Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
8th 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.
Our minister is leading our service this morning, his first since his retreat to Iona. He has some interesting tales to tell of events since his return!
This afternoon is our Monthly Film & Chat; we will meet at 4pm, for details of the film see This Week.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; we invite you to enjoy some light refreshments in the company of friends, and take the opportunity to look at Colleen’s homemade cards.
Please don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns: 388 O praise ye the Lord!
God you are faithful
549 When I survey the wondrous cross
27 Amazing grace!
Readings: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Philippians 3:4-14
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Catherine Naamani and the family in their concern for Catherine’s Mum who is in hospital since she fell and dislocated her shoulder. It has been put right, but her progress is very slow and at the moment there are no signs of her coming home.
- Bethan, whose arm is in plaster (even though it’s not broken!) due to a sports injury sustained when she was in Llangrannog with the school.
- Our Friends at Temple Baptist on the death on Wednesday of Dewi Hughes, a very familiar face/voice in various shared services.
- All who are waiting for test results or hospital appointments.
- Those who add to the services in church.
Diary for the Week
Monday 9th Language Classes 9.30-13.00
Karate Club from 16.30-19.30pm
Elders Meeting 7.30pm
Tuesday 10th Kids Club 18.00 at Church House.
Wednesday 11th Ladies Guild 14.00-16.00
Rainbows at 16.45 & Guides from 18.30
Thursday 12th Sing for Life Choir 18.30 – 20.00
Saturday 14th Coffee Bar 10am – 12.00
Glam Youth Choir 10.00-12.30
Sunday 15th Our ‘All Age’ Harvest Service at 10.45 will be led by our Minister and evening worship at 6pm will possibly be a ‘bring & share’ service.
This Week and in the future:
Film and chat – as part of Black History Month, for our film and chat this afternoon, we will be watching a comedy drama based on the true story of how a group of African American women made an often overlooked yet important contribution to Twentieth Century America. Certificate PG.
Care Home Harvest – on Monday 9th October, we’ve been invited to lead some harvest praise starting at 3pm at Pontypridd Care Home. All singers and supporters would be gladly welcomed to this time of fellowship and worship.
On Wednesday October 18th at 2pm Ladies Guild will have the pleasure of a return visit from Morwenna Lewis, the Curator of Pontypridd Museum. She will talk to us about the Archaeology of Rhondda and Pontypridd. New members are always welcome.
Social excursion – on Thursday 12th October all are welcome to come to a viewing of the award-nominated film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ (certificate PG) at Showcase cinema, Nantgarw. Please gather in the foyer by 6:15pm and let Phil know if you need a lift.
Next Sunday (October 15th) is our All Age Harvest Service. If you can, please do bring some items which will go to the Pontypridd food bank and pray about whether you can give to our Harvest Offering which this year supports the Presbyterian Church of Wales’ Christian Aid Appeal. ‘Typhoon of Love’ for the Philippines. Envelopes and Gift Aid forms are available.
One to watch – Songs of Praise, Sunday 15th October. Next week Songs of Praise comes from Pontypridd and will include a short feature on our welcome and work with refugees. Lynda’s still on a high after her hug from Aled!
We in this church support The Leprosy Mission (TLM): If you have a Collection Box please can you give it to Pat Howell by early November. If you don’t have a box and would like to contribute Pat will accept donations.
Can you help?
Do you like meeting people and chatting?
Can you spare 2 ½ hours on a Saturday morning?
If the answer to these questions is YES, please speak to Liz or Viviane, or email Marcia. We have an urgent for volunteers to serve in our Coffee Bar.
Used Postage stamps
We collect stamps for Amnesty International, so please check your mail, cut off the stamps – leaving a small border – and put them in the box on the table.
Don’t forget to save unwanted spectacles, (without the cases!). They can raise much needed cash for Vision Aid
Saturday Coffee Bar
Oct 14 Volunteers needed Oct 21 Volunteers needed
15th Oct am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Bring & Share Service
22nd Oct am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm ?????
Flowers for October are being donated by
David & Doreen Marshman, Sharon Burgess,
Marlene McCloy, Gordon Thompson, Val Stone,
Brian & Marcia Hurley, Anita Instrell, Margaret Morris.
Thought for the week
What lies ahead is less important than what lies within.
“St. David’s Uniting Church acknowledges the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the ongoing repair to the stonework and roof of the building.”