Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
24th June 2018
So as we’ve now passed the longest day of 2018 and the evenings will start to draw in again, we extend a very warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today on this our Celebration Sunday. In fact if the weather forecast is correct it’s going to be a very warm week for everyone, so take care and enjoy it while you can.
Our service today is led by our minister and we look forward to some of our congregation sharing their own personal thoughts, reflections and items which have had a particular impact or significance over the last year or so.
Fair-trade refreshments will be served in the hall following the morning service and handmade cards will be on sale, we invite you to join us for this time of informal fellowship.
As always, the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities.
103 – Crown him with many crowns
The Song of Kingdom Come
In the questions without answers
On this day of celebration
Matthew 22:15-22 Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-11, 32-34
Diary for the Week
Monday 25th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Church AGM – 19.30
Tuesday 26th Kids Club at Church House
RCT Aspergers Support Group
Wednesday 27th OPAG 10.30-12.30
Rainbows & Guides from 16.45
Thursday 28th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Sunday 1st Our Family Service at 10.45am will be led By Rev Ray Vincent. At 6pm we will share in a contemplative service and communion.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Those of our fellowship who are receiving treatment for cancer and other life changing illnesses
- Those who are taking part in or supporting family members in sporting activities today and during this week
- Those who care for elderly or infirm relatives
- Those who are away on holiday or visiting friends and relatives
- For all those involved in the God Bless the NHS Project, especially Phil and Bethan as they continue to train for their walk from Rhyl to Cardiff.
- Those who are mourning the loss of a loved one
- Those who have difficult decisions to make about their future or the future of loved ones
This Week and in the Future……
The Church AGM is tomorrow – Monday 25th June at 7.30pm. We are delighted that Liz Henson and Peter Davies have been nominated to serve as elders and their appointments will be affirmed at the AGM tomorrow! Please come along and support YOUR church. The reports have previously been available and there should still be some copies at the back.
A couple of weeks ago we heard about the work of CAP (Christians Against Poverty). This week – Thursday 28th June at 1pm – they are holding an event at St Catherine’s Church where you can learn more about how people from local churches can bring encouraging smiles and helping hands to clients who are overcoming various addictions. A light lunch will be provided at this event.
God Bless the NHS – www.godblessthenhs.org.uk
Next month, we are hosting a number of events to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the NHS. You can be involved in this in a number of ways:
- Speak! Share your memories about what your family used for healthcare before medicine was more widely available? Please contact Pam if you have a story to share.
- Listen! A Night of Celebration with Tredegar Town Band and Special Guests. Compered by Beverley Humphreys. 14th July, 7pm at the church. Tickets: £10 downstairs, £8 upstairs. Tickets available from Lynda TODAY or at Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/god-bless-the-nhs-tickets-46047659790
- Volunteer! We need stewards from 6pm at the Children’s Concert on Wednesday July 11th and at the Celebration Concert on Saturday July 14th. Sign up sheets are on the table at the back today!
- Walk! Join Bethan, Phil and others at the end of our epic Rhyl – Cardiff walk. Could you manage walking from Merthyr- Ponty via the Taff Trail on Saturday 14th July (15 miles) or, come support us for the final few steps, from the Bevan statue by Cardiff Castle to the Senedd (1.7 miles) at 11:15am on Tuesday 17th July when we present our thanks and work to the Welsh Assembly in the company of Tenovus Sing for Life Choir.
Ladies Guild members will be saddened to hear that Olwen Williams, who recently moved away from Pontypridd, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 17th. Details of her funeral which will be at Glyntaf, will be announced shortly.
There are available at the back a number of books for sale written by Ray Vincent and John Henson as well as a variety of publications and leaflets which you are welcome to take away eg. denominational magazines from Reform Magazine …URC, Mission Bulletin … PCW. Please help yourself if you are interested in a bit of extra reading!
For all female Welsh speakers and those learning Welsh, the Merched a Wawr diary of meetings is available. Please contact Cerys for more information.
There is also a box for any old spectacles which you may have that you no longer use. These are taken to local opticians and sent on to Vision Aid.
Jul 8th am Iestyn Henson 6pm Iona style worship
Jul 15th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Flowers for July are being donated by
Anne Coles, Pam Mahoney, Jean & John Davies,
Maralyn Tomlinson, Madeline Howells and Cyril Davies
Thought for the Week
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller