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Pastors Note March 2018

With Easter fast approaching I was recently thinking about our Community Easter Egg Hunt, followed by our Easter Café Church and all the planning needed. I messaged our Café Church Team and set a date to meet and plan, dug out the plans from last year, set our graphic designer to task in designing our flyer and then I stopped and thought “Café Church is so different to conventional church – but what is church? Will people see ‘church’ in…

Pastors Note February 2018

“A person with a Primark bag in their hands always has a smile on their face”.  So, said, a good friend of mine in Lisvane. This made me laugh and made me think about what might be in my Primark bag – probably new shoes and new bags! But then I thought, what are we carrying in our bags that would make a difference and bring a smile not just to our faces, but to those of others? My friend’s…

Pastors Note January 2018

There have been many famous catchphrases, I wonder how you will get on with some of these. ‘I don’t believe it!’… ‘Shut that door’ … ‘Nice to see you, to see you … nice’ … ‘Ooh you are awful but I like you … ‘Lovely jubbly’ ‘Listen very carefully I will say this only once!’ and probably my favourite of all … ‘It’s good night from me’ … and … ‘It’s good night from him.’ How did you get on?…

Big Tent Event

Thank you to everyone in the church who just kept giving during the Big Tent Event. Whether it was putting up or taking down the marquee, making sandwiches, cooking hot meals, night time security, helping with transport, serving coffees, stewarding, setting up / down for various events, tech, music, helping with the holiday club, youth events, women’s event, Days gone by or men’s event you served with a smile! It’s no wonder we are tired! It was a great time and…

Pastors Note September

The Big Tent Event 29th October to 5th November Hopefully you read the article in last month’s Link explaining that St Denys Church and Lisvane Baptist Church (LBC) are holding a ‘Big Tent Event’ here in Lisvane this coming Autumn. With summer ebbing away and the nights drawing in quite quickly now, it’s rapidly approaching and our excitement is continuing to mount! Since the last article we’ve had quite lots of people asking more about it … so we thought…

Pastors Note July – August

If I was to say the word ‘tent’ what would come to mind? Holidays Family Friends Fun Rain Baked Beans Personally I am not a fan of camping or tents, even though I subject myself to a tent every year for a Christian Festival called New Wine. Indeed, I recently stumbled across a most fitting quote that explains my experience of camping through and through. It’s written by an American author by the name of Dave Barry and reads: “It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel…

Pastors Note June

It’s festival time again. I wonder if it will be sun cream or wellies! It’s wonderful to see so many people from the community, gathering to have some fun and quality family time together. I’m looking forward to having a nose around the different stalls, especially the second hand charity  corner.  My daughters, no doubt along with many of your children, will be making full use of the inflatable slides and ice cream van. As a church we will be…

Pastors Note May

A woman who died found herself standing outside the pearly gates, being greeted by St Peter. She asked him, ‘Oh, is this place I think it is? It’s so beautiful. Did I really make it to heaven?’ To which St Peter replied, ‘Yes my dear, these are the gates to heaven. But you must do one more thing before you can enter.’ The woman was very excited, and asked St Peter what she must do to pass through the gates.…

Pastors Note February

Do you have heroes in your life? I hope so! I’m not talking about Superman or Batman I’m talking about the real flesh and blood type heroes of this world. I have quite a few … Jim Elliot, a young American missionary who died trying to share his faith with the Auca Indians. You can read about his life in the book ‘Shadow of the Almighty’ written by his wife Elizabeth. Then there’s Betsy and Corrie Ten Boom who helped…

Pastors Note April

Last month I shared with you some of my favourite words. One of them was ‘grace’ a beautiful word that encapsulates for me what it is to be a Christian. Just the other day I came across the following article that sums up much of what I’m trying to convey about grace. Let me share it with you. Wishing to encourage her young son’s progress on the piano, a mother took the small boy to a Paderewski concert. After they…