Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
13th May 2018
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
This morning’s service, is being led by Phil and others who went on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land
This evening’s service, in the style of Iona will be led by Margaret.
Fairtrade coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; and FoodBank boxes are under the table and in the hall, so please put your ‘small change’ and your donations of food in them so that people in need will benefit..
Hymns: May we learn to come together
The Seeds are so small
540 – Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Part of your Plan
Reading Psalm 122, : 1 Peter 2:4-5
Diary for the Week
Monday 14th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 15th Kids Club at Church House
RCT Aspergers Support 19.00-21.00
Wednesday 16th Rainbows & Guides from 16.45
Thursday 17th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 19th Cantorion 10.30- 11.30
Photo Workshop (see Notices)
Christian Aid ‘Task Master’ (see This Week)
Sunday 20th Our Pentecost Family Service at 10.45am will be led by Phil and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
We meet at 4pm for our monthly ‘Film & Chat’ (see Notices)
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- There are a number of people in our fellowship or connected to it who are concerned about the health of family members.
- All those belonging to or connected to our Church Family who are taking exams and their parents as they support them.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere: Ray at Tonfelin, Caerphilly and Iestyn at Calvary, Treforest.
Today is the start of Christian Aid Week, envelopes are on the table at the back, OR you can support Kids Club with their project– they are being challenged to save money in a brick money box to buy shovels and pick axes to enable people to rebuild their homes. – speak to Sue or Bethan for more information and to collect a brick!
AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT
We are aiming to put the ‘fun’ into fundraising with a Taskmaster Church Special! at St David’s Uniting Church on Saturday May 19th at 7pm. The game consists of simple and bizarre challenges, ostensibly set to the contestants by the Taskmaster! How will the contestants react??
Bethan Walkling will be representing St David’s Uniting, other contestants are Phil Rickards for Capel Rhondda, Rosa Hunt for Salem Baptist, SPI Lewis for the Valleys Pastorate and Phil Wall for Castle Sq URC. Come along and support Bethan. Tickets are £5.
This Week and in the Future……
This is a Service for families travelling through the journey of dementia and for those who have lost loved ones during this journey.
Our Film & Chat on May 20th is an identity crisis comedy (2010) about a successful business owner, from the East End, who makes a surprising discovery!
“The Barber Surgeon” given by staff of Llancaiach Fawr and
Dr William Price ‘Pyrotechnic Pioneer of Social Medicine’ given by local historian, Brian Davies.
The event is supported by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and will be held in St David’s Uniting Church, Gelliwastad Road on Tuesday May 22nd at 7pm.
On June 3rd we’re celebrating the 200th Anniversary of a Wales-Madagascar link . 20 friends from the Ny Ako Madagascan group will be participating in the morning service and we will be sharing lunch with them after the service. This will be a ‘faith lunch’ – a list of suggested food is on the table.
Anyone wishing to join us are asked to add their names to the sign-up sheet.
Following on from work which Interlink and Pontypridd Town Council started on in 2016 around how we could work more closely to improve people well-being in Pontypridd, members of the community are invited to an event ‘ Because Our Community Matters’ in The Muni. Pontypridd, on Wednesday 7th June 2018 6pm – 8pm, to explore what can be done to help make Pontypridd and surrounding communities better places to live and work.
Next Sunday (May 20th) is the last day for eldership nomination forms to be posted. ALL church members can nominate someone, you can also nominate more than one person. This year there are three vacancies, the names of those standing down are on the notice board. Nomination forms are on the back table; Please give prayerful consideration as to who might have the gifts, time and calling to be an elder – either for the first time or to serve again. You do not need to speak to the person you are nominating but simply fill in a form and either hand it to Iestyn or put it into the nominations box on the back table
Take a form today, it would be great if we had 40 nomination slips (approx. 50% of our membership). PLEASE NOMINATE SOMEONE
Alan was able to take 27.5 kgs of food to the FoodBank
May 27th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Discussion & Communion
Jun 3rd am Iestyn Henson 6pm Contemplative Worship
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones, Margaret Morris, and Sue Salmon
Thought for the Week
Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.
Sai Baba. Indian Spiritual Master