Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
29 March 2015
Welcome everyone to our Palm Sunday services. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time you are especially welcome.
Phil will lead our service this morning and this evening at 6pm we will join with the congregation at St Catherine’s as we start our shared Holy Week services, when we will be looking at ‘The seven sayings of Christ on the cross.’
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.
Please remember the copper pot and empty your purses or pockets of those unwanted ‘coppers’. They will be put to good use by local charities.
Hymns 153, 329, 335, 545
Readings Psalm 118:19-29; Mark 11:1-11
Church Family News
Please remember the following people in your prayers; Elsie, whose niece died tragically on Mothering Sunday, Mo, recovering from eye surgery, Margaret J in the Royal, Brian, having had another ‘all clear’ , Brenda, Olwen & Gwyneth, who are unable to worship with us and Iestyn & Phil as they prepare for the London Marathon in 3 weeks time.
Diary for Holy Week
Today The first reflection of the ‘7 Sayings of Christ on the Cross’. 6pm at St Catherine’s
Monday The second reflection – St David’s 6.30pm
Tuesday The third reflection – St Catherine’s at 7pm
Wednesday The fourth reflection – St David’s at 7pm
Maundy Thursday ‘Sing with us’ choir from 6.30pm. The fifth reflection – St Catherine’s at 7pm
Good Friday A modern retelling of the Easter Story – 10.30am at St David’s.
Walk of Witness – Gather at St David’s at 11.45am. Lent Lunch at St Catherine’s (See Diary)
The 6th Reflection-St David’s at 7pm
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon. The final reflection – St Catherine’s at 7pm
Easter Day Breakfast at 8.30am. Family worship with Communion at 11.00am will be led by Phil. Emmaus walk and service with Communion – Church House at 6pm
Dates for your Diary
Friday 3rd April Lent Lunch
The Lenten Lunch this week will be held at St Catherine’s Church from 12 noon till 1.30pm Suggested donation £2.50. The Fairtrade stall will be open.
Wednesday 15th April Election Hustings
Labour, Plaid Cymru, UKIP, Conservatives, Lib Dems, Socialists, Green and Christian parties have all confirmed that their candidate will attend. This is your chance to hear what the local candidates have to say and to ask them questions. The event will be held at Salem Chapel, Tonteg at 7pm
Saturday 18th April Lavish
The pattern for this ladies only event, which is being organised by Martine Lewis from St Catherine’s, is: refreshments as people arrive from 6.00pm, welcome will be at 6.30pm opening prayer, bible reading, worship, prayer ministry and alter call.
We are looking for volunteers to provide / serve the refreshments. Cakes or biscuits will be fine. ALL ladies are welcome to the evening.
Please speak to Margaret Morris if you can help.
Nominations for Eldership
Today is the last opportunity to hand in your nominations for Eldership to Phil or Marcia. The ‘retiring’ Elders who are eligible to stand again are Maralyn Tomlinson, Iestyn Henson, Catherine Naamani and Lynda Bull. Any church member can also be nominated.
You can nominate more than one person on a form and you don’t have to ask them. Phil will speak to ALL nominees to ascertain their willingness to be nominated.
At last we have a start date – May 11th – in the weeks before we will be looking for volunteers to help clear the areas that will be affected.
The final figure from our Gift Day appeal for the Kitchen Fund is a magnificent £2050, many thanks to all who responded.
More ways of contributing to the kitchen fund! – There is an excellent selection of books for sale in the hall -including autobiographies and travel books – take a look; if you see some you like just put your donation in the tin.
April 12th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
April 19th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Iestyn Henson
Mar 29th Fiona April 5th ???
Saturday Coffee Bar
April 4th Viviane & Anne April 11th
Flowers for April are being donated by
Olwen Nash, Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber, Margaret & Chris Morris, Marlene McCloy and Chris Fennell
A Funny Story About Palm Sunday
It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat, 5 year old Sammy stayed home from church with a babysitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm fronds. Sammy inquired as to what they were for. ‘People held them over Jesus’ head as he walked by,’ his father responded.
‘Wouldn’t you just know it?’ Sammy complained, ‘the one Sunday I don’t go and he shows up.’
A Thought on Palm Sunday
“It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.”~ Jessamyn West