The Parish of Valley with Bryngwran and Caergeiliog
Mothering Sunday14 March, 2010
Good Friday2 April, 2010
The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.(Matthew's Gospel 20:28)
Come see His hands and His feet,the scars that speak of sacrifice,hands that flung stars into spaceto cruel nails surrendered.
This is our God, the Servant King,He calls us now to follow Him,to bring our lives as a daily offeringof worship to the Servant King.
(Graham Kendrick - 'The Servant King')
Easter Sunday4 April, 2010
The Sunday School children made crafts on the theme of He is Risen, then led us in this song of worship.
We have a King who rides a donkeyWe have a King who rides a donkeyWe have a King who rides a donkeyAnd His name is Jesus.
(Chorus)Jesus the King is risenJesus the King is risenJesus the King is risenearly in the morning.
What shall we do with our lives this morning?What shall we do with our lives this morning?What shall we do with our lives this morning?Give it up in service.
Family Service2 May, 2010
Over the last few weeks in Sunday School we have been learning about the importance of change in our lives. We have been studying how the caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly and comparing it to Jesus when he came through death and out into the light of new life, he was like a butterfly coming out of its chrysalis - the same but completly different, free and beautiful.
Summer Fête, 2010
A big THANK YOU to everyone who made St. Michael's Church Fête a wonderful success. The rain held off for us and many people passed through the Rectory gates. The church was open throughout the afternoon and it was lovely to see so many people looking around and spending time there looking at the art work of Jan Ware and appreciating the interior of the lovely church building. The money raised on the day was £1,504.26 and money is still being donated! A lot of hard work and planning but it was certainly worth it.
Family Harvest Service, 2010
Family Harvest Supper, 2010
Confirmation Service at St. Michael’s, 2010
It was a day of celebration as four of our young members of the church were confirmed today by The Right Rev'd Bishop Andrew, Bishop of Bangor. The church was full to bursting with family, friends and church members. After the service there was a wonderful buffet in the church hall. Thank you to everyone who provided the food and refreshments and helped to make the day so special for those confirmed.
The Reverend’s Sponsored Walk (with brother Kev!) 2010
The weather couldn't have been better. As we followed in the footsteps of St. Seiriol from Penmon to Clorach Well the sun shone for us. The views were breathtaking, including coastal scenes to rolling hills and wild flowers brought splashes of colour to the countryside. Of course, there were those moments of rest - to drink and refuel - opportunity also to appreciate the surrounding beauty, to count our blessings and thank God. Gratitude expressed in a quiet moment. We reached Clorach Well thankfully without any injuries or blisters that needed bursting! Thank you to everyone who sponsored us. The money is still coming in and a final total will be announced soon.
Christmas Dinner, 2010
The Parish Christmas Dinner was held at The Valley Hotel on Thursday, 2 December, 2010. A time to relax and enjoy each other's company!
Family Christmas Service, 2010
Even though everywhere was covered in the depths of snow and icy paths we had a wonderful turn out for our service. Our young teenagers and Sunday School led us in a very thought-provoking Nativity story. It was illustrated through songs, a sketch and prayers and brought the reality to us that this story is still very much alive and working in our lives today. We thank all our young people for all their preparation and hard work in putting the service together.
Thank you to everyone who came to help make the bunches of flowers to give out at the end of the service. They were very much appreciated by all. It was lovely to see the church so full and the Sunday School coming forward to show us the lovely cards they had made.
This year the Harvest Supper was held at 'Cartio Mon' where we received a wonderfully warm welcome. Everyone commented on the high standard of the fish and chip supper we had. The entertainment for the evening was provided by Howard Hughes. His magical show brought fun, laughter and amazement to young and old alike. Thank you for everyone's support and the £47.00 raised to be donated to Hope House.