Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
22nd October 2017
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today. If this is your first time with us or you have been away for a while, you are especially welcome.
Today we continue to reflect on the themes of our stewardship of creation and the hymns have been chosen by members of the congregation.
Fairtrade Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service when Homemade cards will be on display, if you want a card for a special occasion, just ask!
Please, before you leave, don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns: 9 All creatures of our God and King, verses 1-4 & 7
He comes to us as one unknown,
God of Creation
The God who set the stars in space
Readings: Genesis 3:1-13; 14-24
66 Bread is blessed and broken
83 Christ’s is the world in which we move.
252 Inspired by love and anger
560 Will you come and follow me?
Diary for the Week
Monday 23rd Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Club from 16.30-19.30
Discovery Group 19.30 (see This Week)
Tuesday 24th Kids Club 18.00 at Church House.
Wednesday 25th Ladies Guild 14.00-16.00
Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 26th Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 28th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00
Cantorion practice 10.30-11.30
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Remembrance Concert 19.00-21.00
Sunday 29th Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by Our Minister followed by the Church Meeting. NO evening service.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Those of our fellowship who are unable to remember us, and we pray for their well-being.
- Derrick, Margaret Johnson’s husband who is in hospital.
- Bethan, now out of plaster and having Physiotherapy.
Harvest 2017 and Foodbank
Our Harvest Offering for the PCW Christian Aid Appeal; ‘Typhoon of Love’ for the Philippines is still open. Envelopes and Gift Aid forms are available.
A huge thanks to Alan and Stephanie for overseeing last week’s Harvest giving to the Foodbank. This year we had our biggest ever donation so thanks also to everyone who contributed. The need continues beyond harvest time so please do consider continuing to give to our foodbank collection.
This Week and in the future:
Discovery Group – the next meeting is on Monday 23rd October at the home of Margaret & Chris Morris. All are welcome.
The topic for this week’s Ladies Guild meeting on Wednesday is ‘Home Stories’ when Hannah Hitchens, our Community Arts Facilitator, will involve us all in talking about objects and memories important to us. We meet at 2pm in the Church.
Don’t have anything to do on Saturday 28th October?? You have a choice of three events!
- Reformation Remix – A Bible Society presentation celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Thesis. 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm) at Temple Baptist Church, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd CF37 2BP Tickets: are FREE, but a voluntary donation of £5 per person is suggested. No booking required, just turn up!
- ‘Saved by Grace’ – Prayer, Praise, Reflection, 7pm at Coedpenmaen Community Church. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of a key Reformation event when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517. Light refreshments will be served.
- 3. Pontypridd Festival of Remembrance Concert 7pm-9pm at St David’s Uniting Church. A musical feast for the whole family compered by Beverley Humphreys featuring Jodi Bird, Maesycoed Primary School Choir, RAF St Athan Voluntary Band, Hims and Arias, Vocelle, Joe Green and the Glam Youth Choir. Tickets £7
Don’t Forget! Next Saturday, October 28th we will be treated to an extra hour in bed as British Summer Time ends. So we should all be wide awake for the quarterly Church Meeting on Sunday 29th which will be held following the morning service. If you are unable to attend please let your Elder know. The Agenda is on the notice board!
Reform – a message from Cerys Webber
It’s time to renew subscriptions for the magazine Reform for next year. The cost for a year’s subscription of 10 issues of Reform is £28 for the printed magazine or £18 for the digital edition. Please can I have the money for the printed magazine subscriptions by 19th November. This is so that I can put our group order through before the price goes up in December. Those of you with digital subscriptions will need to arrange your own renewal.
Reform is published by the United Reformed Church but has a wide appeal to Christians from all denominations. It has some light-hearted columns and some challenging and thought-provoking articles and everything else in between! If you haven’t tried it yet, why not pick up one of the many back issues that are in the rack at the back of the church – they are free for anyone to take. I am always happy to add more people to our band of Reform readers
“If anyone would like any special Christmas cards made (yes it’s nearly that time of year again), could they please give Colleen as much notice as possible for any orders.”
Volunteers required, to help out on the reception desk, morning or afternoon, in the Chaplaincy Meeting House, at the University.
Oct 29th am Rev Dr Phil Wall (Church Meeting) NO Evening Worship
Nov 5th am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Nov 5th pm Communion and discussion about evening worship
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 28 Volunteers urgently needed Nov 4 Marcia
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
It is easier to build strong children than to repair adults.
Frederick Douglass 1817-1895