Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
18th November 2018
Welcome everyone to our services today! If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
We welcome also Revd Sally Thomas, URC Wales Synod Ecumenical Officer who is leading this morning’s service. we pray that, through her ministry, we may all receive the blessing that we most need.
This afternoon at 4pm will be our Monthly Film and Chat.
Fair-traded Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and hand-made cards will be on sale.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please tell your Elder
Hymns: Jesus Calls us here to meet him
Will you come and follow me
God has called us to a journey
Jesus Christ is waiting
Readings: 2 Samuel 7: 1-6 Isaiah 58: 6-8a, 11b
Diary for the Week
Monday 19th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Elders Meeting 19.30
Tuesday 20th Kids Club at Church House
RCT Aspergers Support Group 19.00
Wednesday 21st Ladies Guild 14.00 (see This Week…)
Thursday 22nd Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 24th Glam Youth Choir 10am-12.30pm
Sunday 25th Rev Dr Phil Wall will lead our 10.45 Family worship which will be followed by our Church Meeting. At 6pm Phil and Julie will lead our Evening service at Church House which will include Communion.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Those who mourn the loss of relatives, especially Cerys whose father passed away in his sleep on Friday night.
- Those recently admitted to hospital, or are unable to worship with us because of illness.
- Phil as he settles back into the welsh way of life!
- People who are seeking employment.
- Those who are waiting for test results or are struggling to cope in difficult circumstances.
- Members of our fellowship who are leading worship elsewhere.
Congratulations to Ben who has been awarded an MSc in International Disaster Management having achieved Distinction in both his course work and dissertation. WELL DONE !
A Message from Our Minister!
Kia Ora all! After a fun, fascinating few weeks away I touched down at Heathrow at 7am this morning (Thursday) and am looking forward to sharing with you my adventures in the Land of the Long White Cloud, alongside hearing how all has been back home. But first, URC Mission Council – the executive body of the General Assembly – to attend. Think of it a bit like a 3-day church meeting…and if that’s whetting your appetite (!) may I remind you of our scheduled church meeting next Sunday immediately after worship. Please do stay if you can…New Zealand chocolate will be given as a bribe!!
This Week and in the Future……
Our Film & Chat today at 4pm is a true story of an English writer who after leaving London for the countryside, starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals. The film premiered in London in 2017. Cert PG
At Ladies Guild this week Amy John will speak to us about Antibiotics and the NHS. A subject that many of us are too familiar with!
Cwm Taf University Health Board public meetings:
The Taff Ely Public Forum will be held on Thursday 22 November 9:30am to 11:00 am (9:15 am registration) at The Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd
The agenda items for these meetings include:
- The future of out of hospital care
- Paediatric, Obstetric and Neonate
- Did you know Bridgend is joining Cwm Taf?
There will be a Rhondda Valleys Forum on 28th November
More details next week!
Our next Church Meeting will be on Sunday 25th November.
For those interested the minutes of the meeting held on June 25th are on the Notice Board. Items on the Agenda will include:
Christmas arrangements and our Appeal. Buildings news.
If you are unable to attend please sign the apologies sheet.
Contacting Phil! – To allow Phil time to catch up on 8 weeks mail and emails, and prepare for the Elders meeting on Monday, PLEASE only contact him on Monday if it is urgent!
Reform is a Christian magazine that appeals to Christians from all denominations. There is always a ‘Spare’ copy left on the tables or in the magazine rack at the back of the church for anyone to take and read.
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Nov 25th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Discussion Church House
Dec 2nd am Amnesty Service 6pm Contemplative Service
Lesley Mower-Hill, Pat Howell
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the week
Some men see things as they are and ask, Why?
I dream of things that never were and ask, WHY NOT?
George Bernard Shaw – quoted by Robert F Kennedy