Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
18 October 2015
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Our minister is leading our service this morning as we continue our ‘Voices’ project. The theme this morning is ‘Open Arms – God’s Extravagant Welcome’ . We will celebrate the Lord’s supper during the service.
This evening’s service with the theme ‘Speak up for tomorrow’ will be led by Dr Fiona Liddell.
There will be a short break following the morning service before we reconvene for the Church meeting.
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and those who are staying for the church meeting are invited to take theirs back into the church.
Hymns Let us build a house, 141, Come to the banquet, 180
Readings Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Luke 15:1-3,11-31
Hymns 493, We come with empty hands, 139, 180
Readings Genesis 41: 14-36, Matthew 6: 25-34
A Special Welcome to Jeff Sparrow
Jeff is a writer, editor and broadcaster who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Jeff is currently researching for his book about Paul Robeson and after hearing about our Let Paul Robeson Sing! exhibition has travelled to Pontypridd especially to find out more about Robeson’s connection with Wales. He will be with us until Thursday.
Church Family News
We include this in the newsheet to inform our prayers during the week.
This week, we remember Russell who, at the time of writing was being taken to A&E having had a fall, and David who has been in hospital for treatment, along with Haydn who is improving. Also please remember to pray for those who add to the services in church: all involved in music, the readers, the flower arrangers, those who prepare and serve communion, Junior Church staff, those who give a welcome at the door, the coffee makers and those who ensure the building is clean.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kids Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild at 2pm See Diary Rainbows 5pm at Church House and Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon. ‘Cantorion’ practice 10.30am Victoria Room.
Next Sunday Morning Worship at 10.45am with our minister and Rev Dr. Michael Jagessar, sec. Racial Justice and Multicultural Ministry of the URC. At 6pm Jeremy Marks, the founder of Courage will join us for an informal service at Church House.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 21st October Ladies Guild
We will be embracing the ‘Voices’ theme as we welcome Richard Boyle to our meeting – his subject is ‘Looking after the Homeless’. We will meet in the Victoria room at 2pm… All are welcome.
Thursday 22nd October ‘Voices’ event
“The schools ‘ concert will consist of a choir of approx 100 primary school pupils from the Coedylan cluster who will be singing songs connected to our theme of protest and speaking out against injustice. There will also be items based on the written responses the children have made during the creative writing sessions.
This is a FREE concert open to all members and friends and we would love to show our support for the schools in ensuring a good attendance.
We would appreciate a few volunteers to act as stewards upstairs as we anticipate there will be a good response from the schools involved. Please see Pam if you can help.”
Friday 23rd October Connexional Day of Prayer
This will be held at Coleg Trefeca from 10am – 3pm. Further information on the Poster at the back of the Church.
Friday 23rd October ‘Voices’ Event
‘Courage and Christianity’ – How and Why the Church can welcome and support Gay Christians. Jeremy Marks, founder of ‘Courage’ will be our guest for this evening
Saturday 24th October ‘Voices’ Event
Llafur – Welsh Peoples History Society Conference planned for this day has been cancelled.
BBC Radio Wales coverage of our ‘Voices’ project begins tomorrow on Jason Mohammed’s programme –
Monday – interviews with Isaac Blake and Teleri from the Romani Cultural and Arts Company who gave us a wonderful evening last Wednesday.
Tuesday – Coedylan Primary School singing one of the songs from next Thursday’s concert, reading excerpts from their poems inspired by the Creative writing workshops and interviews with children about what they have learned from the exhibition.
Wednesday – interviews with Faruk from Displaced Persons in Action and an asylum seeker.
Just a reminder – copies of the suggested agenda are on the table along with the ‘attendance’ and apologies sheets. Please remember to ‘sign in’
Change of Address
Helen & Mike O’Callaghan Williams have new address and phone number. Please contact the secretary for details.
Operation Christmas Child
A reminder! The boxes will be packed this Friday, we have a good stock of items ready but would appreciate donations of gloves, combs and sweets (best before date of March 2016) or monetary donations to cover shipping.
The Leprosy Mission – A reminder
If you haven’t already done so, please give your TLM boxes or annual donations to Pat by the end of the month.
Oct 18th Viviane Lamare, Russell Howells, Lynda Bull, Pam Mahoney
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 24th Pam & Viviane Oct 31st Marcia &
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy,
Anita Instrell, Val Stone and Brian & Marcia Hurley
1 Nov. am Haydn Blackey pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
8 Nov am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Thought for the week
“Not all who wander are lost.” JR Tolkein
Don’t Forget! The clocks go back next weekend!