Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
25 May 2014
A warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, both in town this morning and at Whiterock this Evening. If this is your first visit, we invite you to join us for tea or coffee in the hall following the morning service for a time of informal fellowship.
We are very pleased to welcome Davis Mac-Iyalla, originally from Nigeria but now living in Camden, North London. who is leading our worship this morning.
This evening Eryl Williams of Cilfynydd will lead our worship when we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Please remember the ‘Copper Pot’ which is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities;
Diary for the Week
No youth activities as it is half term
Thursday Sing For Life Choir 6.30pm, AA 7.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon, Cantorion Gelliwastad meet at 10.30am
Next Sunday Family Service at 10.45 and Evening Worship (including communion) at 6pm will be led by Iestyn Henson
Today’s Preacher – A Pen Profile
Davis Mac-Iyalla is a cradle Anglican, baptised and confirmed in St Andre’s Anglican Church Bakana, Nigeria. He was Licensed a Lay Reader in 2000 and Knighted by late Bishop Ugede in 2002. In February 2008, Davis received the Bishop Desmond Tutu Award for Human Rights and Social Justice from the World Pride and Power Organisation. This award reflected Davis’ tireless efforts over the previous twenty years to advocate for Lesbian Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Africans, in the face of significant opposition from government and religious organizations.
In June 2008, Davis sought asylum in the UK, after receiving death threats and having been physically attacked. Despite this trauma, Davis has continued to advocate for LGBT Africans in the European Parliament, in the Church of England and by providing support to other individuals experiencing the same discrimination in a number of African and Caribbean countries.
Davis, now lives in the Borough of Camden, North London where he continue to develop his work as an advocate, mentor and educator for LGBT migrants and asylum seekers in the UK.
Children quote the Bible
Jesus enunciated the golden rule which says – to do unto others before they do unto you.
He also explained a man doth not live by sweat alone.
Church Family News
We remember those of our fellowship who are either receiving or preparing for treatment for cancer; we pray for those who have been bereaved; we rejoice with those who have received good news from consultants and we give thanks that others are improving daily.
We remember also those who are unable to worship with us because of frailty or infirmity and we give thanks for all those who care for the sick and elderly both in hospital and at home.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 30th May Sing-a-long
St Catherine’s are having a ‘Sing along a Sound of Music’ – we are invited to turn up at 7pm in an optional outfit and sing along
Saturday 7th June Pentecost Pont
A meeting for ALL churches at Temple Baptist Church from 4pm. PONT is the linking of People, communities and projects between Mbale in Uganda and our area. A collection will be taken to help bring a Ugandan worker to visit Pontypridd this summer. The programme for the afternoon is on the notice board.
Wednesday 18th June ‘Bring me Sunshine’
An event you might be interested in. The sort of event you could invite non church goers to. All proceeds to Christians Against Poverty. There will be tickets available at Harvest and St Catherines at £3.00 each
See poster for more details.
Saturday 21st June ‘An Outing!’
We still have 5 vacant seats on the coach for Liverpool. If you fancy a ‘Day Out’, then contact Marcia for more information. The cost per person at the moment is £24, but if we fill more seats it will be less. Payment will be due on June 8th.
Sunday 6th July Worship at the URC General Assembly
We have been advised that seating for the service will be confined to the lower levels and that seats for those with limited mobility would be made available near the doors. Transport by coach is being arranged,
Don’t forget to save the postage stamps and put them in the box, they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
Our AGM is fast approaching – Please would those responsible for reports please get them to Marcia by June 8th.
Flowers for June are being donated by
Enid Williams, Anne Hill, Jane & Roger Bright and Carol Powell
Thought for the Week
To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. Martin Luther