Notices 8 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th December 2018
Second Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Ken Chalmers who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Please Note we will not be stopping for refreshments next week because we need to get the church ready for the Carol Service at 4pm. Thank you.

Christmas Cards – as usual we will display your cards in the Garling Room. There is a pin board on the side table for these. If you are unable to pin your card yourself please see Alan or one of the Stewards.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 11th
Friendly Tea Club on an outing
7:30pm – Circuit Meeting in the Church
7:30pm – Civic Society Meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 12th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 13th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:30am – Crib Service

Friday 14th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 16th December
Third Sunday in Advent
11:00am – Worship led by Jonathan Sparkes
4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight

Other Events

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Love Stanway Nativity Thursday 13th December at 7:00pm at Lakelands Estate Playpark.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Love Stanway Nativity Tuesday 18th December at 7:00pm at the green on Tollgate Drive.

Love Stanway Carol Service on Sunday 16th December at 4pm in the Stanway Community Hall.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 2 December 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd December 2018
First Sunday in Advent

Introit ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names’ SF 298

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to our church members who are leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

A very big thank you for all the donations for Beacon House. And thank you to Alan and Sheila will be taking these into them.

The next walk is on Tuesday 4th December to Harwich/Dovercourt – please let Avril or Nigel know if you are going so they can inform the Pier Café in advance.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services here at Lexden and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 4th
10:30am – Church Walkers meet at Musk Close
Friendly Tea Club on an outing
7:30pm – Local Preachers Meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 5th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 6th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10:00 to 11:30am – Time for Tots

Friday 7th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 9th December
Second Sunday in Advent

11:00am – worship led by Rev Ken Chalmers
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Christmas Eve Crib Service at The Ark at 4pm.

Christmas Eve Holy Communion at Wimpole Road Methodist Church at 11:15pm.

Christmas Day Service at Castle Methodist Church and Mile End Methodist Church – both at 10:30am.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.
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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 25 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th November 2018

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rachel Allen who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – many thanks to everyone who gave to this. Our boxes, gifts and money have started their journey to those children in need. Please remember them in your prayers.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

The next walk is on Tuesday 4th December to Harwich/Dovercourt – please let Avril or Nigel know if you are going so they can inform the Pier Café in advance.

Christmas 2018. Please note the following additional services and please come along if you are able.

13th December at 10:30am – Crib Service
16th December at 4:00pm – Carols by Candlelight
24th December at 11:15pm – Midnight Communion
25th December at 9:45am – Christmas Morning Service

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 27th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 28th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 29th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 30th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 2nd December
First Sunday in Advent

11:00am – Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to a service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. This evening at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

Taize Service at Christ Church URC, Ireton Road on Wednesday 28th November at 7:15pm. Refreshments afterwards.

Journey to the Stable a reflective advent experience at Mile End Methodist Church on Saturday 1st December any time between 10am and 4pm.

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.
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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 18 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th November 2018

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to our church members leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – many thanks to everyone who has contributed. If you still have any items you would like to donate please see Avril.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 20th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 21st
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 22nd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 23rd
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 25th November

11:00am – Worship led by Rachel Allen
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to: ‘Light Overcomes Darkness’. A service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. As we approach the season of Advent, this service explores the theme of light overcoming darkness. Guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Sunday 25th November at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

Journey to the Stable a reflective advent experience at Mile End Methodist Church on Saturday 1st December any time between 10am and 4pm.

Christmas Concert at St Botolph’s Church performed by the band of the Parachute Regiment on Thursday 13th December. Doors open 7pm.

Age Concern Colchester Christmas Fete on Friday 14th December from 10am to 2pm at 63 North Hill Colchester.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.
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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 11 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 11th November 2018
Remembrance Sunday

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – please can these be returned by next Sunday 18th November. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 13th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 14th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 15th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 16th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 18th November

11:00am – Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to: ‘Light Overcomes Darkness’. A service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. As we approach the season of Advent, this service explores the theme of light overcoming darkness. Guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Sunday 25th November at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 4 November 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th November 2018
Church Anniversary
159 Years

Introit ‘Let us with a Gladsome Mind’ SofF 333 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Jane Allison who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Please Note the service next Sunday will commence at 10:50am.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – please can these be returned by Sunday 18th November. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

We are collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that is in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 6th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 7th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 8th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 9th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 11th November
Remembrance Sunday

10:50am – Holy Communion with Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester invites you to: ‘Light Overcomes Darkness’. A service of worship led by the Cantus Firmus Colchester Choir and the Salvation Army Songsters. As we approach the season of Advent, this service explores the theme of light overcoming darkness. Guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester. Sunday 25th November at 6:30pm at Plume Avenue Church. Retiring offering, after expenses, towards the St Peter’s Guesthouse project.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Noticers 28 October 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 28th October 2018

Introit ‘Abba Father’ SofF 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Sue King who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – leaflets and boxes are available. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

The next walk will be on Tuesday 30th October. Meet at Musk Close at 1:15pm in time to catch the no. 65 bus at 1:35pm to Highwoods Country Park.

Chris Nash says ‘Hello’ to everyone. She has just moved into an assisted living flat, still in Aylsham. Her new address is on the notice board. Her phone number remains the same.

We will be collecting for Beacon House throughout November. Any donations of clothing, food, toiletries or money can be placed in the box that will be in the vestibule. Thank you

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 30th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 31st
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 1st November
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 2nd
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 4th November
Church Anniversary (159 years)
11:00am – Worship led by Jane Allison
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Circuit Gathering for Contemporary Worship on This Evening at 6:30pm at The Ark, Highwoods.

Prayer Changes Everything at Castle Methodist Church on Saturday 3rd November at 9:30am will be led by Christine Firmin. Tea and coffee will follow at 10am. Please come along if you are able.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 21 October 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st October 2018

Introit ‘Abba Father’ SofF 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Jo Eckersley who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers this evening at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods with refreshments afterwards.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – leaflets and boxes are available. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

The next walk will be on Tuesday 30th October. More details to follow later.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 23rd
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Selection Committee meeting in the Garling Room

Wednesday 24th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 25th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 26th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 28th October
11:00am – Holy Communion led by Rev Sue King
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm.

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers this evening at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods with refreshments afterwards.

Circuit Gathering for Contemporary Worship on Sunday 28th October at 6:30pm at The Ark, Highwoods.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 14 October 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 14th October 2018

Introit ‘Abba Father’ SofF 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

Please Note there will not be a Songs of Praise this evening

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who has a very rare form of cancer in his blood and soft tissues for which he is beginning chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers will be on Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend. Please see Alan or Christine

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – leaflets and boxes are still available. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks.

The next walk will be on Tuesday 30th October. More details to follow later.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 16th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 17th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 18th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 19th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 21st October
11:00am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers will be on Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend. Please see Alan or Christine.

Circuit Gathering for Contemporary Worship on Sunday 28th October at 6:30pm at The Ark, Highwoods.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.

Notices 7 October 2018

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th October 2018

Introit ‘Abba Father’ SofF 1

A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us during the week through the Recording Ministry and to our church members who are leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who has a very rare form of cancer in his blood and soft tissues for which he is awaiting chemotherapy treatment.

Continue to pray for all others who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Colchester Food Bank were very grateful for all the items we collected for them during our harvest celebration. In total 77 kilograms of food and other items. Well done everyone and thank you to Alan for taking it all down there.

A very big thank you to the ladies who prepared our lovely lunch last Sunday and an extra thank you to Janet Smith for the beautiful flower arrangements.

Church Council will be on Thursday 11th October at 7:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers will be on Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend. Please see Alan or Christine

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – leaflets and boxes are now available. If you are unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute there is a box for your donations and envelopes if you would like to offer money. Many thanks.

The next walk will be on Tuesday 30th October. More details to follow later.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 9th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club going to St Leonard’s

Wednesday 10th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 11th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
7:30pm – Church Council

Friday 12th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 14th October
11:00am – Worship led by Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

Colchester Methodist Circuit Study Event Saturday 13th October at The Ark, Highwoods from 9:30am to 1pm. ‘Living Together in the Light of Covenant’. There is a ‘sign-up’ sheet on the notice board if you are interested in going and the deadline for registration is TODAY.

Harvest Weekend at Mersea Methodist Church 13th and 14th October. Please see the poster on the notice board for further information.

Recognition Service for Alan Beesley and Rachel Allen as local preachers will be on Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm at The Ark Highwoods. Transport will be available for everyone who wants to attend. Please see Alan or Christine.

Circuit Gathering for Contemporary Worship on Sunday 28th October at 6:30pm at The Ark, Highwoods.

Visitors
If you are visiting us for the first time please add your name to our Visitor’s Book which is on the bookcase in the entrance vestibule. Many thanks.
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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828 or Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888 or Rev Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253.