Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
10 May 2015
We welcome everyone who joins us today as we meet for our last morning service at Church House.
Come and celebrate, join with us in worship and be inspired in remembering all the good work done through family worship in Graigwen. We will celebrate 40 years of monthly family services at Church House, as we share in Lord’s Supper during the service
This afternoon at 4pm we will see the (cert 15) film about U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
If you have already seen the film you are welcome to come along at 6pm to join in the discussion.
Tea and coffee will be served after the service, when Traidcraft and Handmade cards will be on sale.
Hymns 366, We can make a difference, Jesu, Jesu, 53, A Cloud of Witnesses around Us
Reading John 15:9-17
Church Family News
We remember the following in our prayers: Pete Davies – now home and resting, Margaret Johnson, Marlene, Brian – hospital visit this week, those sitting exams , Maralyn – her cousin Brenda has died, Kath – her brother-in-law Derek is quite poorly, Colleen – in her new home, Simon – currently on sabbatical and Martin – who has a house!
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Elders Meeting 7.30 at Tyfica Crescent.
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows 5pm, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm – both at Church House
Thursday Sing with us Choir
Saturday Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Minister will lead Family Worship, including communion, at 10.45am and our Evening service will be led by Alan Hills.
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 19th May Candlelight Remembrance Service
A service arranged by Cwm Taf University Health Board for Dementia Awareness Week
A remembrance service for families who are travelling through the journey of dementia and for families who have lost loved ones during this journey will be held at St Catherine’s Church at 7pm
Refreshments will be served after the service.
Sunday 24th May Pentecost Praise
All are welcome to share in this Pontypridd Christians Together service at 6pm at Capel Rhondda to celebrate Pentecost.
Sunday 31st May Uniting Churches Service & Concert
We will be the hosts for this ‘5th’ Sunday evening service when friends from Canton, Cowbridge and Llanedeyrn will join us. Refreshments will be served following the service and a Concert featuring a group of student cellists from Southern Germany will start at 7.30. More information will be available next week.
Afraid, alone, in pain. Be the answer to Loko’s prayer.
This Christian Aid Week, you can help transform the lives of women like Loko.
From 10-16 May, churches the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland will come together to pray, campaign and raise money to improve the lives of people like Loko.
Every year, 100,000 volunteers demonstrate God’s love for the poor by taking part in house-to-house collections for Christian Aid.
This fantastic witness is a chance to take the mission of the church into your community.
Loko’s choice in life is simple: ‘If I can’t collect firewood, my children will die.’
Four times a week, in a remote corner of Ethiopia, Loko makes a back-breaking eight-hour trip to gather wood. It’s a task she dreads, but she steels herself to do it because if she doesn’t her children will starve.
She prays to God as she walks. ‘I ask him to change my life and lead us out of this,’ she says.
Just £5 could give Loko a loan to start her own business buying and selling tea and coffee, freeing her from her desperate task and allowing her to spend more time caring for her family.
The list of those who have been nominated and seconded to serve as Elders is on the Notice Board and the vote will take place at the AGM on June 1st. Reports from organisations should be given to the Marcia as soon as possible.
Reform The May edition of Reform can be found on the table. If you subscribe, please pick up the copy with your name on it – We have received 4 complimentary copies. These are free for anyone to take away with them. If you’ve not read Reform yet, then why not pick up a free copy and see what you think?
Kitchen Clear out
Job Done! A BIG thank you to the nine people who turned up to help and to the two who cleared out the ‘Flower Room’ earlier in the week.
The Kitchen installation can now begin, there will undoubtedly be some disruption, but it will be worth it!
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May 24th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Pentecost Praise
May 31st am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Uniting Churches Service
Flowers for May are being donated by
Enyd Davies, Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones and Margaret Johnson.
A Thought for Christian Aid Week
“It’s important to be involved and stand up for what you believe in.”