Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
25th November 2018
Welcome all who join us today! Following this morning’s service, we will have our Church Meeting, to which ALL are invited, the agenda is on the table. Please join us!
You may think we have a visiting minister today! But NO – it’s Phil back after three months away!.. we look forward to hearing tales of New Zealand and sharing the chocolates!
This evening at 6pm Julie & Phil will lead our discussion & Communion at Church House.
Fair-traded refreshments will be served in the hall following the morning service when you can also purchase handmade Christmas cards. There’s a good selection of others as well!
The Copper Pot is, as usual, on the table; so don’t take your ‘small change’ home with you, put it in the pot, where it will be used for local charities.
Hymns: Let us build a house where love can dwell
Written on the palm of God’s hand
Jet black candle, through the darkness
188 Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer
Readings: Psalm 93; Matthew 25:31-46
Diary for the Week
Monday 26th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 27th Kids Club at Church House
Wednesday 28th Ladies Guild 14.00 (see This Week…)
Thursday 29th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 1st Home Start Activity Day 9.00-15.00
Sunday 2nd The first Sunday in Advent and our Amnesty Service which will be led by Iestyn and the Peace and Justice group. At 6pm Phil will lead an Advent Compline and Communion.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Cerys and the family as they prepare for her father’s funeral on Saturday.
- John who will hopefully be transferred to Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda for further treatment.
- People who are unable to worship with us because of poor health.
- The many people connected with our fellowship who are not in good health and are receiving treatment.
- Members of our fellowship who are leading worship elsewhere.
A message from Canada! The year has sped by, and the Christmas season is upon us. I managed to settle back into Canadian living, please share my hugs and kisses to everyone at St. David’s. Audrey is doing very well and missing Wales terribly. She receives the weekly bulletin from St. David’s and shares the sermons with my Dad.
With all our Love, and Blessings, Peter & Audrey deJong
This Week and in the Future……
We are in for a treat this week in Ladies Guild as we will learn about ‘Stir Up Sunday’ and gather some tips about Christmas Cake Decorating from our own Kay Griffiths. We will also get to taste homemade Mulled Apple, Mince Pies and Ginger-bread!
Cwm Taf University Health Board public meetings:
The Rhondda Valleys Public Forum will be held on Wednesday 28 November1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (1:15 pm registration) at Studio 3, Rhondda Sports Centre, Gelligaled Road, Ystrad
The agenda items for the meeting include:
- The future of out of hospital care
- Paediatric, Obstetric and Neonate
- Did you know Bridgend is joining Cwm Taf?
Don’t Forget ! A Church Weekend has been booked at Coleg Trefeca, Talgarth February 22nd to 24th 2019. The cost for the full weekend is £110 per person. For Saturday only with lunch it is £36, or with lunch and supper £45. The sign-up sheet is on the table, add your name if you are interested.
Following a very interesting afternoon in Ladies Guild Last week about the Rhondda Tunnel Society, they will feature an episode of ‘Hidden Wales with Will Millard’ on BBC4 26th November repeated on BBC1 Wales on 29th November. It is a series of three episodes!
Caring for the Homeless! The temperatures are falling and the nights are colder. There are more homeless people in Pontypridd than there are beds in the two hostels, so we are trying to help as many as possible to survive the winter. We need sleeping bags, one-person tents, thermal underwear, roll up mats and flasks for hot drinks and soup. Please can YOU donate any of these items or contribute financially? The need 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.
TODAY is your last chance to subscribe. For £28.50 you will get 10 issues of Reform during 2019, with the first coming out in February. For more information please speak to Cerys TODAY
Offertory Envelopes for 2019 will be available soon. If you would like to use to offertory envelopes for your weekly offering please speak to Anne Coles.
Dec 2nd am Amnesty Service 6pm Contemplative Service
Dec 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Advent prayers for peace
Lesley Mower-Hill, Pat Howell, Lynda Bull
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the week
Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait, the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting. —Henri Nouwen