Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
24 August 2014
Welcome everyone! We especially welcome Rev Dr Noel Davies from Swansea who is leading our worship today. Noel is a retired Welsh Congregationalist minister and has served as General Secretary of Cytun and been on the Board of Christian Aid.
We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper during our evening service at Church House: all who so wish are invited to share in the bread and wine with us.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and hand-made cards will be on sale. Please join us
Diary for the Week
Thursday Church cleaning (see Diary)
Friday Preparation for Ordination (see DIary)
Saturday Coffee Bar – CLOSED – for August
ORDINATION OF PHIL WALL to the shared ministry of St David’s Uniting Church and Castle Sq. URC at 2.30pm
Next Sunday Family worship at 10.45am will be led by ‘our Minister’, There will be NO Evening Service.
Church Family News
Phil has arrived safely and has been busy settling in. More furnituire will be delivered this week. He has rearranged the Church office ready for work and is now having a break.
We look forward with excitement and anticipation to next week end and the start of a new chapter in the life of our Church.
Congratulations and Thanks to Tomos – he raised £25 for Church funds from the sale of loom band bracelets. Well Done Tomos !
More ‘Exam Congratulations!’ Kate Williams, daughter of Mike, has got the ‘A’ levels results she needed and has been accepted in Cardiff to study Law. Aisha has a Distinction Intermediate Modern Dance.
Thank you for the cards and gifts I received on my recent birthday. The monies received were donated to The Salvation Army, Church Kitchen Fund and The Donkey Sanctuary. With gratitude Anne Hill
Dates for your Diary
Thursday 28/ Friday 29 August
Preparation for the Ordination
We need to clean the Gallery and prepare the church for next weekend!
We will arrange and lay the tables ready for the lunch and rearrange the chairs in the sanctuary to maximise seating. Able bodied people needed to help with this. There are plenty of ‘little’ jobs which can be done with minimum strength. If you can help, (even if only for an hour) please do! The church will be open from 11am both days, please bring your own cloths or dusters. Refreshments will be provided.
Saturday 6 September Coffee Bar
The coffee bar has been closed for August – this is the day we re-open for the autumn. If you can help by serving please sign the rota or let Stephanie know.
Friday 12 September PONT Biannual Conference
The conference is being held at the University of South Wales – room GT 7119, Aneurin Bevan Building at the Glyntaff Campus from 4.30pm -9pm.
The Keynote speaker will be Owen Smith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Come when you can and leave if you must.
Thursday 18th September A Concert
Please make a note of the date! The Tenovus ‘Sing for Life’ choir are putting on a Concert to help us raise funds.
From September 1st the church office will be used by Phil as his workplace. A telephone has been installed the number is 300345. This will be Phil’s contact number. He will also have a mobile phone; the number will be issued soon. Messages can be left when there is no reply.
Recycling- Volunteers needed
There are several items in the hall that need recycling – please take the items today, or by Friday. The photocopier also needs to go, it is heavy! any volunteers?
There are plates on the back tables for donations to the Crisis’s in Gaza and Iraq. Christian Aid are providing essential healthcare and treatment in Gaza and aid is needed for those left with nothing in Iraq.
Flowers for August
are being donated by:
Sonia Fletcher, Kath Couchman , Beti Jones, Stephanie & Alan Hills, Hettie Bullock, Enyd Davies and Pat Howell
Thought for the week
PROVERBS – Uncomfortable words
You won’t succeed by covering things over when you do wrong.
Admit it’s happened.
That’s what makes God’s mercy possible.