Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
22 March 2015
We give a warm welcome to everyone who joins us this morning, the fifth Sunday in Lent, also known as Passion Sunday.
Our services today will be led by our Minister, and this evening’s service at Church House will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper when we invite all, who so wish, to share in the bread and the wine.
Fairtraded refreshments will be served following the morning service and handmade cards will be on sale. Please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
Hymns 427, You made us in your image, Spirit of God, unseen as the wind , 188
Readings Psalm 119:9-32; John 12:20-26
Hymns 68, 127
Readings Matthew 23:1-13
Church Family News
We congratulate Colleen on her new job: permanent at last!
Margaret Johnson is still in hospital and her husband Derek is not well. She remains cheerful but would welcome visitors. Viviane’s aunt passed away recently, we remember her and others who have been bereaved.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild (see Diary)
Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir. Lent Bible Study 7.30pm. at St Catherine’s (see Diary)
Friday Lent Lunch at Coedpenmaen Baptist (see Diary)
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon. Cantorion practice at 10.30am
‘We make Music’. A Chamber Orchestra Concert (see Diary)
Palm Sunday Family worship at 10.45 am will be led by Phil and we will join the congregation at St Catherine’s for Evening worship at 6pm
Phil will be at a URC Education Board meeting on Thursday and at a Moravian Mission on Saturday. The Elders will be ‘on hand’ to assist if required during this time.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 25th March Ladies Guild
Our winter session has come to an end: we will reminisce as we share a meal together at the Heritage Park Hotel. We will meet at 12.30 for a 1pm
Thursday 26th March Lenten Bible Study
For our final Bible Study the title is ‘Entering Jerusalem’, week, we look at the Christians of Palestine whose origins can be traced back to the time of Christ. Christians here continue to live under difficult conditions due to the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians.
Friday 27th March Lent Lunch
The Lenten Lunch this week will be held at Coedpenmaen Baptist Church from 12 noon till 1.30pm Suggested donation £2.50. There will be a Fairtrade stall.
Saturday 28th March We Make Music
A Chamber Orchestra Concert featuring Iestyn and his ‘Friends’.will take place in the Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 with ALL the proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please come and help Iestyn reach his target of £2000. Look out for the posters and spread the word.
Help Required on March 28th
Iestyn’s ‘friends’ will be rehearsing during the afternoon before the concert. We will provide refreshments for them. A list of the ‘refreshments’ required is on the table. Please contribute as you are able. Volunteers for waiting & kitchen staff are needed. Sign up to give your support to Iestyn
Do you know anyone who wants a Bike?
A women’s Raleigh Camaro and a man’s Raleigh Pioneer Classic – (needs an inner tube) otherwise both in good condition are offered in exchange for a donation to the Church Kitchen Fund.
Pictures and more details from Marcia. We hope to have news about the Kitchen next week!
Nominations for Eldership
Next week is the last week for nominations to be received.
The ‘retiring’ Elders are Maralyn Tomlinson, Iestyn Henson and Catherine Naamani, each have served three years. Lynda Bull has served 6 years as an Elder and 5 years as treasurer and can also be re-elected. ALL still need to be nominated. PLEASE nominate someone today, don’t leave it to someone else! Completed nomination slips should be handed to Phil or Marcia. You can nominate more than one person on a form and you don’t have to ask them. Phil will speak to ALL nominees to ascertain their willingness to be nominated.
We have received an ‘extra‘bulletin prepared by CLAS – the Churches Legislation Advisory Service, with updates on the BUDGET 2015. Copies are on the table – please take one.
April 5th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
April 12th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Mar 22nd Liz & Iestyn Mar 29th Fiona
Saturday Coffee Bar
Mar 28th Marcia & Valerie April 4th Viviane & Anne
Flowers for March are being donated by
Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy, Margaret Johnson, Doreen & David Marshman,
Stephanie & Alan Hills, Val Stone, Janet Bayliss and Pam Mahoney
A Thought for Lent
Today I am living out of the new creation and ignoring the remnant echoes of the old. Jeff Doles – The Faith Log