Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
6 April 2014
A warm welcome to all who join us today which is Passion Sunday in the church calendar. If this is your first visit you are especially welcome and we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome.
We give a special welcome to the Rev Dr Noel Davies from Swansea, and a former vice chair of Christian Aid, who is leading our services today.
This evening’s service at 6pm will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper; all are welcome to partake of the bread and wine.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; the monthly Traidcraft stall will also be ‘open’ and greetings cards will be available.
Hymns 169, 461, 351, Jesus the Lord says
Reading John 12: 1-3, John 11: 1-45
Hymns 227; 356; 96; and 494
Reading Ezekiel 37: 1-14; John 3: 1-9 and 16-17
Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself!
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion practice at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Brownies Lenten Bible Study 7.30pm Victoria Room|
|Tuesday||Kids Club 6pm|
|Thursday||Youth ‘Grwp’ 7.30pm Sing for Life Choir, AA|
|Friday||Lent Lunch (see Diary)|
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10am till Noon.|
|PalmSunday||Both our Family Service at 10.45 and our Evening worship at 6pm will be led by Iestyn Henson|
Dates for your Diary
Friday 11th April PCT Lenten Lunch
Pontypridd Christians Together raising money for Christian Aid with Bread and Cheese Lunches (soup is also served). The lunch this week is at Coedpenmaen Baptist between 12 noon and 1.30pm: suggested minimum donation £2.50. There will be a Fairtrade Stall
Monday 7th April Lenten Bible Study
Our final Lenten study focusing on the characters from ‘Les Miserables’ with hep from a book produced by Rev Jonathan Meyer, and linking it to biblical passages will be held at 7.30pm
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
Thursday 1st May ‘Science, Religion and Magick’
This is the title of the Chaplaincy lecture to be given by Dr Rhobert Lewis, Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, at the Meeting House at 7pm. If you wish to go please let Marcia know.
Saturday 12th May Swimming Gala
The annual PCW Children’s Swimming Gala will be held at t Maindee Pool from 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Do we have any swimmers willing to take part?
Wednesday June 4th 12.00pm – 1.30pm An Invitation
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales invites you to join her, and older people from across Wales, at The Senedd, Cardiff Bay, for the launch of her Impact and Reach Report, which highlights the positive difference she has made to the lives of older people.
The event, on, is also an opportunity to celebrate growing older in Wales and the huge contribution that older people make to society, a contribution that is sadly all too often overlooked.
If you would like to be at the launch please give your name to Marilyn Leach.
Saturday 21st June ‘An Outing!’
We still have some seats on the coach for the ‘Trip to Liverpool’
If you want more information or know anyone who would be interested please speak to Marcia.
Palm Sunday – A Reminder!
Both our Palm Sunday Services next week will be held in Church NOT Church House.
Holy Week Services
Leaflets with details of meditations and services for Holy Week are on the table. We invite you to join us on the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Day
Good Friday Lunch
We are the hosts for Christian Aid Lent Lunch on Good Friday – as usual we will be asking for volunteers to lay up the tables, make soup, serve the lunch and work in the kitchen. Please sign up!
A list for contributions for Easter Breakfast is on the notice board in the hall. Please indicate what you will bring.
Ponty’ Got Talent
Members from four churches enjoyed a fantastic evening with ‘Acts’ including a magician, and a ‘Dancing Vicar’ – the celebrity panel presented a ‘cup’ to the winner! The evening raised £160 which will be split between Christians against Poverty and Namatala, a Primary School in Mbale.
Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
The Picturing Ponty team would like to thank everyone at St. David’s Uniting, who helped and supported the project. We think the project created a wonderful atmosphere in the church, evidenced by all the interesting stories people came to tell us and the comments made, which were, in turn, both humbling and enriching. The photographs are currently on show at the chaplaincy and the photographers will be invited in the coming weeks to make a donation towards the church development fund if they would like to have their print returned to them, – precise details to follow.
We had over 300 photographs submitted, over 120 people attended the launch, over 300 so far have voted for the “People’s Prize” (the Mayor has agreed to host the winner at the Mayor’s Parlour). In addition to the people who visited the exhibition, St David’s has reached out and engaged with, the Tenovus Sing for Life choir, Coedylan Primary school, members of Pontypridd Christians Together, the Guides, Merched y Wawr Pontypridd, Positively Ponty and Pontypridd Soroptimists.
As a result of our involvement with community groups, St. David’s Uniting has been invited to join Pontypridd “Movers and Shakers” network and communicated to many more via GTFM, Facebook, Twitter and the church website Hopefully it has brought us as members closer too, as we have engaged with each other in yet another way which linked easily with so many of our existing activities. So it is safe to say that the project has made an impact!
We acknowledge and thank our patron, Rowan Williams for his inspiring message, Beverley for her professionalism, Wil Stewart for his expertise in graphic design, our three judges, Darren Warner, Derek Lewis and Annie Grove White, Mike and Helen O’Callaghan Williams for the wonderful buffet, Pontypridd Town Council, Pontyclun Community Shop, the URC and PCW for financial support, Sainsbury’s for coffee and biscuits, Vaughan for his encouragement and last but by no means least Phil Wall for his message of support, (forgiving his rugby preferences!)
The exhibition would not have been possible without the imagination and expertise of the keen photographers who took the trouble to submit their photographs.
Well done everybody. Da iawn chi a diolch o galon i bawb.
Who where the Team, you ask?
Amber Chester, Ben Walkling, Catherine Naamani,, Fiona Liddell,
James Stewart, Pam Mahoney, Ray Vincent and Russell Howells.
They, and those who acted as stewards, did a fantastic job.
We as a church say ‘THANKYOU’ to you all.
Saturday Coffee Bar
We will be closed on April 19
Flowers for April are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber,
Margaret & Chris Morris, Gwyneth James and Chris Fennell
Thought for the week
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” E. M. Forster