Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
3 May 2015
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time
Our service this morning is being led by Rev Ray Vincent and our evening service at 6pm, which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, will be led by Iestyn Henson.
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, when Handmade cards will be on sale and the Traidcraft stall will be open and Please take time to see what is on sale, and support fair-trade.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities
Hymns 17, We’ve a story to tell to the nation, Let us build a house, We shall go out with hope
Readings Isaiah 52:v13 – 53:v12, Acts 8:26-40
Hymns 53, 169, 322, 142
Readings Mark 1: 29-34; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (Both from Good As New)
Church Family News
Phil’s time was an impressive 3 hrs 52 mins 16secs; and Iestyn’s was an excellent 4 hrs 29 mins and 50 secs,
as somebody said, ‘it would take me 4½ days’. Well Done Both!!
We heard on Monday that Pete Davies was in hospital having suffered a stroke, the news now is that he is up and about and having physio, he hopes to be home by Tuesday and he should make a full recovery.
Margaret Johnson is home! She returned home on Tuesday after 13 weeks in hospital. We think also of Marlene who is still in pain.
Stephen Webber will be sitting his GCSE exam in Astronomy very soon; we were able to appreciate Stephen’s interest in astronomy when he shared the fantastic pictures he took of the Solar Eclipse in a presentation entitled ‘The day the sun smiled’. Other younger members of our fellowship are also facing exams.
We remember these friends and ALL those who support them.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Kitchen clear-out! (see Diary) Rainbows 5pm at Church House, Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir
Saturday Cantorion practice at 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Minister will lead our final Morning service at Church house for the foreseeable future. At 4pm we will have our bi-monthly Film and Discussion. (see Diary)
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 6th May Kitchen ‘Clear Out’
Can you believe it? The new kitchen is going to become a reality….the work is due to begin on May 11th! We appeal to all who are willing to help to come along at 2pm and empty cupboards, pack the crockery into boxes, sort out the cutlery and ‘ditch’ the items not needed. Some jobs can be done while sitting down! Don’t forget to leave some mugs and the kettle accessible, we may need them for the Quiz Night. Good News. We have received notification of a £7000 grant!
Saturday 9th May at 7pm Christian Aid Quiz Night
A quiz for ALL ages. The Quiz Master is prepared! He now wants teams to pit their wits (and brains) against each other. The entry fee will be – a donation to the Christian Aid Nepal Earthquake appeal. Come along… bring a team…or join others and make a team on the night. The aim is to have fun and raise money for Nepal. You are also invited to bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
Sunday 10th May Film and discussion
The film we will see this month (cert 15) is about U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. The film will start at 4pm. If you have already seen the film you are welcome to come along at 6pm to join in the discussion.
Sunday 24th May Pentecost Praise
We will join with Pontypridd Christians Together at 6pm at Capel Rhondda to celebrate Pentecost. A member of our congregation will choose and a hymn and introduce it.
Nominations for Eldership
Don’t forget to look at the list of those who have agreed to stand. The forms for seconding are on the table and the completed slips should be put in the box provided.
Help needed at 615pm on Saturday. (before the quiz)
An invitation for anyone who’d like to help Phil and Beverley to pack the Welcome Packs for residents at the Grange and write on the cards.
Reform The May edition of Reform has arrived and can be found on the table at the back of the church. If you subscribe, please pick up the copy with your name on it – Cerys is not available today to distribute them personally. Yet again we have received 4 complimentary copies. These are free for anyone to take away with them. If you’ve not read Reform yet, then why not pick up a free copy and see what you think? Christian Aid is turning 70 this year and there is a very moving yet inspiring article called ‘Cow Power’ that reports on how one cow can transform the lives of women in Ethiopia. Did you know that £40 million has been granted in the chancellor’s March budget for the repair of church roofs? – I wonder if any of that will come our way. To learn of some more interesting facts and stories, read the May edition of Reform.
News sheet – a request!
Next weeks news sheet will again be compiled in Spain….please keep me in touch with what is happening….Thankyou…..Marcia
Sunday Coffee Bar
Sorry! Closed from next week while the new kitchen is being fitted!
May 17th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Alan Hills
May 24th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Pentecost Praise
Flowers for May are being donated by
Enyd Davies, Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones and Margaret Johnson.
A Thought for the Week
An atheist is a person who has no visible means of support