Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
2 October 2016
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
We are pleased that once again Haydn Blackey is leading our morning worship. Haydn retired from The University of South Wales earlier this year. Our evening service will be a shorter ‘Harvest Praise’ service with Holy Communion. Following the service we will have a discussion about evening services
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service when the Monthly traidcraft stall will be open and hand-made cards will be on sale. Please join us.
Before you leave, please remember the Copper pot, and if you know of any ‘local’ charities who we could help, please let Claire Hughes know.
Hymns 501, 500, 453, 175
Readings Romans 12: 1 – 21, Luke 15: 1 – 10
Hymns 186, 534, 252, Praise God for the harvest, 571
Readings The Tractor, Isaiah 55:1-5, Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm, Brownies 6pm at Church House, Stamp Club from 6pm
Tuesday Kid’s Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm see Diary, Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion meet at 10.30, Glam Youth Choir 10.15-12.30
Sunday Family worship at 10.45 will be led by our minister and will be followed by our Church meeting. (see Diary)
Our monthly ‘Film & Chat‘ will commence at 5pm.
Church Family News
We ask your prayers for the Walkling family as Simon’s Mum is not at all well. We continue to remember those waiting for operations, and those in residential care, Brenda in Ty Eirian, Olwen in Dyffryn Ffwrd, Edith in Ty Porth and Russell in Ty Gwynno.
We are delighted to say that Brian has had good news and does not need any further treatment! He wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during what was a very worrying time.
PLEASE if you have any news to share let Marcia know.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 5h October Ladies Guild
‘Housewives Choice’ – please bring a favourite poem, tale or song to share. We will also be discussing our venue for our Christmas Lunch.
Sunday 9th October Church Meeting
The Church Meeting will begin at 12.00pm and will be finished by 1.30pm at the latest. Items on the agenda include an update on the Valleys of Sanctuary project, the Peace Exhibition we are hosting in November, and news about repairs to the church fabric. We will also be deciding the theme and causes to support with the Christmas Appeal, and if anyone has an idea, please speak to Phil, Iestyn or one of the Elders. Please remember that the Church Meeting is open to all members and that others who worship at St David’s are also warmly invited to attend.
November 5th to 12th Wales for Peace Exhibition
Volunteers will be required to man the Wales for Peace Exhibition which will be officially opened in Church on Saturday, 5th November at 11am and will finish on November 13th with a Remembrance Service. The exhibition will last for just over a week and will run from10am to 4pm every day and 6-8pm and from on Wednesday. Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be out soon.
The October edition is now available for those who subscribe. Reform is described as a Christian publication that is broad without losing depth, diverse while remaining coherent, progressive without being smug, regularly tackles difficult topics and remains consistently thought provoking, amusing and challenging month by month.
This month there is a contribution from Kim Fabricus – The Apostles Creed in Limerick form! There is also an article on Greenbelt.
If you are interested in reading Reform speak to Cerys.
Our appeal for Baptist World Mission ‘Syria’s Forgotten Families’. has raised £410. Envelopes are still available if you wish to donate.
Saturday Coffee Bar
There is a new rota for Coffee Bar in the hall. Please sign up if you are able to help.
Apologies for the late publication! Copies are on the table today.
October Film & Chat
The film will be a hopeful period drama (certificate 12) about race relations in 1960’s USA as part of our Black History Month observation
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 8th Janet Bullock & Beti Jones Oct 15th Volunteer please!
Oct 9th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 5pm ‘Film Night’
Oct 16th am TBA pm Rhoda Henson
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess,
Marlene McCloy, Gordon Thompson, Val Stone,
Brian & Marcia Hurley, Anita Instrell, Margaret Morris.
Thought for the Week
“Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly” Unknown