Rev. Dr. Phil Wall/Rev Dan Spragg
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
23rd September 2018
We welcome you all to our services today, especially if you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time.
Our Worship this morning is being led by Julie Kirby. Julie is a student of Westminster College, Cambridge and is doing her ‘Living Ministry’ Programme’ with us. We have got to know Julie during the last two months – this will be the first time she has led our worship, we look forward to this time of fellowship with her.
This Evening’s Service at Church house will be a Table Discussion with Communion
Tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; we invite you use this time to speak to someone you don’t know and get to know them! Handmade cards will also be on sale
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: 154 Give Thanks with a grateful heart
313 Lord of all hopefulness
501 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
174 God of grace and God of glory
Readings 1 Kings 3: 5-12, Matthew 13: 44-52
Diary for the Week
Monday 24th Language Class 9.30-13.00
Karate Clubs 16.30-19.30
Tuesday 25th 18.30-19.30 Kids Club – Church House
Wednesday 26th 10.30 – 12.00 OPAG
Sound & Vision Training 18.30 (see Notices)
Thursday 27th Sing for Life Choir 18.30-20.00
50+ Forum 13.30-15.30
Friday 28th Musical Evening in aid of Bangla Cymru (see This week)
Saturday 29th Glam Youth Choir 10am-12.30pm
Sunday 30th Harvest Worship at 10.45 (see This Week….)
Bring and Share Lunch (see Notices)
‘Everything is Connected’ at 17.00 (see This Week….)
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers today and during this week:
- All who are receiving treatment for cancer or debilitating illnesses.
- Those who work in our hospitals and social services providing much needed care and advice.
- Those who unable to leave their homes because of illness or frailty.
- All who have been affected by the recent storms.
- Dan and Phil as they with others lead services in other countries!
- Those who wait for news which will improve their lives.
- Members of our fellowship who are leading worship elsewhere.
This Week and in the Future……
The Pontypridd & District Soroptomists host a Musical Evening by Cor Cwm Ti with Stephanie McNicholas on Friday 28th at 7.30pm. admission is £7. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds to Bangla Cymru.
Our Harvest Appeal this year is items for Pontypridd Foodbank and financial donations for The Tent of Nations near Bethlehem which some of us visited earlier this year. In 2014 Israeli bulldozers destroyed the terraces and more than 1500 apricot and apple trees as well as grape vines which had been planted 10 years before. Our donations will help to replace these trees. Envelopes are on the table. For more information you can go to www.tentofnations.org/ or follow it on Facebook.
Our Harvest Service next week will be followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch. Sign up sheets and a list of suggested items is on the table. If you are joining us please indicate which item you will bring and don’t forget to sign so we know how many places to lay up.
Next Sunday, 30th September at 5pm, Ruth Wilde and Peterson Toscano will be presenting ‘Everything is Connected’: a lively discussion about gender, sexuality, privilege, religion and environmental justice. Peterson has visited us before. He is described as ‘a queer quirky Quaker performance artist and scholar’ from the USA. Ruth is a UK outreach worker for Christian Peace Teams. This will be an evening to make you think, laugh and feel more human. Please put it in your diary, and tell your friends about it.
Next Sunday morning (30th September) at half past seven, on BBC Radio Wales, Beverley will be leading worship with the Rev. Peter Noble. The service will come from Hoddinott Hall in the Bay with the BBC National Chorus of Wales – to celebrate the 90th birthday of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Past and present players from the orchestra will be taking part too. Beverley will be reflecting on the consequences of breathing in the living energy of God.
The Sound & Vision Training for those who have expressed an interest in knowing and/or helping operate the equipment has been arranged for 26th September at 6.30pm
We have received permission to raise the height of the gallery balustrade. We hope that the work will start soon and be completed without much disruption!
Seasons of the Spirit
Each year the United Reformed Church publishes a Prayer Handbook which contains material from a range of URC people – many of whom write for the Daily Devotions project. It gives two prayers for each Sunday of the year, based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings, which can be used in private devotion or in public worship – many Ministers, Lay Preachers and Elders find it a useful resource in planning worship. Seasons of the Spirit is available at £6.50 if you would like a copy please give your name to Marcia.
Those with access to the internet you need never miss out on reading the news sheet or even knowing what the sermon was about! You can receive notifications by signing up for them or you can just go to www.stdavidsuniting.org.uk and you will be able to access all that interests you about St David’s Uniting Church.
Oct 7th am Haydn Blackey
pm Contemplative Communion led by Dan
Oct 14th am Rev Dan Spragg
pm Iona Service
Flowers for September donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McLoy & Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
Security is when everything is settled,
when nothing can happen to you;
security is the denial of life.