Minister: Rev. Dr Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
1st September 2019
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us for worship today.
We especially welcome Dave Kitchen who is leading our worship this morning while Phil is leading worship at Castle Square. Phil will be leading our evening worship which will include communion.
All are invited to join us for tea or coffee, which will be served in the hall following the morning service, when hand- made cards will also be on sale. We encourage you to join in this time of informal fellowship.
Don’t forget that the copper pot is on the table! Put your ‘coppers’ in there and they will be used by local charities.
Hymns: 16 All over the world
135 For I’m building a people of power
3 Be still for the presence of the Lord
186 Great is thy faithfulness
Diary for the Week
Monday 2nd Language Class 9.30-13.00
Saturday 7th Cantorion 10.30-11.30
Sunday 8th Our Family Worship at 10.45 will be led by our Minister.
Church Family and Pastoral News
We include this in the newssheet to inform our prayers.
- We sadly report that Clifford, who attends evening service and our Film & Chat sessions passed away suddenly on Wednesday. We keep Janet and the family in our prayers at this sad time.
- We also heard last week that Norman Cornish, a member of the former St David’s PCW has died.
- We remember those who are unable to worship with us because of illness and those who are in hospital, we especially ask your prayers for Anita.
- We think of all who will be receiving treatment or having tests in hospital this week.
- There are several people who are unable to worship with us because of illness or family responsibilities. A phone call or visit would let them know they are not forgotten!
- Those who are sharing their ministry with friends elsewhere: Iestyn at Merthyr Vale this evening.
Message from Anne. Thankyou so much for your cards, flowers, phone calls, visits and prayers. They have meant a lot to us. Thanks also to those who attended the funeral, we were overwhelmed. Anne, Melissa, Mark and Family.
Think About it!
The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open!
This Week and in the future
Temple Baptist Church. Gelliwastad Road are holding a free recital starting at 7pm on the evening of Saturday 14th September. It’s by Khadija Davies a young opera student living in the area, possibly accompanied by some of her friends from the course. A mix of opera and well-known items from musicals. Approximately an hour with a 15minute break for refreshments half-way through.
The annual Service for the Beginning of the New University Year is on Wednesday 18th September at 6.00 pm at the Meeting House on the Treforest Campus.
This is the time when we celebrate the work of the Chaplaincy, express our appreciation of the support we receive from the local churches, and pray for God’s blessing on the work in the coming year. It is also an opportunity for us to mingle over refreshments and get to know some of the new students.
The preacher at this service will be our Associate Chaplain, the Rev Michelle Romaniw.
A date for September! ‘Do you want something fixed for free? Can you fix things?’ Pontypridd’s very first Repair Café Wales will be in St Catherine’s from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 28th.
Church Trip away June 2020……we are going to the award-winning British equivalent of the Passion Play in Wintershall 23/24 June where, over six hours (including lunch) the audience are invited to follow the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. The sign-up sheets with more details are on the table, please indicate if you want a single room.
We are looking for some volunteers to knit a few Christmas Angels for various events this advent. – Yes! we’re thinking about Christmas already! – Patterns are at the back, please speak with Chris Fennell if you need any advice.
New Elder’s pastoral lists have been revised and the updated list is on the notice board. Church Directories are available from Marcia.
Sermons in print. There are many of our fellowship who are no longer able to worship with us. If you visit them or speak with them, please inquire if they would like to receive copies of the sermons when they are available. Names can be given to Marcia
Thank you to everyone who has placed items in the boxes during August, as expected there was a great demand and the FoodBank urgently need our help to make up full emergency food parcels for local people in crisis. They are critically low on:
Juice or Squash, UHT Milk, Tinned Fish Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat
Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Rice Pudding/Custard.
Sept 8th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall
Sept 15th 10.45am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film & Chat
Flowers for August were donated by
Kath Couchman, Stephanie and Alan Hills,
Hetty Bullock, Beti Jones and Pat Howells
Flowers for September will be donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy & Janet Bayliss
If you would like to commemorate an anniversary by donating money for the flowers please speak to Marilyn Edwards.
Thought for the Week
“Don’t follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson