Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
8 March 2015
We welcome all who join us this morning at Church House, when Phil will be leading our worship.
This afternoon we will hold our second Sunday Film & Chat Event, when we will view the film at 4pm and the chat will follow at approx 6.15pm.
Tea and coffee will be served following the morning service, and homemade cards will be available.
Hymns 388, 268, 252, 142
Readings Psalm 19; John 2:13-22
Church Family News
We ask your prayers for Viviane who’s Aunt who is quite poorly.
We rejoice with Claire Hughes on the safe arrival of her grandson, Matthew Robert on Tuesday, he weighed in at 9lb 2oz. Congratulations!
News from Canada . The congregation at St. Andrew’s Wesley where Dan has been on appointment has voted unanimously to call him as their permanent minister. We pray for him and the family on this good news.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Elders Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild at 2pm in the Victoria Room (see Diary)
Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir, Lent Bible Study 7.30pm. (see Diary)
Friday Lent Lunch at St David’s, Hopkinstown (see Diary)
Saturday Coffee Bar – for Comic Relief – will be open from 10.00 till Noon. Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship, including Communion will be led by our minister and Evening worship at 6pm, will be led Dr Fiona Liddell
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 11th March Ladies Guild
Pontypridd Market is the subject this week. We will look back, with the aid of photographs, on the history of the market to how we see it today! A time to reminisce!.
Thursday 12th March Lenten Bible Study
St Catherine’s are hosting this week’s Bible Study, ‘Questioning, rebellion, redemption’. This week we walk and pray with the Christians of Iraq. We began our Lenten journey with a journey into the wilderness, now as we reach Week 4 we find the People of God in the desert and in rebellious mood. The long arduous journey had left them impatient. Their hope and dreams seemed to be ebbing away as they despised the food, were thirsty and could only see death looming ahead of them.
Friday 13th March Lent Lunch
This week’s Soup, Bread and Cheese lunch will be held at St David’s Church, Hopkinstown from 12 noon till 1.30pm Suggested donation £2.50. There will be a Fairtrade stall.
Saturday 14th March Comic Relief Coffee Bar
The Coffee Bar is an important part of our outreach. This week’s proceeds will ALL go to Comic Relief. Volunteers to make cakes are needed – we would particularly welcome ‘new’ cake makers– can YOU help by providing cakes once every three weeks? would be a great help to the regulars.
The new Rota to serve at coffee bar is on the wall in the hall.
Friday 28th March We Make Music
A Chamber Orchestra Concert featuring Iestyn and ‘Friends’ will be held in the church. Tickets are £5 with all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. The programme will include; Elgar – Serenade for Strings, Grieg – Elegiac Melodies, Pergolesi – Flute Concerto Soloist: Berwyn Davies and Mozart -Symphonies No’s 6 and 15. Make a note of the date and give Iestyn your support.
BBC Celebration Broadcast.
The first of the radio services – God and Laughter – which we recorded last month was broadcast this morning at 7.30am; it will be repeated this evening at 6.30pm. It is be available on Iplayer and as a podcast.
Many will know that Rev Gethin Rhys took on the role of Cytûn’s new Policy Officer in January. Since he has been in office he has encouraged us to receive monthly bulletins. Copies of these in Welsh and English are on the table. Please take one.
Nominations for Eldership
The nomination forms and an information slip are available today, please take one, or more, and think about who you could nominate to serve as an Elder. The closing date is March 29th.
Help Required on March 28th
Iestyn’s ‘friends’ are giving their services free and will be rehearsing during the afternoon before the concert… It would be good to give them a special ‘St David’s’ welcome by providing them with refreshments: if you are able to help/contribute please speak to Marcia.
Mar 22nd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall Church House
Mar 29th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Service at St Catherine’s
Mar 8th Catherine Mar 15th Mo
Saturday Coffee Bar
Mar 14th Stephanie & Alan Mar 21st Janet & Beti
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
“Confession is the first step to repentance.”~ English Proverb