Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
21 May 2017
We give a warm welcome to all who join us for worship today. If you are visiting or here for the first time we invite you to join us in the hall following the morning service, when tea and coffee will be served and a variety of hand-made cards will be on sale.
Our service this morning, which includes the celebration of Holy Communion, and is open to all, will be led by our Minister and this evening’s service at 6pm will be led by Iestyn Henson.
This afternoon at 3pm we invite you to Summertime with Cantare’ when Angharad Morgan, (Soprano), and David Fortey, (Tenor), accompanied by Ryan Wood, will entertain us with summertime music.
£7.00 tickets available on the door.
There are 2 Christian Aid 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 .have yielded £?? This includes a generous donation from a reader of our website news sheet.
Lynda Bull, Sonia Fletcher, Beverley Humphreys, Viviane Lamare
Saturday Coffee Bar
May 27th Deborah & Marcia June 3rd
May 28th am: Rev Dr Phil Wall pm: Rev Dr Phil Wall at Church House.
June 4th am: Rev Ray Vincent pm: Pentecost Praise
- Praise with joy the world’s Creator!
- 83 – Christ’s is the world in which we move
- We, Your Children
- 207 – Heaven shall not wait
- John 14:1-4, 15-21. 1 Peter 3:13-22
- Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives
- Life has many rhythms
- We meet you, O Christ in many a guise
- Psalm 66:7-18. Acts 17: 22-31
Diary for the Week
Monday 22nd Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm. Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 23rd Language Classes 9.30am -3.00pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday 24th OPAG. 10.30-12.30. Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 25th 50+ Forum 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 27th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30 -11-30. Glam Youth choir 10.15am-12.30pm
Sunday 28th Family worship at 10.45am. Evening Service – 6pm at St David’s
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your prayers today and through the week
- Today, as we break bread and share wine together, Rhiannon Howells will be sharing her first Communion with our sisters and brothers of St Dyfrig’s. We remember her and celebrate her special day today.
- Lynda Bull – as she prepares to say a final ‘goodbye’ to her cousin.
- Viviane –who is recovering after her hip operation.
- Margaret Johnson’s husband Derek as he waits for an operation
- Eirwen as she waits for results and Caroline still in hospital
- Members of our families and friends who are receiving treatment.
- Those for whom this time of year holds sad memories..It is a year since we welcomed the members of Porth URC into our fellowship, we have been richly blessed by their presence, humour and friendship.
- We continue to remember ALL who are taking exams.
Next Week and in the future:
A long time ahead – next October – Mrs Hannah Hitchins, our Community Arts Facilitator, has been booked to speak to the Ladies Guild on the subject of Home Stories. This is a pilot Arts outreach and taster project aimed at older people in Pontypridd. It aims at getting residents talking about objects and memories important to them. There is a Home Stories Exhibition launch at Pontypridd Museum on Tuesday, May 30th, 2.00 – 4.00 pm, with afternoon tea, musical accompaniment, poetry readings and plenty of chat.
An invitation to attend has been extended and Mrs Hitchins would be delighted if any ladies from our Guild would be able to attend. They would be assured of a very warm welcome.
Our new eldership nomination process has started. We are hoping that three more elders might be welcomed to the team Membership lists (thus all those eligible for nomination) and nomination slips are available at the back of the church. All nominations should be ‘posted’in to the box at the back of the church by 5th June.
An Invitation t o the launch of Impact and Reach Report
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales invites you to join her, and older people from across Wales, for the launch of her Impact and Reach Report, which highlights the positive difference she has made to the lives of older people. The event is an opportunity to celebrate growing older in Wales and the huge contribution that older people make to society, a contribution that is sadly all too often overlooked. The Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, will also be joining us for the launch. The event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements made to date by Ageing Well in Wales, the national partnership programme to improve the health and wellbeing of older people, which is chaired and hosted by the Commissioner. When? – 14 June 2017, 12.00pm – 1.30pm. Where – at The Pierhead, The Senedd, Cardiff Bay Let Marilyn Leach know if you will be attending!
Opportunity for Hospitality! 16th – 24th June this year, we will have the pleasure of welcoming and hosting two trainee ministers from one of our Council for World Mission partner churches. Currently, we don’t know their ages, genders or home countries but in either case, we look forward to welcoming them to Wales and to sharing our way of being church with them. A program of events has already been prepared for our guests but there are some spaces on the following days – Saturday 17th (daytime and/or evening) and Thursday 22nd (daytime). If you think you would be able to host the students for a time and perhaps share with them the delights of the area – from a a bowl of cawl or a pint at Clwb-y-bont to a climb up Pen-y-fan or a night out with a male voice choir – then do please speak to Phil.
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones, Sue Salmon
Margaret Morris, and Porth Friends
Prayer at the End of Christian Aid Week:
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week.
As a diamond catches the light and refracts it into a kaleidoscope of colours, we give thanks, O God, for the myriad acts of kindness, generosity and love over six decades of Christian Aid Week. For the calls for justice challenging the causes of poverty and for the millions of envelopes, weighted with coins or light with notes, for the cheques and the texts to donate we give you thanks
Most of all we give thanks for the millions of lives transformed so that together we may all flourish. Abbreviated from http://www.christianaid.org.uk