Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
3 November 2013
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today; we especially welcome Rev James Karran of Ararat Baptist Church, who is leading our worship this morning.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and the traidcraft stall will ‘open’. Hand-made cards, including Christmas cards will also be available.
This evening’s service which is being led Iestyn Henson and will include the celebration of the Lords Supper, will finish early so that those who wish can make their way to Church House to view the annual firework display held in Ynysyngharad Park.
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns O God of Grace and Mercy, 328, 53, 106
Readings 1 Kings 19:1-15
Hymns 334, Great God, your love, Sent forth by God’s blessing
Readings Genesis 37: 12-36; Luke 22: 1-6
Thought for the Week
"Practice empathy. Try to see things from other people's points of view."
Church Family News
Please pray for: Jayne Bright’s Dad who is very poorly in hospital, Mark’s dad, now recovering at home, Joyce Morgan who is not well and all who are unable to worship with us.
Congratulations! – to Doreen & David Marshman, who celebrated 60 years of marriage last Thursday
Well Done! Fiona has recently completed a two day course run by PCW for elders exploring the meaning and conduct of the sacraments within our tradition.
Thanks. Ann & David Jones, who have settled into their bungalow say ‘Thankyou everyone for the Cards, Flowers and good wishes we have received since we’ve moved back to Wales’
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 DiaryRainbows 5pm at Church House
|Thursday||Youth Group at Church HouseSing for Life Choir, AA|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am – Noon|
|Sunday||Both services will be held in Church. Family Worship at 10.45am.will be led by the Peace & Justice group and Evening Worship at pm will be led by Father Andrew Davies.|
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday November 6th Ladies Guild
Librarian Hywel Matthews will be our guest speaker. Please join us at 2pm in the Victoria room for an afternoon of fellowship. Refreshments are provided.
Thursday, November 14th 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 held 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.
Saturday 30th November Pontypridd Foodbank Collection Day at Tesco
We shall be collecting between 9am and 5pm.
We need people to help for an hour or two handing out shopping lists to customers as they enter the store and collecting donations as customers leave the store.
This helps us to keep our food stocks up so that we can then respond to people in need in the local area.
If you are under 18 years old and would like to help then please ask Marcia for a consent form for your parent to complete.
You do not need any experience; just let us know you want to help.
Please get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call on 07411 965958
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.
Annual PCW Mission Appeal
Donations can be given to Maralyn Tomlinson or Anne Hill.
Children in Need
On Saturday November 16th ALL the proceeds of our coffee bar will be donated to this worthy cause. We would like to have extra cakes for this week.
Chris Fennell has crocheted Pudsey Bear badges which can be yours for a donation of £1 with ALL donations going to the appeal.
Operation Christmas Child
Pontypridd Trefoil Guild will be wrapping and packing boxes this Friday and are asking for help either with items for the boxes or money for transport costs.
Kids Club have already done their bit and will be handing their boxes to Trefoil members on November 12th
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.
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
Nov 3 Liz & Iestyn Nov 10 Fiona
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 9 Stephanie & Alan Nov 16 Beti & Janet
Please take this sheet home and read it at your leisure
OR take it to someone who is unable to come to church
Events during Advent (involving people we know)
Amahl and the Night Visitors James Stewart
Opera Mint will perform this wonderful Christmas opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. tells of a lame boy and his widowed mother who give lodgings to the wise men. It will be performed over three weeks during Advent in the Tabernacl Chapel in the Hayes, Cardiff on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm The first performance is on 5th December and the last night is 21st December. Please note there is NO performance on Thursday 19 December.
Tickets will be on sale soon.
Saturday, 7 December at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
The Promise of Christmas Iestyn Henson
Cambrensis invites you to join them at the Promise of Christmas. Joining Cambrensis Choir and Orchestra are the large forces of the St David’s Praise Choir, drawn from many churches in South Wales and the Promise of Christmas Youth Choir, who never fail to delight..
With traditional carols for choir and audience, some given a new twist, songs you’ve never heard before, exciting music from the orchestra, there is something for everyone and will be a family Christmas treat.
Tickets from. 029 2087 8444 Email: SDHboxoffice@cardiff.gov.uk
Thursday, 12 December 2013 – 7:30pm Deborah Jones
Join the Welsh Hospital Choir for the 31st annual Cardiff Carol Concert and help support children and young people with cancer, and their families.
The annual Cardiff Carol Concert will take place at the prestigious St David’s Hall, Cardiff, held in aid of CLIC Sargent.
The concert is a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit, join in the festive fun.
Tickets from. 029 2087 8444 Email: SDHboxoffice@cardiff.gov.uk