Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
23 March 2014
Welcome, everyone, to our services today; if this is your first visit, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
Our morning worship is being led by Fiona Liddell and our Evening Service at Church House will be led by Rev Ken Graham. The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and greetings cards will be available, please take this opportunity to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please let us know. The Chaplaincy were the latest recipients..
Hymns Jesus calls us, 29, I have no bucket, 169, Give to me Lord
Reading John 4: 5 – 42
Hymns 525, 33, 299, 352
Readings As announced
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 Meal 12.30pm (see Diary)Rainbows ‘Picturing Ponty’ 12pm-4pm|
|Thursday||Youth ‘Grwp’ 7.30pm ‘Picturing Ponty’ 4pm-8pmSing for Life Choir, AA|
|Friday||Lent Lunch at St David’s, Hopkinstown 12.00-13.30 ‘Picturing Ponty’ 4pm-8pmPonty’s got Talent ,7pm (see Diary)|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10am till Noon. ’Picturing Ponty’ 10am-pm|
|Mothering Sunday||Our Family Worship, 10.45am at Church House will be led Phil George and for our Evening worship we will travel to Cowbridge to join friends from other Uniting Churches.|
Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
The exhibition is open! There are lots of comments on the ‘Graffiti Board’, and the ‘People’s Choice’ Box is filling up quite nicely. Have you added your comment and made your choice yet? Call in this week – and don’t forget to tell your family and friends to visit the exhibition.
Amendments to Church Constitution
Copies of the proposed amendments with a letter of explanation are on the table. Please take and read at your leisure!
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 26th March Ladies Guild
We have reached the last meeting of this session! We will share a meal together at The Blueberry, Market Square. Please meet at 12.30pm for lunch at 1.00pm
Friday 28th March PCT Lenten Lunch
This week’s lunch to raise money for Christian Aid will held at St David’s Church, Hopkinstown from 12.00 – 1.30. Suggested donation £2.50. There will be a fairtrade stall.
Friday 28th March at 7pm ‘Ponty’ Talent
An evening to showcase the talent in the churches of Pontypridd! We will share an evening of entertainment and food with friends from other churches; we have our three ‘Acts’ for the evening – now we need the audience – please sign the list in the hall to give us an idea of numbers for catering. We are providing some savoury dishes and a fruit punch,
Donations will be gratefully received!
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.
Monday 31st March Lenten Bible Study
The fourth in the series of studies using the story of ‘Les Miserables’ with help from a book produced by Anglican Priest, Rev Jonathan Meyer, and linking it to biblical passages will be held at 7.30pm
Sunday 13th April Palm Sunday
A Change of venue! A reminder that the morning service will be in Church NOT Church House.
Saturday 19th April The Glory of Easter
A celebration in music and word with Cambrensis Choir & Orchestra and the St David’s Praise Choir with special guest Katy Treharne, will take place at St David’s Hall, Cardiff at 7.30pm. more details on the Notice Board in the Hall
Saturday 21st 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.
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 on the notice board in the hall by March 30th
March 23 Iestyn March 30 Fiona
Saturday Coffee Bar
March 29 Beti & Janet April 5 Ray & Alan
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
“Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.”~ Jean P.F Richter
Don’t forget next Saturday put your clock forward or you will arrive at Church House just as we are leaving!