Notices 7 June 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th June 2020

God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved. John 3 v 17

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember Derek Coe and family in your prayers following the passing of his wife Vanda last Saturday.

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 –while a lot of you are watching the circuit services via the internet we know some of you are not able to do so. If you are interested we can arrange for a CD to be posted to you. This will have the circuit Sunday service and the two ‘Taking Stock’ reflections from that week along with an order of service containing the words of the hymns and a copy of the weekly circuit notices. If you are interested please let Alan or Christine know so that we add your name to the mailing list.

Bible Study Groups – Bible studies are being led on Zoom by Ken and Joe on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If you would like to join please contact them directly for details. Alan Jenkins will start a group on Wednesday evenings if there is sufficient interest.

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

Notices 21 May 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 31st May 2020

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Acts 2 v 17

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please pray for all those who have been affected by 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 –please continue to share worship using the attached service sheet or listening to Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10am or on BBC 1 at 10:45am.
Circuit services are available on the internet on YouTube and Facebook :-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw
https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387/

Bible Study Groups – Bible studies are being led on Zoom by Ken and Joe on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If you would like to join please contact them directly for details. Alan Jenkins will start a group on Wednesday evenings if there is sufficient interest.

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

Notices 24 May 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 24th May 2020

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government, the NHS, carers, scientists, volunteers, charity workers, shop workers, bin men, the army and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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 –please continue to share worship using the attached service sheet or listening to Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10am or on BBC 1 at 10:45am. For those with internet connection circuit services are available on YouTube and Facebook :-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw
https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387/

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

Notices 17 May 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 17th May 2020

Although we are not together in person we are all together in the love of God.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government, the NHS, carers, scientists, volunteers, charity workers, shop workers, bin men, the army and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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 –please continue to share worship using the attached service sheet or listening to Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10am or on BBC 1 at 10:45am. For those with internet connection circuit services are available on YouTube and Facebook :-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw
https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387/

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

Notices 10 May 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 10th May 2020

Although we are not together in person we are all together in Jesus Christ.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government, the NHS, carers, volunteers, charity workers, shop workers, bin men, the army and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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 –please continue to share worship by listening to Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10am or on BBC 1 at 10:45am. For those with internet connection circuit services are available on YouTube and Facebook :-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw
https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387/

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

Notices 3 May 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 3rd May 2020

Although we are not together in person we are all together in the Holy Spirit.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government, the NHS, carers, volunteers, charity workers, shop workers, bin men, the army and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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 – as well as the on-line services the BBC share Sunday Worship on Radio 4 at 8:10am and on TV BBC 1 at 10:45am.

Update on Stephen – he is now in the Felixstowe Methodist Home. He is doing well and is well cared for but please keep him in your prayers.

Note from Geoff – Treasurer
It now appears more than likely that the lockdown could continue into June. Even if the Government were to look at easing the current restrictions earlier I’m not sure that Church services could recommence without ensuring that rigorous self- distancing advice was strictly observed.
I’m aware that many of you may be diligently dealing with the weekly collection envelopes or putting aside your weekly cash donation. I suggest that you may need to hold on to them until we can resume services.
However, in the meantime, if it is possible to safely get them to me I can process them, but please no coins and only cheques if you have signed up to Gift Aid.
Looking forward to the Time when we can meet again. With best wishes and please keep safe. – Geoff 01206 545083

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

Notices 26 April 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th April 2020

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. As they say ‘Stay Safe, Stay Sane, Stay Sanitised’.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government, the NHS, carers, volunteers, shop workers, bin men and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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 – as well as the Sunday service on YouTube we also have a weekly service at Wimpole Road Methodist Church and a recording of this can be found on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387/

Note from Geoff – Treasurer
It now appears more than likely that the lockdown could continue into June. Even if the Government were to look at easing the current restrictions earlier I’m not sure that Church services could recommence without ensuring that rigorous self- distancing advice was strictly observed.
I’m aware that many of you may be diligently dealing with the weekly collection envelopes or putting aside your weekly cash donation. I suggest that you may need to hold on to them until we can resume services.
However, in the meantime, if it is possible to safely get them to me I can process them, but please no coins and only cheques if you have signed up to Gift Aid.
Looking forward to the Time when we can meet again. With best wishes and please keep safe. – Geoff 01206 545083

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

Notices 19 April 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 19th April 2020

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. Our church remains closed in line with government guidance for the control of the Coronavirus Covid-19.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:6)

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government, the NHS, carers, volunteers and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Worship from home – if you haven’t already done so why not check out the circuit channel on YouTube called Colchester Methodists. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw
On there you will find talks from our Ministers and a new service each Sunday.

Are you clapping for the NHS and all other support workers on a Thursday evening? This is a wonderful way to check your neighbours are OK without breaking social distancing rules. We are also being encouraged to open our windows on Tuesday morning (21st April) at 9am and sing Happy Birthday to the Queen. This is not just for the Queen but to remember anyone else who has a birthday that day but can’t celebrate with friends and family.

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

Notices 12 April 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 12th April 2020
Easter Sunday

He is Risen
He is Risen Indeed

We are keeping you all in our prayers as we continue to suspend all of the services, prayer times and meetings at our church in line with government guidance for the control of the Coronavirus Covid-19.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family, the government and especially the families of those who have lost their battle with 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, the NHS, carers, volunteers and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Please remember pastoral visiting should be done via the telephone not in person during the present crisis.

The Church Building – during the lockdown the church has received a deep clean. The fridge has been emptied and thoroughly cleaned. It has been turned off, as has the heating. Someone is going in on a regular basis to run the water as a protection against Legionnaires disease.

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
Church e-mail: lexdenmethodist@gmail.

Notices 5 April 2020

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 5th April 2020
Palm Sunday

Our prayers are with you all as we continue to suspend all of the services, prayer times and meetings at our church in line with government guidance for the control of the Coronavirus Covid-19.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Please remember all those on our prayer list. Also the royal family and members of government who have succumbed to the virus.

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, the NHS, carers, volunteers and anyone else who needs our prayers.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES
Message From Our Minister

It seems like a long time has passed since the Government guidance that we stay at home as much as possible and maintain social distancing in an attempt to control the spread of Covid-19. I want to reach out to you all and assure you that we your local Methodist Church are still here for you.

How are you coping with this reduced mobility? I hope you are having regular contact from your Pastoral Visitor and friends at Church and that you feel connected even though we are not able to see one another in person for a while. If you need to talk to someone we are here, just get in touch.

We are doing our best to provide worship material for you:
We now have a Colchester Methodists YouTube channel where you will find Sunday worship, daily devotions called ‘Taking stock’ and other occasional materials. These are led by the Presbyters in the Circuit.
You can find this at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy1Oj6Fjruf2Z8jhx_WMpyw

Wimpole Road are doing worship every Sunday ‘Live’ on FaceBook and via their website led by myself and Jonathan Sparkes.
You can find this at https://wimpoleroadchurch.org.uk
and https://www.facebook.com/Wimpole-Road-Methodist-Church-Colchester-310296022510387/

We are able to send out printed resources each Sunday, and Castle Methodist are producing a CD to listen to the act of worship the Circuit are doing each week too. If you want either of these posted out to you do please let us know.

I am hoping we can set up Prayer Chain Ministry in each of these Churches. If you are interested in that as an idea please let your stewards or me know and we will do what we can.

In the meantime I hope you are being kind to yourself and staying safe. The latest Government Guidance is that we all should be staying home, only leaving for exercise around our immediate community, and leaving for essential food or medicines. If your health is compromised by a pre-existing condition, like me with my asthma, then you shouldn’t be leaving home at all.

Do please abide by these rules because – coronavirus is a very serious highly contagious condition and people are dying and having their health compromised. Hospitals are struggling to cope and of course when people are having to be admitted to hospital no family or friends are allowed to visit.

May God keep us safe and in good spirits, and may faith abound.

God bless you

Revd Joseph Neil Adams

Please remember pastoral visiting should be done via the telephone not in person during the present crisis.

Colchester Foodbank were very grateful for the soup donation. We were also able to supply them with some other much needed items and we provided 13½ kilograms in total.

The Easter Offering Service will now be held in November – God willing.

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