We prayforthosewhoareillathome,inhospitalsornursing homes.Ourthoughtsandprayersarealsowiththosewho lovinglycaretorthemdaybyday.PhyllisHarris,EmlynBawden,Eunice Miron,Fr.Roy Blewett,Margaret Harris,BarbaraJones:EnidSawday(LimeGrove|),PhyllisDavies(GlasfrynNursingHome),Dr.AnnRyan(nowresidentatAprilCourtNursingHome,St.HelensRd.)EddieRowe(at present at Gorseinon Hospital) and Madge Ellis.Joan Dobbs R.I.P.Tuesday 14 February saw a full Church for the funeral service of Joan Dobbs. CanonPhillipGwynnconductedamoving,warmservice,openingwiththe23rdPsalm.Joan had been a faithful member of St.Hilary's Church since coming to live in Killay from Gower Road in the early 60's.She was often joined by her husband Bill anddaughtersRuthandJayne.InlateryearssheattendedThursdaymorning Eucharist.Joanwasatruefamilypersonbutenjoyedentertaininghermanyfriends.Herinterestswerewide—crosswords,scrabble,readingandgardening.Forthelastfew yearsofherfulllifeshehasresidedatBloomfieldNursingHome.Wesendour sympathy and prayers to Ruth,Jayne and their partners.Margaret Hughes R.I.P.:Canon Phillip recently received the following e.mail from his good friend Canon ArthurHowells...’WehadaChristmascardfromPhilBlack,Margaret’sson,aswedo everyyear,buthemadenomentionofhismother,whichledustosuspectthatshe haddied’.InfactMargaret(wifeofthelateChancellorHywelHughes–formerVicar ofKillay)diedinFebruary2019;shewasburiedwithherfirsthusbandinToronto.Annual Vestry Meeting Dates:Sunday 15th March – St.Martin’s Congregational Meeting* (following 9am service). Sunday22ndMarch–ParishofTycochVestryMeeting(followingsaid9.30amservice). Sunday26thApril–ParishofKillayVestryMeeting(followinglay-led11amservice).
* For St.Martin’s members,the meeting on 15th March is specifically for St.Martin’s issues.Asthisisadaughterchurch,theConstitutionoftheChurch-in-WalesrequiresthatcongregationalsoattendtheParishofKillayAnnualVestryMeetinginApril.Ash Wednesday Eucharist:TheActofPenitence,followedbyasaidEucharistwilltakeplaceatAllSouls,Tycoch at10.30amonWednesday26thFebruary,allKillayandDunvantworshippersarewarmly invited to come along (there will be refreshments served at the back of the churchfollowingtheservice).PleasenotethatthiswillbetheONLYserviceacrossKillay andTycoch onAsh Wednesday.Renewal of Parish Electoral Rolls:TheElectoralRollisalistofallwhoaremembersofanyparticularparish.TheChurch-in-Walesstatesthateveryfiveyears,allsuchlistsaredestroyed,withfresh listsstarted.Thisistogiveacurrentandaccuratelistofmembers.Thisyearof2020 issuchayear.Socurrently,noElectoralRollexistsforanyparish.InKillayandin Tycoch,youwillfindformsformembershipofanElectoralRoll.Thosewhowishto have their names entered on this document must be over the age of 18yrs, baptised,regularworshipperswiththechurch.Withnewdataprotection,pleasemakesureyouticktheGDPRbox,whichenableselectroniccopiesofthisdocument to be kept for the use of clergy and wardens.Fairtrade FortnightThis year,Fairtrade fortnight runs from Monday 17th February to Saturday 29th February.Fairtrade is a most effective way of ensuring that people in developing countries not only receive fair prices but also receive continuing contracts and a social premium.While many of you buy Fairtrade products from supermarketsIcanofferitems,bothfoodandnonfood,whichare not in supermarkets so I would encourage you to visit the stall and look at the catalogue.Next opportunity is Sunday 2nd February Looking forward to your continued support, Sheila Betts
Mission Breakfast: Saturday January 18thAs well as the PCC,there are five sub-committees which meet regularly. The Mission and Outreach Committee decided last summer,to hold a secondMissionBreakfast,asafollowuptotheoneheldeighteenmonthsago.The aimofthemeetingwastoshowhowmanyoftheoriginalsuggestions,raisedatthe lastbreakfast,havebeenaddressedandwhathasbeenachieved.Wehopethat those who were present could see that their ideas had been acted upon.Whenthebreakfasthadbeeneaten,thankstoDani,SarahandEmmawhoworkedsohardinthekitchen,CanonPhillipopenedthemeetingwithprayer.JeremyHarris,theChairmanofthiscommitteeopenedthemeetingandtalkedaboutthe aimsofmission.HespokeenthusiasticallyaboutachurchinCornwallwhichheand Sarahhadvisitedrecently.Despitebeingisolated,itwasfullandthereweremany young people present.Jeremy gave an outline of the agenda for the morning and explained that much ofwhathasbeenachievedhasbeendonebythePCCsub-committeesworking together.SimonGwynntookusthroughadetailedPowerPointpresentation,thecardsused last time had been scanned and next to these ideas were our achievements to date. NaturallysomearestillaWorkinProgressandothersareon-going.Asacommittee,we are delighted to see how much progress has been made and the comments on these cards underpin all our meetings. Mission is about spreading the Word of God and reaching into the community to reach new audiences. It is also about doing thingsdifferently,tomaketheChurchrelevanttosocietyasawholeinthe21st century.Nigel Fletcher introduced the Prayer cards and Welcome cards. The Prayer cards have been designed to allow members of the community who do not come to church to request that prayers be said for family members,friends, colleagues or others known to them who are in need. These requests can
be submitted online or by post. If the person asking for the prayer wishes to be present,theyareinvitedtoaddtheircontactdetailstothecard.Weintendtotargetspecific areas and deliver these cards on a Sunday afternoon. The Welcome cards outlineChurchservicesandorganisations.Weintendtodeliverthesewithacopyof thecurrentMAmagazinewhenwenoticethatnewneighbourshavemovedintothe area. We need the help of all members of the congregation to make this happen.Catherine Swain then led the discussion about the future and cards were handed outforideas.Weweredelightedbytheresponseandnowhaveanagendafromthe congregation as well as the committee. Please spend a few minutes reading these cards which are on display on the wall in the Parish Centre and add your ideas to the list.***Theatre TripsAfter many years organising theatre trips for the church, Pam Davies has decided that the one to ‘Les Mis’ in Cardiff last month was to be her ‘swan song’. Every trip was a joy that gave us a chance to see thewonderful shows that,otherwise,we might not have been able togetto.Therewasalwaystimeforameal,eitherbeforeoraftertheshowandplentyoffunonthebus,sometimescelebratingabirthdayoranniversarywithcakeand wine.Everyone who has enjoyed these trips are saddened that they will miss a great day out and much thanks must be given to Pam for her hard and very successful work in the past.Ifanyonefeelstheymightbeabletoorganiseatripinthefuture,Pamwillbe pleasedtogiveanyadvicerequiredonhowtogoaboutit.Nextyear,’ThePhantom of the Opera’ will be on in Cardiff and I’m sure there would be a lot of interest in this.The "100" club January draw was made at St Martin’s on Sunday 19th and the winners are.....Firstprizeof£35KenEllis(AllSouls) Secondprize£15DrAnnRyan(AllSouls) If you would like to join the draw,please discuss with the Wardens. Subs for 2020 are now due.
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