Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
27 October 2013
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We especially welcome Mrs Sally Ball who is leading our worship today.
This evening’s service at Church House will include the celebration of the Lords Supper.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service. We invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns 277 165 When the Church of Jesus, 174
Readings Isaiah 53:2-7, 11&12 Acts 8:26-40
Hymns 570, 354, 68, 322 Due to adverse weather the evening
Readings Psalm 65:9-13, John 12:20-33 service was cancelled
Thought for the Week
It takes a range of plants to create a masterpiece in the garden, different sizes, different colours all contributing to the whole. This is true of the church.
Church Family News
We are pleased to say that Mark’s Dads operation is went well, and he is now slowly recovering, Chris is ‘brace free’ when in the house, but will have to wait a little longer to be ‘back to normal’.
We continue to remember Hettie & Eric, David & Doreen, Jean & John, Sharon, Stephanie and Katie as they all struggle in various ways.
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 – Noon|
|Family Worship at 10.45am.will be led by James Karran and our Evening Worship, 6pm, which will include communion will be led by Iestyn Henson (see Diary)|
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 30 October Ladies Guild
This is a new one for us! ‘Victim Support’ – Who and what is this about. Gary Davies will enlighten us. All are invited to join us and find out about the work of ‘Victim Support’ We meet at 2pm in the Victoria room – new people are always welcome. Refreshments are provided.
Monday 28th October at 7pm ‘The Honest Heretic’
You may be interested in the launch event for the new book by Rev John Morgans. ‘The Honest Heretic’. The life and work of William Erbery (1604 – 1654). Erbery was a fascinating character who raised questions about God, which are still relevant today. John will be introducing his work at Porth United Reformed Church.
Monday 28th October at 8pm A Concert
The Rosenstein Chamber Orchestra (Germany) are in Caerphilly at the Wesley Church, Crescent Road, the concert will include – music by Stamitz, Handel, Vaughan-Williams and the Beatles (so something for most tastes…). Admission is free, retiring collection for Church Funds.
Sunday 3rd November Evening Service
The evening service will be a short service on ‘Plotting’ (in the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ sense!), so that those who wish can make their way to Church House to view the annual firework display held in Ynysyngharad Park.
Sunday 10th November Change of Venue
Both services will be held in Church. The morning service will be taken by the Peace and Justice group, when we will observe silence in memory of those who have lost their lives in conflict. Our Evening service will be led by Father Andrew Davies.
A message from our Interim Moderator
Mr Phil Wall, a final year ministerial student at Westminster College Cambridge will be preaching with us on the morning of the 17th November. As Phil is now seeking a call to full time ministry the elders will be listening with interest to discern whether they will invite Phil to talk to them in the future about the possibility of ministry among us. Please make every effort to come to the service and please feel free to make your first impressions known to me or one of the Elders. As Phil is a URC student I will be presiding at the communion table that day.
As Phil’s visit is NOT a ‘preach with a view’ please don’t approach him directly with questions but please be your usual very welcoming selves.
Several comments have been made about the general untidiness of the Gelliwastad Road side porch, The Elders have listened, and action will be taken BUT we will need your help! A date will be fixed soon.
‘Picturing Ponty’ – Free Photography Workshop
Derek Lewis, well known local photographer is offering several FREE workshops to church members and friends. The first of these will be on Thursday, November 14th at 2pm in the church hall starting at 2pm.If you would like to find out how you can take better pictures, then come along and you can submit your pictures for the” Picturing Ponty” exhibition. The workshop will last approx 1 hour 30 min. Please sign up if you are interested a list is at the back of the church.
Operation Christmas Child
Pontypridd Trefoil Guild will be wrapping and packing boxes on 8th November and are asking for our help either with items for the boxes or money for transport costs.
Kids Club have already done their bit by covering boxes – more boxes may be needed. If you would like more information please speak to Carol, Marcia or Caroline.
Annual PCW Mission Appeal
Donations can be given to Maralyn Tomlinson or Anne Hill.
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
Oct 27 Mo Nov 3 Liz & Iestyn
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 2 Anne & Alma Nov 9 Stephanie & Alan
Check out our Blog….there is an interesting item about a visit to Iona!