Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2013
Welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today as the people of Britain remember those who were sacrificed for the sake of peace. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time we pray that you will find peace and fellowship with us. We pray for the members of our Peace and Justice group who have prepared and will lead this morning’s service. Our evening worship at 6pm will be led by our good friend Father Andrew Davies. We look forward to a time of fellowship with him. Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and hand-made cards, including Christmas cards will also be available. 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 Comfort my people, 328, God our creator, For splendid folk.
Readings Isaiah 2: 1-5. Luke 23: 44-49. Luke 24: 1-12
Hymns 328, 17, 388, 27
Readings Micah 4: 1-5, Psalm 85: 8-13, John 15: 9-17
Thought for the Week
You are what you are today because of the choices you made yesterday.
Church Family News
We ask your prayers for Jayne Bright as she mourns for her Dad who died this week. We remember also Mark’s dad, Lyndon, along with Katie Morgan, Lynn & Graham, Brenda Jones and Olwen Nash. We are pleased to say that Eric is better and that Chris has had her brace removed and can drive again! We have received greetings from: Dan and family in Vancouver, Viviane in Australia and Pat & Gareth in Hungary, George & Linda in Cayman and Mark & Maggie in China
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies 6.00 pm at Church HouseElders Meeting 7.30pm|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6.00 pm at Church House|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)Rainbows 5pm at Church HouseGuides 6.30pm|
|Thursday||Free Photography Workshop (see Diary)Youth Group at Church HouseSing for Life Choir, AA|
|Saturday||‘Children in Need’Coffee Bar 10.00am – Noon|
|Sunday||Family Worship at 10.45am.which will include communion, will be led by Phil Wall – a URC Ministerial Student and Rev Vaughan Rees.Evening Worship at 6pm will be led by Mr Alan Hills|
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday November 13th Ladies Guild
The guild diary has ‘What’s in store?’ – We will hear about the Guide movement and the influence of its leaders. A collection will be taken for the PCW Mission Appeal. All are welcome to join us at 2pm in the Victoria room for an afternoon of fellowship.
Thursday, November 14th Free Photography Workshop
Derek Lewis, well known local photographer is offering several FREE workshops to church members and friends. The first of these will be held in the church hall starting at 2pm.If you would like to find out how you can take better pictures, then come along and you can submit your pictures for the “Picturing Ponty” exhibition. The workshop will last approx 1 hour 30 min. Please sign up if you are interested a list is at the back of the church.
Saturday, November 16th Children In Need Coffee Bar
Help is needed! We want a good selection of cakes and we want YOU to come and support us. Please let Stephanie know if you can donate cakes and tell all your friends that they can have a hot drink and a cake for £1.00 Pudsey and his helpers look forward to seeing you on Saturday. ALL the proceeds of our coffee bar will be donated to this worthy cause. DON’T FORGET Chris Fennell has Pudsey Bear badges which can be yours for a donation of £1 with ALL donations going to the appeal. Monday, November 25th Church Meeting
Please make a note of the date, this is an important time in the life of our church and there is much to discuss. The agenda will be available soon.
Saturday 30th November Collection Day at Tesco’s
Pontypridd Foodbank will be collecting between 9am and 5pm.
We need people to help for an hour or two handing out shopping lists to customers as they enter the store and collecting donations as customers leave the store. This helps us to keep our food stocks up so that we can then respond to people in need in the local area. If you are under 18 years old and would like to help then please ask Marcia for a consent form for your parent to complete. You do not need any experience; just let us know you want to help. Please get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call on 07411 965958
Pontypridd Christians Together
The AGM will take place at 7.30 on Wednesday 13 November at Bethel Baptist Church, Hawthorn.
Did you know? I didn’t!
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This month in Reform
There is an article by Clare Bryden ‘How Place Shapes Prayer’. Clare spent a year at Mucknell Abbey in Worcestershire which has been the home of an Anglican Benedictine community of monks and nuns since 2010 Mucknell has been a place to generations of farmers back beyond the Domesday Book. It is an interesting article.
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
Nov 10 Fiona Nov 17 Catherine
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 16 Beti & Janet Nov 23 Margaret & Colleen
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