Saint David’s Uniting Church
Interim Moderator Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel: c/o 07575 576468
13 October 2013
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, either at Church House this morning or in Church this evening,
We are delighted to welcome ‘new’ people to lead our services today. Clive Curtis, a Synod Elder and a member of Canton Uniting Church is leading our morning service. Evening worship, will be led by Rev Eryl Williams, an Ynysybwl ‘girl’ who worshipped at Zion Baptist and now lives in Cilfynydd.
Tea and coffee will be served following the morning service, and homemade cards and traidcraft good will be available.
Hymns 354, 206, 73, 244
Readings Exodus 2: 1-10 and John 19: 16-27
Hymns 394, 522, 175, 13
Readings As announced
Church Family News
We pray for Jayne Bright and Mark Crowley in their concern for their fathers – Jayne’s Dad is still in hospital and Mark’s Dad has a new date (20 Oct) for his operation. Congratulations! Ray Vincent is in London this weekend celebrating 50years in the ministry!
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies 6.00 pm at Church House
Elders Meeting 7.30pm Victoria Room
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6.00 pm at Church House|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm see Diary
Rainbows 5pm at Church House
|Thursday||Youth Group at Church House
Sing for Life Choir, AA
|Friday||Harvest Thanksgiving at the Chaplaincy see Diary|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am – Noon|
|Our Family Worship at 10.45 which will include communion, will be led by Rev Susan Stevenson and our Evening Worship at 6pm, will be led by Rev Nick Bradshaw.|
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 16 October Ladies Guild
We are in for an interesting and informative afternoon as we welcome Kelly Davies who will be telling us all about the work of the Older Persons Commissioner in Wales. All are welcome to join us at 2pm in the Victoria room.
Friday 18 October ‘Harvest Thanksgiving’
The Chaplaincy is holding a short Harvest Thanksgiving service at the Meeting House from 12.15 to 12.45, with an invitation for people to bring their lunch and share tea and coffee afterwards. This is at the end of our special Foodbank Week in which we hope to have an extra big collection of donations to the Foodbank, We are, an open an inclusive Chaplaincy offering a service to people “of all faiths and none”, but we do this in the name of Christ, and we grasp this opportunity to express the Christian faith.
Harvest, of course, means something to everybody whether they are Christians or not, which is why we invite people of all kinds to join us. However, we need a good strong Christian congregation at the heart of it, so we invite you to help us in this important part of our work by attending the service. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Vaughan
Saturday 19 October “Elijah”
Pontypridd Choral Society with Cowbridge and Mountain Ash Choral Societies and the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” at Rhondda Fach Sports Centre in Tylorstown. The soloists are Eldrydd Cynon Jones, Joanne Thomas, Philip Gault and Ben Smith. The concert starts at 7.00pm and is one of the Voices for Hospices series of events, the proceeds are in aid of Ty Hafan. Tickets, £10.00, and can be obtained from Pontypridd Museum and from Paul Weston 403520.
Thursday 24th October Global party
The Chaplaincy are holding a Global party at the Meeting House. Help will be needed more details next week!
Picturing Ponty is a community arts project, organised by our church with support of a grant from the United Reformed Church. Sponsorship is being sought for other elements of the project
If you were asked to take a photograph of someone or something which sums up Pontypridd for you, what would it be? That’s the which will be running over the next six months.
Pictures may be town views, or action shots; they may be portraits or feature groups of people; they may capture events, special places or buildings. Participants will have the opportunity to explain why they chose to take their picture in up to 100 words. To learn more look on the notice boards or find us online at www.picturingponty.org.uk. – or Facebook.com/picturingponty or twitter @picponty
PCT will be collecting for Christian Aid at Tesco Upper Boat on Wednesday this week. Anyone who is able to give an hour or two of their time should contact Kath Rickards on 480830
Operation Christmas Child
This will be the last time Pontypridd Trefoil Guild will be wrapping and packing boxes, as they will be disbanding in February, but we ask for your help either with items for the boxes or money for transport costs.
We are delighted that Kids Club are helping us this – they have already started covering boxes – more shoe boxes may be needed. If you can help see Carol.
I enjoy reading REFORM and putting interesting snippets in our newsletter and I hope that they have been of interest to you too. I’m taking names of those wishing to subscribe for 2014. The cost is £25 (£2.50 for each of the ten issues). You may share the magazine and the cost with someone else if you wish. Let me know if you are
willing to share or want to share. I need the names of those wishing to renew or take up a subscription by Sunday 3rd November and the full amount of the subscription by Sunday 17th November In time for the renewal deadline. Cerys
Flowers for October are being donated by
Doreen & David Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Marlene McCloy, Gordon Thompson, Brian & Marcia Hurley and Val Stone
Oct 13 Fiona Oct 20 Catherine
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 19 Colleen & Margaret Oct 26 Marcia & ?????
Thought for the Week
All the wonders you seek are within yourself!
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