Rev Vaughan Rees
Tel c/o 07575 576468
13 April 2014
We welcome you all to our Palm Sunday services, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, and we pray that we may all experience something of Gods love for us.
Both our services today and our meditations during Holy Week will be led by Iestyn Henson, we are very grateful for him for these thoughtful services.
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 empty your purses or pockets of those unwanted ‘coppers’. They will be put to good use by local charities.
Hymns 193, Children of Jerusalem, 70, 484,
Reading Matthew 21: 1-11, Psalm 72
Hymns Children of Jerusalem, 153, 252 v 1-4, 252 v 5-6
Reading Psalm 118, Luke 19: 28-40
Diary for the Week
|Today||Cantorion practice at 5.10pm|
|Monday||Meditation 7.00pm – 7.30pm Elders Meeting 7.30pm Victoria Room|
|Tuesday||All Age worship at Church House 7pm – 7.30pm|
|MaundyThursday||Maundy Communion service with Rev James Karran 7pm
|Good Friday||Free Church Service with Beverly Humphreys 10.30am
Walk of Witness 11.45 from the Museum (see Notices)
Lent Lunch 12.30 – 14.00 in the hall(see Diary)
|Saturday||Coffee Bar CLOSED.|
|Easter Day||Breakfast at 8.30amFamily Service, including the Christening of Eli Bond at 10.45 will be led by Rev Simon Walkling.
Iestyn Henson will lead our Walk and Worship in Graigwen (see Notices)
Church Family News
We share Chris’s joy at her grandson’s achievement on being a member the Welsh Rugby’s under 11’s schools champions’ rugby team who played at the Millennium Stadium.
Message of thanks. Tegwen Davies has sent a message of thanks to the members Wednesday Ladies Guild for their messages of sympathy on the death of her husband. They have been very comforting to her.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 18th April PCT Lenten Lunch
Pontypridd Christians Together raising money for Christian Aid with Bread and Cheese Lunches (soup is also served). We are the hosts! We need volunteers – please sign the list if you can help. Donations towards costs would also be gratefully accepted.
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 (Lynda has a list of the races) 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
We have an invitation to the The Senedd, Cardiff Bay for launch of the Impact and Reach Report, which highlights the positive difference the Older People’s Commission for Wales has made to the lives of older people. Give your name to Marilyn Leach TODAY if you are going.
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 General Assembly
The URC General Assembly which is being held at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, has invited all churches to join them for Sunday worship at 11.30am We have been informed that the service will incorporate a renewal of Baptismal vows, and (hopefully) 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 outside the Hall, and have asked if we would like to join them.
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
Walk of Witness
Could YOU consider volunteering to be a steward at this year’s PCT Walk of Witness? The police have requested that we have 12 volunteers, as at 9th April we had 2. A volunteer is also needed to help carry the cross. If you can help give your name to Marcia today.
A list for contributions for Easter Breakfast is on the notice board in the hall. Please indicate what you will bring and how many seats you want.
Saturday Coffee Bar
April 19 CLOSED April 26
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
Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together.
Corrie Ten Boom