Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel 01443 300345
12 October 2014
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, either at Church House this morning or in Church this evening,
We are delighted to welcome Rev Eryl Williams of Pontlottyn, who is leading our morning worship as Phil is at Castle Square. Today is the anniversary of her first visit to us!.
This evening’s worship at 6pm in Church will be led by Phil.
Tea and coffee will be served following the morning service, when Handmade Christmas cards and Traidcraft goods will be available.
Church Family News
We have received the following news from Mark in China via email – ‘My daughter Anna was born yesterday (10 October) She is so beautiful and wonderful. This so great!!! ‘ We send our Congratulations to Maggie and Mark
Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all who supported me on the Cardiff half marathon last Sunday. Though a little stiff since, Iestyn and I had a great time pounding (or hobbling along!) the streets of Cardiff and we came in at 1:49:31 and 1:44:37 respectively. Through this, I raised £225 for Adref so cheers for the support and now let’s all get behind Iestyn, who hopes to raise £2000+ for Macmillan Cancer Care in next year’s London Marathon. The real training begins now! Rev. Phil
We are sorry to report that Tony Welpton, formerly our Synod Elder passed away on 6th October. We remember his wife Sue and the fellowship at Bethel, North Llanishen, at this sad time.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Elders Meeting 7.30pm – Victoria Room
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm in the Victoria Room. See Diary
Rainbows 5pm at Church House. Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45am will focus on ‘Harvest’ it will include communion (see Notices), and will be led by
our Minister. Evening worship at 6pm will be led by Alan Hills.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 15th October Ladies Guild
The Ladies are looking forward to hearing about ‘My Journey to Ponty’ when Rev Dr Phil Wall will be the ‘guest’ speaker!–All are welcome to join us in the Victoria Room at 2pm.
Friday 17th October Concert
Pontypridd Choral Society will be giving a miscellaneous concert with guest artist, soprano Iona Jones, at Temple Baptist Church, Gelliwasted Road, Pontypridd at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.00 each and can be obtained from Pontypridd Museum or at the door on the evening of the concert..
Saturday 18th October Autumn Synod
A last reminder of the Synod meeting to be held in Carno, Powys. The meeting starts at 10.30am and should finish at 3.30pm. If anyone would like to accompany Phil to represent St David’s Uniting please contact him. The coach will pick up at the Grogg Shop at 8.10am and will leave Carno at 4pm We need to know numbers TODAY
Monday 20th October Church Meeting
This will be Phil’s first Church meeting! If you can’t attend please give your apologies to an Elder. Among the items on the agenda will be our Christmas Appeal, Film Nights and a resolution about the south wall. Make a note of the date and come along and show your support.
There will be a token display of produce and we ask you for gifts for the Pontypridd Foodbank. Our Special Harvest offertory will go to Christian Aids ‘Hunger for Justice’ appeal, envelopes, gift aid forms and information about the appeal are on the table.
Pontypridd Community Choir
A reminder that rehearsals will take place in Sainsbury’s Cafe on Monday nights from 7pm-9pm, If you would like to join the choir, speak to Cerys or just turn up to sing.
PontyOutreach a new Website
‘Many of the Churches in Pontypridd work closely together. We all serve the same God, and have a heart desire to work together to proclaim the love of God in Pontypridd. It is true that we worship in different ways and do things differently, but our heart beat is the same.’ Taken from the website http://www.pontyoutreach.co.uk
St. David’s is listed in the church contacts area.
The Leprosy Mission
Please will those with TLM boxes bring them in during the next couple of weeks: for those who give an annual donation, please give this toPat by the end of October.
For anyone who is interested there is a catalogue available with a good range of cards and gifts. We have supported TLM for many years. Please keep up the good work!
The Foodbank hours are changing! As well as opening from 10 – 12 am on Wednesday’s, it will be open between 3pm and 4 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Additional volunteers are needed. The aim is to have a team serving each day, it is hoped that will be on duty just once or twice in a month, If you would like to help in this way, please contact Fiona for more information.
St Catherine’s Church has agreed to be a new distribution point during afternoons, when the cafe is open. .
Your donations are both needed and appreciated. Keep them coming!
URC Synod Elders
Richard Edwards has been elected for the first time and Clive Curtis has been re-elected for a second term: they join Adrian Bulley; we will here in due course who will be ‘our’ Elder.
There will be NO News Sheet next week! Marcia is officially on holiday!
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 18 Beti & Janet Oct 25 Ray & Marcia
Oct 12 Fiona Oct 19 Liz & Iestyn
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy, Val Stone and Brian & Marcia Hurley
Thought for the Week
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. C. S. Lewis