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LATEST NEWS – 18th APRIL 2021:

THIS WEEK

Tuesday ‘thought and prayer’ at 10.30am on
YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK
7pm Bible Study and prayer on YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK
Four-week series on Luke 15: 11-31
Wednesday
6.30pm – 7.30pm Greenfield ‘Soup Station’

NEXT SUNDAY

10am Morning Worship on Facebook & You Tube
11am Morning Worship at Greenfield
6pm Evening Worship at Greenfield
8pm ‘Conference Call’ Epilogue’ Service
Rev David Jones

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FAMILY NEWS:

Mel Davies is now home from hospital. Mel celebrates his 90th birthday on 29th April. We wish Mel good health and glad he is now home.
Well done Tomos Coombs – winning an Easter Egg schools colouring competition at Ysgol Y Ffwrness

 

BIBLE STUDY:

We began a four-week study of Luke 15 last week looking especially at the parable of the prodigal son which contains many truths and blessings. Last week we looked at the Prodigal this week our study will be around the elder son. Please join with us, everyone is welcome. Our Bible studies continue on ‘Conference Call’ until 18th May when we return to the chapel for our Tuesday meetings.

 

THANKS:

• From Sister Marcella – (World Day of Prayer). I want to thank you very much for your generous donation of £170 to the World Day of Prayer. This sum brought a total to £475 – the biggest collected yet! Perhaps next year we will be able to return to a church for the services. I hope that you and all are well. God bless – Sister Marcella.
(Thanks to Sister Marcella for arranging the Word Day of Prayer Service every year on the first Friday of March. Thanks also to Mrs Ann Vaughan-Jones who represents Greenfield on the local committee)

• FROM CANCER RESEARCH WALES – Thank you for your generous donation of £350 to support Cancer Research Wales. Your donations will help us provide funding for world class research in Wales. Over the last 10 years, Cancer Research Wales is proud to have invested £15 million in cancer research projects across Universities, hospitals and other NHS organisations in Wales.

• It was good to receive this letter in appreciation of our YOUTUBE Services from Salisbury in Wiltshire
‘I am writing to say a big thank you to your church for the services on YOUTUBE. I cannot access my own church on ‘Zoom’ and so fellow members Philip and Monica Cooke suggested I watch their ‘mother’ church as they do.
Prior to the lockdown I lost my husband of 52 years so your ministry has been an enormous blessing to me. Comfort, refreshment and rejoicing in God’s goodness but a few.
The hymns too, also as they are what my prior church would sing but not here in Wilton so to be able to sing with you has helped.
May God continue to bless you and the ministry and the church in Llanelli
Yours in Christ
Brenda Platt.
(We are grateful to Mrs Platt for those kind words of appreciation and encouragement. Our greetings to Mrs Platt and to Philip and Monica Cooke in Salisbury)

 

CHURCH RE-OPENING:

It was good to meet together for worship last Sunday. We are looking to increase the numbers we can accommodate on Sunday mornings. We have freed up some extra space in the pews at the side of the pulpit and the other side in the piano area. We would also respectfully ask that at the close of the service the congregation wait until a steward indicates that you can leave the chapel. Thanks to the stewards for their support and help.
It was also decided at the deacon’s meeting held last week that we re-commence the Tuesday Bible study. We will meet again on 18th May at 7pm in the chapel. There will also be a Communion service on Sunday evening 2nd May. We will conduct the ordinance strictly within the guidelines.

There has been no further information regarding Sunday school and Junior church. Even though schools have re-opened there remain restrictions on all Sunday school and youth meetings. Junior church and youth meetings with Lisa remain on ’Zoom’ for the times being.

Thanks to our officers and deacons who have been so co-operative and encouraging. Deacon’s meetings have and continue to be held monthly. I am personally grateful for such willing support.

 

FROM DAVID:

The funeral service of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was conducted with precision and quiet dignity. The Duke himself had designed to the final detail his funeral and his wishes were carried out with due solemnity and deep respect. Following the funeral cortege the service that followed in St George’s chapel led by the Dean of Windsor and Archbishop of Canterbury gave due regard to the Duke’s deep faith and other aspects of his life.

The music was also chosen by the Duke. The quartet choir sang William Whiting’s “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” inspired by the dangers of the sea described in Psalm 107, known to many as the ‘Seamen’s hymn’ aptly reflecting the Duke’s illustrious Naval career. “The Jubliate”, by Benjamin Britten translated “song of joy”, includes a reference to entering God’s “gates with thanksgiving”. The Duke’s was a joyous and enquiring faith. He found great delight in theological debate and no sermon he heard would not have the preacher questioned and sometimes challenged! He established in the grounds of Windsor Park a refuge for clergy and would actively debate points of theology challenging those called to ministry to be relevant in their mission of service to the world around them.

He brought faith leaders together to discuss what he saw as their responsibilities to the environment; what better Bible reading in the service than from the book of Ecclesiastes which gave glory to God for the greatness and order of creation. The New Testament affirmation of the great hope of the Christian faith the words of Jesus ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ encapsulating the full and final hope of his faith.

For Her Majesty the Queen life will go on and yet without her beloved husband and lifelong companion. Against the awesome grandeur of St George’s chapel, she seemed very alone and slightly vulnerable in her grief and deep sorrow, yet her faith too is grounded in the deep promises of God fulfilled in the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. While the loss is great, there is no empty chasm of nothingness but the glorious hope of resurrection for those who die in faith.

Many families have been where the Queen and Royal family stood today, especially during this last year of pandemic which has brought grief and sadness to many homes. The disciples and early followers of Jesus were such people – in loss and sorrow, vulnerable and seemingly without hope. Then Easter morning dawned – the grave was empty – those who die in faith will be raised in glory!

‘My hope I cannot measure,
My path to life is free,
My Saviour has my treasure
And He will walk with me’

Welcome to Greenfield today………………

 

Rev.David Jones