Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
12th March 2017 Second Sunday in Lent
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship this morning as we come to the end of our Intercultural Weekend. This morning our worship will be a classic Cymanfa Ganu alongside a few hymns that reflect the theme of the weekend.
We especially welcome Darya Brill Williams and Jonathan Gulliford, whose expertise will be put to the test as they take charge of our singing!
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and handmade cards will be on sale, please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
We finalise our Intercultural Celebrations this afternoon with the screening of a fabulous family film which reminds us that we really are ‘Together. Stronger’. This will be a screening we share with some of our friends from Syria and South Sudan with whom we’ll enjoy refreshments afterwards. Film certificate: PG. English language with Arabic subtitles.
Before you go, don’t forget the Copper Pot. Please put your small change in the pot and it will go to local charities.
Hymns On screen and sheet
Readings Psalm 147:1-7; Colossians 3:12-17
Church Family News
We continue to ask your prayers for, Marilyn Young, Sue Walkling, Sue & David Skym, Anne & Vernon Coles, Margaret & Derek Johnson, Gwenllian, John & Valerie, Caroline and Alma. We also remember those who have lost loved ones in recent weeks.
Donations for the Syrian Appeal were requested following Russell’s funeral. The current total is £480, if you wish to contribute see Beti Jones
Enid requested that donations in lieu of flowers be given to her Church!
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9am-1pm. Lent Group 10.00am. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm. Elders Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30pm-8pm. Lent Group 7.30pm
Friday Lent Lunch at St Dyfrigs from 12-1.30
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11.30. Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45, which will include communion, will be led by our Minister and Rev Ray Vincent will lead our Evening worship at 6pm
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 15th March Ladies Guild
After two weeks of last minute changes we hope to welcome Rev Sue Fender of Elfed Ave URC, Penarth. Sue will be speaking about ‘Summertime Activities’. There is an item about Sue in Notices
Friday 17th March Lent Lunch
The third Lent Lunch will be held at St Dyfrigs’s, Treforest from 12 – 1.30 pm. The suggested donation for Christian Aid is £2.50. There will be a Fairtrade stall.
Tuesday 28th March Gorwel Debate
Gorwel and the University of South Wales invite you to attend this event sponsored by David Melding AM at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Old Debating Chamber at 6.30pm
Kathy Riddick, Development Officer – Wales Humanists, part of the British Humanist Association and Revd Gethin Rhys, National Assembly Policy Officer for Cytun (Churches Together in Wales) will debate “Has Wales Become A Godless Society?”
Our Lent groups have started! – Mondays at 7:30pm and Thursdays at 10am. Please speak to Margaret, Lynda or Phil if you would like more information on these.
We will be welcoming new members into our church family later this year. If you are interested in becoming a member of St David’s Uniting Church, please speak to Phil, Iestyn or your elder about this by March 31st.
Inspiration in Your Inbox
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Swimathon Challenge for Marie Curie
Rev Sue Fender will tackle a 2.5km swim as part of the nationwide swimming challenge. The national event will take place 7th-9th April but Sue will be doing her swim at Penarth Leisure Centre on 15thApril. The money raised will provide care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families. Sue did the challenge in 2012 and she raised £850.
Sue has Fibromyalgia, which is a complaint in the muscles, so it’s a personal challenge for her. she said “I didn’t think there was much point in doing something that I could just crawl out of bed and do, so I wanted that personal challenge and that’s part of my motivation for this year as well.” If you would like to sponsor Sue speak to Marcia or visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swimathon-2017-Suefenderswim or
Mar 19th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
Mar 26th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Saturday Coffee Bar
Mar 18th Volunteer Mar 25th Marcia
Flowers for March are being donated by
Val Stone Gordon Thompson, Doreen & David Marshman,
Marlene McCloy, Stephanie & Alan Hills and Janet Bayliss,
Thought for the Week
“When there is a hill to climb,don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.”