March 2018
4th 10:30am Welcome Service - Welcome to Easter-tide    
  6:00pm Farewell Messages - Foot Servant John 13:14 (C)
11th 10:30am Last Days - Move the Stone (Mothering Sunday) John 11:39  
6:00pm Farewell Messages - Betrayal John 13:38  
18th 10:30am Last Days - Anointed John 12:13 (C)
6:00pm Farewell Messages - Connected John 15:4  
25th 10:30am Last Days - Hosanna (Palm Sunday) John 12:13  
6:00pm Farewell Messages - Parting Peace John 16:33  
30th TBA (Good Friday)    
(C) denotes communion will be held as part of the worship service

Weekday Meetings
Monday Craft Group 2:00pm 12th and 26th
Wednesday Luncheon Club 11:30am for 12:00 noon 7th and 21st
Thursday Mums and Toddlers 9.15 to 11.30 Except 29th - Term End
Ladies' Meeting 3.00pm

8th - Peter Baines (William Carey)

22nd -Becky James

Bible Study 3.00pm 1 st and 15th - Easter People

BMS World Mission
In 2016 BMS set themselves a challenging target - to transform 1 million lives by 2020. Included within that target was the intention to work in the hard places of the world - with at least a third of the work among the most marginalised groups, one half of the resources used in the least evangelised countries, and working in ten of the most fragile states in the world. This means that BMS workers are regularly working in nations high on Open Doors' World Watch List of the most dangerous places to be a Christian.
Please pray for those seeking to fulfil this challenging vision. This month the Society's prayer call focuses on work in Albania, Palestine and Kosovo.
For more details, visit the BMS website at:

Cymanfa Ganu - Please Note
We are sad to announce that, due to various circumstances, there will be no Cymanfa Ganu. We thank all our freinds who have supported us over the years, and hope we will be back singing the songs we love so well next year.

Gardener's Corner    

What a strange month March is! In the quiet sunny days you might think summer is only round the corner, however, often that can be misleading with days of cold winds and freezing rain as well. Also to be wary of night frosts especially after calm and bright sunny days!
However, a glance outside will reveal lawns starting to grow, spring bulbs popping up all over the garden and even perennials showing early signs of growth. Crown imperials are especially good during March, growing up to 2 or 3 feet in a matter of days. Look down their throats at the extraordinary pearl-like drops at the base of each petal.
Enjoy planning for Spring and Summer now.

Minister's Musings
With Easter Sunday falling this year on April Fool's Day, I will reserve my Easter musings until next month. This month my thoughts are focused on Dewi Sant and the other Welsh saints whose names are commemorated in towns and villages the length and breadth of Wales.
David lived in the sixth century (c.500 to c.589), nearly all of it in Wales (there was some connection with Glastonbury, the foundation of a monastic order in Brittany, and the probably of a pilgrimage to Jerusalem). He became the bishop of Mynyw (now St David's), where he led a group of ascetic monks. These monks refrained from eating meat and drinking beer, and spent their evenings in prayer - David himself is supposed to have recited the Psalms while standing in the sea.
As the national figure of Wales there is a legend that David will return to lead the people once more - the Armes Prydein of c.930 promising that, when all might seem lost, the Cymry would unite behind the standard of St David to defeat the English. I much prefer the report of his last words, as he lay dying in cathedral that bears his name -
Lords, brothers and sisters, Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about.
Be joyful… and do the little things… here is something to hold onto - not just as we celebrate St David's Day, but as we celebrate the life of Christ in us every day. Be joyful - not in a way that ignores the world, even though it seems there is little to be joyful about in the world. But because, even in this world, we catch glimpses of the love and the glory of God. Glory that we see in the wonders of creation, love that we find in our family and friends. And above all, the hope that we find in Jesus Christ - who lived among us in this creation to call us back to God, and died for us to bring us new life. If nothing else, Christians are called to be joyful.
And do the little things… we are not called to move mountains, but rather to give a glass of water to our neighbour who is thirsty. It is all too easy to fix our eyes on far horizons, and to miss what is happening under our feet. Yes, our mission is to the world; but the world begins with our neighbour. For as Jesus reminds us, it is only as we are faithful with the little things that we will be trusted with greater things.
So have a good time this St David's Day. And this day, and every day, be joyful and do the little things.


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