As the News sheet hasn’t been published on line since September 15th, this edition includes information and news for the last 4 weeks.
Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
13 October 2019
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time. We pray for a time of rich blessing, but also of challenge, as our minister leads our service.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, please join us for this time of informal fellowship.
A church meeting will follow shortly after this service. Minutes of the last meeting, the agenda and apologies sheet are at the back of the church.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please make it known.
Don’t forget to save the postage stamps and put them in the box, they will then be recycled to raise funds for Amnesty International.
If anyone would like any Christmas cards made with special messages or personalised with names etc on, would you please give Colleen your name and request by the end of October to give her time to complete them. A selection of handmade Christmas cards will be available each week from the beginning of November.
Hymns: * Wild geese fly on wings of splendour
* 131 – Filled with the Spirit’s power
* 170 – God is love.
Readings: Genesis 2:21 – 3:8; Mark 12:28-31
Diary for the Week
Monday 14th Language Class 9.30am-1.00pm
Elders meeting 7.30-9.30pm
Tuesday 15th Mothers Union Social 2-4pm
Kids Club at Church House 6.00-7.30pm
RCT Aspergers Group 7-9pm
Wednesday 16th Ladies Guild 2-4pm
Thursday 17th Sing for life choir 6.30-8.00pm
Saturday 19th Cantorion 10.30-11.30am
Sunday 20th Harvest Communion 10.45am led by Phil
Film Night 4-7pm
Events at Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday14th 10:30am – 12noon Craft and chat
Tuesday 15th 12 – 1:30pm Chewsdays Café
Wednesday 16th 2.30pm Ladies Guild
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the news sheet to inform our prayers.
- We continue to hold Claire and Rob in our thoughts and prayers; they have received the results of Rob’s scan and he will soon be undertaking further treatment.
- We remember and pray for the families and friends of Anita Instrell and also Michael Ball as they mourn their passing.
- Those who are away on holiday or visiting family and friends.
- Those who are undertaking medical tests or procedures.
- All those who are homeless in this wet and windy weather.
- All those, both young and old, who are finding it difficult to cope with situations in which they find themselves.
- Those who teach or lead youngsters either in academic areas, or social and cultural areas.
- Wisdom and guidance for those who are in positions of leadership and whose role it is to govern the country.
- We remember the Revs Martha McInnes and David Dean who have been inducted to the churches at Bethesda, Beulah, Canton Uniting, City, Elfed Avenue and Parkminster, as ministers of the Cardiff and Penarth Pastorate.
Special Days to remember this week
October is Black History Month which is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.
October 13th-19th – This week is Prisons Week which aims to encourage prayer and awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families, victims of offenders, prisons staff and all those who care. Further information can be found at www.prisonsweek.org
October 13th-20th – This week is the Week of Prayer for World Peace. Further details can be found at www.weekofprayerforworldpeace.com
This Week and in the future
The Autumn session of Ladies Guild recommenced on October 2nd when Phil was our guest speaker. On October 9th Robert James shared stories of our refugees. Both were very entertaining and interesting. This week, Wednesday16th – Sue Walking will be giving the ladies a taste of Kids Club, so this is sure to make you feel ‘young at heart’! Ladies of all ages welcome.
Sunday 20 October – Harvest Service. The appeal this year will support The Baptist Missionary Society’s South Sudan’s Conflict Survivors Appeal, envelopes are available at the back of the church. We will also receive gifts for Food Bank.
Sunday 20 October – 4pm – For our next film and chat afternoon, we’re watching an Oscar and Bafta-winning family film that takes a comic look at the afterlife. Certificate: PG.
23-24 June 2020 – Trip to Wintershall, Surrey – ‘The Life of Christ’
Cost: £155 pp – which includes coach travel, dinner, bed and breakfast, entrance to ‘The Life of Christ’. £30 single room supplement. A non-refundable deposit of £50 per person is required by 31st October. For further details please phone Alan Hills on 01443 400819 or speak with Phil at the October Synod. Further details available at https://www.wintershall.org.uk/life-christ
The funeral for Anita Instrell, who passed away on October 1st after a short illness, will take place at 11:15am on Tuesday 22nd October at Glyntaff. Anita was an enthusiastic member of the Church and Ladies Guild and we will miss her presence – however she will not be forgotten – we will remember her each time we share grace ‘Anita style’ ( holding hands)
The funeral for Dr Michael Ball a former Minister of Pontypridd United Church, who passed away in October will take place at 11:15am at Glyntaff Crematorium on Monday 4th November, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd at 12:15pm.
Unfortunately Sally Thomas was unable to take the service on 6th October, as she was preaching in London that day. It was to have been her last service with us as she moves on in the ministry. She sent a message saying it’ had been a delight to lead worship here in the past and that she’s disappointed to be missing this final visit. We are pleased to report that Sally was ‘preaching with a view’ and will be taking up her new post in the coming months. We send her our good wishes.
We were extremely grateful to Rev Simon Walkling who led worship at short notice. It was much appreciated by all especially the pulpit supplies secretary!!
On Sunday 6 October, Alison ran in the Cardiff half marathon (13.1 miles!) A year ago she did her very first 6 mile run. Since then she’s done 3 more, but this is by far her longest run yet. She is part of the University of South Wales team who are raising funds for the women’s homeless charity Llamau. Please would anyone who sponsored Alison let her have the money asap please. Many thanks. Liz, and Iestyn also completed the Cardiff half marathon. Congratulations to the three of them!!
ALL are welcome to deposit items in the green box at the back of the hall at anytime and they will be passed on. ‘Shopping Lists’ are available on the back table with suggestions.
As you will have seen on the news, over 60’s bus passes need to be renewed by December 31st, and need to be done ‘online’. If you need help with this, there are people in the church who are able to assist you, just ask!
The sponsored walk which took place on August 31st raised £585 for our Peace and Justice work. Many thanks to those who walked and all who contributed.
Normal service will be resumed with the news sheet next week so please send Marcia any information for inclusion.
Sept 22nd 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Sept 29th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Oct 6th 10.45am Rev Sally Thomas …..Rev Simon Walkling replaced Sally
6.00pm Rev Dr Phil Wall Communion Service
Oct 13th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Oct 20th 10.45am Phil Wall
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Marlene McCloy, Val Stone, Brian & Marcia Hurley, Margaret Morris, Janet Bullock
Thoughts for the Week
“Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love – be there for others – bring a little light into someone’s day, be grateful and live each day to the fullest.” – Roy T. Bennett
God give me strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Unknown
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything. Katharine Hepburn