Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
18th March 2018
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, Passion Sunday, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
This morning’s service is being led by our minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and we invite all, who so wish, to share in the bread and wine.
This afternoon at 4pm we meet for our monthly Film and Chat.
Coffee and tea will be served after this morning’s service, please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
The Foodbank boxes and Copper Pot are in the usual places where your donations can be placed.
Hymns: 15 All my hope on God is founded
In Christ alone
We, Your children
170 God is love
Readings: Genesis 22:1-18; Psalm 137
Diary for the Week
Monday 19th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Discovery Lent Group 19.30 (see This Week…)
Tuesday 20th Kid’s Club at Church House
RCT Asperger’s Support 19.00-21.00
Wednesday 21st Ladies Guild 12.30 (see This Week….)
Rainbows & Guides 16.45-20.00
Thursday 22nd 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Friday 23rd PCT Christian Aid Lent Lunch (see This Week..)
Saturday 24th Glam Youth Choir from 10.00 – 12.30
Sunday 25th Our Palm Sunday Service at 10.45 Family Service, will be led by our minister; Come and join the parade pmas our Holy week worship begins. At 6pm we meet at Church House and gather round the table as discussion is had and bread and wine are shared.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Cerys who is receiving radiotherapy and Stephen as he supports and cares for her.
- Phil and Simon as they travel to Hertfordshire for three days to participate in the URC’s Mission Council – the executive body of General Assembly which meets twice a year.
- Brenda in Ty Eiran and Olwen, who is not so well, in Dyfryn Frwdd
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Ray at Castle Square this morning and Deri this afternoon
This Week and in the future:
The final weekly meeting of Lent Discovery Group will be at the home of Chris & Margaret on Monday. as they continue their study and discussion of Meg Warner’s book ‘Abraham: A Journey Through Lent’
The Ladies Guild will meet at The Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday at 12.30pm for their ‘Easter Meal’ which will end our Winter session. We will have monthly meetings from May to September. More details later.
‘Scam avoidance’ is the title of a talk / workshop being held at the Library on Thursday 22nd March. More details are on the poster in the hall.
PCT Christian Aid Lunch this week will be held at Bethel Baptist, Hawthorn on Friday from 12.00 – 1-30 pm. Suggested donation is £2.50.
For this Afternoons Film at 4pm, we will be watching a drama which parallels the events of Holy Week in a modern-day setting. Contains strong language and some violence. Certificate 15.
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend a free Public Lecture by Dr Meg Warner on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week (March 28th) at 7.30pm entitled – ‘I will give you all this land’ – Justice, the Biblical Land Debate and the Current Refugee Crisis”.
Lent and the FoodBank -A Challenge: Foodbank has a 40p for 40 days challenge, and they are asking people to join them in taking small actions to transform lives by giving up 40p for 40 days. If you choose to accept the challenge Alan will accept your contributions.
The March issue of Reform has arrived and can be found on the table at the back of the church.
There’s just 5 weeks to the London Marathon which Iestyn is running to raise money for Save the Children; his fundraising Coffee Morning last weekend raised £325. His target is £2,000, so far he raised (with gift aid) almost £1,000. If you want to help him you can add your name to the sponsor sheet on the table or follow the link to Iestyn’s fundraising page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=IestynHenson&pageUrl=1
Revd Simon Walkling was appointed as Moderator of the URC National Synod of Wales for an initial seven-year term, from September 2012,
following a sixth year review he has been invited to extend his term, taking his ministry up to August 2024.
The Review Group were impressed by the overwhelmingly positive responses from around the Synod to Simon’s leadership and service and also noted his ability as a strategic thinker and his capacity to ask deep and constructive questions about the course of church life.
Palm Sunday Mar 25th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Holy Week Table Talk at CH
Easter Day April 1st am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Emmaus Walk/Service
Flowers for March are being donated by
Val Stone, Gordon Thompson, Doreen & David Marshman,
Marlene McCloy, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Janet Bayliss
and Jean & John Davies
Thought for the week.
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” E. M. Forster