Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel. c/o 07575 576468
12 January 2014
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, either at Church House this morning or in Church this evening. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome
Our good friend Father Andrew Davies, is leading both our services today and we pray that, through him and with him, we may be made aware of God’s message to us all.
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and the Traidcraft stall will be open. Please take time to see what is on sale, and support fair-trade.
Hymns 369, 202, 337, 317, 242
Readings Acts 8:14-17; Psalm 29, Luke 3:15-17& 21-22
Hymns 27, 541, 242, 467
Readings Psalm 46; Isaiah 55: 1-11; John 3: 1-22
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||‘Looking at Eldership’ Group – 10.30 at the ChaplaincyElders Meeting 7.00pm|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm|
|Thursday||Sing for Life Choir, AA|
|Sunday||Family Worship at 10.45am will be led by Rev Peter Noble. Evening worship at 6pm will be at Capel Rhondda as we join other PCT Churches for a service oto celebrate Christian Unity.|
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 15th January Ladies Guild
This week we will have a visit from Dan Curtiss of The Air Ambulance Service. The ‘Service’ provides invaluable help to people in need, come along to our meeting at 2pm and find out what they have to deal with!
Saturday 22nd March, URC Spring Synod
This is OUR opportunity to influence the agenda of the Synod meeting of which our church is part, by suggesting agenda items that are relevant to us. Suggestions don’t need to be major issues, or serious issues, but things which are important to us at the moment. This is a good opportunity to share good news stories of what we have been involved in. This is a day for ALL ages and will be held in Cardiff.
Make a note of the date NOW, we could make it a Church Family Day!
Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th July. URC General Assembly
The General Assembly will be held at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff.
For the General Assembly to run as smoothly as possible, they need people from local churches to help in two ways:
1. As Stewards
Four or five stewards are needed for each session of General Assembly. This will take the form of being available to direct people, respond to questions, hand out printed materials and generally be available. As people and arrive and leave, most stewards will need to be on their feet; outside those times there will be quieter periods to sit.
2. As Intercessors
The organizers are hoping to find two people to pray for the Assembly from within the Assembly at each session. This will take the form of quiet private prayers; not spoken public prayers. Seating within the Assembly will be provided for intercessors.
The sessions are from 8.30-13.00 and 13.00-18.30
Unfortunately, travel expenses are not available for stewards and intercessors, but refreshments (including lunch) will be available.
Can YOU help? Give your name and the time you are available to Marcia.
Today is the last chance to give to the appeal for the women of Afghanistan and Women’s Aid in Pontypridd. Envelopes and Gift Aid forms are available. Please give your envelopes to Anne
Have we missed anyone? Do you know if anyone is celebrating a special birthdays in 2014 (i.e. 18th, 21st or their 30th, 40th, 50th birthday, etc) or any special wedding anniversaries (Silver, Pearl, Gold or Diamond weddings). Please let Colleen know.
The Leprosy Mission
We have received a letter of thanks for our recent donation of £368.98 with the following message – ‘Your support allows us to carry on our core work of funding the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals, families and communities affected by leprosy. Through health care provisions and surgery, vocational training, advocacy, education, housing and sanitation projects we continue to support those affected by leprosy’
If you would like to contribute to the leprosy mission ask Pat Howell for a collecting box.
Flowers for January are being donated by
Maralyn Tomlinson, Jean & John Davies, Gordon Thompson, Cyril Davies, Madeline Howells, Pete & Dianne Davies
A Thought for the Week
Time is precious. Waste it wisely!