Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel. c/o 07575 576468
20 April 2014
Welcome, everyone who joins us for worship on this glad day. We pray that, with Simon leading us, we may all know the joy of Christ’s risen presence and go on our way rejoicing.
We give a special welcome to our ‘guest’ preacher this morning, The Moderator of URC Wales Synod, Rev Simon Walkling.
We also welcome Amelia and Ashley Bond and their family as they bring their son Eli to be baptised.
This morning’s service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and we invite all to share in the bread and wine with us.
This evening we will ‘Walk and Worship in Graigwen’ – Meeting at Church House at 5.30 to walk, then returning to share Communion at approx 6pm.
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 remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave, it will be used to benefit local charities.
Hymns 151, 328, Tydi a wnaeth, Early that morning, Christ is alive
Reading Luke 24:1-12, Colossians 2:8-12
Hymns 495. 127, 503
Reading Luke 24: 13-35
Diary for the Week
|Today||NO Cantorion practice today|
|Thursday||Sing For Life Choir 6.30pm,
|Saturday||Coffee Bar 10.00am till Noon|
|Both our Family Service, at 10.45 in Church and Evening Worship, 6pm at Church House which will include communion will be led by Fr Andrew Davies|
Church Family News
We rejoice with Alma on the news that her grandson Rhodri, who volunteers at Hospital Radio Reading, has won the National Male Presenter of the Year 2014 Silver award. The judges said: “It was the variety of material that first caught our attention. A presenter who sounds like he’s having fun, and who’s aim appears to be cheering up the patients listening to him – he certainly takes them away from the hospital environment, if only for a short time.”
Chris is making slow progress and is now in a side ward, much more restful for her, she greatly appreciates our thoughts.
We know of many others who value our prayers as they live with pain or cope with difficult situations.
Dates for your Diary
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 (Lynda has a list of the races) will be held at Maindy Pool, Cardiff from 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Do we have any swimmers willing to take part?
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.
Sunday 6th July Worship at the URC General Assembly
For our morning worship we will travel to St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, for a service at 11.30am. The service will incorporate a renewal of Baptismal vows, and the Induction of the new General Secretary and Deputy General Secretaries. The address will be given by the new Moderator of General Assembly, Revd David Grosch-Miller. There will be an offering for Water Aid during the service, dovetailing with the overall theme of General Assembly: Drinking Deeply: A Celebration of God’. Porth URC are arranging for a coach which will stop by the Castle.
If you would like to attend please sign the list.
Letter to Members
Most of you have received a letter from Vaughan. We would like you to return the letter, after indicating your choice, as soon as possible.
We have seen the quality of all three suppliers. A&C, the Elders recommended supplier, have their showroom on the Maritime estate.
Should you have and questions the Elders will try and answer them.
Letter of thanks from the Chaplaincy……….
…..for the donation we sent from the Copper Pot.
…..‘ The church is so supportive of our work in so many ways not least in the regular volunteering work that some do every week. We simply would not be able to offer the level of ministry that we do without your help and support………Vaughan
The collection taken at service was £133, and the Lent Lunch raised £268.50. A ‘BIG’ thank you to all who helped. There is small amount of cheese and soup which we will part with for a donation.
April 20 Iestyn April 27 Mo
Saturday Coffee Bar
April 26 Beti & Janet May 3 Viviane & Anne
Flowers for May are being donated by
Enyd Davies, Beti Jones, Marlene McCloy and Margaret Johnson,
Thought for the Week
The more you chatter on endlessly,
The more likely you are to say something you shouldn’t.
Sometimes, the wisest thing you can do is say nothing
© David Kitchen 2008
Happy Easter Everyone