Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
18 September 2016
We welcome you all to worship today, as we join to celebrate Harvest.
The gifts brought today will be donated to the Baptist World Mission harvest appeal ‘Syria’s Forgotten Families’. Special envelopes are available. Food items will be given to the Pontypridd Foodbank.
Phil is leading our morning worship which will include communion and our evening worship will be led by Alan Hills.
Following the service we will share a Harvest lunch with our Syrian and Eritrean friends. Tea and coffee will be served prior to the lunch and handmade cards will be on sale.
Please remember the Copper Pot, and put your loose change in it before you leave. They will eventually benefit local charities.
Hymns 9, We can make a difference, 138, 460
Readings Psalm 104:1-24 (responsive), Matthew 18:15-23
Hymns 180, 532, 235, 164
Readings Luke 2:8-20, Isaiah 6:1-10, Matthew 28:16-20
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm, Brownies 6pm at Church House
Tuesday Kid’s Club 6pm at Church House
Wednesday Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon. Cantorion meet at 10.30.
Sunday Both our morning and evening worship will be led by our minister. Eveninng worship will be at Church House.
Church Family News
We have a couple of ‘casualties’ – Sonia has broken her wrist in two places and Chris Morris has a nasty gash on his leg. Russell has responded to medication and is more settled; Brian is now home, and Barbara Walkling is also out of hospital; Cyril has a scan appointment this week; we remember those who are unable to worship with us and those in residential care. We pray for them and all who care for them.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 21st September Welcoming Students
The Chaplaincy is holding a Service for the Beginning of the Academic Year in the Forum at the Meeting House at 6.00 pm. We would encourage members and friends of all local churches to join us.
The preacher this year will be the Revd Dr Phil Wall. You are invited to stay afterwards for refreshments. We look forward to seeing you.
Friday 23rd September A Musical Evening
Today is your last chance to get tickets (£5) for the Musical Evening at St David’s Uniting Church featuring Cor Meibion Pontyrpidd and Hip Synch Belly Dance, organised by Pontypridd and District Soroptimist International in aid of Bangla Cymru. The evening starts at 7.30pm.
Wednesday 28th September Ladies Guild
It’s just over a week to the first meeting of the autumn session when Phil will share some thoughts about his adventures in Brazil. We will meet at 2pm in the comfort of the sanctuary.
Thursday 29th September, 6-10pm. Cinema Trip
Our next cinema trip will be to see ‘Captain Fantastic’ (certificate 15) – a drama about a family who live isolated in the woods and their difficult yet often comic reintegration into society. Those planning to come are encouraged to book tickets beforehand and are welcome to stay for dinner/drinks and debrief after the film.
Monday 10th October ‘The Great Spiritual Migration:
Often cited as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the West, Brian McLaren will be speaking on his upcoming book, ‘The Great Spiritual Migration: Re-imagining a Faith that will Save Us’ at City URC, Cardiff, 7:30pm In his book, he calls for the era of a change averse, selfprotecting Church to end. He invites open-minded Christians to undertake the task of shifting the faith to be more in sync with its founder. He asks what it would mean for Christians to rediscover their faith – not as a system of beliefs, but as a just and generous way of life. Tickets (£10) are now on sale and can be purchased online at the PCN Britain website. Visit www.pcnbritain.org.uk/shop and select Tickets.
Voluntary work with teenagers
Over the last year a small group have been going out to talk to the teenagers who hang around the town on a Friday night. We have found them to be very open and friendly. We are hoping to expand this during the coming year and have refreshments available from the forecourt of Temple. There is also the possibility of running some special interest groups. Ideas so far have been a coding club (writing programmes for computers) and baking.
We will be holding a meeting on Monday 26th September at 7.30 pm in St Catherine’s Church to discuss the way forward. We are looking for people to commit to maybe once a month on a Friday evening. There will be opportunities for going out and speaking with youngsters or making refreshments for them or helping with a special interest club. If anyone is interested, give your name to Marcia.
Harvest season celebrations
Our evening service on 2nd October will be a ‘Harvest Praise’. Please let Phil know if you have a favourite harvest hymn, poem, painting or reading that you would like to share.
The Leprosy Mission
For those who wish to support the work that TLM do, the ‘Christmas’ catalogue is now available with a good range of cards and gifts. Pat Howell also has collecting boxes is anyone wishes to ‘help’.
Lynda Bull, Sonia Fletcher, Iestyn Henson, Beverley Humphreys
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 24th Marcia Oct 1st Volunteer please!
Sept 25th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Oct 2nd am Haydn Blackey pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
Listening is at the heart of our communication with God. Anon