Saint David’s Uniting Church
Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
9 February 2020
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 our Minister and we look forward to the joy of worship in God’s presence, as we experience the challenge of his word to us.
Following the service, we will have our Church Meeting which will begin at 12 o’clock, feel free to grab a cuppa and bring it back into the sanctuary. The minutes of the last meeting are on the notice board. The agenda will be on the screen. If you are unable to stay for the meeting please sign the Apologies sheet which is on the table.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, and Colleen’s cards will also be on sale
Don’t forget! The Foodbank Boxes and Copper pot are in their usual places, please put your donations in them!
- 186 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
- I Can Make a Difference
- 510 – This little light of mine
Readings: Psalm 112:1-9; Matthew 5:13-20
Diary for the Week
Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Elders Meeting 19.30
Kids Club at Church House
Ladies Guild 14.00 -15.30 (see This Week…)
Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Our Family Service at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and at 4pm we have our monthly Film and Chat (see Notices)
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 10th Craft and chat 10:30am – 12noon
Tuesday 11th Chewsdays Café 12 – 1:30pm
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- We think remember those who are mourning especially Maggie, Mark and Anna.
- Please keep Chris Fennell in your thoughts as she faces a long recovery time after breaking her knee.
- We also pray for Chris Morris and others who are waiting for operations or the results of tests.
- We continue to remember all we know who have debilitating illnesses.
- People we know who are finding life difficult at the moment.
- We remember those who are unable to worship with us, especially John and Jean, David and Doreen, Gwyneth S and Caroline Jones and we pray for their wellbeing.
- There are people we know who care for family with memory problems and sometimes face very difficult situations, they need our prayers!
- Those sharing ministry elsewhere this morning: Iestyn at Taffs Well and Ray at Calfaria, Bargoed.
Special Days This Week
9 February Racial Justice Sunday (25th Anniversary) https://ctbi.org.uk
This Week and in the future
THIS AFTERNOON A Cinema trip! A few of us will be going to watch ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (PG) at Nantgarw this afternoon. All are welcome to join us to see this ‘perfectly pitched and played ode to goodness’ [Empire magazine] and are asked to be in the foyer by 4pm if so.
What is Autism? is Catherine Gower’s topic at Ladies Guild this week. Autism is something that unless we are affected by it we possibly know little about even though it was first used around 1911. This promises to be an informative afternoon.
Thursday 13th February, 7.30pm to 9pm…………….A date for your diary!
‘Faith In the Law’ discussion evening. The always welcoming worshippers at the Darul Isra Mosque, Cardiff, are pleased to host Father Sebastian Jones, Cardiff University Chaplain with Doctoral Studies in Canon Law and Sheikh Dr Mansur Ali, Lecturer at Cardiff University to reflect on the mostly misunderstood and sometimes controversial topic of Sharia’h and Canon Law. Please let Phil know if you would like to go as he will inform the mosque of your attendance. Entrance free, refreshments included.
So, if you’ve been thinking about joining the group, sign the sheet or let Phil know and start reading the book!
If you need a reminder the book is John Lanchester’s ‘The Wall’,
Copies can be bought for £6 online, 2 for £12 at Waterstones or you may want to support your local bookshop or library.
Lent begins on February 26th. Our Lent book this year will be – Live Lent: Caring for God’s Creation
For each day it offers a Bible reading, a short reflection and an action to help you live in greater harmony with God, neighbour and nature. Copies cost £2 –a sign-up sheet is on the table or you can request it firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposed dates are Wednesday 4th March 6.30pm, Sunday 15th March 1pm or Thursday 26th March 1pm. If you missed the January/February celebration, then just add your name to the list. The venue is usually a local one!
Feb 23rd 10.45 Dave Kitchen
Mar 1st 10.45 Iestyn Henson
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Madeline Howells, Pat Howell, John King, Jan Bayliss
Thought for the Week
“The problem is not how to get new innovative thoughts into your head, but how to get the old ones out.” Dee Hock