Saint David’s Uniting Church
Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
14 May 2017
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today especially if you are a visitor or with us for the first time. The service this morning will be taken by our minister Rev Dr Phil Wall …… but it’s so long since some of us have seen him we may need a reminder of what he looks like!!! Some of you may also remember Brian and Marcia who have safely returned from the Spanish office! I hope you enjoy this ‘different’ format new sheet. If not, don’t worry, things will get back to normal next week now Marcia is back in the Pontypridd office!!! Welcome back all!
Handmade cards are available but Colleen is taking a holiday during the last two weeks of May, so no new cards will be added for a couple of weeks and stocks may get a bit low. If anyone has requests for personalised ones, Colleen will be pleased to make these on her return from holiday.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service. Please take this opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends. The monthly Traidcraft stall will also be ‘open’.
The Copper Pot is on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
I was AWOL last Sunday (at Castle Square!) when my Birthday card was given out…so I just wanted to give a quick message now to say thanks for the cards, presents, and general well-wishing which came my way on Thursday. Another year older, another year wis…well, older anyway! Diolch yn fawr.
- 130 – Fill your hearts with joy and gladness!
- Let us build a house where love can dwell
- 235 – I, the Lord of sea and sky
- 164 – Go forth and tell!
- Exodus 3: 7, 9-14; 4:10-12
- Acts 1:12-17, 21-26
Thought for the Week:
“Life is very interesting… It’s up to you how you live it. If you spend your whole life complaining, you will one day look back and realize all that you missed. Embrace life and appreciate all that you have been blessed with.” A. Paul — Indiana
Diary for the Week
Monday 15th Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm. Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 16th Language Classes 9.30am -3.00pm Kids Club 6pm at Church House RCT Aspergers Support 7-9pm
Wednesday17th Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 18th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Friday19th No Meetings
Saturday 20th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11-30 Glam Youth choir 10.15am-12.30pm
Sunday 21st Family worship at 10.45am Afternoon Concert 1.30-5.00pm Evening Service – 6pm at St David’s
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Lynda Bull – her cousin Alan, passed away this week, she visited him just a couple of weeks ago in Bognor.
- Viviane – she is due to go into hospital on Tuesday to have her hip operation on Wednesday.
- Those who are not well, thinking especially of Caroline and Eirwen.
- Members of our families and friends who are in hospital and waiting to know what type of treatment they need.
- Those who have recently received treatment or who are waiting for tests or results.
- Those for whom this time of year holds sad memories.
- Those whose families live in other parts of the world and they don’t see them often.
- Those who are unable to attend worship very often, thinking especially of Sharon Burgess, Jean Davies, Haydn Goodfellow, Margaret Johnson, Brenda Jones, Olwen Nash, Sue Skym as she cares for her husband Dave.
- We also think of those we know in schools, colleges or universities taking GCSE’s and other exams.
Events this week:
Today is the start of Christian Aid Week and there are a number of events taking place this week to mark this.
There are 2 money boxes on the tables at the back made by members of Kids’ Club for your loose change. They are hoping to raise £50 to buy a stove so that refugees can cook their own food in the camps.
Sunday 14th May (Today) – Film & Chat afternoon – This weekend we are hosting the ‘Christian Voices Coming Out Exhibition’ which tells the story of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement and will form the theme for this month’s film and chat afternoon where we will be watching and reflecting on an award-winning documentary which looks at different Christian attitudes to homosexuality and the impact these can have on individuals and families. This will followed by a reflection and discussion of the issues involved. The film will begin at 4pm and all are very welcome to attend.
Wednesday 17th May
- Phil in London – URC ‘Walking the Way’
- As part of Dementia Awareness Week, St Catherine’s are hosting a candlelight service at 7.00pm for families travelling through the journey of dementia and for those who have lost loved ones during this journey. There will be opportunity to share in the Act of Remembrance and light a candle in memory of a loved one during the service.
Thursday 18th May:
Thursday May 18th
Come along and join us
between 10-30am & 12 noon
- PCT have been given permission to collect for at Tesco, Upper Boat on May 18th. If you can help for an hour during the morning please tell Lynda asap!
Y GANOLFAN ADDYSG GRISTNOGOL I OEDOLION
…….Learning for Life and Faith
Celebrating a century of Women’s Ministry
Dathlu Canrif Gweinidogaith Gwragedd
Thursday/Dydd lau 18 May/Mai 7.30pm
This is a significant year for the history and ministry of women in these islands. A century ago the first woman minister in a mainstream denomination – Constance Coltman – was ordained to serve with her fiancé in a small, struggling Congregational Church mission station in London’s East End. So began a story which, just recently, finally led to women bishops in the Church of England and Church in Wales.
In this talk, Kirsty Thorpe will reflect on the life of Constance Coltman and some other women, across the churches of these nations, whose pioneering ministries have made the last century so fascinating for those who like stories of pioneers.
The evening will also include a showing of the film ‘Constance’made by URC minister and one-time Welsh resident Kevin Snyman. This offers a brief, dramatized version of the life of Constance Coltman.
Kirsty Thorpe is a United Reformed Church in minster, and former Moderator of the United Reformed Church’s General Assembly, who lived in Wales for 20 years during the 1980s and 90s. She studied theology at Cardiff and is now based in Cheshire. Her interest in feminist theology and women’s history in the Church are a continuing spur to research and study. At City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff. The William Hodgkins lecture marks the 2017 anniversary of the founding of the Cardiff Adult Christian Education Centre. It is a free lecture with a retiring collection.
Friday 19th May
JUMBLE SALE at St John’s Church Hall, Graig Street, Graig
- Children’s clothes from 10p each
- Adults clothes & accessories from 25p each
- Bric a Brac, Books and Toys, DVD’s & CD’s,
- REFRESHMENTS Including HOME MADE CAKES
- PLUS LOTS MORE!
Saturday 20th May:
St David’s Church Hall 7-9pm (ish). Teams of up to 6, no need to book. Suggested minimum donation of £1 per player. Get your family and friends to join in. The more the merrier!
Snacks and nibbles will be provided; soft drinks, tea and coffee also served for extra donations.
In the future:
Sunday 21st May
Summertime with Cantare’- 3pm – St David’s Uniting Church
An afternoon of summertime music with
Angharad Morgan, (Soprano), and David Fortey, (Tenor),
accompanied by Ryan Wood.
£7.00 tickets available on the door.
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
By 5th June – Eldership Nominations
Today (14 May) marks the start of our new eldership nomination process. Whilst none of the current elders are standing down this year, we are hoping that three more elders might be welcomed to the team through this process. Membership lists (thus all those eligible for nomination) and nomination slips are available at the back of the church. All nominations should be handed in to the box at the back of the church by 5th June.
Serving the Church
- Volunteers are still desperately needed to help once in a while at the Saturday Coffee Bar or with the post-service coffee on a Sunday morning? Volunteer sheets are in the church hall.
Saturday Coffee Bar –
volunteers always required
May 20th Maralyn & ???? May 27th Deborah & ???
21st May am Rev Dr Phil Wall; pm: Iestyn Henson
28th May am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm: Rev Dr Phil Wall at Church House.
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones, Sue Salmon, Margaret Morris, and Porth Friends