Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
3 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 are pleased that our good friend Haydn Blackey is leading our morning worship, and we look forward to a time of fellowship with him.
This evenings communion service theme is ‘remembrance’ which in part will include thoughts and prayers for family and friends who have passed away. Everyone is welcome and all are invited to bring a photo to use in the service or if you simply want to pass on names for remembrance they can be given to Michael or Lynda.
Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service and handmade cards, including a selection of Christmas Cards, will be on sale.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in the ‘Copper Pot’ at the back of the church, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns: 426 Praise to the Holiest in the height.
292 Lead, Kindly Light.
133 Firmly I believe and truly.
553 When we walk with the Lord, In the light of His Word
Readings: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Luke 19: 1- 10
Diary for the Week
Monday 4th Language Class 9.30-13.00
‘On Tap’ at Clwb y Bont 19.30
Tuesday 5th 50+ Forum Armchair Yoga 13.30-15.30
Wednesday 6th Ladies Guild (see Diary) 14.00- 16.00
Thursday 7th Sing for life choir 18.30-20.00
Saturday 9th Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 10th Our family remembrance service, including activities for children, at 10.45, will be led our Minister.
Events and New of Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 4th 10:30am – 12noon Craft and chat
Tuesday 5th 12 – 1:30pm Chewsdays Café
Wednesday 6th 2.30pm Ladies Guild
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers.
- We remember Sally, Susannah and Jonathan and their grandchildren – as they prepare to say their final goodbye to Michael on Monday.
- We keep Claire and Rob in our prayers as he copes with infection.
- We think of those concerned for children in hospital.
- We give thanks for ‘good’ news and we remember those for whom news has not been so good.
- All who are housebound, lonely our mourning the loss of loved ones.
- Ray who is sharing ministry at Bryn Seion, Ystrad Mynach
Special Days to remember
10–17 November Interfaith Week
This Week and in the future
The funeral for Dr Michael Ball will take place at 11:15am at Glyntaff on Monday 4th November, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St David’s Uniting Church at 12:00noon. Donations in lieu of flowers to Prostate Cancer UK. Post service refreshments will be served in the hall.
The service in Glyntaf is primarily for family but not exclusively. Rev Rosa Hunt will officiate.
The next ‘On Tap’ [discussion group for 18-30s] – Monday 4th November, 7:30pm, Clwb-y-Bont. Phil will be leading a conversation on our different experiences and perspectives on war and peace.
Do you need to relax? We have been invited to join the 50+ forum group for their Armchair Yoga class on Tuesday 5th November 1.30-3.30.
This week’s guest speaker in Ladies Guild will be Dr Jonathan Goodfellow. Jonathan is a Consultant Cardiologist and it will be no surprise that his topic will be ‘Your Heart’. We will meet in the Victoria room is a at 2pm.
We have an open invitation to this event. Sarah is Priest-in-Charge of the City Parish of St. John the Baptist Cardiff. She was the first transgender person to be ordained as a Deacon in The Church of England, in 2004.
Have you ever read ‘Reform’? It is a Christian magazine that appeals to Christians from all denominations. There are ‘Spare’ copies left on the tables or in the magazine rack at the back of the church for anyone to take and read. If you like what you read you could join our band of readers. For £28.50 you will get 10 issues of Reform during 2019, with the first coming out in February. For £34.50 you may have both the printed copy and the digital edition. To subscribe, please give Cerys your name and your subscription fee by 25th November.
November Birthdays……The list is on the table. If you have been unable to join in ‘YOUR’ birthday meal we invite you to add your name to the current list. You will be most welcome!!
There will be road closures next Sunday for the Annual Armistice Service and Parade. Some people may need to take an alternative route. The closures will be for approx. 30 minutes.
Jan Richardson is an artist, writer and minister in the United Methodist Church in the USA. She offers an annual online Advent retreat, which combines art, music and reflection in three emails per week throughout December.
The Wales URC Synod have registered for the retreat and, as such, can offer free participation in the retreat for ministers, elders and members. If you would like to sign up to receive the e-mails, please contact Claire Boot on firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th November. For more information please visit www.janrichardson.com/illuminated2019
A selection of handmade Christmas cards is available TODAY! The church benefits from ALL the proceeds from the sale of cards.
As you plan what to buy for Christmas, please consider purchasing a gift from Water Aid, Christian Aid, Traidcraft or Leprosy Mission. All have alternative gift ideas….take a look at the Leprosy Mission catalogue on the table or look at the other charities on-line.
Nov 10th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Nov 17th 10.45am Dr Phil George
Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary and Haydn Goodfellow,
Pat Howells and Lynda Bull
Thought for the Week
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher