IMPORTANT: – RE-OPENING OF SERVICES AND MEETINGS:
RE-OPENING THE CHAPEL FOR WORSHIP.
Greenfield reopened for worship on Sunday 13th September 2020.
Services will be ‘different’ and details of all the conditions placed upon all places of worship are being advised to all our membership and congregation.
10am YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK SERVICE
11am Morning Worship at Greenfield.
5pm Welsh Language Service on YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK from
REHOBOTH FIVE ROADS
Services led by Rev David Jones.
LATEST NEWS – 20th SEPTEMBER 2020:
Liz Williams has been transferred to Morriston Hospital and is hoping to return to Prince Philip in the next few days. Our love and good wishes to Liz
Good to hear that Rosemary Stratton has been discharged from hospital. Our good wishes to Rosemary.
Congratulations and best wishes to Mr and Mrs Jeff and Helen Ryan who celebrate their Rubynext Sunday. They were married at Greenfield by Rev Alwyn Evans on 27th September 1980. Best wishes on this special anniversary
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs Barbra Burgiers who died last week. Our sympathy to Barbara’s family in their loss. Barbara’s funeral service will be held on Thursday 24th September 12 noon at the Llanelli Crematorium.
We are grateful for the positive response to the services last Sunday morning when we held our first service in the chapel since the lockdown. Thanks to our officers, diaconate and stewards who made sure that we complied with the requirements placed upon us in such an efficient and gentle way. Thanks also to Christopher our organist for his valued contribution to the service.
We begin on Tuesday at 7pm with a seven-week study on the ‘I AM’ sayings of Jesus. Please join with us. This will be by ‘Conference Call’ and the access numbers are the same as on Sunday evenings. Please contact me by e mail or ‘phone if you do not have them.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH:
Thanks for our children and youth leaders who have been working faithfully with our children and young people during this lockdown period. Sarah Ellum who along with the other leaders have given much time an effort in ensuring that the Junior church has continued all during this lockdown period. This Sunday the Junior church meets again in the schoolroom and all the children are more than welcome to come along. Any new children and teenagers would also be welcome. Sarah writes:
Last Sunday was the last of our children’s Zoom meetings and this week we will be back in Chapel. We intend to try to be online as well as in the building so feel free to contact us if you’d like to join us either way. This week we watched a McGee & Me video “The Big Lie” and had an ingenious craft – links are both here. Yet again the young people challenged us with their “Happy Bag” items. It has been a privilege to have these meeting and the youngsters have been delightful. Thank you all!
Thanks also to Lisa Isaac. Lisa has really given much time and effort in arranging the Sunday Study Social on Sunday afternoons and the Teens Youth Club on Thursday evenings., Both meetings are seeing increased numbers.
From Lisa –
SUNDAY STUDY SOCIAL (FOR TEENS):
Is back tomorrow at 2:30pm in our garden (with social distancing in place). The young people can have a chance to socialise, catch up with friends and learn a message from the Bible.
This is now on every Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm in our garden (Sandy Water Park). Everything is sanitized before and after and there’s plenty of room in the garden for social distancing. If your teen would like to come along, please let me know.
OUTDOOR YOUTH CLUB!
This evening’s teen Youth Club (Sunday evening) is outside again, as it’s gone very well the past few weeks. Meeting down at Pwll Pavilion at 6pm (6-7:15pm) where we will use the playing fields there to have some socially distanced games, have a chance to chat and enjoy outside.
Let me know if your teen would like to join!
Thanks to Lisa who is soon to commence her second year access course at the South Wales Baptist College. We wish her well as she prepares for Ministerial training.
Our Harvest thanksgiving services are normally held on the last Sunday of September. Due to the present restrictions we are unable to accept foodstuffs of any sort for the local foodbank as we have done for aver the last three years. We also donate to the BMS Harvest appeal which this year is for Medical work in Chad. Our Harvest services this year will be on Sunday 11th October when both our 10am YouTube Service and 11am service in the chapel will help us celebrate the Harvest of God’s providence and goodness. The appeal video will be shown on that Sunday and will also be on our Facebook and church website.
Most of us don’t get the opportunity to perform life-saving operations or deliver babies in our day-to-day lives. But when your church supports BMS World Mission’s Operation: Chad appeal, that’s exactly what you’ll be making possible. You’ll be enabling BMS-supported medical workers to stitch-up gunshot wounds, remove cancers, heal malnourished children, and preach the gospel of Jesus to people who’ve never heard it before.
We are sending donation of £100 to the good causes we normally support in our communion services.
We would like to say a big thank you for the £100 raised in of Versus Arthritis. The money you have donated will fund research, breakthrough treatments, impactful campaigns and will also support those suffering with arthritis where they heed it Your support will help ensure that no one has to tolerate the pain, fatigue and isolations of arthritis alone.
From ‘Open Doors’
Thank you so much for your kind gift of £100 to strengthen persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Your prayers and support are changing lives and helping our persecuted church family to stand strong in their faith.
A Syrian Christian recently expressed thanks for being able to re-open Al Qasab, a Christian village occupied by rebel groups in 2012. 36 displaced families have now returned home and the bell on the local church has rung again for the first time in eight years.
May the Lord give you strength to persevere in our walk with him.
As Harvest and the theme of fruitfulness approaches – ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit’. (Galatians 5:22-25)
Fruit is a great metaphor. The fruit of the Spirit isn’t something we stick onto the outside of our lives, like decorations on a Christmas tree. Rather, it flows out from us, as we soak up the nutrients of God’s Word and His holy presence. We cannot force out this spiritual fruit by tapping into our inner resources or by trying harder. This really is about God changing us, as we ‘keep in step with the Spirit’. Healthy fruit is also a sign of a healthy tree, and it shares its harvest with the surrounding ecosystem: birds, insects, Homo sapiens, and even our mortal enemies, wasps… Paul has already shown us how sin dehumanises and robs us of life, but the Spirit makes us more like Christ. And when we are like Him, it’s good for everyone.
Fruit brings blessing. It’s a manifestation of the life of God’s kingdom, bringing the sweetness of His presence to the people and places where it’s tasted. In that way, it furthers God’s mission. The fruit in our lives is a signpost to the life-giving God.
It’s been, and continues to be a time of great concern and anxiety for so many as the anticipated ‘second wave’ of Corona Virus appears to be upon us. Many are afraid, the feelings of insecurity and anxiety are all around us. As Christians we have the assurance of God’s presence and peace – may then the ‘fruit’ of our lives be love, gentleness and peace as we help and support others along the way. So today, do not hide your fruit under a bowl! Instead, put it out on the table, that people may taste your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
With love in Christ David & Yvonne x