Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
20 November 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time. Phil is leading our service this Morning. The service will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and ALL, who so wish, are invited to share this with us.
We are delighted to welcome to our service this morning, June Maxwell, former Moderator of Presbytery, along with Simon Walkling, representing URC and John Henson, as the Baptist representative. They will be taking part in the service as Margaret Morris and Bethan Walkling are ordained as Elders of St David’s Uniting Church; Sonia Fletcher will be welcomed as a returning Elder and Beverley Humphreys and Viviane Lamare are serving for a second term.
This Evening our service will be led by our own Alan Hills.
Fair traded tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and handmade cards will be on sale, all are welcome to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns 103, 392, Blessing, Come to the banquet, 405
Readings Jeremiah 23:1-6; Romans 16:1-2, 25-27
Hymns 426 (4 verses), 137 134 (4 verses) 62, 139
Diary for the Week
Monday Language Classes 9-11 am. Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30 pm
Tuesday Language Classes 9.30 am – 3 pm. Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday OPAG 10-12, Ladies Guild 2 pm (see Diary)
Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30 pm
Thursday 50+ Forum 2 – 4 pm. Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8 pm
Friday Tenovus Concert 7 pm in the Church
Saturday Coffee Bar CLOSED. Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Homestart Christmas Event 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday The first Sunday of Advent! Both our Family worship at 10.45 and our Evening Worship at Church House at 6 pm will be led by our Minister (see Notices)
As the URC’s Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Faith & Order Committee Representative, Phil will be in Edinburgh this Monday – Wednesday, attending the ‘Called to be One’ ecumenical conference.
Church Family and Pastoral News
Today we are celebrating the baptism of Janet Bullock (in an early morning service) and the ordination of Margaret Morris and Bethan Walkling as elders.
We are sorry to report that Loreen Davies’s husband , Ken, is in hospital, his condition is critical. Russell and Caroline are also back in hospital, both are on Ward 19 at Royal Glam.
We are pleased to say that Marilyn Young is now continuing her recovery at home. As she said the healing process will take time!
With thoughts of Phil’s pulpit swap in New Zealand in 2018 in our minds we remember the people of New Zealand who have been affected by the earthquakes.
We sadly heard on Thursday that Rev John Ll Humphreys, former URC Wales Moderator, passed away on Thursday after a short illness. Our thoughts are with his partner and mother at this time.
We hold them all these people in prayer.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 4th December A busy Gift Sunday
Gifts for the residents of the Mill Street hostel and for disadvantaged children and teenagers supported by Homestart will be received at our morning service. Our monetary gifts this year will be shared between ShareDydd and the Helen charity. More details next week!
In the afternoon (3- 5:30 pm) – Christmas party with our Syrian friends
At 6 pm the Civic carols service will take place at St Catherine’s.
Wednesday 16th November Ladies Guild
Our meeting this week will be in the Church when we will welcome Mrs Pat Jones-Jenkins who will speak about ‘Ruperra – thefuture of a welsh castle’. ALL welcome to join us at 2 pm.
First Sunday in Advent
We kick off a new church year with our dedication to share God’s news with everyone in our Amnesty International Service in the morning and at Church House in the evening – a discussion service & Communion – Advent & the Second Coming. World Aids Day is December 1st -Ribbons are available.
Reform is an excellent Christian magazine, spare copies of which can be found at the back of the church. The time has come to subscribe for next year’s 10 issues at the new price of £28. At £2.80 an issue, this is still cheaper than the siop price of £3. Please give your name to Cerys Webber today if you wish to subscribe, and give the money to Cerys by the end of the year.
Visit to Palestine 2018
3-11th April 2018 – Phil is arranging a visit to Palestine and Israel visiting sites or religious significance. It is open to others from different churches, the deadline for a decision is December 31st.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 26th CLOSED Dec 3rd Volunteer please!
Nov 27th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Dec 4th am Iestyn Henson pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Lesley Mower-Hill,Pat Howell
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the week
‘He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.’