Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
9 March 2014
We warmly welcome all who join us for worship today, the first Sunday in Lent, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Our services today are being led by Rev Kim Fabricius, who recently retired from full time ministry in Swansea. We ask for God’s blessing on him, and us as we join together in fellowship.
Tea & Coffee will be served following the morning service, please stay and chat over a ‘cuppa’ and get to know each other better. Traidcraft items will also be on sale.
Hymns Think of a world without any flowers, Jesus’hands were kind hands, Lord, behold a wretched sinner, 293
Reading Psalm 32, Matthew 4:1-11
Hymns Holy Spirit, breath of life, 442, By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered, 560
Readings Mark 1:12-13 Mark 8:27-38
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||BrowniesElders Meeting 7.30pm|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)Rainbows|
|Thursday||Youth ‘Grwp’, Sing for Life Choir, AALent Study in the Quiet Room at 7.30pm (see Diary)|
|Friday||Lent Lunch at St John’s, Graig 12.00-13.30|
|Saturday||‘Picturing Ponty’ Launch (see Notices )|
|Sunday||Our Family Worship at10.45am will be led by Rev Vaughan Rees and Mark Broadway will lead our Evening Service at 6pm.|
Church Family News
Please keep the following friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Chris and Brian.- waiting for operations; Stephanie and Doreen – seeing consultants; Brenda, Joyce, Katie, Olwen and Gwyneth- unable to worship with us; Hettie, Mike and Helen in these early days following bereavement; Catherine, Margaret and Michael in their concern for family members.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th March Ladies Guild
The Diary says ‘Housewives Choice’ – following last week’s meeting when we were complimented on our singing! We invite you to come along and join in an afternoon of singing and maybe some poetry.
Thursday 13th March Lenten Bible Study
The second in the series of studies using characters, themes, some words and music from ‘Les Miserables’ (both the book and the musical) and linking these to Bible passages, with help from a book produced by Anglican Priest, Rev Jonathan Meyer. Handouts for the series are on the table.
Friday 14th March PCT Lenten Lunch
The second bread and cheese lunch will served from 12.00 – 1.30 at St John’s Church, Graig. A list of all venues is on the notice board.
Wednesday 19th March Pontypridd Christians Together
Please note that the next meeting will take place at the St Dyfrig’s Church Hall Annex, Treforest. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm.
Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
Plans are underway for our Picturing Ponty exhibition which begins with a launch event on Saturday 15th 11 -1pm.
Tenovus choir is singing, Beverley Humphreys speaking and GTFM will be there. The mayor of Pontypridd is presenting schools prizes. Refreshments are provided. Come if you can and please pass the word on.
The exhibition will be open each day until 29th March. If you can help to staff it for an hour or two, please sign the list.
The Miner’s Strike
A film for the 30th anniversary of the strike is transmitting at 10.25pm on BBC ONE Wales on Sunday, March 9th. Produced and directed by Phil George it’s an important story and reminds us all of the massive decline of heavy industry and manufacturing in the UK over a short period in the 80s. The billing for the film says:
‘’It’s now 30 years since the epic struggle between the miners and a Conservative government led by Margaret Thatcher, a strike that lasted a bitter twelve months. Former Labour Government minister Kim Howells was involved at the heart of the action, working for the National Union of Mineworkers in South Wales. In this deeply-felt memoir, he asks some challenging questions about the conduct, the strategy and the outcomes of the strike.’’
Letters of Thanks………
…….have been received from:
Women’s Aid RCT for £300 raised during our Christmas appeal
‘’Your continued support allows us to assist women and children find safety and security and live lives free from domestic violence’
Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru – £26 raised from the sale of red ribbons. ‘…..any money we raise in this way stays in Wales to support people living with HIV…. The letters are on the table.
Hymn Writing Challenge
To celebrate 275 years of the work of John and Charles Wesley, the director of music at The New Room – John Wesley’s Chapel in Bristol, – has invited musicians and poets to provide a new hymn in one of the following categories: words only; words and tune; or, tune for existing words. All entries must make use of the competitions theme: ‘Tell the world’. Entries will be appraised by a panel of leading hymnwriters. The most suitable entries will be published in a book.
To enter, submit a £5 entry fee along with your entry, and post to: The director of music, The New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE by 1 June 2014. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 9 Catherine March 16 Mo.
Saturday Coffee Bar
March 15 ‘Picturing Ponty’ March 22 Cerys & Deborah
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
Thought for the week
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.’ Dean Inge