Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel 07575 576468
1 December 2013
We welcome everyone who joins today, the first Sunday in Advent and World Aids Day. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
Both our services will be led by Rev Ray Vincent and this evening’s service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, and the traidcraft stall will be open, please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
Before you leave, please remember the Copper pot, and put your spare coppers in it. They will be put to good use by local charities.
Hymns You come again, Immanuel, 78, Hark, the glad sound, 329
Readings Psalm 38, Mark 2: 1-12 (GAN)
Hymns 108. Come, for everything’s ready, 152, 29
Readings Isaiah 25:6-10, Luke 14: 12-24 (GAN) Exodus 12:1-14
Church Family News
We are sad to report the death on Tuesday Evening of Graham Williams. Graham grew up in St David’s Presbyterian Church and he was involved with The Mission, Ynysyngharad Road where he was superintendant of the Sunday School and took care of the building until it had to be closed. He was a loyal supporter of Presbytery and District meeting. He will be remembered by many for entertaining us with his puppet ‘Stone the Crow’ and for his timekeeping!
The funeral will be held in Church at 2pm on Wednesday 4th December followed by a service of committal at Glyntaf at 3pm.
We ask you to remember Lyn, Mike & Helen, Ruth & Adrian and the rest of the family at this time.
We also remember those waiting for the results of tests
Good News! David Marshman’s next appointment is in 6 months time.
Madeline & Ron Howells are grand parents again, Helen gave birth to a son weighing 7lb 4oz on Tuesday.
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies 6.00 pm at Church House|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6.00 pm at Church House|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)Rainbows 5pm at Church HouseGuides 6.30pm|
|Thursday||Youth Group at Church HouseSing for Life Choir, AA|
|Saturday||‘Coffee Bar 10.00am – Noon|
|Sunday||Our Family Worship at 10.45am will be led by Phil Wall (see below). Our Evening Worship at 6pm will be led by Rev Ray Vincent.|
Arrangements for Next Sunday
We will meet with Phil and be able to ask questions after lunch. Please sign the list if you are sharing lunch with us stating how many people will attend and what you are bringing to share. Soup will be provided.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday December 4th Ladies Guild
Last week we had an interesting and enjoyable afternoon learning about Knitting with Cashmere, This week we will be having a ‘change about’ meeting. We will start with refreshments and quiet chat followed by ‘Enid Reflects’. Rev Irene O’Brien will talk about ‘God in the Rubble’ on 18th December and we will have mince pies! This is an extra date!
Thursday December 5th Amahl and the Night Visitors
This is the first night of the production by Opera Mint at Tabernacle Chapel, Cardiff. Tickets are £10, see leaflets and notice board for details
Saturday December 7th Carols for Christmas
The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement present ‘Carols for Christmas’
at City United Reformed Church, Cardiff at 7pm. With special guest The Archbishop of Wales, the Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan.
Sunday December 15th Gift Sunday
We will be accepting gifts for the residents of the Mill Street Hostel and for children and adults supported by Homestart. Monetary gifts will go to the women of Afghanistan and Women’s Aid Special Envelopes and Gift Aid forms will be available. Please give as you are able.
News from the Church Meeting
At the Church Meeting we decided to set up a small group to consider the Eldership – what does it mean to be an elder, what do we expect of elders, how many should we have and how should we elect them. We agreed that the group should be of 5 people, two elders and three non-elders. We also felt that the non-elders should preferably be people who do not anticipate standing for eldership in the foreseeable future.
Please offer your suggestions to Vaughan, Marcia or Lynda by Sunday 8th December, and we will agree the group at the Church Meeting on Monday 9th
Chris Fennell is once again selling crocheted Santa badges to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research.
Picturing Ponty / Llunio ein Lle
Great News! The Right Reverend and Right Honorable Baron Williams of Oystermouth, that’s Rowan Williams to you and me, has agreed to become the patron of Picturing Ponty/ Llunio ein Lle. This is an exciting development! Our posters are now going up, please get involved, take a photo, or look up an old one, send it in via the web site www.Picturing Ponty.org.uk (help available to anyone not familiar with uploading via the Internet). Some schools have enjoyed effective workshops and there will be another free workshop for aspiring photographers amongst us in the New Year. The greater the variety of photographs, the more interesting the exhibition will be, aim for the unusual, or even the not so pretty aspects of our community, or even an unfamiliar angle of a familiar scene. Our exhibition will run from 15th to 29th March, please make a note of these dates in your diaries.
Flowers for December are being donated by
Doreen Marshman & Jean Davies, Marilyn Edwards, Gwyneth James, Marcia & Brian Hurley, Russell Howells
Dec 1 Iestyn Dec 8 No Coffee
Saturday Coffee Bar
Dec 7 Anne & Alma Dec 14 Beti & Janet
Thought for the Week
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.