Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
25 October 2015
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, on the final day of ‘One World Week’.
We especially welcome Rev Dr Michael Jagessar, Secretary of Racial Justice and Multicultural Ministry of URC.
Our minister is leading our service this morning as we continue our ‘Voices’ project and Michael will speak to us on the theme ‘Grace Abounds’’
This evening, 6pm at Church House, with Phil leading us, Jeremy Marks, the founder of Courage will join us for an informal service which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Tea and coffee will be served in the hall following the morning service, and handmade cards will be on sale (see Notices). Please take this opportunity to see what is available and enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends.
Hymns 447, 442, 501, We shall go out with hope of resurrection.
Readings Jeremiah 31:7-14 Mark 10:46-52
Hymns 53, 469
Readings John 13:33-35
Church Family News
We are pleased to say that Russell is now home after having received treatment at the hospital. He is bruised but in better shape than when he went in! We remember Enid who has been suffering with bronchitis, and others of our fellowship who have seasonal illnesses. We think also of Olwen Nash as she prepares to move to Dyffryn Ffrwd
Diary for the Week
Wednesday Ladies Guild at 2pm (See Diary)
Thursday Sing with us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar from 10am til Noon
‘Cantorion’ practice 10.30am Victoria Room.
Next Sunday Haydn Blackey will lead our Morning Worship at 10.45am and a shorter than usual evening service will be led by Phil at Church House at 6pm. (See diary)
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 28th October Ladies Guild
Our speaker this week is Chris Barker, and his subject is ‘The History of the Royal Mint’. With the Mint being so close to us, this should be a very interesting afternoon. We will meet in the Victoria room at 2pm… All are welcome.
Friday 30th October ‘Voices’ Film Event
As our month long ‘Voices’ project is coming to an end we are showing an Ealing Studios classic starring Paul Robeson and filmed in locations around South Wales – certificate PG.
Sunday 1st November Evening Service
The ‘shorter than usual’ service is being held at Church House so we can ‘open’ the grounds and the building if it rains to the community to enable a good view of the firework display being held in the park which is scheduled to start at 7pm.
News from the Church Meeting
At last week’s church meeting, a number of things were discussed and agreed upon by our members, including the following:
The following program of Sunday evening worship is now offered:
- 1st Sunday – Communion and traditional service
- 2nd Sunday – Film and chat evening
- 3rd Sunday – Guest preacher
- 4th Sunday – Communion and informal discussion service – Church House
- 5th Sunday – Uniting service
We will have Home Bible Study groups during Lent. Please prayerfully consider whether you could serve as host or facilitator of these evenings and sign up at the back of the church accordingly.
Membership meetings will also be carried out during Lent for those who would like to become members of St David’s Uniting Church.
We will carry out a year’s trial of ‘pastoral friends’. Each member will be assigned a (willing!) person to be their designated ‘pastoral friend’. The nature of this relationship very much depends on the individuals involved – some may go for a coffee and catch up every couple of months; some will pop round for home visits as required; others will simply pray for their ‘friend’ and check in on them when at church – it is context dependent. Whilst the two might not become close friends, it is hoped that an honest and trusting relationship can be established that would be of benefit to both parties. With permission, friends can then feed back any issues needing further prayer and support to the elders/minister/rest of the church. This would not be instead of the elders’ list but in addition to it. Please prayerfully consider whether you could serve as a ‘pastoral friend’ and sign up at the back of the church accordingly.
The next scheduled church meeting is after worship on January 17th 2016 when a church lunch will also be offered.
Welsh translation of the Bible
The online contemporary Welsh translation of the Bible, beibl.net will be published as an old-fashioned book on 1st November. It will come in two versions – a full Bible, and a children’s Bible with 365 Bible stories. The bookshop price of each will be £14.99 per copy, but orders received before 30th October will be supplied at the reduced price of £12 each – and if we can order 6 copies or more between us, £10 each!
Because of the tight deadline, if you would like a copy of one or both versions, please could you let Fiona know this morning, or e-mail Gethin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 28th October at the latest.
Hand made Christmas cards
These are now available, there will be different types…cute ones, traditional ones and religious ones. If you want a personalised one, Colleen is taking orders!
The Leprosy Mission – A reminder
If you haven’t already done so, please give your TLM boxes or annual donations to Pat by next weekend.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 31st Marcia & Fiona?? Nov 7th ????
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Enyd Davies,
Lesley Mower Hill,
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
8 Nov am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
15 Nov am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Ray Vincent
Thought for the Week
Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams.