Minister: Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
3 September 2017
Welcome everyone to our services today! If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, we hope you will feel the warmth of our welcome and return again soon.
This morning’s service is being led by Haydn Blackey: Haydn first visited us as a ‘ guest’ preacher in 2011. We are delighted that he still accepts our invitations. This evening our service, which will include communion, will be led by our Minister.
Coffee and tea will be served in the hall after this morning’s service when the Traidcraft stall will be open and hand-made cards will be on sale. We invite you to take time to chat and get to know each other.
Our ‘Copper Pot’ is on the table waiting for your ‘small change’, the money is donated to ‘local’ charities; if you have any suggestions for a worthy charity please tell Claire.
Hymns: 106 Dear Lord and Father of mankind
15 All my hope on God is founded
242 Immortal, invisible, God only wise
164 Go forth and tell..
Readings: Jeremiah 15:15-21, Matthew 16:21-28
Hymns: 40 As we are gathered, Jesus is here.
313 Lord of all hopefulness
Thank you Jesus (Zimbabwean song)
73 Brother, sister let me serve you
Diary for the Week
Monday 4th Language Classes 9.30am-1.00pm
Karate Club from 4.30-7.30pm
Stamp Club 7pm
Tuesday 5th Kids Club Planning Meeting.
Wednesday 6th Women’s Guild Lunch Hall 12.30-15.30
Rainbows at 4.45 & Guides from 6.30pm
Thursday 7th Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday 9th Coffee Bar 10am – 12 noon.
Glam Youth Choir 12.00-17.00
Sunday 10th Our Family service at 10.45 will be led by our minister.
We meet at 4pm for our Film and Chat
Church Family and Pastoral News
People to hold in your thoughts and prayers during this week:
- Phil as he ‘celebrates!’ the start of his 4th year as our Minister.
- Kath has added a sprained ankle to her injuries.
- Zelda has had her operation and is recovering well.
- Anne Coles as she waits for an appointment.
- Those in residential care or are housebound and all who care for them.
- Members of Ladies Guild will be sadden to hear that Glynis, who visited us with her sister Caryl and told us about the countries she visited to help improve their lives, passed away on Thursday after a long illness, We hold Caryl and the family in our prayers.
This Week and in the future:
Ladies Guild: The last Fish and Chip Lunch for this year will be at 12.30pm on September 6th. Please give your name to Lynda or Marcia Today. Our Autumn session will start on October 4th. Guild Diaries are on the table.
Next Film and Chat afternoon – 4pm, 10th September – For our next film and chat afternoon, we will be watching a dark and award-winning drama about a man whose life is plagued with a series of visions which might be a symptom of mental illness or something other. Certificate 15.
A reminder! Our series on Christianity and mental health will continue on September 10th and 17th, if anyone would like to offer a reflection – a word, prayer, poem, advice, expression of frustration, whatever it might be – on this issue, please put it in the box at the back labelled ‘Mental Health Reflections’ or email Phil directly. Contributions can be anonymous.
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
THANK YOU to all who donated.
Don’t forget – just ONE item per household, per week would make a huge difference!
If you would prefer to donate money, this should be given to Alan.
Phil says –
“Though sleeping under canvas, frequenting portaloos and foregoing washing doesn’t sound like a good time for everyone, I had a blast at the Greenbelt Christian festival over the bank holiday weekend. It was great to bump into some familiar faces (Ray, Gethin & Fiona…) and make new friends as we enjoyed comedy, debate, seminars, worship, dance, drama, storytelling and the odd pint of ‘Jonah and the Ale’ as part of the overarching theme of ‘The Common Good’. Highlights included John Bell’s sharing of his journey of faith, an incredible one-man retelling of Paradise Lost, the feeding of the (more!) than five thousand during Sunday morning’s Communion and the URC input, of course! I shared some of the challenges and many blessings connected with our work with refugee families as part of a larger series of conversations at the ‘Big Banqueting Table’ (for a more detailed explanation of the URC contribution at Greenbelt this year, go to http://www.urc.org.uk/media-news/2417-festival-plaudits-for-united-reformed-church-at-greenbelt.html).
If any of the above sounds good to you and the idea of camping doesn’t make you run a mile (don’t worry – there are alternatives, as Ray used!) then put next year’s dates in the diary and/or look out for the inaugural Welsh sister festival – ‘Gwyl Coda’ – which will be taking place in Llanidloes, 27-29th July 2018
Saturday Coffee Bar
Sept 9th Viviane & Sharon Sept 16th Liz
We urgently need volunteers during September and October.
Please speak to Liz or Viviane if you can help!
10th Sept am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Film & Chat
17th Sept am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm TBA
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Elsie Bennett, Zelda Smith,
Marlene McCloy and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
Keep your mouth in shape
The trouble with gossip is that it’s so tasty
And we don’t just nibble it, we swallow it whole.
© David Kitchen 2008
Our building work is due to start sometime this week!