Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
15th March 2020
We give a warm welcome to all who have joined us for worship today.
Our service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and all are invited to share in the bread and wine.
Some info about Phil’s friends who are taking part in the service today:
A Porthcawl girl, Branwen Rees crossed the Severn to train alongside Phil and Catherine for United Reformed Church ministry at Westminster College, Cambridge and was ordained in August 2014 at Greenock East and Port Glasgow URCs. Our Synod celebrated when Branwen returned to Cymru in 2018 as East Wales Regional Minister with pastoral charge of Cwmbran URC, Ebenezer URC and Sardis, Ynsyddu. One Sunday a month, Branwen is released from leading worship with her congregations, meaning that she can travel around the area and share her gifts with others. She has already made an impression at our Ladies Guild and we are thrilled to welcome her again today.
Catherine McFie was born in Shetland and after a career as a nurse and midwife, she trained for ministry in Cambridge and was ordained at Fraserburgh URC in July 2015. This month she has moved to Liverpool to begin a new charge as minister of two churches and Pastoral Officer for the Liverpool area of the URC. Croeso i Gymru Catherine!
At our Film and chat, 4pm today, we continue our ‘rivals turned friends’ theme as this afternoon we screen and discuss a Welsh film that looks at religious identity, prejudice and love in the South Wales valleys. Certificate 15.
We are following guidelines and not serving coffee / tea after the service until all is well. However, we don’t want to stop people caring for one another. SO…..Go Well, Keep in Touch and Stay Well.,
Greetings Cards are still be available, speak to Colleen.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
560 Will you come and follow me?
188 Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer v.1 in Welsh
We, Your Children
If we would share the love we’ve known
Reading: John 4:5-52
Diary for the Week
Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
CAKE meeting (see This Week…)
Kids Club at Church House 18.00
RCT Asperger’s Support 19.00
Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Christian Aid Lent Lunch (see This Week…)
Our Family Service at 10.45 will be led by our minister
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 16th Craft and chat 10:30am – 12noon
Tuesday 17th Chewsdays Café 12 – 1:30pm
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- We sadly report that Haydn Goodfellow passed away on Monday. Haydn was such a joy to know and we’ll miss him and his many stories. He is at peace now. We keep Hilary, Jonathan, Sue and his grandchildren in our thoughts and prayers. We will gather to say our final farewell to Haydn at Glyntaf on Friday March 27th at 10.30am
- We heard last Sunday that Zelda Smith had died. Zelda was a much-loved former member of our fellowship and Ladies Guild. We remember her family at this time. The funeral will be at Glyntaf 10.30am on March 23rd
- This Tuesday to Thursday, Phil and Simon will be representing the URC Synod of Wales at Mission Council in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Please pray for them as they try to discern God’s will in the meetings they attend.
- We remember those who are isolated and are unable to have visitors, or have had operations postponed because of coronavirus.
- We pray for friends known to us, as well as those from our fellowship and Castle Sq, who are still coping with the after math of the floods.
- We continue to keep Alan & Stephanie, Claire & Rob and Chris and Gwenllian in our prayers and others who are unwell.
- Those sharing ministry elsewhere this morning: Iestyn at Taffs Well
This Week and in the future
Christians Against Knowing Everything (CAKE) will be meeting at The Tumble Inn from 7:30pm on Monday. This month’s topic is suffering and God…uneasy partners? All ages and worldviews welcome.
There is a change of programme for this week at Ladies Guild we now have ‘Potpourri’. Please could ladies bring their own contributions so we can enjoy an in-house entertaining afternoon. Contributions can range from guessing interesting artefacts that you might have at home and are willing to bring; readings; interesting snippets of news or amusing anecdotes.
Deposits will be taken made for our Easter Meal on April 1st!
As always, we are planning a diverse range of holy week services and events, under this year’s theme of ‘Taking good news onto the streets’. More details to come but for now you are encouraged to sign up for the Maundy Meal by March 23rd. Taking place between 6 and 8pm on Thursday 9th April, this year we will be having a fish and chip supper at the church. Vegetarian option = veggie lasagne. The evening will involve a meal, worship and a journey around the church, so speak to Phil if you have any mobility problems or dietary needs.
FLOOD DONATIONS. To date, we have raised £500 in donations for those suffering due to the recent floods. This is in addition to some generous donations from other individuals and churches. The elders have started sharing this out by allocating some funding to those who have been flooded in our church community.
Mar 29th 10.45 Eco Church! More details next week
Apr 5th 10.45 Haydn Blackey 18.00 Palm Sunday Communion
Marlene McCloy, Dorothy Davies, Stephanie and Alan, Val Stone, Jan Bayliss, Doreen & David Marshman and John & Jean Davies
and Janet Bullock
Thought for the Week
“What does love mean? Zero in tennis. Everything in life.” Anon