Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
16 March 2014
We extend 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.
Our morning worship is being led by Vaughan and our Evening Service will be led by Mark Broadway of St Catherine’s. We pray for us all a time of rich blessing, but also of challenge.
Fair-traded refreshments will be served in the hall following the morning service, hand-made cards will also be on sale. We invite you to join us for this time of informal fellowship.
The Copper Pot is on the table; in the hall, so please don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns 53, 268, Here, O my Lord, 137
Reading Luke 7:36-50, 1 John 4:7-21
Hymns 15, 478, Let us build a house
Readings Genesis 12:1-4, Romans 4:1-5
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm ‘Picturing Ponty’12pm-3pm|
|Monday||Brownies ‘Picturing Ponty’ 12pm-4pm|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm ‘Picturing Ponty’ 12pm-4pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)Rainbows ‘Picturing Ponty’ 12pm-4pm|
|Thursday||Lent Study in the Victoria Room at 3.00pm (see Diary) ‘Picturing Ponty’ 4pm-8pm
Youth ‘Grwp’, Sing for Life Choir, AA
|Friday||Lent Lunch at Castle Sq. URC, Treforest 12.00-13.30 ‘Picturing Ponty’ 4pm-8pm|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10am till Noon. ’Picturing Ponty’ 10am-pm|
|Sunday||Our Family Worship at10.45am will be led by Fiona Liddell and Rev Ken Graham will lead our Evening Service, which will include communion, at Church House.|
Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
The exhibition is open! Come along and see it, bring your friends, post your comments on the board and make your selection for ‘the Peoples Prize’
A Letter of Thanks……..
Has been received from the URC Wales Synod office thanking us for our contribution towards operating costs. The letter is on the table.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 19th March Ladies Guild
Father Andrew Davies who has led many of our Sunday Services will be joining, and will give us an insight into ‘Living with a problem!’
Wednesday 19th March Pontypridd Christians Together
Please note that the next meeting will take place at the St Dyfrig’s Church Hall Annex, Treforest. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm.
Thursday 20th March Lenten Bible Study
The third in the series of studies using the story of ‘Les Miserables’ and linking it to Bible passages, with help from a book produced by Anglican Priest, Rev Jonathan Meyer. This week we will look at Jean Valjean. Handouts for the series are on the table.
Friday 21st March PCT Lenten Lunch
This week’s lunch to raise money for Christian Aid will held at Castle Sq URC from 12.00 – 1.30. Suggested donation £2.50. There will be a fairtrade stall.
Saturday 22nd March, URC Spring Synod
PLEASE can anyone able to represent our Church at this meeting. More details available from Marcia.
Friday 28th March ‘Ponty’ Churches Social
Just 12 days to our evening of entertainment and food with friends from other churches; we need three ‘Acts’ for the evening – Cantorion have said YES, we need another two – is anyone else able to ‘do a turn’?
There is a charge of £2.00 per person, (free for children) the proceeds will be split between Christians against Poverty and Namatala Primary School in Mbale. Please add your name to the list on the table so we can have an idea of numbers.
Sunday 30 March Mothering Sunday
Morning service will be at Church House
Evening Service is a Uniting Churches Service at Cowbridge.
Saturday 21 June ‘An Outing!’
We have received an Invitation to the Celebration and Farewell Service for Howard Sharp (a former minister of Pontypridd United Church) who is retiring on 30th June. The service will be held at 2.30pm at Liverpool Hope University Chapel.
Howard would like St David’s Uniting Church to be represented.
We have provisionally booked a 29 seater coach – and invite you to share our transport and have a day out in Liverpool. Add your name to the list by March 30th
Flowers for March are being donated by
Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy, Margaret Johnson,
Doreen & David Marshman, Stephanie & Alan Hills,
Val Stone, Janet Bayliss and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the week
Your mind will answer most questions,
if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
William S. Burroughs
Saturday March 30th is the day to put your clocks forward if you forget you will arrive at Church House just as we are leaving!