Notices 27 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th September 2020

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4 v 4

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people in those areas which are once again in lockdown. Pray to the Lord that we may control this virus.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Colchester Food Bank – Wow! Thank you to everyone who has already donated. Don’t forget Alan can collect items or money from you when he delivers the notices or call us 766604 and we will collect.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged. Thank you

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 20 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th September 2020

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. Corinthians 9 v 10

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the people in those areas which are once again in lockdown. Pray to the Lord that we may control this virus.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Colchester Food Bank – normally at this time of the year we would be thinking about our Harvest Festival and collecting for the Food Bank. Due to the coronavirus and people being furloughed or losing their jobs the Food Bank is busier than usual. It would be nice if we, as a church, could still give to them. Most supermarkets have donation boxes or if you would prefer Alan can collect items from you when he delivers the notices or call us 766604 and we will collect.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged. Thank you

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 13 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th September 2020

"’As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ Romans 14 v 11

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the schoolchildren as they return to their classes and the university students who will soon be taking up their places.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Colchester Food Bank – normally at this time of the year we would be thinking about our Harvest Festival and collecting for the Food Bank. Due to the coronavirus and people being furloughed or losing their jobs the Food Bank is busier than usual. It would be nice if we, as a church, could still give to them. Most supermarkets have donation boxes or if you would prefer Alan can collect items from you when he delivers the notices or call us 766604 and we will collect.

Worship from home – Geoff is now able to record the weekly circuit service onto reusable DVDs. If anyone has any of our old ones at home please call Geoff on 545083 so that collection can be arranged. Thank you

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 6 September 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th September 2020

For where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 18 v 20

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the refugees. May they find a home, find a country and find those who will love and care for them.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Worship from home – the weekly circuit service that is shown on YouTube is now available on DVD. If you would like to receive a copy please call Alan or Christine on 766604 and we will arrange to have it delivered to you.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 30 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th August 2020

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection. Romans 12 v 9
PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all the schoolchildren as they return to their classrooms next week with very mixed feelings and also for their parents or carers and pray that God can ease their concerns.
Our very dear friend Elizabeth Grote sadly passed away last weekend. Please keep her family in your prayers. We especially remember her grandson Ashley Grote baptising our new organ with his own version of the last night of the proms.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Worship from home – the weekly circuit service that is shown on YouTube is now available on DVD. If you would like to receive a copy please call Alan or Christine on 766604 and we will arrange to have it delivered to you.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – we still have one left. Please contact Alan or Christine if you would like one.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 23 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd August 2020

For the Lord will comfort Zion Isaiah 51 v 3

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Note from Geoff – Treasurer
We are nearing the end of the Church’s financial year on August 31st. While there is absolutely no obligation, if anyone has any envelopes or donations which they would like to be collected I can arrange to do this in a Covid-19 secure way.
My contact no is 01206 545083. Thank you

Worship from home – the weekly circuit service that is shown on YouTube is now available on DVD. If you would like to receive a copy please call Alan or Christine on 766604 and we will arrange to have it delivered to you.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – we still have a couple left. Please contact Alan or Christine if you would like one.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 16 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th August 2020

Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith!’ Matt 15 v 28

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Worship from home – the circuit is hoping to produce DVDs of the weekly services which are shown on YouTube. If you would like to receive a copy please contact Alan or Christine.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – these are now available at a cost of £4.50 each. Please let Alan or Christine know by email or phone call to 766604 if you would like a copy and we will arrange for it to be delivered.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 9 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th August 2020

Jesus spoke to
them and said,
“Take heart, it is I;
do not be afraid.”
Matt 14 v 27

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19.

Please pray for our Churches and 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

Worship from home – the circuit is hoping to produce DVDs of the weekly services which are shown on YouTube. If you would like to receive a copy please contact Alan or Christine.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – these will soon be available at a cost of £4.50 each. Please let Alan or Christine know by email or phone call to 766604 if you would like a copy and we will arrange for it to be delivered.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Notices 2 August 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd August 2020

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven he gave thanks. Matt 14 v 19

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19. Local preacher Brian Llewellyn sadly passed away during the week. Please keep his wife Ollwyn 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

Worship from home – don’t forget circuit services are available on the internet and I thoroughly recommend the service on YouTube. Even if you don’t have internet access this might be available as part of your television package. Check your program guide. Search for Colchester Methodist Circuit or follow this link.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw. The circuit is hoping to have these services available on DVD very soon. If you would like to receive a copy please contact Alan or Christine.

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – these will soon be available at a cost of £4.50 each. Please let Alan or Christine know by email or phone call to 766604 if you would like a copy and we will arrange for it to be delivered.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Church website: www.lexden.org.uk

My All in All

Since I am Christ’s, and Christ is mine
No thing shall me appal:
For under every circumstance
He is my all in all.

In gloomy days I have no fear,
Nor shall I be affright,
For in the darkness that surrounds
He is my guiding light.

The storms about me are severe,
The tempests loud and long,
But at His word His peace will place
Within my heart a song.

The tempter comes with artful guile,
But he will not prevail,
For strengthened by my Saviour’s grace
I surely shall not fail.

The road I tread may be winding be,
It may be smooth or rough;
But with the saviour by my side
His presence will be enough.

And should it be a lonely path,
My Saviour will be there,
To succour with His company,
I never need despair.

But what if sickness lays me low,
Or pain I have to bear,
The great Physician is close by,
I’ll feel his presence there.

And so in every circumstance,
No thing shall me appal,
For I am Christ’s, and Christ is mine,
He is my all in all.

With thanks to Adina Salmon for sharing this poem with us – it was a gift to her from a very dear friend of 90 who is no longer with us.

Notices 26 July 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th July 2020

The mustard seed when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs. Matt 13 v 32

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those involved in the continuing fight against Covid-19.

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

Worship from home – don’t forget circuit services are available on the internet and I thoroughly recommend the service on YouTube. Even if you don’t have internet access this might be available as part of your television package. Check your program guide. Search for Colchester Methodist Circuit or follow this link.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw

Methodist Church Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 – these will soon be available at a cost of £4.50 each. Please let Alan or Christine know by email or phone call to 766604 if you would like a copy and we will arrange for it to be delivered.

If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Rev Joe Adams on 331413

Church website: www.lexden.org.uk