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

Notices 18 July 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 18th July 2021

Jesus had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.
Mark 6 v 34

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our church and congregation.

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

Church Reopening – We are really pleased to announce we will restart our church services on Sunday 25th July at 10:30am. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. The service will be led by Rev Ron Smith.
For the safety of visiting preachers, as well as our congregation, we will be following social distancing guidelines and everyone attending must wear a facemask. We have a one way system in place whereby you will enter by the main door and exit by the fire door at the front of the building.

Friendly Tea Club – we don’t have a start date at the moment and will review this again later in the year.

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 11 July 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 11th July 2021

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.
Psalm 62 v 5

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our church that we may once again meet there.

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

Church Reopening – We are hoping, God willing, to have our first church service on Sunday 25th July at 10:30am. Please pray for this.

Church Council Meeting on Zoom for 7:30pm on 14 July. We will present the Risk Assessment so the church can begin to worship, in person, after the end of covid restrictions. We will also formulate a policy for alternate scenarios if circumstances change between Church Councils.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 975 5366 8906 – Passcode: 923785

Or join by phone – 0208 080 6591 – enter meeting ID: 975 5366 8906 when prompted and Passcode: 923785

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 4 July 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 4th July 2021

He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two.
Mark 6 v 7

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our church that we may once again meet there.

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

Prior to the reopening our church we have two pieces of paperwork that must be completed and you will find them attached. The first is a covid risk assessment. This has been approved by our superintendent minister Rev Alan Jenkins and now each church council member must also approve and sign it.
Secondly, to comply with the new data protection regulations, you must also complete the attached data collection form.
Both of these forms can be handed to Alan next week.
We are hoping, God willing, to have our first church service on Sunday 25th July at 10:30am. Please pray for this.

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 27 June 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 27th June 2021

"If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well."
Mark 5 v 28

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember Laurie Berris, and his family, in your prayers. He was rushed into hospital on Tuesday following a fall.

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

It is with great sadness that, following a circuit meeting earlier this week; we have been informed that we cannot yet open our church for services. We are required to complete a specific risk assessment for Covid. This will be checked by our superintendent minister. If it is in order then each member of our church must see a copy and agree, or reject it. We submitted a copy to the superintendent minister on Friday. Once he has agreed it, or made suitable amendments, we will provide each church council member with a copy for approval or rejection. We will keep you informed of progress as soon as we have received a response.
Yours in Christ,
Alan and Christine Beesley
Senior Stewards

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.

Come let us sing of a wonderful love

Come let us sing of a wonderful love,
tender and true;
out of the heart of the Father above,
streaming to me and to you:
wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

Jesus, the Saviour, this gospel to tell,
joyfully came;
came with the helpless and hopeless to dwell,
sharing their sorrow and shame;
seeking the lost,
saving, redeeming at measureless cost.

Jesus is seeking the wanderers yet;
why do they roam?
Love only waits to forgive and forget;
Home, weary wanderer, home!
Wonderful love
dwells in the heart of the Father above.

Come to my heart, O thou wonderful love,
come and abide,
lifting my life till it rises above
envy and falsehood and pride:
seeking to be
lowly and humble, a learner of thee.

Robert Walmsley – 1831-1905

Notices 20 June 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 20th June 2021

"Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Mark 4 v 41

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember Chris Chester in your prayers following the death, last Friday, of her husband Peter.

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

Church Reopening – we are still opening again on Sunday 27th June at 10:30am, however social distancing will be in place – please follow the signs. To comply with Covid track and trace regulations we must take the contact details of everyone attending. Everyone must wear a mask and we will not be allowed to sing or offer tea and biscuits. The doors and windows must be open. On the plus side we have been advised that the toilets can be used as normal.

We are starting the Thursday morning prayer time on 1st July.

Paper Service Sheets and Notices – we will not be delivering these anymore and would like to offer a very big thank you to Alan for hand delivering these every Saturday since the Church closed. If you would like a copy of the Circuit Service on DVD please call Geoff Wilcox on 545083, a copy of the weekly notices will be included with these in future.

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 13 June 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 13th June 2021

It is good to give thanks to the Lord
Psalm 92 v 1

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for the success of the G7 Summit in Cornwall and pray that all the wealthy countries of the world will do whatever is necessary to ensure a successful roll-out of the Covid vaccines to the poorer countries.

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

Church Reopening – we will be open for services again on Sunday 27th June at 10:30am – please note the earlier start time – the half hour service will be led by Alan Beesley. To comply with Covid track and trace regulations we must take the contact details of everyone attending. Everyone must wear a mask and we will not be allowed to sing or offer tea and biscuits. The doors and windows must be open. On the plus side we have been advised that the toilets can be used as normal.

We also plan to start the Thursday morning prayer time on 1st July. We do not have a start date for the Friendly Tea Club at the moment but will provide an update in the newsletter later this month.

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.

I Remember, I Remember

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birth-day,
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was childish ignorance,
But now ‘tis little joy
To know I’m farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

Thomas Hood 1799-1845

Notices 6 June 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 6th June 2021

‘Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.’
Mark 3 v 35

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our congregations as we gradually open up our church buildings.

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

Church Reopening – we will be open for services again on Sunday 27th June at 10:30am – please note the earlier start time – the half hour service will be led by Alan Beesley. To comply with Covid regulations and data protection everyone attending must complete the attached form so that we can maintain a record for track and trace. We do not anticipate large numbers so you do not need to pre-book and it will be alright to bring the form with you on the day.
We will not be allowed to sing or offer tea and biscuits. We would request the toilet is used in an emergency only because it will have to be thoroughly cleaned after each use. We also plan to start the Thursday morning prayer time on 1st July. We do not have a start date for the Friendly Tea Club at the moment but will provide an update in the newsletter next month.

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 30 May 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th May 2021

“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” Isaiah 6 v 8

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our congregations as we gradually open up our church buildings.

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

Church Reopening – we will be open for services again on Sunday 27th June at 10:30am – please note the earlier start time – the half hour service will be led by Alan Beesley. To comply with Covid regulations and data protection everyone attending must complete a form so that we can maintain a record for track and trace. These will be supplied next week or as soon as possible after that. We will not be allowed to sing or offer tea and biscuits. We would request the toilet is used in an emergency only because it will have to be thoroughly cleaned after each use. We also plan to start the Thursday morning prayer time on 1st July. We do not have a start date for the Friendly Tea Club at the moment but will provide an update in the newsletter next month.

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.

Broken Angel

The angel fell upon the ground,
A bruised and bloodied thing.
With a tear streaked, battered face
And a torn and broken wing.

Dear Lord, this was not the sight
I thought that I would see
When I asked you for an angel.
An angel just for me.

My heart, you knew, was broken
And bleeding inside of me.
My spirit tossed and tattered
Like a ship on stormy sea.

What good to me an angel, Lord,
That is more bruised than me.
It is not fair, how can I cope,
Dear Lord, what cruelty.

Oh dearest Lord, why do you test
My loyalty in this way.
Why do you send me broken things
And every waif and stray.

My spirit, Lord, is weary
And my strength has gone away.
How could you, a benevolent God,
Treat me in this way.

Oh God, oh God, oh God above,
An angel tattered and torn!
The angel that you sent me, Lord,
Is weeping and forlorn.

I did not think it possible
But my heart is breaking more.
How bitterly I am grieving
For this angel on the floor.

Oh broken angel, let me see
What I can do for you,
Perhaps by mending, healing you
I can be mended too.

Christine Beesley 2021

Notices 23 May 2021

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd May 2021
Pentecost

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
Acts 2 v 4

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for our congregations as we gradually open up our church buildings.

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

Church Reopening – we will be open for services again on Sunday 27th June at 10:30am – please note the earlier start time – the half hour service will be led by Alan Beesley. To comply with Covid regulations and data protection everyone attending must complete a form so that we can maintain a record for track and trace. These will be supplied next week or as soon as possible after that. We will not be allowed to sing or offer tea and biscuits. We would request the toilet is used in an emergency only because it will have to be thoroughly cleaned after each use. We also plan to start the Thursday morning prayer time on 1st July. We do not have a start date for the Friendly Tea Club at the moment but will provide an update in the newsletter next month.

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.