Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345
26 October 2014
We warmly welcome all who join us for worship today. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
We give a special welcome to Chloe & Luke, along with their family and friends, as they bring their daughter Ella Rose Webb to be Christened
Both our services are being led by our minister and this evening’s service at Church House will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and Handmade Christmas cards will be available, we invite you to join in this time of informal fellowship..
Hymns 422, 313, As I pass you on the pavement, 323
Readings Leviticus 19:1-2&15-18; Matthew 22:34-46
Cafe Church using ‘Dementia Friendly Church’ material
Hymns 29, 268
Reading John 15:12-17
Church Family News
Jeff Soulsby: We are sorry to report that Jeff Soulsby passed away last Sunday. Jeff was a long time member of the former Pontypridd United Church. His funeral will be held at Glyntaf on Wednesday 29th October at 2.15pm followed bt refreshments at Pontypridd Golf Club.
More details from China – Mark and Maggie’s daughter who was born on 10th October: NAME: Anna Megan Crowley. WEIGHT: 3.8kg
Maggie is now home from hospital. Mark is still on ‘cloud 9’. Marcia has a photograph!
We rejoice with Cyril whose grandson Brennig was married yesterday in Oxford to Kriza, his Australian fiancé they will be travelling to Australia next year for a blessing.
The funeral of Tony Welpton, our former Synod Elder, who passed away on 6th October will take place on Monday 27th October, 11.15am, at Beulah URC, then 12.30pm at Wenallt Chapel Thornhill
Diary for the Week
Half term – NO children’s or youth activities
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm in the Victoria Room. See Diary
Thursday Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon
Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45am will be led by Phil George and our Evening service at 6pm, which will include communion, will be led by our Minister.
News from the Church Meeting
This year’s International Christmas Appeal will be the medical foundation ‘Freedom from Torture’ Our Local charily will be announced
A monthly Film Discussion evening will be held on alternate Sunday’s and Monday for a trial period. The first will be January 18th
At our Church Anniversary we will have a Gift day for our kitchen.
Thought for the Week
I am only one, but still I am one.I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something I can do. Edward Everett Hale
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 29th October Ladies Guild
Our Diary has ‘Commemorating WW1’ with Enid Williams, but this may be subject to change, we therefore ask that some come prepared to share an ‘item of interest’ or ‘a holiday memory‘.
Saturday 1st November Fireworks
The Church House grounds and building will be open from 7.30pm (the display will start at 8pm) for the people of the community to watch the annual firework display that is held in Ynysyngharad Park Hot Chocolate will be served.
Wednesday 5th November Foodbank AGM
The Foodbank AGM will be held at St Lukes Church A light lunch will be served from 12 15 and the AGM start at 13.00.
Monday 10th November Concert
Mid Glamorgan Mission Choir will be giving a Concert at Bethel Baptist Chapel, Hawthorn, at 7 p.m. Admission £3
Operation Christmas Child
People are needed to help in the warehouse, with the co-ordination of collections and drivers to pick up the boxes over the South East Wales area.
If you would like more information or contact details then look at the notice board or email firstname.lastname@example.org. to help in the warehouse or email email@example.com. if you can help with transport.
Inside October Reform
As usual, there are many interesting articles, including an interview with Les Isaac, the founder of Street Pastors. Did you know? Pontypridd Street Pastors have been active for almost 2 years!
Is the church fulfilling its responsibility to people in later life? Sheila Maxey and Keith Forecast reflect on “the bonus years”.
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.
Pray and Fast for the climate
Starting on 1 November 2014, a new initiative is calling Christians to begin a regular pattern of fasting and praying for climate justice, on the first day of every month. Concerns are growing that global efforts to reduce carbon emissions have not yet succeeded in implementing a realistic, binding target. In response, a network of agencies and Christian churches have come together to create the ‘pray and fast for the climate’ campaign which it is hoped will spread in the run up to the crucial Paris climate summit in December 2015.
Did you miss the opportunity to donate to the Harvest Appeal for Christian Aids ‘Hunger for Justice’? Envelopes and gift aid forms are still available. Please give your filled envelopes to Anne Hill.
November Pulpit Supplies
2nd am Phil George pm Phil Wall Communion
9th am Phil Wall Remembrance pm Phil Wall
16th am Phil Wall Communion pm Fiona Liddell
23rd am Phil Wall pm Phil Wall Communion CH
30th am Peace & Justice Amnesty pm We host a Uniting Service
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 1 Viviane & Maralyn Nov 8 Volunteer PLEASE
Oct 26 Mo Nov 2 Liz & Iestyn
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen.Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell