Notices for Sunday 11th January 2015

The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”
Mark 1:10-11 (Message)

Loving God, we thank you that we are created by you; each of us ‘a work of art by God’s own hand’..
Amen

We welcome our preacher this morning who is Rev Richard Sharples
You are invited to share in the buffet lunch in the hall after the service.

Organist: Lydia Edwards

Sunday 18th January
11.00am        Preacher        Ms Biddy Crossfield
Vestry Stewards – Ian and Elizabeth
Door Steward – Beti
Tea Hosts – Val and Beti

Diary Dates
January
Mon 12th       Every Day with Jesus Bible Study in Lounge 10.30am
Tue 13th       Art Exhibition Stewards Training University 2.00pm
Wed 14th      Midweek communion at Regent Street 11.15am
Wed 14th      Bible Study at Avril’s home 7.30pm
Mon 19th       Art Exhibition opening event at University 4.00pm then at Regent Street at 6.00pm (See enclosed leaflet)
Thu 22nd      Cytun service for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Emmanuel Pen-y-Fford 7.30pm

Please pray for the following:
Richard Down
Phyllis Davies
Isobel Holroyd
Ernest Tait
Maurice Anderton
Ruth Hodson
Kay Davies

All those who care for those in need.
We thank God for answered prayer and ask that he helps us to understand that all things do work together for good.

Beloved
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Raymond Carver

baptism
We give a warm welcome

to
Sam and Emily with their family and friends
for the baptism of their son
Oscar Gethin
who is grandson
to
Myra and Keith Baugh

Minister’s Fellowship
At a previous church where Evelyn and I worshipped we had what was called a Minister’s Fellowship. After morning worship the congregation were given a precis of the sermon that had been given. We then met one evening during the following week with the minister where we had the opportunity to discuss the sermon and share one another’s views on how it related to our own experience.

Our minister Richard would be happy to do the same thing here if enough people expressed an interest.

Please let me know if you would like to have a Minister’s Fellowship at Caergwrle.

Bob Gilston

Christ baptismBlessing the Baptism © Jan Richardson

And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved.”
Mark 1:10-11

Beginning with Beloved

A Blessing

Begin here:

Beloved.
Is there any other word
needs saying,
any other blessing
could compare
with this name,
this knowing?

Beloved.
Comes like a mercy
to the ear that has never
heard it.
Comes like a river
to the body that has never
seen such grace.

Beloved.
Comes holy
to the heart
aching to be new.
Comes healing
to the soul
wanting to begin
again.

Beloved.
Keep saying it
and though it may
sound strange at first,
watch how it becomes
part of you,
how it becomes you,
as if you never
could have known yourself
anything else,
as if you could ever
have been other
than this:

Beloved.

–Jan Richardson

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