Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
17 November 2019
Welcome everyone to our services today! If you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return soon.
We welcome also Phil George of Canton Uniting Church, who is leading this morning’s service as ‘our’ Phil is at URC Mission Council.
The service will include communion, and ALL are welcome to share it.
Our Film and chat at 4pm this afternoon will see us continuing our reflections on war and peace as we watch and discuss a drama based on real espionage that took place in the UK for Russia in the shadow of the Second World War. Cert. 12A.
Fair-traded Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and hand-made Christmas cards will be on sale.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities;
Hymns: Sing to the Lord a strong new song
378 O Lord all the world belongs to you
We wait the peaceful Kingdom.
The church is like a table
571 You shall go out with joy
Readings: Malachi 4, vv 1-2a. Luke 21, vv 5-19
Diary for the Week
Monday 18th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Tuesday 19th RCT Aspergers Support Group 19.00-21.00
Kids Club at Church House 18.00-19.30
Wednesday 20th Ladies Guild (see This .week…) 14.00-16.00
Thursday 21st Sing for life choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 23rd Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 24th Our family service at 10.45, will be led by our Minister.
Events and New of Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 18th 10:30am – 12noon Craft and chat
Tuesday 19th 12 – 1:30pm Chewsdays Café
Wednesday 20th 2.30pm Ladies Guild
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers.
- We remember those who are unable to get out and those who care for them. John & Jean, David & Doreen and Haydn & Hilary, Gwyneth S and Valerie H.
- We think of all who are living with debilitating and painful conditions
- Iestyn and Ray who are sharing ministry this morning at Merthyr Vale and Castle Sq
- That all involved in the Election will respect the views of others.
Special Days to remember
17 November World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims www.roadpeace.org
17 November International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians www.csw.org.uk
This Week and in the future
Ladies Guild have a treat in store this week! Kay and Kath will be showing us how to make marzipan fruits….bring an apron and be prepared to learn! We will meet in the Victoria room is a at 2pm.
Election 2019 Tuesday 26th November, 6.30-8.30pm – St Catherine’s Café
Put your questions to General Election 2019 candidates about the issues that affect Pontypridd, Wales and the world including:
▪ climate change and sustainability ▪ poverty and social development
▪ economic development, trade and industry ▪ international aid ▪ migration
Tea and coffee served from 6.30pm, Q&A begins at 7.00pm.
Submit your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @WCIA_Wales, or at the venue by 6.45pm on the night.
‘Believe in Bethlehem’ Coffee Morning and Exhibition ~30th November 10-12:30am. Jesus was born to an oppressed people in an occupied land. Come hear Rev. Branwen Rees give a 10-minute talk on her experience in Palestine/Israel at around 12 noon. Donations for tea/coffee to go to EMBRACE the Middle East, tackling poverty and injustice.
The ’12 Faces of Hope’ exhibition will be available to be seen in the church every Wednesday in December, 12:30 – 1:30
Advance notices 8th December, 10:45am – Gift Sunday. Bring your donations for our Christmas charities.
On Sunday December 29th we are repeating the format of the Carols and Lessons service, that was so successful last year. If anyone has a request for a favourite carol or reading please speak to Michael, Bethan or Pam. We are giving people time to think!
We have received a letter from Dan and family in New Zealand… he says ‘My Facebook page has been constantly reminding me over the last few months that “1 year ago” we were having a blast among you all in the lovely Wales. It is hard to believe it has been that long – the memories are still close’. The letter is on the table for all to read…copies are available from Lynda.
Our Harvest Appeal for BMS South Sudan Conflict Survivors raised £496.50 plus £80 through gift aid. Thanks to all who gave.
December Birthdays…Have you signed up yet? the dates to choose from, are – 4th Evening, 5th Lunch or 22nd Lunch. Please sign up soon so we can book!
Alison Jones ran the Cardiff half marathon to raise funds for the women’s homeless charity Llamau; she raised a magnificent £755! THANKYOU EVERTONE
Do you fancy trying a new Christian Magazine? There are ‘Spare’ copies of ’Reform’ in the magazine rack at the back of the church, take one and read it, then if you would like to subscribe speak to Cerys by 25th November.
Donations to PCW annual appeal towards mission and outreach work at home and overseas are now due. Anyone wishing to contribute please give donations to Maralyn Tomlinson asap.
With just over 5 weeks to Christmas and thoughts of Christmas dinners, please, when you are shopping this week remember those who will struggle to put food on the table and pick up an extra item or two for the food bank.
Nov 24th 10.45 Rev Dr Phil Wall
Dec 1st 10.45 Rev Ray Vincent – Amnesty International Service
18.00 Iona Advent service with Communion
Flowers for November are being donated by
Pat Howells and Lynda Bull
Thought for the Week
You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. A.A. Milne ‘Winnie-the-Pooh novels