Saint David’s Uniting Church
Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
10 September 2017
We give a warm welcome to all who share worship with us today, especially if you are a visitor or worshiping with us for the first time. We pray for us all a time of rich blessing, but also of challenge, as our minister leads our morning service, when we will continue our series on Christianity and mental health. The theme is ‘Inside Out’
This afternoon at 4pm, we are invited to gather for our monthly film and chat. (see Notices)
Fairtrade Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service, and homemade cards will be on sale.
Please, before you leave, don’t forget to put your ‘small’ change in ‘Copper Pot’, where it will eventually benefit local charities.
15 All my hope on God is founded
So many problems to make us feel sad.
Truth of Jesus, light our darkness
208 Help us to help each other Lord
Matthew 27:45-50; Luke 24:32-43
Diary for the Week
Monday 11th Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm. Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 12th Kids Club 6pm at Church House.
Wednesday 13th Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 14th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 16th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion 10.30-11.30 Glam Youth Choir 12.00-17.00
Sunday 17th Our Family service at 10.45 will be led by our minister and our evening worship at 6pm will be a service with a difference!
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Doreen has had an operation and is recovering at home
- Zelda is still in Prince Charles but is mobile after her knee operation
- Anne Coles is waiting to hear when she will have her knee op.
- Those who have started new schools and the teachers as they return for another term.
Thanks. Colleen says “Thanks for all the birthday cards and good wishes I received on my special birthday.”
The PONTYPRIDD & DISTRICT BRANCH
A Musical Evening by COR CWM NI with Supporting Artist
at St. David’s Uniting Church Pontypridd CF372BN
Friday September 22nd 7.30pm
Tickets £7 Proceeds in aid of Bangla Cymru
Tickets available at the door or from Mrs E. Davies 02920866770
South East Wales Presbytery Mission Rally will be held at Trecenydd PCW CF83 2SY on Wednesday 27th September at 7pm. Guest speakers will be Trevor Grant of The Leprosy Mission and Rev John Colney, Mission Enabler.
All Association churches are invited to join in the South Wales Baptist Association Day at Bethel Baptist Church, Pontyclun CF72 9AJ on Saturday 30th September 9.45am- 3pm. Lunch will be provided. Dianne Tidball, President of the Baptist Union will be the guest Speaker.
Save the date: Mark Stone from the Cardiff Reform Synagogue sends his regards and, following his welcome to St David’s Uniting last January, has invited us to share in worship at the Cardiff Reform Synagogue on Saturday November 18th. The service starts at 11am with refreshments afterwards and will come to a close by 1pm. All are very welcome to attend and a sign up sheet (so they can know rough numbers) will be at the back of the church in October.
Film Change! Listening to the requests of those who would like an uplifting, easy to follow film on the current theme of mental health awareness, there is a change in this afternoon’s screening. We will now be watching and discussing an award winning comedy drama which explores the subject of mental ill health from a more hopeful perspective. Certificate 15.
An appeal from the Chaplaincy for volunteers. The work of the Chaplaincy wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers whose commitment and contribution to the life of the Chaplaincy is greatly appreciated
The Chaplaincy are currently looking to increase the number of Duty Officers that volunteer and wondered whether any of our congregation would know of anybody who may share in our ethos and who would be willing to volunteer for either a morning or afternoon session during the week?
Please contact Matthew, Chaplaincy Officer/Administrator,
University of South Wales 01443 654060.
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The September edition includes an item on the 10th Anniversary of ‘Chewsdays’, at Castle Square, Treforest, where lunches are cooked and served to people of the community every Tuesday. They are very popular and you could be served by the Minister!!!
The next meeting of the Peace and Justice group will take place on Wednesday 20th September 7.30pm at the Manse. Any church member who would like to join is welcome to come along. If you would like any information about the group and what it seeks to do please speak to Catherine, Beverley, Ray, Viviane, Lynda, Mo or Pam.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 16th Liz Henson Sept 23rd Viviane & ????
We urgently need volunteers for October.
Please speak to Liz or Viviane if you can help!
17th Sept am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Papers and Prayers
24th Sept am Phil George pm TBA
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Zelda Smith,
Marlene McCloy and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
“What’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular isn’t always right.” Jackson Brown. Jnr
GOOD NEWS!! Our building work has started!