Rhiwbina Churches Together celebrate the Women’s World Day of Prayer

Published on 4th March, 2016

At 2.00pm today,
Friday, 4th March
it was the turn of
All Saints’ Church, Rhiwbina
,
to host the annual interdenominational service to mark the
Women’s World Day of Prayer.

The service had been compiled by the women of Cuba,
who were given the theme:
‘Receive children, receive Me’.

 Women's World Day of Prayer 2016 (2)

The Biblical readings were taken from
St Mark’s Gospel, chapter 10:
‘Let the little children came to Me;
do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the

kingdom of God belongs.’

and

Isaiah, chapter 11:
‘The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.
They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain.’

Members of the congregations of
Beulah United Reformed Church,
Bethany Baptist Church,
and
Rhiwbina Baptist Church
joined with those from the host church to present the service,
which was organised by
Alethea Jenkins of All Saints’, Rhiwbina.

After the service we enjoyed truly sumptuous refreshments organised and served by
All Saints’ Rhiwbina’s Ladies’ Circle.

Alethea concluded the proceedings with a short vote of thanks:

‘ You might like to know that
six thousand services have been held worldwide today to mark the
Women’s World Day of Prayer,
involving three million people
in one hundred and seventy countries and islands.

I’d like to thank
Margaret, who lead the service so well today;
Ann, our organist, who hadn’t seen any of the music beforehand!;
Shirley, Trish, and Val for the loan of their voices;
and all who read and helped out.

Not forgotten are our Sunday School teachers,
Rosamond & Christine,
and all the little children whose artwork you can see
in the church and on the tables in front of you.
We would have liked the children to join us, but, unfortunately,
their schoolwork took priority!

Last, but not least,
I’d like to thank the Ladies’ Circle, with Gill* at their helm,
for their lovely tea and hospitality.

THANK  YOU  ALL  FOR  JOINING  US  TODAY.’

* It is Gill’s birthday today, so we sang
‘Happy birthday to you!’