Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
23 February 2014
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.We are very pleased to welcome Rev James Karran, an associate Chaplain at the University of South Wales, who is leading our service this morning. This evening Alan Hills will be leading our worship at Church House and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper during the service, when all, who so wish, are invited to share in the bread and wine with us.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
As always the Copper pot is on the table waiting for your coppers, which will eventually benefit local charities
Hymns 354, 378, 63, 560
Readings Matthew 5: 1-12
Hymns 40, 252, 148, 328
Readings Psalm 27 (selection) Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 8:31-39
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion meet at 5.10pm|
|Wednesday||Ladies Guild 2pm (see Diary)|
|Thursday||Sing for Life Choir, AA|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon.|
|Sunday||Our Family Worship at 10.45am will be led by Haydn Blackey and Evening Worship at 6pm will be led by Iestyn Henson and will include communion.|
Church Family News
It was announced last week that Lyn Williams had passed away on 14th February. Lyn has been a faithful member of the ‘old’ St David’s where for many years she was president of the Ladies Guild. Until poor health prevented, Lyn always supported her church in anyway she could. Her Funeral will be held in Church at 2pm on Tuesday 4th March followed by cremation at Glyntaf. We continue to hold Michael and Ruth and their families in our prayers.
We are sorry to say that after a brief time at home, Chris is back in hospital with a broken leg which will need specialist treatment; she also has a chest infection which will delay the treatment. We pray for Chris as she copes with this set back.
Thankyou! We have received a card from Olwen who has had a good report from the hospital.
Pontypridd Christians Together invites us to pray each day for one of the local churches and mission projects. This is the remainder of the list. Copies of the complete list are on the table.
23rd Local Peace and Justice groups
24th Street Pastors
25th Christians Against Poverty
26th Capel Rhondda, Hopkinstown (Revd Phillip Rickards)
27th Parish of Pwllgwaun and Llanddewi Rhondda
28th Glyncoch Christian Fellowship (Revd David Carr)
30th Harvest Books & Craft Shop
31st All God’s People
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 26th February Ladies Guild
Come along to the meeting and hear from Anwen Morgan about her journey ‘from being a Butlin’s Redcoat to Euro Disney, Paris’ 2pm in the Victoria Room, refreshments provided.
Monday 3rd March Church Meeting
Our Church Meeting will be held at 7.30pm. The agenda at the moment includes:
Buildings, The budget for 2014 Eldership Group Report (see notices)
News from DPIA, A request from Elinor.
Saturday 15th to 29th March Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
The Banners are up! All the photographs are in! The plans for the exhibition are taking shape – now we need people to ‘man’ the Exhibition when it is open to the public.(two people for each slot) We also need people to serve coffee at the Launch Day. Please sign up!
Saturday 22nd March, URC Spring Synod
Posters advertising the Spring Synod are on the Notice Board.This is There are sessions for all ages – if you would like to go please put your name on the list and we will arrange transport to suit the numbers.
Saturday 21st June Rev Howard Sharp
We have received an Invitation to the Celebration and Farewell Service for Howard 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 a little time to think about it. If you are interested please put your name on the list on the table, then we can arrange transport.
The Leprosy MIssion
Pat will be attending a meeting in Cardiff at the end of March with the Leprosy Mission, if anyone wants any questions asked or wants anything brought up please let her know.
Eldership Group Report
The report has been distributed, if you haven’t received one there are extra copies on the table, email copies are also available. We know it is a long document but please read it and come along to the church meeting and make your views known.
We will be holding a series of Lenten Studies this year, using characters, themes, some words and music from ‘Les Miserables’ (both the book and the musical) and linking these to Bible passages, with help from a book produced by Anglican Priest, Rev Jonathan Meyer. The evening service on 2nd March will be an introduction to the series, and hand-outs will also be made available in church. If you have a copy of the musical on DVD and would be willing to put it in a shared ‘library’, please would you let Iestyn, Alan or Marcia know (the more copies we have, the better!).
Korean volunteer seeking English conversation
One of the volunteers currently working at Penrhys would like to have more opportunity for conversation, to improve her English. She would be willing to come by train to Pontypridd. If anyone is interested in meeting with her from time to time for this purpose, please see Fiona. She is a lively and delightful young woman with many interests, so
Feb 23 Liz & Iestyn March 2 Fiona
Saturday Coffee Bar
March 1 Anne & Alma March 8 Viviane & Maralyn
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
Whatever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.