Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
6th May 2018
We give a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We give a special welcome to Revd Canon Aled Edwards, Chief Executive of Cytun, who is leading our service this morning.
We congratulate Aled on his participation in the first Newport marathon last Sunday when he was raising funds for DPIA.
This evening’s service will be led by Phil and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service please take this opportunity to enjoy time in the company of friends.
As always the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, and the FoodBank boxes are waiting for your donations.
Hymns: 170 God is love, let heaven adore Him
4 A New Commandment I give unto you
473 The Church’s one foundation
164 Go forth and tell
Reading John 15 vv 9-17
Diary for the Week
Monday 7th BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday 18th Kids Club at Church House
Wednesday 9th Ladies Guild Fish and Chip Lunch
Rainbows & Guides from 16.45
Thursday 10th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 12th Glam Youth Choir 12.00-14.30
Sunday 13th At our 10.45am Family Service Phil, with help from others, will share memories of his visit to the Holy Land. Worship at 6pm will be in the Style of Iona.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- We continue to hold people who are concerned for the health of family members and others who are waiting for the results of tests.
- Friends who are unable to worship with us – they are just a phone call away, many would love to hear a familiar voice!
- We remember those who ‘work’ every Sunday: the organists, Cantorion, the readers, the flower arrangers, Junior Church staff, those who give a welcome at the door, and coffee makers
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere: Phil at Castle Square this morning and Ray at Danygraig, Risca this morning and High St Merthyr this evening.
Well done Iestyn!! To date his marathon run has raised (including gift aid) £2380.25 for Save the children! It’s not too late to donate!
This Week and in the future……..
Ladies Guild will meet on 12 noon on May 9th for the first of their monthly Fish and Chip lunches which will be followed by a time of ‘fun’. Ladies please place your order today! The sign-up sheet is on the table.
A Taskmaster Church Special, featuring Phil Rickards for Capel Rhondda, Rosa Hunt for Salem Baptist, SPI Lewis for the Valleys Pastorate, Bethan Walkling for St David’s Uniting and Phil Wall for Castle Sq URC.
Come and help us put the fun into fundraising at St David’s Uniting Church on Saturday May 19th at 7pm. Tickets £5
On June 3rd we’re celebrating the 200th Anniversary of a Wales-Madagascar link (2 Welsh missionaries went over in 1818 to share the gospel).
20 friends from the Ny Ako Madagascan group will be participating in the morning service and we will be sharing lunch with them after the service. This will be a ‘faith lunch’ – a list of suggested food will be available soon. Members of the congregation are asked to add their names to the sign-up sheet
A REMINDER! Eldership Nomination forms are on the back table. There are three places available; we are asked to consider and celebrate the gifts of the congregation by nominating members to be elders. Please give prayerful consideration as to who might have the gifts, time and calling to be an elder – either for the first time or to serve again. In our current system, you do not need to speak first to the person you are nominating but to simply fill in a form from the back and either hand it to Iestyn or put it into the nominations box at the back of the church. Nominations must be handed in by May 20th
The names of those standing down are on the notice board.
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?
Phil, Simon and all United Reformed Ministers across the UK met last week for the first ever URC-wide ministers. The focus was ‘The future of the church in contemporary society’ There were two guest speakers,
Revd Dr Rowan Williams and Revd Dr Peggy Kabonde. To hear what they said go to YouTube and search for URCUK .
Kid’s Club once again have a project for Christian Aid Week – they are being challenged to save money in a brick like container which will then be used to purchase tools to enable people to rebuild their homes. If you would like to help them speak to Bethan.
There is still time to ‘Sign Up’ for the day’s training on how to interview people and record the interviews on mobile phones, which will be held in the church hall on Saturday, May 19th from 9am until 5pm, is on the table.
The course is free and a buffet lunch is included. Speak to Pam for more details.
May 20th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
May 27th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Discussion & Communion
Flowers for May are being donated by
Marlene McCloy, Beti Jones, Margaret Morris, and Sue Salmon
Thought for the Week
I don’t know what your destiny will be; but one thing I know;
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)