pm for evening worship with nibbles and communion. (see This Week)
Coffee and Tea will be served in the hall following the morning service, we invite you all to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Homemade greetings cards will be on sale following the morning service and the Copper will be on the table waiting for your small change.
Hymns: 537 We three kings
113 Earth has many a noble city
41 As with gladness
477 The first Nowell
Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12
Diary for the Week
Monday 8th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Stamp Club 19.00-21.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Elders meeting 19.30
Tuesday 9th Kids Club planning meeting
Wednesday 10th Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Thursday 11th 50+ Forum Hall 13.30-15.30
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 13th Coffee Bar 10.00-12.00
Sunday 14th Our Anniversary Service at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and will be followed by the Church meeting and Church Lunch (see This Week). There will be NO Evening service
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- John Davies who had a brief spell in hospital before Christmas.
- Jan Bayliss as she copes with a broken foot.
- Phil recovering from ‘Man Flu’!
- Sharon, Alma and Haydn who are not able to get about as much as they would like too.
- Brenda, Caroline, Olwen, and Gwyneth who can’t worship with us.
Remember a phone call will be welcomed by those who are housebound!
This Week and in the future:
TODAY. As no epiphany social has been planned this year, for tonight’s evening service, members are encouraged to bring a poem, prayer or hymn choice alongside some nibbles which we will share alongside the bread and wine of Holy Communion.
As the young people return to school the Ladies Guild start their winter term on Wednesday. Our guest speaker is Sue Price and her subject will be ‘Conservation of an Ancient Woodland’.
Our Church Anniversary on Sunday 14th January will be followed by the Church Meeting and the Church Lunch (for those who have booked) at the Heritage Park Hotel. The meal costs £13.95 for two courses (main course and dessert). Drinks are extra. Lynda will accept payment today.
The musical SUNSET BOULEVARD will be at the Millenium Centre in the spring. We are planning a trip to the 7.30 performance on Friday 2nd March.
Tickets will be £42 and need to be booked very soon. If you are interested add your name to the list TODAY and pay Lynda next week. Tickets are selling fast!
As agreed at the Church Meeting the pattern for evening worship in 2018 is
- 1st Sunday – contemplative worship with Communion
- 2nd Sunday – Iona worship
- 3rd Sunday – film and chat at 4pm
- 4th Sunday – table discussion at Church House
Any changes will be announced.
Items on the agenda for the Church meeting
- Health and Safety
- Future of Coffee Bar
- ‘Punky Mums’
- NHS Celebrations
- Pulpit Swap
The complete agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting are on the table.
Merched y Wawr is a Welsh language organisation for women of all ages. The next meeting of the Pontypridd branch will be on Thursday 11th January at 7.30pm in Sardis Chapel Vestry (next to the train station) when we shall be entertained by the singer songwriter Delwyn Siôn. It is a great opportunity to socialise in Welsh and Welsh language learners are welcome.
Thanks to all who supported the church by buying their handmade Birthday and Christmas cards from Colleen, from October to December this year she raised £350…….she was very busy!! WELL DONE COLLEEN!!
The final total for this year’s Christmas Appeal is £1139
Huge thanks to everyone for your overwhelming generosity. The monetary gifts for Young Minds and your continuing provision of a lifeline for Cristina in Romania, the gifts for people who have no home – the money, food, time and support you gave to our splendid Christmas Party for our Syrian and Sudanese friends- – the presents for Homestart – such a heart-warming confirmation of your loving care and compassion – this is definitely a “warm glow” time!!
Our Lent book for 2018 is ‘Abraham: A Journey Through Lent’ by Dr Meg Warner. “Heralded as an exemplar of faith, here is a man with his own distractions and doubts, whose human failings are only too evident. Read a story of journeying, of challenges, of false turns and unbelievable promises, and experience their relevance to your own faith and the world we live in.” Books cost £7 and Meg will be giving a free lecture on her work at our church on the evening of March 28th. Sign-up sheet for the book is at the back
Jan 14th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm No Service
Jan 21st am Iestyn Henson pm Film
Saturday Coffee Bar
January 13th Deborah & Liz January 20th Volunteer Please!
Flowers for January are being donated by
Cyril Davies, Gordon Thompson, Madeline Howells,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies and Dianne & Peter Davies,
A Challenge for 2018
“Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.” H Jackson Brown Jnr