Notices 4 JUne 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 28th May 2017

Introit ‘O Breath of Life’ SoF 407 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Mike Abbs 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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse and Betty Taylor.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Coffee Morning Hosts – we could still do with some more volunteers to serve tea and coffee at our monthly bring and buys. We are collecting for Tear Fund in June, Gideons in July and Action for Children in August.

Thank you to Richard Hardes – son-in-law of Alan and Christine – who came and weeded our driveway for us.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 30th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 31st

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

Thursday 1st June

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

Time for Tots on half term holiday

Saturday 3rd June

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy

This month’s charity

Next Sunday4th June

Pentecost

11:00am – Worship led by Anne Worker

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship at Wimpole Road Methodist Church this evening at 6:30pm.

Action for Children sponsored walk will take place from West Bergholt church hall on Saturday 17th June at 10:00am. Please contact Keith Thompson on 844252 for more information.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 21 May 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 21st May 2017

Shine Like Stars

Introit ‘O Breath of Life’ SoF 407 v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Viv and Geoff Wilcox who are 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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Joan Rouse and Betty Taylor.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Coffee Morning Hosts – we could still do with some more volunteers to serve tea and coffee at our monthly bring and buys. We are collecting for Tear Fund in June, Gideons in July and Action for Children in August.

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

Next Sunday28th May

11:00am – Worship led by Mike Abbs

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Election Hustings at St Botolph’s Church on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm. Entry is free.

Christian Music Festival at Weston House West Sussex on Saturday 27th May. Please contact Derek Coe if you are interested in going. A coach will be arranged from Colchester.

Contemporary Worship at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 28th May at 6:30pm.

Action for Children sponsored walk will take place from West Bergholt church hall on Saturday 17th June at 10:00am. Please contact Sylvia Wilks on 242511 for more information.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 14 May 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 14th May 2017

Introit ‘O Breath of Life’ SoF 407 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Paul Howes who is leading our worship with Holy Communion this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

The funeral of Barbara Duller will take place on Friday May 19th at 2pm at the Colchester Crematorium with refreshments here in the Garling Room afterwards.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Coffee Morning Hosts – we could still do with some more volunteers to serve tea and coffee at our monthly bring and buys. We are collecting for Tear Fund in June, Gideons in July and Action for Children in August.

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

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday21st May

11:00am – Shine Like Stars

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Election Hustings at St Botolph’s Church on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm. Entry is free.

Christian Music Festival at Weston House West Sussex on Saturday 27th May. Please contact Derek Coe if you are interested in going. A coach will be arranged from Colchester.

Contemporary Worship at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 28th May at 6:30pm.

Action for Children sponsored walk will take place from West Bergholt church hall on Saturday 17th June at 10:00am. Please contact Sylvia Wilks on 242511 for more information.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 7 May 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 7th May 2017

Introit ‘O Breath of Life’ SoF 407 v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Julie Swann 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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

The funeral of Barbara Duller will take place on Friday May 19th at 2pm at the Colchester Crematorium with refreshments here in the Garling Room afterwards.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Ladies Friendly Circle will bevisiting the Colne Valley Railway on Monday 8th May. They will be leaving the church at 6.45 pm. Please let Chrissie know if you will be coming.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 8th

6:45pm – Ladies Friendly Circle visit to Colne Valley Railway

Tuesday 9th

1:30pm – Walkers meet at Musk Close for car pool to Ager Fen

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 10th

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

Thursday 11th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Next Sunday14th May

11:00am – Holy Communion led by Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues onSaturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church. This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future.

Election Hustings at St Botolph’s Church on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30pm.

Christian Music Festival at Weston House West Sussex on Saturday 27th May. Please contact Derek Coe if you are interested in going. A coach will be arranged from Colchester.

Contemporary Worship at Wimpole Road Methodist Church on Sunday 28th May at 6:30pm.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 30 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 30th April 2017

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd David Moody 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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

The funeral of Barbara Duller will take place on Friday May 19th at 2pm at the Colchester Crematorium with refreshments here in the Garling Room afterwards.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Friendly Tea Club have a guest speaker from Independent Age (advice and support for older age) on Tuesday 2nd May. This will be an open meeting to which everyone is invited. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served.

Ladies Friendly Circle will bevisiting the Colne Valley Railway on Monday 8th May. They will be leaving the church at 6.45 pm. Please let Chrissie know if you will be coming.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 2nd

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club with Guest Speaker from Independent Age

Wednesday 3rd

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

Thursday 4th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Saturday 6th

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy

This month’s charity RNLI

Next Sunday7th May

11:00am – Julie Swann

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship Service this evening at Mile End Methodist Church.

Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues onSaturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church. This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future. Please see the poster on the notice board and add your name to list stating which group session you would like. Lunch is provided – £5 suggested donation.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 23 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 23rd April 2017

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Alan and Christine Beesley who are leading our local arrangement 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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Friendly Tea Club have a guest speaker from Independent Age (advice and support for older age) on Tuesday 2nd May. This will be an open meeting to which everyone is invited. Tea and biscuits will be served.

Ladies Friendly Circle will bevisiting the Colne Valley Railway on Monday 8th May. They will be leaving the church at 6.45 pm. Please let Chrissie know if you will be coming.

Lexden Link Spring Edition is still available. Please help yourself to a copy from the entrance vestibule.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please please please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 25th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

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

Next Sunday30th

11:00am – David Moody

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Contemporary Worship Service at Mile End Methodist Church on Sunday 30th April at 6:30pm.

Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues onSaturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church. This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future. Please see the poster on the notice board and add your name to list stating which group session you would like. Lunch is provided – £5 suggested donation.

Free Family Fun Day arranged by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester will be held in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday 16th September from 11am to 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 16 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 16th April 2017

Easter Sunday

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd 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 do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

A massive thank you to everyone involved in preparing the Passover meal on Thursday. It was informative and enjoyable.

Easter Offering envelopesneed to be returned today. Thank you to everyone who has already brought them in.

Lexden Link Spring Edition is now available. Please help yourself to a copy from the entrance vestibule.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please please please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Tuesday 18th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

7:30pm – Colchester Civic Society using the Garling Room

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

Next Sunday23rd

11:00am – Local Arrangement

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Songs of Praise at Fingringhoe Methodist Church this afternoon at 3:00pm.

Contemporary Worship Service at Mile End Methodist Church on Sunday 30th April at 6:30pm.

Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues onSaturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church. This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future. Please see the poster on the notice board and add your name to list stating which group session you would like. Lunch is provided – £5 suggested donation.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices Notices 9 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 9th April 2017

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Brian Llewellyn who is leading our worship this morning.

Please stay for refreshments afterwards in the Garling Room.

This Evening – 6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Recording Ministry – if you do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Easter Offering envelopesare still available if you didn’t pick one up last week. Please return them with your donation next week. Don’t forget if you are a tax payer to complete the Gift Aid section. Many thanks.

Agapè Meal for Passover on Maundy Thursday 13th April at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Don’t forget to add your name to the list on the notice board.

Lexden Link Spring Edition is now available. Please help yourself to a copy from the entrance vestibule.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

DIARY OF SERVICES AND EVENTS

Monday 10th

7:30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle – Guest Speaker – Revd Paul Howes

Tuesday 11th

2:00 – 4:00pm – Friendly Tea Club

Wednesday 12th

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

Thursday 13th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

7:00pm – Passover Meal

Next Sunday16th

Easter Sunday

11:00am – Holy Communion with Revd Paul Howes

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Reflective Service on Good Friday at 10:30am at West Bergholt Methodist Church led by Revd Ken Chalmers.

Tollgate Methodist Community are handing out Hot Cross buns on Good Friday at the Tollgate Shopping Centre at 12 noon starting from Hughes and then though Costa Coffee to Argos. Please come along to support them.

Good Friday Walk of Witness and Prayer for Peace following the cross through Colchester town centre. Meet at Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am to walk through the town at 12 noon finishing at Lion Walk.

Good Friday at Mercury Theatre led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester and Cantus Firmus with guest speaker Rev Dr Russ Parker. Friday 14th April at 7:30.pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

Easter Sunday – Sunrise Communion by the lake behind 78 Robin Crescent – the Tollgate Manse – gather at 5:45am. Followed by bacon butties.

Advance Notice – Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues

Saturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church.

This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 2 April 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 2nd April 2017

Introit ‘Jesus Stand Among Us’ H&P 530v1

We offer you a very warm welcome especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry and to Revd Steve Swann 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 Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse. Please remember the family of Barbara Duller who sadly passed away last week.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Easter Offering envelopesare available from today. Please return them with your donation over the next two weeks. Don’t forget if you are a tax payer to complete the Gift Aid section. Many thanks.

Agapè Meal for Passover on Maundy Thursday 13th April at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Don’t forget to add your name to the list on the notice board.

Lexden Link Spring Edition – please let Christine or Alan know if you have any articles to be included in our magazine.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

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

2:30pm Lent course led by Revd Paul Howes

Next Sunday9th

11:00am – Worship led by Brian Llewellyn

Refreshments afterwards

6:30pm – Songs of Praise

Other Events

Tollgate Methodist Community are handing out Hot Cross buns on Good Friday at the Tollgate Shopping Centre from 12 noon – by Smyths Toy Shop. Please come along to support them.

Good Friday Walk of Witness and Prayer for Peace following the cross through Colchester town centre. Meet at Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am to walk through the town at 12 noon finishing at Lion Walk.

Good Friday at Mercury Theatre led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester and Cantus Firmus with guest speaker Rev Dr Russ Parker. Friday 14th April at 7:30.pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

Easter Sunday – Sunrise Communion by the lake behind 78 Robin Crescent – the Tollgate Manse – gather at 5:45am. Followed by bacon butties.

Advance Notice – Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues

Saturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church.

This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.

Notices 26 March 2017

LEXDEN METHODIST CHURCH

Notices for Week Commencing 26th March 2017

Mothering Sunday

Introit ‘Breath of God, Breathe on us Now’ H&P 308v1

A very warm welcome to you especially if you are a visitor or will be joining us 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 do not normally receive a DVD of our services please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or call him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.

PRAYER

Prayer Requests – Lidia Berris, Gerald Daldry, Barbara Duller, Emily Grote, Eileen Mitchell and Joan Rouse.

Please pray for our Minister Revd Paul Howes and the circuit team ministers Revd Alan Jenkins, Revd Ken Chalmers and Revd Steve Swann and all those who minister to the people of God.

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

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

(1 Thessalonians 5:17)

NOTICES

Passover Meal on Maundy Thursday 13th April at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Don’t forget to add your name to the list on the notice board.

Lexden Link Spring Edition – please let Christine or Alan know if you have any articles to be included in our magazine.

Beacon House – we are collecting throughout March so if you have any suitable clothing, sleeping bags, toiletries, cleaning products or food there is a box for your donations in the vestibule.

Coffee Morning Hosts – please add your name to the list on the notice board if you are able to make the teas and coffees for one of our Saturday morning events.

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

7:30pm – Circuit Finance Meeting in the Garling Room

Thursday 30th

9:30 – 9:50am – Morning Prayer

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots

Friday 31st

2:30pm Lent course led by Revd Paul Howes

Saturday 1st April

10:00 – 11:30am – Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy

This month’s charity – Age UK

Next Sunday2nd

11:00am – Worship led by Revd Steve Swann

Refreshments afterwards

Other Events

Good Friday Walk of Witness and Prayer for Peace following the cross through Colchester town centre. Meet at Essex Street (off Headgate) at 11:45am to walk through the town at 12 noon finishing at Lion Walk.

Good Friday at Mercury Theatre led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester and Cantus Firmus with guest speaker Rev Dr Russ Parker. Friday 14th April at 7:30.pm. Admission free with a retiring offering.

Advance Notice – Colchester Methodist Circuit Activity Day on Social Issues

Saturday 13th May 2017 – 9.30am – 4pm at Highwoods Methodist Church.

This event will explore the roots of social justice and action within the Methodist Church and how we might move on in the future.

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Contacts – If you need prayer or help in any way please contact your pastoral visitor or you can call Revd Paul Howes on 01206 514828, Revd Alan Jenkins on 01206 793888, Revd Ken Chalmers on 01206 545253 or Revd Steve Swann on 01206 331437.