Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
1st March 2020
We welcome everyone who joins us today as we celebrate St David’s day and the first Sunday of Lent. Our service this morning is being led by Iestyn Henson. It will be a service of challenge and reflection.
This evening, Phil will be leading a St. David’s Day Bring & Share Communion. All are welcome and invited to bring along their favourite Welsh hymn, poem, prayer or other. We will meet in the Victoria Room
Fair-traded refreshments will be served in the hall following the morning service and hand-made cards will be on sale. All are welcome to stay.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities.
The Foodbank Boxes are in their usual places waiting for your donations.
Jesus going without food
I the Lord of sea and sky
Fe chwythodd yr awel
Matthew 4: 1-11, – Good as New
Matthew 19: 16-22 – The Message
Diary for the Week
Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Kids Club at Church House 18.00
Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Christian Aid Lent Lunch at St Dyfrig’s, Treforest Noon-1.30
Fundraising Coffee Morning see This Week
Our Family Service at 10.45 will be led by Rev Dr Rosa Hunt.
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church
Craft and chat 10:30am – 12noon
Chewsdays Café 12 – 1:30pm
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- Alan is now home and recovering well following his operation. He is in good spirits, though the 13hour operation has inevitably had a significant physical effect on both him and Stephanie. Please keep them in your prayers and allow them the peace they have asked for as he continues to recover.
- We hold Carol’s sister, Barbara, and the family in our prayers as they prepare for Terry’s funeral on Tuesday.
- We continue to remember and support, as we are able, those who have been affected by the recent floods.
- We keep Haydn and Hilary, in our thoughts as Haydn is hospital. Also, Chris F who is on the same ward, 1A Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.
- We particularly remember Claire and Rob as they cope with different medical procedures and more hospital appointments.
- We pray for those who are struggling with new medication.
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their kind wishes, cards and phone calls, I really appreciate them. I’m still in plaster from my toes right up to my groin and I’ve been told it could be for a good while. Never mind it’s bright pink so it cheers me up. Thinking of you all. Chris F
Message of Thanks (Omitted last week!)
To everyone that sent best wishes and cards to help Kevin and I celebrate our 40th (Ruby) wedding anniversary. Thankyou! We had a lovely weekend away. Colleen & Kev
This Week and in the future
The topic in Ladies Guild this week is ‘Scams and how to be aware of them.’ Our guest speaker Sarah Thomas will make us more alert to the many ways we can be tricked. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to learn!
Please join us at 2pm in the Victoria Room.
Please support these weekly lunches if you are able.
Our Fundraising Coffee Morning to Support Mental Health Research at Sussex University is on 7 March! We have the volunteers to run it. Mental wellbeing is one of the major public health challenges of this century. From children’s mental health to how acts of kindness affect our wellbeing. Research is making cutting-edge discoveries and giving new hope. Many we know have experienced mental health issues both directly and indirectly.
Iestyn’s Brighton Marathon on April 19th will also be for this charity.
We have received an invitation to one of the 2020 Christian Aid Gatherings at Park End Presbyterian Church, Cardiff (CF23 6EG) on Saturday, 7 March between 10am – 1pm. This means you’ll be home in time for the rugby!
Cynan Llwyd will share his experiences from his recent trip to Kenya, which is the focus of Christian Aid Week, you will have the opportunity to share fundraising ideas and hopes, while learning about priorities for prayer & action. If you would like to go give your name to Lynda TODAY
While Clwb-y-Bont recover and refurbish following the floods, the ‘OnTap’ team have decided to raincheck Monday’s meeting, freeing attendees to attend the fundraising gig for the club in Cardiff that evening should they want to go. Further fundraising for the club and others affected by the floods will take place at the Pop Factory in Porth on 13 &14th March. More details to come.
The Sign-up sheet for the March Birthday get-together is on the table. The first proposed date is this Wednesday (4th) at 6.30pm. If you were unable to attend YOUR birthday celebration you can join the March meal. Just add your name to the list today!
There are still some copies of the 16th February news sheet – that contains important News from the Church Meeting and copies of Phil’s sermon, ‘Rising rivers and Radical relationships’ – which is well worth reading!
Maralyn Tomlinson will be receiving donations for the Foodbank while Alan is indisposed. The need at the moment is great as people who have been victim’s of the floods are being supported.
Mar 15th 10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall 16.00 Film & Chat
Mar 22nd 10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for March will be donated by
Marlene McCloy, Stephanie and Alan, Val Stone, Jan Bayliss,
Doreen & David Marshman and John &Jean Davies.
Thought for Lent
“Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and, in this way, to know the fundamental truth: who we are,
where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life…” – Pope Benedict XVI
There is a retiring collection today for those affected by the floods