Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
2 February 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.
We give a special welcome to Rev Dr Kevin Snyman, Minister of Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Newport and Training & Development Officer (South) for the URC National Synod of Wales URC, this is Kevin’s first visit to Pontypridd and we pray that as he leads us, we may all know the joy of worship in God’s presence, and experience the challenge of his word to us.
Iestyn will lead our evening worship, which will be a mix of Psalms, Hymns and reflection leading to communion.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and the Traidcraft stall will also be open, please take this opportunity to see what is available and enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Hymns 15, 268, 532, 180.
Readings Mark 6: 1-13, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Sermon “Verdict: Guilty… of Being a Christian???”
Hymns 175, 388a, 201,153,152, 355
Readings Ps 67; Ps 8; Matt 5: 1-12, 1 Cor 11:17-34 GAN
More about today’s minister
Bit of fun here…latest mini biography
Kevin Snyman was born good looking. How things change. Sunstroke was never far in the Namibian desert heat, and may have something to do with his dry sense of humour. Kevin felt God’s call early in life – quite miraculous really; he was christened and confirmed in the Anglican Church. He soon saw the light and made his way over to the opposition among the Presbyterians via the town’s happy-clappy crowd. While studying for the ministry, Kevin embraced his love of all things religious. He prayed, worshipped and meditated in in temples, mosques and retreat centres, and for a short time took vows as an anagarika, or learner Buddhist monk (that sunstroke definitely kicking in.) He once again saw the light and married Nadene instead. Kevin feels called to minister in the UK. He is currently exploring the interface between church and Empire in the light of the biblical witness of liberation from the violence inculcated by the myth of scarcity that underpins the unholy Trinity of State, Market and Money. He’d like to call the faithful back into the beloved desert, despite the very real risk of (economic) sunstroke.
Local Church Family
Pontypridd Christians Together invites you to pray on each day of the month for one of the local churches and mission projects. It is hoped that this cycle of prayer will be an expression and confirmation of our unity in Christ. More next Sunday.
1st Beulah Baptist Church, Cilfynydd
2nd St Luke’s, Cilfynydd; Christ Church, Ynysybwl
3rd Norton Bridge Methodist Church
4th Coedpenmaen Baptist Church (Revd Doug Atherton)
5th Gateway Community Church , Trallwn(Pastor Phil Thomas)
6th St Mary’s, Glyntaff; St Luke’s, Rhydyfelin; St John’s,The Graig (Fr Michael Gable)
7th Rhydyfelin Methodist Church ( Revd Verity Phillips)
8th Pontypridd Foodbank
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies 6.00 pm at Church House|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)
Rainbows 5pm at Church House
Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
|Thursday||Youth Group at Church House
Sing for Life Choir, AA
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon.|
|Both our Family Worship at 10.45am at Church House and Evening Worship at 6pm will be led by Fr Andrew Davies.|
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 5th February Ladies Guild
We have all heard of PONT, which links RCT with Mbale, Uganda. Margaret Medlow is our guest speaker and will tell us about the work of PONT —5 years on. Please join us at 2pm in the Victoria Room.
Saturday 15th to 29th March Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
The date is already in our diaries for OUR photographic exhibition! Have YOU taken your photograph yet? Have you submitted it? The deadline for us is this weekend! We would like to have plenty of photos giving a rounded view of the good and not so good aspects of our community. Photographs can be submitted using the form which is on the table or you can upload them by following the instructions on the web site
The exhibition will be open to the public at selected times – The schedule for ‘manning’ the exhibition is on the table, please sign up if you are able to help. We need at least two people for each slot.
Saturday 28th March ‘Ponty’ Churches Social
Many will know that we received an invitation from St Catherine’s who are organizing a Social Evening on a Friday March 28. Having accepted we have suggested they hold it in our hall – they can then view the ‘Picturing Ponty’ exhibition as well. We are looking for volunteers to take part on the stage! We will also be asking for some savoury contributions to the refreshments. There will be a charge of £2.00 per person, (free for children) and the proceeds will be split between CAP and Namatala, a Primary School in Mbale
Feb 2 Fiona Feb 9 Catherine
Saturday Coffee Bar
Feb 8 Beti & Janet Feb 15 Alan & Stephanie
Flowers for February are being donated by
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, Elsie Bennett, Pat Howell and Madeline Howells
A Thought for the Week
It’s not so much what you say but the depth from which you say it – Ken Wilber