Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel 01443 300345
5 October 2014
We welcome you all to our services today
If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
We warmly welcome our guest preachers today: the Rev’ds Andrew and Irene Davies are leading our mornings worship and Mrs Sally Ball will lead our Evening worship, which will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
We look forward to a day of fellowship together as they lead us.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service when the Monthly traidcraft stall will be open and hand-made cards will be on sale. Please join us.
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club at 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Ladies Guild 2pm in the Victoria Room. See Diary
Rainbows 5pm at Church House
Guides and Senior Section from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing With Us Choir from 6.30pm
Saturday Coffee Bar – 10.00-Noon
Cantorion Gelliwastad 10.30am
Next Sunday Our Family worship at Church House at 10.45am will be led by Rev Eryl Williams of Pontlottyn and our Evening Worship will be led our Minister
Church Family News
We include this in the newsheet to inform our prayers during the week. This week we remember Haydn as he recovers from an operation.
Fiona’s mother Pam as she slowly settles into residential accommodation near Birmingham and Gethin’s mother who is moving to residential accommodation in Cardiff, initially for a ‘trial period’. We also remember those of our fellowship who are unable to worship with us, and we pray for their well-being.
Phil & Iestyn are taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon today. Phil is running for ‘Adref’. We pray for them as they pound the streets!
I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, phone calls, flowers and gifts during my illness; I have now finished my treatment and am feeling well. Anne Coles.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 6th October Calling all singers
This year’s ‘Town Churches’ Christmas Carol Service is being hosted by Temple Baptist and they intend to form a Community Choir to be a core part of the Service and sing a program of carols and songs. Temple’s intention is to draw in people from the community, not necessarily associated with any church, to sing in the choir. They would also like a core group of people from the various town churches to join the choir. Rehearsals will take place in Sainsbury’s Cafe on Monday nights from 7pm-9pm, with the first rehearsal this Monday
The main event for the Community Choir will be the Town Churches Carol Service hosted at Temple Gelliwastad Rd on Dec 21st at 6pm, but who knows what other events may spring from this project. If you would like to join the choir, speak to Cerys or just turn up to sing at Sainsbury’s Cafe at 7pm on Monday 6th October.
Wednesday 8th October Ladies Guild
‘Housewives Choice’ – This is always a good afternoon, as there is always a variety as the ladies provide the ‘entertainment’.
All are welcome to join us in the Victoria Room at 2pm.
Sunday 19th October Harvest Festival
We will have a token display of produce and will be asking for gifts for the Pontypridd Foodbank, lists of suggested items are on the notice boards. Our Special Harvest offertory will go to Christian Aids ‘Hunger for Justice’ appeal, envelopes and gift aid forms are on the table, more information about the appeal will be available next week.
The Foodbank hours will be changing from October onward. As well as opening from 10 – 12 am on Wednesday morning as at present, it will be open between 3 and 4 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. In order to manage this successfully, additional volunteers are sought. The aim is to have a team serving each day such that any individual might be on duty one or twice in a month, If you would like to help in this way, please contact Fiona for more information.
After a steady downward trend in the amount for food distributed since the end of last year, there has been a sudden upturn since June, to levels that are as high as they have ever been, and with more food being supplied for children. St Catherine’s Church has agreed to be a distribution point for individuals to exchange vouchers for food parcels, during afternoons, while the cafe is open. Shelves are being erected to store food, and this new arrangement should be operational within a week or two. Due to the increased opening hours and the additional town centre collection point, food parcels will no longer be delivered.
The Foodbank AGM will be held at St Lukes Church on Wednesday 5th November. A light lunch will be served from 12 15 and the AGM start at 13.00. All are welcome to this
Your donations are both needed and appreciated. Keep them coming!
The Leprosy Mission
It is that time of year again – please will those with TLM boxes bring them in during the the next couple of weeks: for those who prefer to give an annual donation, please give this to Pat by the end of October.
For anyone who is interested there is a catalogue available with a good range of cards and gifts. Ask Pat for a copy. We have supported TLM for many years. Please keep up the good work!
The October edition of Reform is available from the table at the back of the Church. As usual, there are many interesting articles, including an interview with Les Isaac, the founder of Street Pastors.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 11 Alan & Stephanie Oct 18 Beti & Janet
Oct 5 Catherine Oct 12 Fiona
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess, Gordon Thompson, Marlene McCloy, Val Stone and Brian & Marcia Hurley
Thought for the Week
You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future. Anon