Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
31 July 2016
Welcome everyone to our services today! If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
This morning we welcome Rev James Karran as our first ‘guest’ preacher during Phil’s vacation. James is no stranger to us and we pray that as he leads us, we may all know the joy of worship in God’s presence, and experience the challenge of his word to us.
There is NO Evening service at St David’s, but we are invited to worship at one of our neighbour churches or reflect at home!
Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and we invite you to take time to chat and get to know each other.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please tell Claire.
Hymns 329, 554, 252, 61, 362
Readings Isaiah 61:1-4, Luke 2:8-20
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar and Cantorion are taking an August break!
Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by Rhoda Henson and Evening Worship, including Communion, will be led by Alan Hills.
Church Family News
Unfortunately Caroline was not discharged from hospital as she has a chest infection, she would appreciate some visitors. Loreen’s husbands operation has been cancelled but he is still in hospital and Loreen is also due to go in this week for her operation. We keep them and Barbara Walkling in our prayers. We remember also Margaret Johnson, Sharon, Sue Skym, and Enid.
Phil is officially on leave until 21st August, his phone is switched off! During his vacation all pastoral matters will be dealt with by the Elders.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 19th August “A Song for a Summer Evening”
The Welsh Hearts Summer Concert will be held in the church. Join them at 7pm for a fantastic evening of songs from the West End and classical favourites. Joined by Beverley Davies and special guests. Tickets are £5.
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.
Sunday 21st August Film ‘Night’
Our film this month, which will be screened at 4pm is suitable for young and old! It will be a Family Animation Film. More details from Marcia.
Monday 22nd – Friday 25th Glam Youth Summer ‘Camp’
The whole church will be taken over by the youth as they prepare for the concert with Cellikattessen and for their Gala concert, ‘Music of the Movies’ at St David’s Hall on Saturday 27th August.
Wednesday 24th August Afternoon Tea & Concert
The Glam Youth Choir and Cellikatessen will be performing. The concert starts at 6pm and tea will be served from 5pm. Tickets at £10, are available TODAY from Margaret Morris.
Saturday 10th September Church Day In
Please make a note of the date, details for the day will be given out at the end of August.
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, add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary and take an information pamphlet.
St Catherine’s are trialling a biblical evening on Friday’s at 7.00pm it will include reading a Psalm and bringing a plate of food, All are welcome!
Jayne’s Race for Life Challenge
Jayne Bright and her friends wish to say a BIG ‘Thank You’ to those who sponsored. They raised over £450 for Cancer research!
Belief and Action
If you are planning to visit he National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this week (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 ‘Belief and Action’ exhibition will be there, AND you can get a cup of tea!
There will be NO news sheets during August! Keep this edition safe so that you have all the dates to hand.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Closed until September 3rd
If you are able to ‘help’ in the coffee bar and would like to know what is involved please speak to Liz or Viviane.
Aug 7th am Rhoda Henson pm Alan Hills
Aug 14th am Rev Ray Vincent pm Rev Ray Vincent
Aug 21st am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Family Film!
Aug 28th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Dave Kitchen
Sept 4th am Rev Sally Thomas pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for August are being donated by
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock. Beti Jones, and Pat Howell
Thought for the Week
Never cut what can be untied. H Jackson Brown Jnr