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2nd July 2023
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time
We give a special welcome to Rev Peter Noble, who is no stranger to us. Peter was Moderator of URC Wales Synod, until he handed over to Rev Simon Walkling in 2012, since then he has served as Chaplain of Cardiff Bay Local Ecumenical Partnership, and as Minister at Llanfair Uniting Church, Penrhys. He is now enjoying being ‘retired’!
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, we invite you to enjoy a ‘cuppa and a chat’ in the company of friends. Hand- made greetings cards will also be on sale.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newsletter to inform our prayers during the week.
- We had the wrong date for Linda’s operation, it was due to take place on 29th , we hope all went well.
- We think of Claire in her concern for her sister-in-law in Exmouth who is not very well.
- We pray for Maralyn’s Uncle George (he will be 99 this year) who is not well but is being well cared for by the staff in the residential home where he lives.
- Some of our ‘older’ members are struggling with poor health we keep them in our thoughts.
- We have no further news on Renda’s family, but with the situation as it is we still continue to hold them in our prayers.
- Those who are concerned for the health of family members.
There are no birthday’s that we are aware of this week, but our list is not complete – if you know of anyone who is celebrating this week, please let us know.
….from Viviane ~ Thank you for all the cards and kind gestures which have been bestowed upon me for my birthday. Merci !
Diary for the Week
Monday 3rd Language Class 10.00am
Wednesday 5th St David’s Guild at 2.00pm(see below) Guides – 6.00pm
Sunday 9th Zoom Morning Worship with Rev Ray Vincent – pre-service chat opens at 10.30am
Worship in the sanctuary with Michael Howells at 10.45am
July 16th – Lewis Lewis-Head July 23rd – Rev Owen Griffiths July 30th – Rev Simon Walkling
St David’s Guild
This month we have a ‘FILM AFERNOON’, when we will have the pleasure of watching a musical-comedy with a predominantly Welsh cast. It is a coming-of-age tale, set in the South Wales Valleys, about a woman in her 30s who lives with her verbally abusive father. The film length is 1¾ hrs. Please arrive by 2pm . The film will be screened in the Victoria Room.
ALL are welcome!
The AGM will take place in the church on Monday 10th July at 7pm. Those on email have received the agenda and minutes. A copy is also on the notice board. If you would like a paper copy, please contact Marcia. Copies of the Church Accounts 2022 are available at the back of the church.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, the Apologies sheet is on the table for you to sign.
Bethan Walkling and Catherine Naamani have been nominated to serve as Elders from September, they will all be affirmed at AGM. Colleen Rowan has agreed to become treasurer, she will also be affirmed in this role at the meeting.
Sign-up Sheets ~ For those who are interested ~ There are 3!
Farewell Lunch for Simon and Sue
You will note that Simon is leading our worship on July 30th ~ As Simon and Sue have supported us in many ways and we will miss them when they move to Swansea, it has been suggested that we have a Farewell Lunch following the service. This will be held at The Heritage Park. A sign-up sheet is on the table for those who are interested.
Service of Thanksgiving for Rev Simon Walkling
We are the hosts for a Service of Thanksgiving and release from duties for the work of Revd Simon Walkling in the role of Moderator of the National Synod of Wales, which will be held on Saturday 5 August 2023 at 2pm, with refreshments served after the service. Please add your name to the list and indicate if you will be staying for refreshments.
Induction Service in Swansea
The Induction of Revd Simon Walkling, as Minister of the Swansea Pastorate will be held on in Manselton 2nd September. Anyone who intends attending the Induction is asked put their name on the sign-up sheet, so that transport can be arranged. It may be that we will car share!
Thought for the Week
“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”