Saint David’s Uniting Church
Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
Website: www.stdavidsuniting.org.uk 9 November 2014
We welcome everyone who joins us for worship today, as we, with people all over the country remember those who have died in two world wars, and in many other conflicts around the world. We pray that with Phil leading us, we may all know the joy of worship in God’s presence, and experience the challenge of his word to us. We invite you to join us for refreshments after the morning service, when Hand-made Christmas cards will also be on sale. The Copper pot is on the table at the back of the church waiting for your ‘small’ change, which will benefit local charities.
Hymns 212, 139, ‘I have a dream’ , Readings Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Hymns 53, 15, 475 Readings Matthew 21.33-46
Diary for the Week
Monday Brownies 6pm at Church House, Elders Meeting 7.30 in the Victoria Room
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 Family worship at 10.45am, which will include communion, will be led by Phil and our Evening service, at 6pm, will be led by FIona Liddell.
Church Family News
We have heard that Adrienne Palmer has suffered a stroke and is currently in ward 12 at Royal Glam. We remember her and the family as they face the future. Several of our fellowship have had severe colds and have been unable to worship with us, we have missed them.
A Message from our Minister
New relationships bring forth shared joys, fresh visions and unexpected treasures. They also encounter a few teething problems as the new parties discover the patterns and perspectives of the other. The new sharing arrangement between St David’s and Castle Square is no different, though it is hoped that such encounters will be met with grace and Christian love. With this in mind, through no fault of any individual, a misunderstanding has meant that I will be leading morning worship at Castle Square on November 30th as well as December 7th, whilst leading evening worship at St David’s on both these dates as usual. The Justice and Peace group will be leading the Amnesty service on November 30th whilst Iestyn will still lead the gift service on December 7th so worship will be in very safe hands! In the meantime, the two churches have the opportunity to come together through the medium of film as all are invited to the next cinema trip, to see ‘The Imitation Game’ which tells the story of Alan Turing and the breaking of the Enigma Code, at Nantgarw on the evening of November 20th.
Ministers Diary – Phil will be at a new Minister Conference in London from Tuesday till Thursday. The Elders are here to help at this time.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 12th November Ladies Guild
We will be hearing about the work of The Street Pastors in Pontypridd as Maggie Hughes, who works with them, will be our guest speaker.
Saturday 6th December The Promise of Christmas
The annual concert featuring the Cambrensis Choir & Orchestra, the St David’s Praise Choir and the Promise of Christmas Youth Choir. This is a feast of Christmas music for all the family. Tickets are now on sale. Available from the Box Office Tel: 029 2087 8444
Thursday 11th December Christmas Celebration
The Welsh Hospitals Choir annual concert in aid of CLIC Sargent Cymru featuring the Brass Ensemble and Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards and guest artist Hannah Stone – The Prince of Wales Harpist. The concert will take place at St David’s Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 – £14 are available from St David’s Hall box office.
The 2015 cost of subscription for REFORM is £25. If you would like to begin receiving the magazine, then please let Cerys know as soon as possible. Remember, that two or more people can club together if they wish to share. The full amount of the subscription (cash or cheque) to be paid by Sunday 16th November at the latest.
Operation Christmas Child
28 boxes were packed on Friday and we have £25 towards the £84 transport costs. If anyone would like to help make up the shortfall we would be most grateful. Thanks for all those who already have given.
Amendments to the Church Directory
Lesley’s phone number has changed to 718009, area code unchanged
The Church mobile number for Phil is 07855090360
Ebola Crisis Appeal
Nearly 5000 people have died and over 10,000 have been infected by the Ebola virus. The outbreak is not only a health crisis, but also a humanitarian crisis with global dimensions. Please give as you are able
Prayer Handbook 2015
‘Listening for the Whisper’ – A collection of unique prayers and meditations that has attracted a wide and dedicated readership within the United Reformed Church and elsewhere. £6 + postage from the URC on-line store. http://www.urc.org.uk/store/product/183-prayer-handbook-2015-listening-for-the-whisper.html Alternatively, if you give your names and £6 to Cerys by Sunday 23rd November, she can put a bulk order through.
November Pulpit Supplies
23rd am Phil Wall pm Phil Wall Communion CH
30th am Peace & Justice, Amnesty. pm We host a Uniting Service
Saturday Coffee Bar
Nov 15 Stephanie & Alan Nov 22 Beti & Janet
Nov 9 Fiona Nov 16 Catherine
Flowers for November are being donated by
Olwen.Nash, Enyd Davies, Lesley Mower Hill, Hilary & Haydn Goodfellow, and Pat Howell
Prayer for the Week
Holy God , help us to remember and in remembering Commit ourselves to your shalom. URC Prayer Handbook 2000