Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
19th March 2017 Third Sunday in Lent
We welcome you all 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.
We especially welcome Richard and Sarah Edwards who will be joining us during our Lenten services.
Our service this morning will be led by our minister and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. ALL are welcome to share the bread and wine. Rev Ray Vincent will lead our Evening service at 6pm.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, we invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns 427, 380, Eat this bread, Praise the one who breaks
Readings John 4:5-30; John 4:31-42.
Hymns 17, 226, 244, 314
Readings As announced
Church Family News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers during the week. This week we pray for Marilyn Young who should be ‘collarless’ soon! Sue Walkling as she looks forward to being out of isolation, Graham Hill who is ‘under par’ and Anne as she cares for him. We think of Caroline still in Llandough Hospital and all who are waiting for test results. We remember also Brenda, and Olwen who are in residential care and we continue to hold those who have been bereaved in our prayers.
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9am-1pm, Lent Group 7.30pm. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30am 3pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House. RCT Asperger’s Support 7pm
Wednesday OPAG 10.30am. Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary). Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30pm-8pm. Lent Group 10.00am
Friday Lent Lunch at St John’s from 12-1.30
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11.30. Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Sunday Both our Family worship at 10.45 and our Evening worship in Church House at 6pm, will be led by our Minister.
Phil will not be contactable from 20th-21st March as he will be taking his biannual 6-monthly retreat.
The Elders will be available to assist with any urgent matters.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 22nd March Ladies Guild
For our penultimate meeting of this session we will have a ‘mixed-bag’ afternoon, and we will also finalise arrangements for our Easter Meal. Menu’s are available from Marcia.
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?”
Colleen has made a selection of Easter cards which are on display in the hall. Mothers day cards can be made to order.
Intercultural Celebration Weekend
A huge thanks for the supporters and stewards, cooks and cleaners, photographers, fudge-bringers and all those who attended and helped out at last weekend’s events. It was an extraordinary few days that saw people from a plethora of different cultures come together in sport and art, drama and dancing, worship and Welsh cakes as we thanked God for making us one extravagantly loved people – diverse in culture and together, stronger. It was a great witness to our community so thanks to all those who participated. More on what we did can be found athttp://jomec.co.uk/cjsnewsmaij/lead-story-1/using-football-to-overcome-cultural-barriers and http://www.urc.org.uk/.
Kid’s Club Lent Project
Each week during Lent the ‘Kids’ bring an item to donate to the food bank; in one week they contributed 13.3kgs.
For anyone who wishes to contribute to the Foodbank there are boxes at the back of the church or in the hall. Monetary donations are also accepted and can be given to Alan Hills.
Lynda Bull, Sonia Fletcher, Viviane Lamare, Beverley Humphreys
Mar 26th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Apr 2nd am Mr Dave Kitchen pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Saturday Coffee Bar
Mar 25th Marcia Apr 1st Volunteer Please
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
“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments,
despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.”