Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
4 September 2016
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 Revd Sally Thomas, Synod Ecumenical Officer. This evening our service, which will include communion, will be led by Phil
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 Great God, your Love has called us, 560, Come vast eternal dance, Come build the Church
Readings Jeremiah 18.1-11 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14.25-33
Hymns 473, 66, 142
Readings Genesis 1:1-5; Ephesians 1:1-14
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm. Stamp Club 7pm
Tuesday Kid’s Club Planning Meeting 6pm
Wednesday Guides 6.30pm
Thursday Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10am til 12 noon.
Church Day In 10am – 7pm see Notices
Sunday Our Family worship at 10.45 will be led by our minister and at 4pm we will have our Film and Chat session.
Church Family News
Loreen was delighted with the flowers, cards and messages she received. Ken is now home and recuperating, Loreens op was postponed, so she is still waiting
Caroline has finally been discharged from hospital after 16 weeks, she wishes to thank those who visited her during that time, it was much appreciated.
Brian is in hospital waiting for an operation, which will take place on Monday, he has been overwhelmed by the messages of love and support that he, and the family have received. THANKYOU.
Roger has had a few days in hospital to correct the problem with his knee. We pray for theses friends and continue to remember Enid, Barbara Walkling, Margaret Johnson, Sharon and Sue Skym.
Exam time! Congratulations to Stephen Webber who achieved an A* in GCSE Physics. We were delighted to hear that Olive Thomas has been accepted at Manchester, where she will be studying history and politics, and we rejoice with Marilyn Edwards as her granddaughter Taome did exceedingly well in her GCSE ‘s. Are there any others?
Dates for your Diary
Saturday 10th September Church Day In
Have you signed up for the Fish & Chip Supper? The time-table for the day is on the back table. Come along for whichever part you wish.
Sunday 11th September Film and Chat
This month’s film is a comedy about a dysfunctional family on a road trip to remember. More information is available from Phil.
Friday 23rd September A Musical Evening
Soroptimist International Pontypridd and District will host a Musical Evening at St David’s Uniting Church with Cor Meibion Pontyrpidd and Hipsynch Belly Dance. The evening starts at 7.30pm Admission £5. In aid of Bangla Cymru
Sunday 18th September Harvest
This year’s Baptist World Mission harvest appeal is ‘Syria’s Forgotten Families’ and this will be used as the focus for our worship and monetary collection whilst the food items will be given to the foodbank. Bring and Share Harvest Lunch. DONT FORGET TO SIGN UP
Wednesday 28th September Ladies Guild
First Ladies Guild of the season at 2pm, we will begin meeting weekly again when Phil shares some thoughts about his adventures in Brazil.
We have some excellent speaker booked; the Diary is on the table
Harvest season celebrations
These will continue in the evening service of 2nd October where we will enjoy ‘Harvest Praise’. Please let Phil know if you have a favourite harvest hymn, poem, painting or reading that you would like to share.
While Maralyn, our Pastoral Secretary is away, pastoral concerns may be passed to Viviane or any elder.
Phil on the Radio!
He’ll be on Rhondda Radio (for his sins!) – http://rhonddaradio.webeden.co.uk/ – this Wednesday (7th) from 6:15pm talking about his trip to Brazil, the power of sport to bring people together, be a force for good etc
Palestine with Phil
Phil is leading a 9-day trip to Israel and Palestine in 2018. It will be a tour of worship and witness. Dates: 3 –11th April 2018. Cost – £1575 pp (£275 single supplement); If you are interested, add your name to the sign-up sheet on the table and take an information pamphlet.
Saturday Coffee Bar
Volunteers Needed. If you are able to ‘help’ in the coffee bar and would like to know what is involved please speak to Liz or Viviane.
Sept 11th am Rev Dr Phil Wall 4pm Film Night
Sept 18th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm Alan Hills
Flowers for September are being donated by
Colleen Rowan, Fiona Liddell, Elsie Bennett, Marlene McCloy, Russell Howells and Janet Bayliss
Thought for the Week
What lies ahead is less important than what lies within.