Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
25th March 2018
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today, as we are Walking the Way through Holy Week, starting with a Palm Procession this morning and In Conversation this evening when we meet at 6pm for Table Talk @Church House
This morning’s service is being led by our minister and this evening’s service at Church House will be a Table Discussion with Communion.
Fairtrade Tea and Coffee will be served in the hall following our morning worship: all are invited to join us and catch up on chat with friends.
The Foodbank boxes and Copper Pot are in the usual places where your donations can be placed.
Hymns: 329 Make way, make way for Christ the King
May You Find Joy
545 When God Almighty Came to Earth
Readings: ‘Hosanna’ to ‘Crucify’ from Mark’s Gospel
Ch 11:1-11, Ch 11:12-19 Ch 11:27, 12:14-17, 28-34
Ch 14:1-11 Ch 14:12-72 Ch 15:1-37 Ch 16: 1-8
Diary for the Holy Week
Monday 26th Film at 7pm
Tuesday 27th The joy and sadness of Holy week with Kid’s Club @ 6pm
Wednesday 28th OPAG 10.30-12.30
Dr Meg Warner Lecture at 7.30p m (see This Week…)
Thursday 29th 50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Maundy Thursday Supper at Castle Sq (see This Week….).
Friday 30th Service at 11.30am followed by the Walk of Witness
PCT Christian Aid Lent Lunch (see This Week.)
Quiet Reflection 7pm in Church
Easter Day Breakfast at 9am led by Iestyn.. Our Family Service with communion at 11am will be led by our minister.
At 6pm we meet at Church House for our Emmaus Walk.
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- Marlene Rayner following the sudden death of her husband Gwyn last Sunday. Gwyn had been a loyal member of our fellowship for many years, and his quiet presence will be greatly missed.
- Caroline who has been back in hospital with pneumonia.
- Loreen and Beti who were unable to attend the Ladies Guild Easter Meal because of illness.
- Edith Thomas who celebrated a ‘Special’ birthday last week.
- All who are involved in the Holy week services and events.
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere:
Ray at Calfaria, Bargoed this morning and Heolyfelin, Aberdare this evening.
A Thought for the Week
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
This Week and in the future:
At 3pm on Monday 26th we will be Walking the Way with our Senior Friends at Pontypridd Care Home. If you enjoy singing please come and add your voice as we share the good news of Easter with the residents.
Monday 26th – Frustratingly, it seems that the ‘apostle to the apostle’ so frequently silenced down the centuries has been silenced once more as there are no evening screenings of ‘Mary Magdalene’ nearby (those wishing to see the film can do at 13:30 in Cineworld, Cardiff or 15:10 at Odeon, Cardiff). Instead, we have decided to screen a film at the church from 7pm. The film is a modern retelling of the events of holy week as an innocent priest is given a week to live before he is killed for the crimes of another. Certificate 15 – contains dark humour, strong language and some violence.
On Wednesday we have the free Public Lecture by Dr Meg Warner entitled – ‘I will give you all this land’ – Justice, the Biblical Land Debate and the Current Refugee Crisis”.
The final PCT Christian Aid Lunch will be held at St Catherine’s on Friday from 12.00 – 1-30 pm. Suggested donation is £2.50.
On Tap! If talking about life, the universe and everything over beer and nachos (or soft drinks and vegan snacks!) appeals to you, come join the conversation at the Otley Arms on Thursday 12th April or the second Thursday in any month.
Some of us call ourselves Christian; some don’t; all are up for dialogue, not dogma. Everyone is welcomed and first timers get their first drink free.
SIGN UP SHEETS!
Maundy Thursday Supper – Thursday 29th – If you are planning on attending the supper and service at Castle Square, please sign up today
Easter Breakfast –There are two sheets ….one to say you will be joining us and the other indicate what you will bring to share!!
“God Bless the NHS”
Part of our project this year is about looking back and capturing stories about home remedies that people used to cure illnesses before the advent of the NHS and the stories about characters, such as midwives and family doctors who had their own particular methods or who were well known locally. We aim to do this by interviewing people and recording these interviews on mobile phones from where they can be edited and uploaded on to a specially designated web site. To this end we are asking members if they would be interested in participating and offering a day’s training for all those who are. The training will take place on Saturday, May 19th from 9am until 5pm and is being provided by James Taylor a lecturer in Journalism at Cardiff University.
The course is free and a buffet lunch is included.
If anyone is interested can they contact Pam
April 1st am Rev Dr Phil Wall 6pm Emmaus Walk/Service
April 8th am Dave Kitchen 6pm Iona Worship
Flowers for April are being donated by
Kath Couchman, Cerys & Stephen Webber, Marlene McCloy
Margaret & Chris Morris, and Chris Fennell
A Thought for Holy week.
People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.