& Castle Square URC
10th July 2022
Our service today is a joint ZOOM Service when we get together before and after the service for informal chat. The service is normally led by Phil, but as he is at the URC general assembly this weekend the service is being led by Iestyn. The link opens at 10.30 for pre-service chat. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89461145366?pwd=S3ExNTVjdGVGdXlGVlNQc2k3eldudz09
At the same time, for those who don’t have internet access or prefer ‘live’ worship there is an alternative service at St David’s. We thank Michael for facilitating the in-house service.
Whichever service you choose to join we hope that you will feel the warmth of fellowship with friends.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- David Jones is currently in hospital where he is having treatment, he hopes to be home very soon. We keep David and the family in our prayers.
- We think of Jayne & Roger: Roger is in plaster as he has broken his hand after a fall while playing table tennis, while Jayne is waiting for the results of an x-ray on her knee.
- We are sorry to hear that Ben has tested positive for Covid so is self-isolating.
- We are glad to say that Ann Powell is much better and is pleased to be home with her dog!
- We are pleased to say that Jean and John have a phone line at last – the number is available from Marcia.
- We give thanks for ‘good’ news and we remember those for whom news has not been so good.
- We think of those for who this time of year holds sad memories.
There are 3 birthdays that we are aware of this week: Valerie Henson and Mary Howells on Wednesday 13th and Ron Howells on Friday 15th. We send our good wishes to them as, hopefully, they are able to celebrate.
We rejoice with Marilyn and Mike on the news that their granddaughter, Taome, who attended Sunday school at Church house, has achieved a first in her teaching degree and has been offered a teaching post in a Welsh medium school in Llandaff for September.
We also congratulate Connie, (Claire’s son – Jack’s girlfriend) on achieving a 2:1 in her degree. Claire is delighted.
From Claire and Hettie:
Thank you everyone for the cards and messages I received, I enjoyed my birthday, especially being spoilt by my Mam, as usual! Diolch yn fawr iawn. Claire X
A big ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who phoned and sent cards to me on my birthday. It was lovely to hear from so many friends. It made my day most. Hettie x
Diary for the Week ~ St David’s
Monday 11th 10.00 am Language lessons
2.30 pm Aspen House service 7.00pm Filia – Art Therapy
Wednesday 13th 6.00 pm Guides.
Thursday 14th 7.00 pm Tenovus ‘Sing for life’ choir.
Next Sunday 10:45 am Phil will lead our morning worship which will include the baptism of Sienna Grace Matthews
6.00 pm Zoom Storytelling Service. Whether you want to share a story or poem (this month, about baptism), simply listen, or share bread and wine with friends from around the world, all are welcome to this service.
Monday 11th 10.30 am Craft and Chat
Sunday 17th 11.00 am Rev Ray Vincent will lead worship at Castle Square.
URC General Assembly – Friday 9th – Monday 11th July
This weekend, Phil and Simon have joined hundreds of other URC members from across England, Scotland, and Wales for the gathering of the United Reformed Church General Assembly. The Assembly meets annually to celebrate, discuss, worship and make decisions about the life and work of the URC. It is the church’s highest decision-making body and, this year, includes topics as far reaching as legacies of slavery and peace in Korea to disciplinary procedures and pensions. Please pray for all the delegates as they strive to seek God’s will for the denomination.
St. David’s Uniting Church Annual General Meeting – 7pm, 18th July, Gelliwastad Road
Our more local annual church meeting doesn’t take nearly as long but covers equally as important matters! The accounts and minister’s report for the meeting can be found at the back of the church building and from Marcia on request. The Minister’s report is available on our website and has been sent by email.
The meeting will largely consist of the usual yearly procedures (the affirming of elders, thanking of officers, accepting of accounts etc) but members are also encouraged to consider suggestions for the use of the copper pot.
There is £203 in the Copper Pot Fund, no donations have been made for over 2 years. This fund is used to give donations of £50 to local charities. Suggestions of a charity who would benefit from a donation can be brought to the meeting or you may let Lynda know beforehand.
Used Postage stamps
It has been a while but this is a reminder that we are still collecting stamps for Amnesty International, so please check your mail, cut off the stamps – leaving a small border – and put them in the box on the table, or give them to Carol, they will then be recycled to raise much needed funds.
Thought for the Week
This comes from a fable about a water bearer who was carrying two large pots – one was cracked.
Each of us has our own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots
But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so interesting and rewarding.
You’ve just got to take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them.
Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life!
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