Notices 22 October 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 22nd October 2017

Introit ‘Give to our God Immortal Praise’ H&P 22 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us 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 Suthernwood 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 Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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 Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes or you can wrap a shoebox in Christmas paper. Leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule. We also have envelopes for money donations. Please can all these be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. Many thanks.

Are you a keen form filler? We need someone to take on the responsibility for completing the annual property return for our church. Please see Alan for more information.

Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy on Saturday 4th November. We still need a tea and coffee host for this otherwise we will have to cancel.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 24th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 25th

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

Thursday 26th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday29th October

11:00am – Worship led by Eddie Lansdown

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship at Wivenhoe Methodist Church this evening at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will November 4th.

Songs & Tales a evening with Jonathan Veira at St Margaret’s Church, Stanstead Road (off Mersea Road) on Saturday 4th November 7:15pm start. See poster for more information.

Sealed with a Roar – WOW conference 2017 at Kingsland Church on Saturday 11th November from 10:00am to 16:30pm. Join with other women to hear about His mysteries. Visit www.wowglobal2017eventbrite.co.uk to book a place.

Lexden Choral Society invite you to The Armed Man. A Remembrance and Thanksgiving Concert at St Botolph’s Church on Saturday 11th November at 7:30pm. Tickets available from Mann’s Music.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 15 October 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 15th October 2017

Introit ‘Give to our God Immortal Praise’ H&P 22 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Anne Worker 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 Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

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

Please also keep Iris Chapple and family in your prayers following the sad passing away of Revd Richard Chapple last week. Rik was our minister for a number of years and is still remembered with great fondness.

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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 Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes or you can wrap a shoebox in Christmas paper. Leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule. We also have envelopes for money donations. Please can all these be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. Many thanks

Are you a keen form filler? We need someone to take on the responsibility for completing the annual property return for our church. Please see Alan for more information.

Don’t Forget the old one pound coins are no longer legal tender. Always check your change.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 17th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 18th

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

Thursday 19th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday22nd October

11:00am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley

Refreshments afterwards

Circuit Events

Harvest Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3pm. Everyone welcome.

Contemporary Worship at Wivenhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 22nd October at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will November 4th.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 8 October 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 8th October 2017

Introit ‘Give to our God Immortal Praise’ H&P 22 v1

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

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise

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

PRAYER

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

Please also keep Iris Chapple and family in your prayers following the sad passing away of Revd Richard Chapple on Monday. Rik was our minister for a number of years and is still remembered with great fondness.

Please pray for our Ministers Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Our Harvest Festival donations of food and money have been taken to the Colchester Food Bank. Thank you to Alan for doing this. They have asked us to thank everyone for their generous contributions.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes or you can wrap a shoebox in Christmas paper. Leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule. We also have envelopes for money donations. Please can all these be returned to church by Sunday 5th November. Many thanks

Lexden Methodist Church Council on Wednesday 11th October at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Please Note – The old one pound coin ceases to be legal tender on 15th October 2017. That means shops and banks will not accept them. Please check your purses and money boxes to make sure you don’t have any stored away. Also, if you are given them in your change you have the right to refuse them.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 9th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Craft Evening with Julie & Maddie Whitney

Tuesday 10th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

2:00pm – Methodist Walkers meet at Castle Methodist Church

Wednesday 11th

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

7:30pm – Lexden Methodist Church Council

Thursday 12th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday15th October

11:00am – Worship led by Anne Worker

Circuit Events

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will November 4th.

Contemporary Worship at Wivenhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 22nd October at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 1 October 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st October 2017

Harvest Festival

Introit ‘Give to our God Immortal Praise’ H&P v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Steve Swann who is leading our worship this afternoon.

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood 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 Circuit Ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Our Harvest Festival donations of food and money will be taken to the Colchester Food Bank. Many thanks for your contributions.

A very big Thank You to Sheila and her team who arranged the Harvest Lunch today. I am sure it we all appreciated it.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes and leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook – we still have some available at £4 each in the vestibule.

Lexden Methodist Church Council on Wednesday 11th October at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Please Note – The old one pound coin ceases to be legal tender on 15th October 2017. That means shops and banks will not accept them. Please check your purses and money boxes to make sure you don’t have any stored away. Also, if you are given them in your change you have the right to refuse them.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 4th

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

Thursday 5th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday8th October

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Revd Paul Howes

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Circuit Events

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will be October 7th.

Contemporary Worship at Wivenhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 22nd October at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888.

Notices 24 September 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 24th September 2017

Introit ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Phil Bingham 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 Suthernwood 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 Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook – as requested we have not ordered somany this year. They are still some available at £4 each in the vestibule.

Harvest Festival next Sunday 1st October at 3:00pm after Harvest Lunch. Please note there will not be a morning service here on this day. As usual we will be collecting for the Colchester Food Bank. Donations of canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as packets of food and long life products can be left in the box in the vestibule.

Harvest Lunch will be 12:30 for a 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming for lunch.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes and leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 26th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 27th

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

Thursday 28th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday1st October

No 11am service

12:30 for 1pm start – Harvest Lunch

3:00pm – Harvest Festival led by Revd Steve Swann

Circuit Events

Contemporary Worship at Mersea Methodist Church this evening Sunday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will be October 7th.

Circuit Study Day on 7th October at The Ark from 10am to 4pm. It is for anyone who has an interest in using puppets in ministry. There is a charge of £15 for the day. To book a place please contact Helen Coppin by phone or email.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 17 September 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 17th September 2017

Introit ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd David Moody 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 Suthernwood 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 Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook – as requested we have not ordered somany this year. They are still some available at £4 each in the vestibule.

Harvest Festival on Sunday 1st October at 3:00pm after Harvest Lunch. Please note there will not be a morning service here on this day. As usual we will be collecting for the Colchester Food Bank. Donations of canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as packets of food and long life products can be left in the box in the vestibule.

Harvest Lunch will be 12:30 for a 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming for lunch.

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal – if you would like to fill a shoebox we have some ready-made boxes and leaflets detailing what to pack are available in the vestibule.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 19th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 20th

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

7:30pm Circuit Leadership Meeting in the Garling Room

Thursday 21st

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 23rd

2:30pm – Blind Club using the Garling Room

Next Sunday24th September

11:00am – Worship led by Phil Bingham

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship at Mersea Methodist Church on Sunday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will be October 7th.

Circuit Study Day on 7th October at The Ark from 10am to 4pm. It is for anyone who has an interest in using puppets in ministry. There is a charge of £15 for the day. To book a place please contact Helen Coppin by phone or email.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 10 September 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 10th September 2017

Introit ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 v 1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us 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.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood 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 Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook – as requested we have not ordered somany this year. They are available at £4 each on a first come first served basis in the vestibule.

Harvest Festival on Sunday 1st October at 3:00pm after Harvest Lunch. Please note there will not be a morning service here on this day. As usual we will be collecting for the Colchester Food Bank. Donations of canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables as well as packets of food and long life products can be left in the box in the vestibule.

Harvest Lunch will be 12:30 for a 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming for lunch.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 11th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Guest Speaker: Melanie Howes

Tuesday 12th

1:30pm – Methodist Walkers meet at Musk Close for car share to Fordham

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 13th

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

Thursday 14th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday17th September

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd David Moody

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome – not just for children.

Contemporary Worship at Mersea Methodist Church on Sunday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Prayer Changes Everything – a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will be October 7th.

Circuit Study Day on 7th October at The Ark from 10am to 4pm. It is for anyone who has an interest in using puppets in ministry. There is a charge of £15 for the day. To book a place please contact Helen Coppin by phone or email.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 3 September 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 3rd September 2017

Introit ‘Now Let Us See Thy Beauty, Lord’ H&P 534 v 1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Brian Dack 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 Suthernwood 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 Revd Paul Howes, Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook – as requested we have not ordered somany this year. They are available at £4 each on a first come first served basis in the vestibule.

Harvest Festival on Sunday 1st October at 3:00pm after Harvest Lunch. Please note there will not be a morning service here on this day. Lunch will be 12:30 for a 1pm start. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are coming for lunch.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 5th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 6th

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

Thursday 7th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday10th September

11:00am – Local Arrangement

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm Songs of Praise

Other Events

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome – not just for children.

Contemporary Worship at Mersea Methodist Church on Sunday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Prayer Changes Everything –a monthly Circuit Prayer Event which will be held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The next one will be October 7th.

Circuit Study Day on 7th October at The Ark from 10am to 4pm. It is for anyone who has an interest in using puppets in ministry. There is a charge of £15 for the day. To book a place please contact Helen Coppin by phone or email.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 27 August 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th August 2017

Introit ‘Day by Day’ H&P 671

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Ron Firmin 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 Suthernwood 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 Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy on Saturday 2nd September will be in aid of ‘All We Can’ the Methodist relief and development charity. Please come along and support this worthwhile charity.

Harvest Festival on Sunday 1st October at 3:00pm after Harvest Lunch. Please note there will not be a morning service here on this day.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 29th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 30th

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

Thursday 31st

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Time for Tots on Summer holiday till 7th September

Saturday 2nd

10:00 – 11:30 am – Coffee Morning

Next Sunday3rd September

11:00am – Worship led by Brian Dack

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Prayer Changes Everything – from September there will be a monthly Circuit Prayer Event held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The first one will be 2nd September.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome – not just for children.

Contemporary Worship at Mersea Methodist Church on Sunday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Circuit Study Day on 7th October at The Ark from 10am to 4pm. It is for anyone who has an interest in using puppets in ministry. There is a charge of £15 for the day. To book a place please contact Helen Coppin by phone or email.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 23 July 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd July 2017

Introit ‘God of Almighty Love’ H&P 793

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd 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 Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse and Betty Taylor.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

Mission in Britain and World Mission Boxes – please can these be brought into church by next Sunday. Please leave them on the desk at the back near where Stephen sits.

If there is anyone who would like to take ownership of the Mission in Britain and World Church initiatives please speak with one of our Stewards. Many thanks

Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy – Saturday 5th August 10:00 to 11:30am. Our charity will be Action for Children. Everyone welcome.

Ladies Friendly Circle on Monday 14th August will be lunch at 11 Musk Close.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Thursday 27th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Time for Tots on Summer holiday till 7th September

Next Sunday30th July

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Steve Swann

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship at Boxted Methodist Church Hall This Evening at 6:30pm.

Prayer Changes Everything – from September there will be a monthly Circuit Prayer Event held at Castle Methodist Church on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30am lasting around 30 minutes. The first one will be 2nd September.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.