Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
30 March 2014
We warmly welcome all who join us for worship this Mothering Sunday. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
We give especially welcome our good friend Phil George of Canton Uniting Church, who is leading this morning’s service.
Evening Worship, at 6pm, will be at Cowbridge United Free Church when we will join with friends from Canton and Llanedeyrn.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; and greetings cards will also be available.
Hymns God thy name we praise, 409, 231, 362
Reading Samuel 16: 1-13, John 9: 1 – 41
Diary for the Week
|Today||NO Cantorion practice|
|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.|
|Sunday||Both our Family Worship at 10.45am and our Evening service, which will include Communion will be led Rev Dr Noel Davies.|
Church Family News
We continue to keep those in hospital in our thoughts and all who we know who are not as well as they would like to be.
With just 5 months to go before we welcome Phil as our minister, we remember him as he finishes his studies.
On this Mothering Sunday take time to think of those who aren’t mums and wish they were and those whose mothers are no longer with us.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 4th April PCT Lenten Lunch
This week’s lunch to raise money for Christian Aid is being hosted by Bethel Baptist and St Luke’s, Hawthorn and will held at Bethel. from 12.00 – 1.30. Suggested donation £2.50. There will be a fairtrade stall.
Monday 31st March Lenten Bible Study
The fourth in the series of studies using the story of ‘Les Miserables’ with help from a book produced by Anglican Priest, Rev Jonathan Meyer, and linking it to biblical passages will be held at 7.30pm
Sunday 13th April Palm Sunday
A Change of venue! A reminder that the morning service will be in Church NOT Church House.
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
Saturday 21st June ‘An Outing!’
We have received an Invitation to the Celebration and Farewell Service for Howard Sharp (a former minister of Pontypridd United Church) who is retiring on 30th June. The service will be held at 2.30pm at Liverpool Hope University Chapel.
We have provisionally booked a 29 seater coach – and invite you to share our transport and have a day out in Liverpool. Add your name to the list on the notice board, on the table or contact Marcia A.S.A.P
Picturing Ponty/Llunio ein lle
It is over! It was a success! There are over 200 votes for the peoples’ choice and lots of interesting comments on the graffiti board. Now it’s moving to the University of South Wales at Treforest for a week.
What will happen next? Watch this space!
Remember we have Foodbank boxes in the church, the hall and at Church House. ALL are welcome to deposit items at anytime and they will be passed on.
Holy Week & Easter
Leaflets with details of meditations and services which will be held during Holy Week are on the table. We invite you to join us on the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Day
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!
Also the list for contributions to our Easter Breakfast will be ‘posted’ on the notice board next week.
Saturday Coffee Bar
April 5 Ray & Alan April 12 Volunteer needed!
Flowers for April are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber,
Margaret & Chris Morris, Gwyneth James and Chris Fennell
How to keep up with news
The Church Website
This is where you can read articles that the church has an interest in or is involved in.
No Computer Access!
No need to be excluded – speak to your Elder who can arrange for items to be printed for you.
Thought for the week
‘It is better to have no understanding at all of a single reason why anything in creation has been made, but believe in God and live in his love, than to be puffed up with knowledge and fall away from that love.’ – St Irenaus, 2nd century