Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
15 May 2016
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, as we celebrate Pentecost. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, you are especially welcome.
We extend a special welcome to Judy Harris who is assisting Phil for this morning’s ‘All Age’ worship.
This afternoon at 2.30pm we will be joining the congregation of Porth URC for a service of thanksgiving and celebration, as they worship in that building for the last time.
For those who are able to attend, PCT Pentecost Praise will be held at Capel Rhondda at 6pm.
Fairtrade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service, and homemade cards will be on sale. We encourage you to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Don’t forget to put some money in the ‘Dung Ball’ money box, which is a giant version of the type that Kids Club have made to raise funds for Christian Aid. It has replaced the Copper Pot until the end of May, please give as you are able.
Hymns 508, 69, As we go now from this moment
Readings Joel 2:23-29, ‘The Helper Arrives’ Lion Storyteller Bible
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Brownies 6 pm at Church House
Tuesday Dance Class 16.45-18.45 Hall
Kids Club 6pm at Church House
RCT Asperger’s Support Group 7pm
Wednesday Rainbows 4.45 – 6.15pm
Guides 6.30 – 8pm
Thursday Homestart Training from 9am
Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon
Glam Youth Choir 10am-3.30pm Church
Cantorion 10.30-11.30 Victoria Room
Sunday Family Worship at 10.45, when we will welcome Anita Instrell and Sue Salmon into our fellowship. The service will include communion. Our Evening service at 6pm will be held at Church House. Rev Dr Phil Wall will lead both services.
Church Family News
Caroline is currently in Ward 20 at RGH, Enid is now home and is hoping to join us in worship again soon, Joyce has had a spell in hospital and is back home, Russell is still in Llwynypia, we hold these friends in our prayers and we continue to remember the congregation of Porth URC as they seek new church ‘families’
Dates for your Diary
Pontypridd Town Mayor is holding this ‘Tea’ with entertainment by Harpist, Sam Hickman, at Princes Café from 3.30 to 5pm, to raise money and awareness for Dementia Pontypridd. Tickets at £12, and must be purchased in advance, are available from the Town Council Offices or Princes Café.
Christian Aid Week Events!
Is anyone able to help with door to door collections or to collect in Tesco on May 18th – Speak to Lynda.
Coffee Morning at Capel Rhondda, May 19th 10.30
Jumble Sale at St John’s Church Hall, May 20th 6pm
Friday 10th June 7.30 pm Ny Ako
A group from Madagascar called Ny Ako is visiting Wales in the Summer and will be at St David’s Uniting Church. ‘Ny Ako’ means ‘The Echo’. We will feature snippets from an interview in the coming weeks.
Come and join them for an evening of music, dance and with refreshments and crafts for sale. Free entry Donations welcome
Elder Nominations – the next step
Due to holidays and Phil’s busy schedule there is a delay in the notification of elders nominated and willing to stand for election.
Big Day Out 2016
On Saturday 2nd July, people from URC churches all over Wales will be gathering in Builth Wells for a day of worship and learning, fellowship and fun. As well as huge names such as Simon Walkling, Ray Vincent and some Phil Wall speaking, there will be a whole host of talks, activities and workshops that you can attend…or not, if you’d rather catch up with old friends in the cafe or enjoy the local countryside. The intention is for the day to energize and excite us in our mission of love. Entrance is FREE and coach travel to and from the showground is also FREE. More information on workshops can be found here – http://www.urcwales.org.uk/wales-synod-big-day-out-2nd-july-2016/ where you can sign up for workshops. For those without internet access we will print details of workshops when all are available.
A sign-up sheet both for the day and for coach travel can be found at the back of the church.
In addition to this, whether you can attend or not, we are invited to take a bag with us with items that represent our journey as a church. These items will then be given to another church whilst we will also receive a bag from another community. So what do you think should we put in our bag? What items represent our identity, or journey? Please do give this some thought and hand over any items to Marcia or Phil by May 25th. We will then share what items you as a church have offered in worship on May 29th.
Saturday Coffee Bar
May 21st Viviane and Jan May 28th Volunteer
May 22nd am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
May 29th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm NO SERVICE
Flowers for May will be donated by
Marlene McCloy, Margaret Johnson, Beti Jones and Susan Thomas
A Prayer for Christian Aid Week from Bangladesh
O Saviour Christ, in whose way of life lies the secret of all life,
and the hopes of all the people, we pray for quiet courage to meet this hour.
We did not choose to be born or to live in such an age.
But let its problems challenge us, its discoveries exhilarate us,
its injustice anger us, its possibilities inspire us,
and its vigour renew us, for your Kingdom’s sake.
(Bangladesh. A Procession of Prayers: Meditations and Prayers from around the World, comp. John Carden, WCC, and Cassell, London, UK, 1998, p.179)