Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
29th October 2017
Welcome, everyone, to our services today; if this is your first visit, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
There will be a short break following the morning service for a quick coffee, before we reconvene for the Church meeting as near to 12 as possible, copies of the agenda are on the table. ALL are welcome to stay and hear and/or help as we plan for the coming months.
Our service this morning is being led by the elders as part of a trial of occasional services involving members of the congregation.
The Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your ‘small’ change, which will benefit local charities.
Hymns: 75 Sing Praise to God
338 Moses I know you’re the man
171 God is our strength from days of old
405 One more step
Readings: Psalm 46, Romans 3: 21-26
Nov 5th am Iestyn Henson
Nov 5th pm Communion and discussion about evening worship
Nov 12th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
Diary for the Week
Monday 30th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Club from 16.30-19.30
Wednesday 1st Ladies Guild 14.00-16.00
Thursday 2nd Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 4th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00
Cantorion practice 10.30-11.30
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
View the Fireworks from Church House (see This Week))
Sunday 5th Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by Iestyn Henson and Evening worship at 6pm will be led by our Minister.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Loreen has a slipped disc and is in a lot of pain!
- Anne Coles, has had good news, the gall bladder operation is not needed, and her knee replacement operation will take place on Thursday!
- Derrick, Margaret Johnson’s husband who is in HDU at Royal Glam.
- Haydn who isn’t as mobile as he would like to be.
- Those who are concerned for elderly family members.
We share Beti’s joy as she welcomes great grand-daughters Sophia (5) & Sienna (4) –who have been adopted by Charlotte & Claire – into the family.
Maralyn T would like to thank all friends at St David’s Uniting for their kind gifts, cards and messages received on her “big” birthday. Diolch yn fawr.
This Week and in the future:
In Ladies Guild we have many interesting speakers, this week Keith Jones will speak to us; the title of his talk is The Workhouse – ‘Lingering Fear’. This may well invoke memories of days past! We meet at 2pm in the Church.
The location of Church House makes it a great place to watch fireworks from many areas of Pontypridd. We’ll be opening the gates at Church House on Saturday 4th at about 6.45pm for folk in the community to be able to view the Fireworks either indoors or out. Hopefully there’ll be hot chocolate!
4pm, Sunday 12th November – our our next film and chat afternoon, which takes place on Remembrance Sunday, we will watch and discuss a 1960s British musical which takes a sideways look at the First World War. Certificate PG.
Mark Stone from the Cardiff Reform Synagogue has invited us to share their Shabbat worship on the morning of Saturday November 18th. The service starts at 11am and finishes by 1pm, including refreshments. Sign up sheet can be found at the back of the church.
Cwm Taf University Health Board hold several public meetings a year and we are invited to attend any of the meetings to express our views or ask questions about the following topics.
- Major Trauma – plans to establish a large trauma centre in South Wales that will treat life threatening injuries
- Thoracic Surgery – we want your views on specialist surgery for chest diseases
- Mental Health – progress on the development of care and support in the community
- Cwm Taf’s Well-Being Plan – Public Health Wales, the Health Board and our partners are working on a five year plan to improve health and well-being – we need your input!
RHONDDA VALLEYS PUBLIC FORUM
15 November 2017 (Wednesday) 9:30 to 12:00 (9:15 am registration)
Trixter Room, Rhondda Sports Centre, Gelligaled Road, Ystrad CF41 7SY
TAFF ELY PUBLIC FORUM
27 November 2017 (Monday) 13:00 to 15:30 (12:45 pm registration)
The Gallery, Muni Arts Centre, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd CF37 2DP
104.4 kg. of food plus £10 was taken to the Foodbank. 80.6 kg was from our Harvest Service. Please – when shopping pick up just one extra item an put it in the box….. fruit juice is not needed at the moment!
Our Harvest Appeal for PCW Christian Aid; ‘Typhoon of Love’ for the Philippines to date is £380. Envelopes and Gift Aid forms are on the table.
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.
“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.”
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 4 Adrian Nov 11 Marcia
Flowers for November are being donated by
Lesley Mower-Hill, Pat Howell
Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pam Mahoney
Thought for the Week
Take time to think: it is the source of power.
From the Poem Take Time……Author unknown