Activities This Month

Lord’s Day 2nd
  • Keith Underhill preaching @ AP, AM & PM
  • Rhodri preaching @ Ebeneser, Y Ffôr (Llyn Peninsula)
Friday 7th 7pm, Youth Club @ AP (downstairs)
Saturday 8th 8:30am, Men’s Breakfast @ AP (downstairs)
Lord’s Day 9th
  • 9:30am, Craft Club @ AP (downstairs)
  • Lord’s Supper as part of the evening service (one week later than usual)
Tuesday 11th 7:30pm, Fiona Ernest of Albanian Evangelical Mission speaking at Whole-Church Prayer-Meeting (no Small-Group Prayer-Meetings)
Friday 14th 6pm, Bible Club @ The Manse
Tuesday 16th 7:30pm, Rebecca Hughes (UFM Worldwide) speaking at Whole-Church Prayer-Meeting about her future work with Radius International Training School in Mexico.
Thursday 20th 7:30pm, Members’ Meeting @ AP (downstairs)
Friday 21st 7pm, Youth Club @ AP (downstairs)
Saturday 29th 2pm, Wedding of Gwïon Brady and Lydia Iliff @ Tanygraig Barn, Llanfarian (All Welcome to Service and Cake Reception)

Other Notes

  • Rhodri is away at the Bala Ministers’ Conference, 3rd-5th of June.
  • The Members’ Meeting is also available to attend online, via the Prayer-Meeting link.
  • Gwïon and Lydia’s wedding is not taking place at the church-building, it will be at Tanygraig Barn which is on the road between Llanfarian and Llanilar (the address is Tanygraig, Llanfarian, Aberystwyth, SY23 4NN. See map below). Their wedding reception is taking place in the same venue, which is only for those who have been invited, but everyone is invited to come to the service (2pm) which is followed by a cake-reception; those not invited to the main-reception will be kindly asked to leave around 4:30pm.

  • Whole-Church Prayer-Meetings: 4th, 11th & 18th | Small-Group Prayer-Meeting: 25th (only)
    • Speak to Rhodri, Ian, or Eric if you are interested in joining one of the three small-groups.
  • The weekly Women’s Fellowship meets on Wednesday mornings, in AP basement at 10:30am (TBC in Sunday notices).
    • Causeway also meets between 11 and 12:30 on a Wednesday, it is a time of worship organised by the staff of Plas Lluest (home for adults with learning disabilities set up by Alfred Place four decades ago). There is singing, reading, prayer, and sharing of the word, all geared at the Plas Lluest residents. It takes place in the Community Space in Tesco. All welcome.
  • There will be no Women’s Evening this month. All (even those not meeting) are encouraged to read Isaiah 21-40 and to consider Christ as you do. Those attending the groups (Women’s Evening / Men’s Breakfast / Bible Club), do keep a note of observations and questions to share with/ask your group. The next Bible-Book-section will be Isaiah 41-66. 
  • When able to, those manning the Book-Table go out every Saturday (weather & personnel-permitting) 11am-12:30pm; members, speak to Eric if you are interested in joining the work.

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Bible-Reading Groups Commentary Tie-In

ISAIAH BY THE DAY: A New Devotional Translation – Alec Motyer (Christian Focus, 2011)

I know one or two, at least, in our congregation who have known great help from Alec Motyer, some having read a similar edition of Motyer’s commentary on the Psalms, which takes the same approach, being a day-by-day devotional book. This one is Isaiah, which is the book we’re going to be reading for the next few months as a church. Isaiah is sixty-six chapters of some of the most gospel-filled content in the Old Testament, and Alec Motyer is my favourite commentator on the book. Motyer is not from our tribe (he was an Anglican), but what’s refreshing about his writing and preaching is that he shows the wonder of seeing the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (though we may wish he was less bogged down in the academic rigour expected of a writer of his standing). He is now with the Lord, but before his death, he contributed so much of worth to our thinking on this wonderful book of the Bible (and others). If nothing else, what reading this devotional commentary will do for you is give you a sense of awe and quietness in the face of the wonder that the Lord Jesus Christ has come to save us from our sins and that he’s done that through being the suffering servant. Magnificent!