Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
27 October 2019
We welcome everyone to our service today. If you are visiting or worshiping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
Our service this morning is being led by Phil and we pray for us all a time of rich blessing, but also of challenge.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service and handmade cards will be on sale, please take this opportunity to enjoy this time in the company of friends.
As always, the Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your coppers, and the Foodbank boxes are waiting for your donations.
Hymns: 447 Sing to God new songs of worship
Bless the Lord oh my soul
A place at the table
164 Go forth and tell! O Church of God awake!
Readings: Job 2:11-13; Luke 24:13-29
Diary for the Week
Monday 28th Language Class 9.30am-1.00pm
Wednesday 30th Ladies Guild (see Diary) 2-4pm
Thursday 31st Sing for life choir 6.30-8.00pm
Saturday 2nd Cantorion 10.30-11.30am
Sunday 3rd Our family worship at 10.45 will be led by Haydn Blackey.
and Evening Worship will be led by Michael. See This Week
Events and News of Castle Square URC, our sister church
Monday 28th 10:30am – 12noon Craft and chat
Tuesday 29th 12 – 1:30pm Chewsdays Café
Wednesday 30th 2.30pm Ladies Guild
The ‘Chewsdays’ folk were on ITV News last Tuesday. The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales had launched the Everyday Ageism campaign to highlight and challenge the daily forms of age discrimination. The news crew chose to drop in to see what the customers and staff of ‘Chewsdays’ had to say about ageism!
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers.
- ¬ Ray who has had a fall
- ¬ Pat & Gareth as they settle back into the Welsh way of life.
- ¬ Kath as she prepares for the funeral of her cousin Clive on Tuesday. Many will know Clive through his love of music.
- ¬ Those concerned about the health/welfare of Family members
- ¬ Those of our fellowship who unable to worship with us and those who are caring for them.
Special Days to remember
October is Black History Month the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans
This Week and in the future
Rayner Rees is the guest speaker at Ladies Guild on Wednesday 30th October – we will hear about the Trafficking of Girls in Nepal. We will meet in the Victoria room at 2pm.
Michael will be leading our monthly evening communion on November 3rd. The theme will be ‘remembrance’ which in part will include thoughts and prayers for family and friends who have passed away. Everyone is welcome and all are invited to bring a photo to use in the service or if you simply want to pass on names for remembrance to Michael or Lynda, they will be included in the service.
The funeral for Dr Michael Ball a former minister of Pontypridd United Church who passed away in October will take place at 11:15am at Glyntaff on Monday 4th November, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at St David’s Uniting Church at 12:00noon. Donations in lieu of flowers to Prostrate Cancer UK; there will be post service refreshments in the hall; the service in Glyntaf is primarily for family but not exclusively. Rev Rosa Hunt will officiate.
The next ‘On Tap’ [discussion group for 18-30s] – Monday 4th November, 7:30pm, Clwb-y-Bont. Phil will be leading a conversation on our different experiences and perspectives on war and peace.
Do you need to relax? We have been invited to join the 50+ forum group for their Armchair Yoga class on Tuesday 5th November 1.30-3.30.
Trip to Wintershall, Surrey 23-24 June 2020 to see ‘The Life of Christ’.
If you’ve reserved a place and haven’t paid your non-refundable deposit of £50 then please see Alan TODAY!
Phil is on annual leave; which he will spend entertaining his nephews!!! He will be back in the office on Wednesday 6th November. During this time the Elders will deal with any urgent matters.
Reform is a Christian magazine that appeals to Christians from all denominations. There is always a ‘Spare’ copy left on the tables or in the magazine rack at the back of the church for anyone to take and read. If you would like to join our band of readers, now is the time to subscribe. For £28.50 you will get 10 issues of Reform during 2019, with the first coming out in February. For £34.50 you may have both the printed copy and the digital edition. To subscribe, please give Cerys your name and your subscription fee by 25th November.
Leprosy Mission collection boxes should be brought in to be emptied! The Christmas brochure is also available with some great gift ideas at very reasonable prices! Take a look and place an order.
November Birthdays……The list is on the table. If you have been unable to join in ‘YOUR’ birthday meal we invite you to add your name to the current list. You will be most welcome!!
If you would like any Christmas cards made with special messages or personalised with names etc on, please give Colleen your name and request TODAY to give her time to complete them. A selection of handmade Christmas cards will be available from next week.
As you know the over 60’s bus passes need to be renewed by December 31!
There will be drop in sessions between 10.00am- 2.00pm at the Age Concern in Mill Street on a first come first basis on Monday’s 4th and 11th and Thursday’s 7th and 14th. You will need your Bus Pass, Date of Birth, Post Code and National Insurance Number.
We very grateful to the family of the late Alma Jones for the gift of a large print Bible. This will come in useful for many who struggle with small print.
Nov 3rd 10.45am Haydn Blackey
Nov 10th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary and Haydn Goodfellow,
Pat Howells and Lynda Bull
Thought for the Week
Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame. Gustav Mahler