Rev. Dr. Phil Wall
Tel: 01443 300345 Mob: 07855090360
22 May 2016
Welcome to you all on this Trinity Sunday. We give a special welcome to friends from Porth as they come to worship in a new ‘home’. If you are a visitor or worshipping with us for the first time, you too, are most welcome.
Phil, is leading our worship today and we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper during the morning service, when we will welcome Anita Instrell and Susan Salmon as members of our fellowship. Rev Ray Vincent will baptize Susan earlier in the service. Everyone in the congregation is invited to share in the Bread and Wine with us.
This evening’s service will be at Church House.
Fair-trade tea and coffee will be served after this morning’s service; and hand-made greetings cards will also be available. All are welcome too share in this time of informal fellowship.
Don’t forget today is your last chance to put some money in the ‘Dung Ball’ money box for Christian Aid (See Notices),
Hymns All Are Welcome, Come to the Banquet, 171
Readings Psalm 8; John 16:12-15
Hymns 212, 53, 162
Readings Psalm 29
Diary for the Week
Monday Karate Club from 4.30 – 7.30pm
Brownies 6 pm at Church House
Tuesday Dance Class 16.45-18.45 Hall
Kids Club 6pm at Church House
RCT Asperger’s Support Group 7pm
Wednesday Older peoples Advisory Group 10.00am-3.30pm
Rainbows 4.45 – 6.15pm
Grange Community Forum 6 -7.30pm
Guides 6.30 – 8pm
Thursday 50+ Forum 2-4pm
Sing for Life Choir 6.30 – 8pm
Saturday Coffee Bar will be open from 10.00 till Noon
Cantorion 10.30-11.30 Victoria Room
Sunday Our Family Worship at 10.45, will be led by our Minister. There will be NO Evening service as it is a ‘5th’ Sunday!
Church Family News
We ask your prayers for Caroline, in intensive care at RGH; Simon, in his concern for his Mum, now home after a spell in hospital. We continue to hold Enid, Joyce, Russell and Margaret J in our thoughts and we remember all those who are taking or are involved in Exams.
Les Wood, a past member and occasional preacher of St David’s Presbyterian passed away this week, his funeral is on Tuesday 11.30 at Park End.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 10th June 7.30 pm Ny Ako
A group from Madagascar called Ny Ako Madagascar are visiting Wales in the Summer and will be at St David’s Uniting Church.
Miara from Penrhys says “Ny Ako is a very famous group in Madagascar. I knew some members of the group as we live in the same town and they are members of my church. In 2013, when my family and I went for furlough in Madagascar, I heard that they will come for a tour in UK in 2014. I contacted the group to see if we can arrange for them to perform in some Churches and schools in South Wales. In June 2014, the group spent nearly a week in Penrhys while they performed in different churches. Since then, we became friends as well as prayer partners and we always keep in touch.
They are visiting again this year – Come and join them for an evening of music, dance and with refreshments and crafts for sale.
Saturday 2nd July Big Day Out 2016
People from URC churches all over Wales will be gathering in Builth Wells for a day of worship and learning, fellowship and fun. Three familiar names; Simon Walkling, Ray Vincent and Phil Wall; are involved in the day! More information on the activities and workshops will be given when available.
The coach travel is free, (please sign the list). The only expense will be for food unless you take a picnic!
Previous BDOs have been entertaining and have resulted in new friendships, as well as being reminders that we are part of a family. As part of the day, we are invited to fill the yellow bag with items that speak of our journey, story and song. If you can think of an item, photo or physical symbol of who we are as a church community, please pass it in to Marcia or Phil, for us to include in our bag. We will then share what items you as a church have offered in worship next week.
Monday 4th July Church AGM
Time to start writing reports! Due to holidays the deadline for them to be given t the secretary for inclusion in the Final report is June 5th
Update on Christian Aid
Our very entertaining ‘Would I Lie to You’ and ‘Eurovision Talent’ evening raised a fantastic £410. Thanks to the ‘guests’ and artistes who entertained us, and to ALL who were involved in the planning.
Our DUNG ball, which is a giant version of the type that Kids Club have made to raise funds to buy cans of worms has so far yielded £182.14, almost enough for 9 cans –How many cans will we be able to donate?
The Chaplaincy will once again be serving meals at the Meeting House every night throughout the month of Ramadan to the Muslim students and staff at the University.
This year Ramadan falls (roughly) between 6th June – 6th July, and like last year we will be looking for a Food Manager and two volunteers to cover one evening per week from 8pm until 11.30pm
Would you be willing and available to help? If so, please write down your name on all of the days that you are available.
Elder Nominations – the next step
We are nearly there. – more news next week.
Saturday Coffee Bar
May 28th Voluntee Required June 4th Marcia & Hettie
May 29th am Rev Dr Phil Wall pm NO SERVICE
June 4th am Dave Kitchen pm Rev Dr Phil Wall
Flowers for May will be donated by
Marlene McCloy, Margaret Johnson,
Beti Jones and Susan Thomas
Thought for the Week
The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of the pain, thanking God during the trials,
trusting him when we’re tempted to lose hope and loving him when he seems so distant and far away.
At my lowest, God is my hope.
At my darkest, God is my light.
At my weakest, God is my strength.
At my saddest, God is my comforter.