Notices 26 September 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th September 2021

The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.– Matthew 9 v 37

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Jo Eckersley who is leading our Harvest Festival worship this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please keep Bill and family in your prayers.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Harvest Festival – a very big thank you to everyone who has donated to the Colchester Food Bank and to Refugee Action Colchester. If anyone still has something they wish to give please see Alan or Christine.

Muriel’s Funeral will take place on Tuesday 12th October here at Lexden at 10:30am followed by the burial at St Albright’s at 11:30am. Due to Covid social distancing restrictions this is limited to family or by invitation only.

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance or when exiting. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 30th September
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 3rd October
10:30am – Worship led by Brian Dack

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

Notices 19 September 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th September 2021

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.– John 3 v 16

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Viv Wilcox who is leading our Easter Offering Service this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please keep Bill and family in your prayers.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Easter Offering – A very big thank you to everyone who has already returned their envelope. Today is the last day they can be returned.

Harvest Festival – even during lockdown we managed a couple of really successful collections for the Food Bank. Our Harvest Festival will be held on 26th September so it would be nice if we could achieve those results again. They need tinned and packaged food, toiletries, cleaning products and sanitary items. Also, because Colchester has agreed to take in some of the Afghan Refugees, we would like to make a donation to Refugee Action Colchester if anyone would like to offer money as part of our Harvest celebration.

Muriel’s Funeral will take place on Tuesday 12th October here at Lexden at 10:30am followed by the burial at St Albright’s at 11:30am. All are welcome to attend although we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow.

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance or when exiting. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 23rd September
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 26th September
10:30am – Harvest Festival led by Jo Eckersley

Notices 12 September 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 12th September 2021

Ask and it will be given to you – Mark 11 v 9

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Rev Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember Bill and family in your prayers. Sadly our very dear friend Muriel passed away during the week. She has been reunited with her twin sister.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Easter Offering – A very big thank you to everyone who has already returned their envelope. You can still bring them in next Sunday (if you are paying by cheque, please make it payable to Lexden Methodist Church).

Harvest Festival – even during lockdown we managed a couple of really successful collections for the Food Bank. Our Harvest Festival will be held on 26th September so it would be nice if we could achieve those results again. They need tinned and packaged food, toiletries, cleaning products and sanitary items. Also, because Colchester has agreed to take in some of the Afghan Refugees, we would like to make a donation to Refugee Action Colchester if anyone would like to offer money as part of our Harvest celebration.

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance or when exiting. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 16th September
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 19th September
10:30am – Easter Offering Service

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

Notices 5 September 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 5th September 2021

All by itself the soil produces the corn – Mark 4 v 28

A very warm welcome to you all especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Phil Bingham who is leading our worship this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please continue to pray for Bill and Muriel. Muriel remains in hospital in Ipswich where she has now lapsed into a coma. Please also pray for Ros who has broken her arm and Laurie’s son-in-law Paul who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Easter Offering – please could envelopes be returned by Sept 18th (if you are paying by cheque, please make it payable to Lexden Methodist Church). The Easter Offering service will be held on September 18th.

Harvest Festival – even during lockdown we managed a couple of really successful collections for the Food Bank. Our Harvest Festival will be held on 26th September so it would be nice if we could achieve those results again. They need tinned and packaged food, toiletries, cleaning products and sanitary items. Also, because Colchester has agreed to take in some of the Afghan Refugees, we would like to make a donation to Refugee Action Colchester if anyone would like to offer money as part of our Harvest celebration.

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance or when exiting. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 9th September
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 12th September
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

Notices 29 August 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 29th August 2021

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds.” Genesis 9 v 13

Welcome Back!

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Viv Wilcox who is leading our worship this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please continue to pray for Bill and Muriel Harber while Muriel remains in hospital in Ipswich. Please also pray for the people of Afghanistan.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance or when exiting. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Methodist Prayer Handbook 2021/2022 – we still have a couple available, at £4.65 each. Please see Alan or Christine if you would like a copy.

Morning Prayer Time – every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 2nd September
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 5th September
10:30am – Worship led by Phil Bingham

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

Notices 22 August 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 22nd August 2021

“You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1 v 11

Welcome Back!

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Jo Eckersley who is leading our worship this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please continue to pray for Bill and Muriel Harber while Muriel remains in hospital in Ipswich. Please also pray for the people of Afghanistan.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Methodist Prayer Handbook 2021/2022 – these are now available at £4.65 each. Please see Alan or Christine if you would like a copy.

Morning Prayer Time –every Thursday at 9:30am. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 26th August
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 29th August
10:30am – Worship led by Viv Wilcox

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

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Day by day, dear Lord,
Of thee three things I pray:
To see thee more clearly,
To love thee more dearly,
To follow thee more nearly,
Day by day.

Richard of Chichester

Notices 15 August 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 15th August 2021

“Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” John 6 v 58

Welcome Back!

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Rev Paul Howes who is leading our first Holy Communion service since lockdown this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for Bill and Muriel Harber, Muriel is currently in hospital in Ipswich. Please also pray for Alex Beesley – Alan and Christine’s grandson – who has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Communion Pots – we will be using the disposable pots as part of our service this morning. We are on hand to help if you have any difficulty.

Methodist Prayer Handbook 2021/2022 – these are now available at £4.65 each. Please see Alan or Christine if you would like a copy.

Morning Prayer Time –every Thursday at 9:30am. We will not be able to sit in a circle like we used to but must remain in the pews. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

Circuit Service on DVD – If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

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.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 19th August
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 22nd August
10:30am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

Notices 8 August 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 8th August 2021

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” John 6 v 51

Welcome Back!

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Alan Beesley who is leading our worship this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for those members of our congregation who are unable to be with us today.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. If we have too many people attending we may have to use the Garling Room as an overflow. Please do not congregate in the entrance. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Pastoral Letter from the District Chair – please take the time to read the attached letter from David Chapman.

Don’t Forget – Thursday Morning Prayer Time –this Thursday at 9:30am. We will not be able to sit in a circle like we used to but must remain in the pews. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

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.

Circuit Service on DVD
If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 12th August
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 15th August
10:30am – Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

Notices 1 August 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 1st August 2021

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.” John 6 v 35

Welcome Back!

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Alan Beesley who is leading our worship this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for those members of our congregation who are unable to be with us today.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. Please do not congregate in the entrance. Please follow the one-way system and exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Don’t Forget – Thursday Morning Prayer Time –this Thursday at 9:30am. We will not be able to sit in a circle like we used to but must remain in the pews. Please sign-in as you enter and collect a prayer card.

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.

Circuit Service on DVD
If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 5th August
9:30am – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 8th August
10:30am – Worship led by Alan Beesley

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

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Go forward into morning’s grace
With childhood’s eager, trusting face.
Explore those castles in the air
While wistful dreams still linger there.
Discard the brooding discontent
With the sorrows of the past.
Embrace each precious day of life
As if it were the last.

Gaynor D Williams

Notices 25 July 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 25th July 2021

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8 v 1

Welcome Back!

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor and we welcome Rev Ron Smith who is leading our first worship since lockdown this morning.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for those members of our congregation who are unable to be with us today.

Please pray for our Circuit Ministers Rev Joe Adams, Rev Ken Chalmers and Rev Alan Jenkins.

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

NOTICES

Covid Regulations – You must sign in on arrival or use the QR code. For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we are still following social distancing guidelines and everyone must sanitise their hands and wear a facemask at all times. Please do not congregate in the entrance. Please exit by the fire door at the front of the building. We are unable to provide tea and coffee at the moment.

Thursday Morning Prayer Time – this will start again this Thursday at 9:30am. We will not be able to sit in a circle like we used to but must remain in the pews.

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.

Circuit Service on DVD
If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the circuit service please speak with Geoff Wilcox or one of the stewards.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Thursday 29th July
9:30 – Morning Prayer Time

Next Sunday 1st August
10:30am – Worship led by Alan Beesley

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If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Alan Beesley on 766604. Please do not call Rev Joe Adams while he is off sick.

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When life is a burden, too much to bear,
And you are weary and troubled by care;
Then this is the truth that you should know,
It is amongst the thorns that roses grow.

Christine Beesley