Notices 23 June 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd June 2019

Introit ‘Spirit of the Living God’ SoF 511

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 Jo Eckersley who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Contemporary Worship

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards 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 now in remission.

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

Boxted Methodist Chapel – the final service at Boxted Methodist Chapel will be held on Sunday 7 July at 3.00pm, accompanied by the Silver Band. This will be a respectful, loving remembrance of all that has been achieved at the Chapel by so many dedicated people since its opening approximately 187 years ago. During the weekend of 6-7 July it is also hoped to have a small display featuring some of their history over the years. On the Saturday they will be open for viewing from 2pm-4pm and on the Sunday they will be open for viewing from 12.30pm, with the service commencing at 3pm. You are most welcome to visit them during the above times for what will be a display and service remembering the Chapel and its long-standing association with the village.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th
1:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club Fish & Chip Lunch at Linda’s
7:30pm – Circuit Meeting

Wednesday 26th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 27th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots
7:30pm – Stationing Committee

Friday 28th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 30th June
11:00am – Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Family Fun Day organised by the Stanway Churches on Saturday 29th June from 11am to 4pm on Silverwitch Green – opposite the front entrance to Stanway Primary School. Activities include football training, bouncy castles, face painting, dog shows and live music.

Prayer Changes Things – Circuit prayer meeting at Castle Methodist Church on Saturday 6th July from 9:30 to 10:00am led by Jane Borham.

Great Bentley Methodist Church Flower Festival on Saturday 6th July from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 7th July from 11:30am to 5pm. Also on the Saturday at 7pm there will be a concert by the Boxted Silver Band. Tickets for the concert are £10 each and include refreshments. Please see Alan if you would like tickets.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 16 June 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th June 2019

Introit ‘Spirit of the Living God’ SoF 511

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 Martin Camroux who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards 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 now in remission.

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

The Circuit led Contemporary Worship will be held here at Lexden this month on Sunday 23rd June at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Easter Offering 2019 – £205.75 (including Gift Aid refund). Thank you everyone who gave.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 18th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Local Preachers Meeting

Wednesday 19th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 20th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 21st
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 23rd June
11:00am – Worship led by Jo Eckersley
Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Contemporary Worship

Other Events

Fingringhoe Songs of Praise this afternoon at 3pm. Everyone welcome.

Gathering for Contemporary Worship led by the Colchester Methodist Circuit here at Lexden on June 23rd at 6:30pm.

Family Fun Day organised by the Stanway Churches on Saturday 29th June from 11am to 4pm on Silverwitch Green – opposite the front entrance to Stanway Primary School. Activities include football training, bouncy castles, face painting, dog shows and live music.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 9 June 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th June 2019
Pentecost

Introit ‘Spirit of the Living God’ SoF 511

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 Ken Chalmers who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please remember Frank and Maud Faircloth in your prayers following the sudden death of Frank’s daughter Jean.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is now in remission.

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 leave the car park clear after this morning’s service because it is being used by Praiseway.

The Circuit led Contemporary Worship will be held here at Lexden this month on Sunday 23rd June at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 11th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 12th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room
7:30pm – Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday 13th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

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

Next Sunday 16th June
Worship led by Rev Martin Camroux
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Older Persons Information Fair on Friday 14th June from 10am to 1pm at Firstsite, Colchester. Free advice on pensions, health services, benefits and more. Please see the poster for more details.

Gathering for Contemporary Worship led by the Colchester Methodist Circuit here at Lexden on June 23rd at 6:30pm.

Family Fun Day organised by the Stanway Churches on Saturday 29th June from 11am to 4pm on Silverwitch Green – opposite the front entrance to Stanway Primary School. Activities include football training, bouncy castles, face painting, dog shows and live music.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 2 June 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd June 2019

Introit ‘Spirit of the Living God’ SoF 511

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 Alan Beesley who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please remember Frank and Maud Faircloth in your prayers following the sudden death of Frank’s daughter Jean.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is now in remission.

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

Action for Children – Step out for Children sponsored Walk on Saturday 8th June starting at 10am. A 3-4 mile circular walk starting from Somerville, The Folley, Layer do la Haye. Please see the poster on the notice board for contact details.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

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

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 June
Holy Communion led by Rev Ken Chalmers
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Older Persons Information Fair on Friday 14th June from 10am to 1pm at Firstsite, Colchester. Free advice on pensions, health services, benefits and more. Please see the poster for more details.

Gathering for Contemporary Worship led by the Colchester Methodist Circuit here at Lexden on June 23rd at 6:30pm.

Family Fun Day organised by the Stanway Churches on Saturday 29th June from 11am to 4pm on Silverwitch Green – opposite the front entrance to Stanway Primary School. Activities include football training, bouncy castles, face painting, dog shows and live music.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 26 May 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th May 2019

Introit ‘O Breath of God’ H&P 308 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 our church members who are leading our Easter Offering Service this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please remember Frank and Maud Faircloth in your prayers following the sudden death of Frank’s daughter Jean.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is now in remission.

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

Action for Children – Step out for Children sponsored Walk on Saturday 8th June starting at 10am. A 3-4 mile circular walk starting from Somerville, The Folley, Layer do la Haye. Please see the poster on the notice board for contact details.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 28th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 29th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 30th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
Time for Tots on Half Term Holiday

Friday 31st
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 2nd June
Worship led by Alan Beesley
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Gathering for Contemporary Worship led by the Colchester Methodist Circuit at The Ark This Evening at 6:30pm.

Older Persons Information Fair on Friday 14th June from 10am to 1pm at Firstsite, Colchester. Free advice on pensions, health services, benefits and more. Please see the poster for more details.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 19 May 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th May 2019

Introit ‘O Breath of God’ H&P 308 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 Ken Chalmers who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list.
Please remember Frank and Maud Faircloth in your prayers following the sudden death of Frank’s daughter Jean last week.

Please pray for our Ministers Rev Paul Howes, Rev Ken Chalmers and especially Rev Alan Jenkins who is recovering from 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 to Avril and Nigel who have replenished our stock of mugs in the kitchen. Much appreciated.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 21st
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 22nd
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 23rd
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 24th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 26th May
Local Arrangement
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Gathering for Contemporary Worship led by the Colchester Methodist Circuit at The Ark on Sunday 26th May at 6:30pm.

Action for Children – Step out for Children sponsored Walk on Saturday 8th June starting at 10am. A 3-4 mile circular walk starting from Somerville, The Folley, Layer do la Haye. Please see the poster on the notice board for contact details.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 12 May 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 12th May 2019

Introit ‘O Breath of God’ H&P 308 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 would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards 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 recovering from 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 to Avril and Nigel who have replenished our stock of mugs in the kitchen. Much appreciated.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 14th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club
7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

Wednesday 15th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

Thursday 16th
9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer
10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 17th
10:00am – 12noon – Ukulele Group using the Church

Next Sunday 19th May
Worship led by Rev Ken Chalmers
Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Gathering for Contemporary Worship led by the Colchester Methodist Circuit at The Ark on Sunday 26th May at 6:30pm.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 5 May 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 5th May 2019

Introit ‘O Breath of God’ H&P 308 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 Alan Beesley who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

Recording Ministry – if you would like a DVD of our service today please speak to one of the stewards 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 recovering from 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

John Bastin, retired local preacher and a member of The Ark at Highwoods, sadly passed away on Easter Sunday as he was getting ready to go to church. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday and the 66th anniversary of his marriage to Mavis.

Those who knew John are invited to join in a celebration of his life and witness on Friday 10th May 2019 commencing 12 noon at The Ark and afterwards at the church for light lunch and reminiscences.

Donations in memory of John can be made to Autism Anglia, a charity close to the family’s heart, and gifts can be made after the service or through Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT.
DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 7th
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 8th
9:30 – 11:30am – Spanish Class using the Garling Room

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

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

Next Sunday 12th May
Worship with Holy Communion led by Rev Paul Howes
Refreshments afterwards

Christian Aid Week

Message from Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester

Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to give birth, with 10 women dying in childbirth every day. Bishop Roger Morris is walking in solidarity with mothers like Jebbeh, who is featured in the publicity for this year’s Christian Aid Week campaign. His journey from St Andrew’s Earls Colne to Colchester Hospital is roughly the same distance as that recently made by Jebbeh’s sister Fatama. Due to a shortage of ambulances and health workers, when Fatama went into labour she had to make a 9 mile journey in the searing heat to her nearest hospital. Jebbeh told us “my sister was crying out with hunger. She died on the side of the road. She never gave birth.” Now rather than being filled with joy, Jebbeh is overcome with fear at the prospect of giving birth. We believe that all mums should live, and this Christian Aid Week we are raising funds and awareness for people like Jebbeh. You’re invited to join in this walk of solidarity to raise awareness for Christian Aid Week. We will be gathering at St Andrews on Friday 10th May at 10am and will arrive at Colchester hospital by 3pm, stopping for a jacket potato buffet in West Bergholt at 1.15pm.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 21 April 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st April 2019
Easter Sunday

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 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 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 one of the stewards 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 recovering from 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

Donate for Lent – thank you to everyone who brought in tins of soup over the Lent period. The users of the Soup Kitchen really appreciate your generosity and we are grateful to Sheila who gives her time to help run the Soup Kitchen.

Easter Offering Envelope – this is the final week for these to be returned. Don’t forget to complete the gift aid section if you are a tax payer.

Better Together – by now you will have had the time read the letter regarding the Better Together Activity day on Saturday 27th April. If you would like to attend and discuss the future of the Colchester Circuit please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the notice board TODAY. The event is at the Ark from 9:30am to 4:00pm and a light lunch will be provided.

The weekend is rounded off by a circuit service at Castle on Sunday 28th April. Lifts can be provided.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 23rd
2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

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 April
No Service Here

11:00am –Circuit Service at Castle Methodist Church

Other Events

Easter Praise – at Fingringhoe Methodist Church THIS AFTERNOON at 3pm.

Better Together – Circuit Activity Day and Circuit Service. Planning workshop on Saturday 27th April at The Ark from 9:30am to 4pm to reflect on our opportunities, plan our priorities and share our resources. Circuit Service at Castle on Sunday 28th April at 11am.

Gathering for Contemporary Worship at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 28th April at 6:30pm.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.

Notices 14 April 2019

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 14th April 2019

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530 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 Jonathan Sparkes 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 one of the stewards 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 recovering from 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

Donate for Lent – rather than give something up for Lent why not give something away instead. Every Sunday in Lent there is a box in the entrance vestibule for donations of soup for the Colchester soup run. Thank you to everyone who has donated because some of your soup has already been used although more soup is very welcome.

Maundy Thursday tenebrae service on Thursday 18th April at 7pm will be led by Rev Ken Chalmers. Please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are attending.

Easter Offering Envelope – please can these be returned by next week. Don’t forget to complete the gift aid section if you are a tax payer.

Better Together – please read the letter from Rev Ken Chalmers and give serious consideration to attending the circuit conference on Saturday 27th April and the circuit service on Sunday 28th April. Lifts can be provided.

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
Time for Tots on Easter Holiday
7:00pm – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae

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

Next Sunday 21st April
Easter Sunday
11:00am –Holy Communion led by Rev Sue King

Other Events

Holy Week Quiet Hour at St Botolph’s Church from 12:15 to 1:15pm on Monday 15th April, Tuesday 16th April and Wednesday 17th April.

Good Friday Walk of Witness – meet in Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am to join the walk following the cross through the town centre at 12noon finishing in Lion Walk where there will be live art and worship.

Good Friday at the Mercury Theatre starting at 7:30pm with Cantus Firmus Choir and guest speaker Rt Rev Roger Morris Bishop of Colchester. Admission free with retiring offering.

Easter Praise – at Fingringhoe Methodist Church on Sunday 21st April at 3pm.

Better Together – Circuit Activity Day and Circuit Service. Planning workshop on Saturday 27th April at The Ark from 10am to 4pm to reflect on our opportunities, plan our priorities and share our resources. Circuit Service at Castle on Sunday 28th April at 11am.

Gathering for Contemporary Worship at Castle Methodist Church on Sunday 28th April at 6:30pm.

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 Rev Paul Howes on 01206 514828.