Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
24 July 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time. Our minister is leading our services today and we pray that, through his ministry, we may all receive the blessing that we most need.
This Evenings service at Church House will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Fairtrade coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Please remember the copper pot and empty your purses or pockets of those unwanted ‘coppers’. They will be put to good use by local charities.
Hymns 337, Christ be our light, Come and find, We are people on a journey
Reading Mark 2:23 – 3:6
Readings 1 Kings 19:7-13
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm. Elders Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday Older Peoples Advisory Group 10-12noon
Wednesday 50+ Forum 2-4pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10-12noon.
Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Rev James Karran. There will be no Evening Service.
Church Family News
We remember the Walkling family as Simon’s Mum, Barbara is not very well. Caroline will hopefully return home on Monday after 3 months in hospital. We remember all who are receiving treatment or have hospital visits to face. We hold them all in our thoughts and prayers.
Congratulations! To our students who have all had good end of term reports. We wish them well in their next year.
Thanks – Stephanie and Alan wish to thank everyone for the love and concern shown to them and Julie. It is going to be a long journey but there is hope.
Dates for your Diary
Saturday 20th August A Picnic at St Fagan’s
The Peace and Justice group are organising the picnic and visit to St Fagans for our Eritrean friends. A sign-up sheet is on the table.
Wednesday 24th August Afternoon Tea & Concert
The Glam Youth Choir and Cellikatessen will be performing. Tickets at £10, are available TODAY from Margaret Morris.
Jayne’s Race for Life Challenge
Jayne Bright and her friends completed the 5k Race for Life in 58mins and 35secs– their target was £100 for Cancer research–they have raised approx. £450 Well Done!
Belief and Action
The Justice and Peace group is working with ‘Wales for Peace’ www.walesforpeace.org and will be hosting an exhibition ‘Belief and Action’ at St David’s Uniting Church from 6th – 13th November.
Wales for Peace is exploring how, in the 100 years since the First World War, Wales has contributed to the search for peace. It is gathering stories and information, and sharing this online to make visible Wales’ strong peace heritage.
As we work towards hosting the exhibition in November we want to gather stories of people in and around Pontypridd who have made a stand for peace or have taken notable action to build peace in some way. If you can think of anyone who’s story we should hear, please have a word with Fiona or Pam.
Make a note of the exhibition dates, and especially the launch date, which will be Saturday 6th November. We shall be looking for volunteers to steward during the 8 days of the exhibition. We will be planning various events to encourage the wider community to join us in celebrating and reflecting on what peacemaking means today.
Meanwhile if you are planning to visit he National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year, anytime from July 31st to August 6th , why not drop in to the ‘Peace tent‘ which is shared by Cymdeithas y Cymod /Fellowship of Reconciliation, CND and Wales for Peace. An introduction to the exhibition will be there, as well, no doubt as a cup of tea!
Palestine in 2018
Phil is leading a 9-day trip to Israel and Palestine in 2018. It will be a tour of worship and witness, with some of the itinerary encouraging intentional reflection on the contemporary tensions and challenges in the land. Cost – £1575 pp (£275 single supplement); dates – 3 – 11th April 2018. If you are interested, please speak with Phil or add your name to the sign up sheet at the back of the sanctuary where further details can be found.
Saturday Coffee Bar
July 30th Sharon and Deborah Aug 6th ?????
July 31st am Rev James Karran pm No Service
Aug 7th am Rhoda Henson pm Alan Hills
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies, Russell Howells, Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells and Cyril Davies
Thought for the Week
You give but a little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran. ‘The Prophet’
If you have anything that you want to share with us then please pass the information to Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org