Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
19th November 2017
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, if this is your first visit; we invite you to join us in the hall after the service for a time of informal fellowship and a ‘cuppa’
Our Minister is leading this morning’s service which will include the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper and ALL are welcome to share in the bread and wine.
We give a special welcome to Sian Marshman and her family and friends as she brings her son Evan to be baptised.
At our evening service at 6pm, led by Ray Vincent, we will be looking at the newspapers, discussing any news that interests, excites or disturbs us, and spending some time in prayer and Bible reading. Newspapers will be provided.
Home-made cards will be on sale in the hall after this morning’s service.
Please, before you leave, don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns: 427 Praise to the Lord
Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer
We Your Children
170 God is love
Readings: Psalm 47 Redux, Mark 2:1-12
Diary for the Week
Monday 13th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Club from 16.30-19.30
Discovery Group 19.30 at 34 Bonvilston Road.
Tuesday 21st Kids Club 18.00 at Church House
RCT Aspergers Support Group 19.00
Wednesday 22nd OPAG 10.30 -12.30 Victoria Room
Ladies Guild 14.00-15.30 (see This Week…)
Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 23rd Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 25th Coffee Bar CLOSED (see This Week…)
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30 in the Sanctuary
Sunday 26th Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by Dave Kitchen
Evening worship at 6pm will be at Church House
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Margaret Johnson as she prepares for Derrick’s funeral, which is on Wednesday; 3.15 at Castle Court and 3.45 at Glyntaf.
- Those of our fellowship who live with constant pain.
- People we know who have received upsetting news.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Ray at Castle Sq this morning and with us this evening
Iestyn at Taffs Well United Church this morning.
If you are unable to join us on a Sunday for any reason and would like to be prayed for, please let Marcia know.
This Week and in the future:
We are in for a treat this week at Ladies Guild as Jay Pieris will share pictures of a Sri Lankan Catholic Wedding. The order and deposit for our Christmas lunch will also be collected.
Chapter cinema trip – some of St David’s Uniting members will be going to watch ‘The Florida Project’ (PG), a critically acclaimed comedy drama which takes a poignant look at childhood and friendship, at Chapter cinema, screening at 18:10 this Wednesday 22nd November. All are most welcome to attend. It’s advisable to book tickets beforehand. Please speak to Phil for further details
Cardiff Reform Synagogue has invited us to the Civic Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Synagogue at 6.30pm on Sunday 17th December 2017. This Ceremony takes place in many of the cities in the UK, and has been an annual event in Cardiff for some years.
The ceremony represents the festival of Channukah which commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. An eight branched candelabra will be lit, with an additional candle added each night during the 8 day festival. Traditional foods will be offered. These include oily foods such as doughnuts, as well as canapes after the ceremony.
We will need to be at the synagogue by 6.15pm. There will be a sign up sheet!
Homestart are having their Christmas Activity Day on November 25th starting 9am, so there will be NO Coffee Bar or Cantorion practice on that day……..A small price to pay for the joy the children will be experiencing taking part in the activities and visiting Santa’s Grotto!
As Christmas approaches the demand at the Foodbank will increase: PLEASE remember to buy an extra item each week to help those in need.
Christmas is a time when we celebrate the greatest gift of all – the gift of love, the gift of God, come to us in swaddling clothes – so it’s only appropriate that this season is also one of sharing that love with others.
There are many ways you might give this advent – through time with those who need it, through participation in one of our many Christmas events, and through the giving of gifts, which, at St David’s Uniting this December, takes the form of:
Gift Sunday–December 17th. This year, we’re collecting for Mill Street’s Street Smart work, equipping recently homeless, newly housed individuals, and Home Start who support disadvantaged children at Christmas and during the year by collecting toys and gifts for children and teenagers.
Christmas Appeal – this year, our Christmas collection will go to the charity Young Minds as well as to helping Christina from Romania, who is in desperate need of life-improving medication.
Donations to our Syrian Christmas Party Fund on December 9th, where all are welcome, should be give to Beverley by December 1st.
PCW Mission Appeal: Lynda Bull will accept your donations for the annual appeal for PCW’s mission and outreach work at home and overseas.
Nov 26th Dave Kitchen pm at Church House
Dec 3rd Advent Amnesty Service pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 25 CLOSED Dec 2 Adrian
Flowers for November are being donated by
Lesley Mower-Hill, Pat Howell
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the Week
“Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.”
H Jackson Brown Jnr
“St. David’s Uniting Church acknowledges the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the ongoing repair to the stonework and roof of the building.”