Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
20th May 2018
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time. Our service this morning is being led by Phil and we pray that we may all be uplifted by the spirit of Pentecost.
This afternoon at 4pm we will meet for our Monthly Film and chat. More details in This Week….
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; take time to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Please remember the Copper Pot and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns: 93 – Come, Holy Spirit, come!
454 – Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me
Song of Kingdom Come :
494 (1,5,6) – The Spirit lives to set us free
Reading Acts 1:1-18
Diary for the Week
Monday 21st Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 22nd Kids Club at Church House
70 years of the NHS – 2 Talks (see This Week….)
Wednesday 23rd Rainbows & Guides from 16.45
Thursday 24th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 26th Cantorion 10.30- 11.30
Sunday 27th Our Family Service at 10.45am will be led by Phil
Evening worship, 6pm at Church House will be a discussion with Communion.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- All those in our fellowship who are receiving treatment for cancer and for their families who support them.
- We continue to remember all who are taking exams and their families as they support them
- The people in our community who are struggling to cope and have to rely on the FoodBank for help.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere: Ray at Castle Square this morning.
Thanks Phil would like to express his huge thanks for all the Birthday cards, messages and gifts that the St David’s Uniting family blessed him with.
This Week and in the Future……
Our Film & Chat this afternoon 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
Dr William Price ‘Pyrotechnic Pioneer of Social Medicine’
given by local historian, Brian Davies.
The event is part of the project “God Bless the NHS” to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS and 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.
A reminder that June 3rd will see a special morning service when our friends from Madagascar will be joining us for worship and celebration of the 200th anniversary of Welsh missionaries sharing the gospel in Madagascar. The Ny Ako dance and music group will be sharing their style of worship with us so put the date in the diary and why not invite your friends along? We will be sharing lunch with them after the service, the sign-up sheet is on the table
The Holy Shift Tour with Rob Bell – at The Assembly Rooms, City Hall Cardiff Wednesday 11th July. Doors open at 7pm show starts at 8pm
Rob Bell returns for his first UK tour in 8 years. Blending his usual mix of philosophy, comedy, theology and subversive insight, The Holy Shift Tour explores this ancient, complex, subtle, mysterious word HOLY and what it looks like for us to reclaim this word in all it’s hidden depth to help us make sense of the modern world. Tickets are unreserved at cost £15 and are likely to sell out – go to https://greenbelt.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584911
Following discussion at the church and elders’ meetings, you will soon receive a questionnaire to fill out regarding the new and pervasive ‘General Data Protection Regulation’. This will have a number of consequences on how we record names and images, not least of all that no pastoral information can be included in the newsletter unless permission has been granted by those involved. More details to come!
Have you nominated someone to be an Elder? Today is the last day for nominations to be received. ALL church members can nominate someone, you can also nominate more than one person. There are three vacancies, the names of those standing down are on the notice board. Nomination forms are on the back table;
As we come to the end of Christian Aid week we are delighted to say that the Kids Club and friends have, to date, raised £183 for their project to buy shovels and pick axes to enable people to rebuild their homes. – they were challenged to save money in a brick money box – Donations are still being accepted – envelopes are on the table
Period poverty is now something we cannot in good conscious ignore. There are a few simple things we can do right now to help make a difference.
Amelia Bond through ‘Punky Moms’ is asking for our help in making up Period Packs, these should include –
A mixture of products –some night-time pads, medium pads and tampons.
Wet wipes – preferably fragrance free, sensitive ones
Something sweet. A little bit of chocolate or something sweet to eat. who doesn’t love a little boost?
If we donated one item per household per week, more people would be able to eat as well as we do!
Jun 3rd am Iestyn Henson 6pm Contemplative Worship
Jun 10th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Iona Style Worship
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones, Margaret Morris, and Sue Salmon
Thought for the Week
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking
Dr Samuel Johnson 1709-1784