Weekly notices 15th April 2012



2nd of EASTER

INTROIT – ‘Thank you Jesus…’ – SOF 523 (chorus only)

WELCOME to you all, especially if you are visiting us, or will be joining us through the Recording Ministry, and to Elizabeth Clarke who will be leading our Worship.

Please join us in the Garling Room for refreshments after the Service.

If you are worshipping with us for the first time we would be pleased if you would sign the visitors’ book, in the vestibule, and invite you to take one of our Information Leaflets.
Be silent, be thoughtful, be reverent,

For this is the house of the Lord.

Before the service, speak to God.

During the service, let God speak to you.

After the service, speak to one another.

Charmaine Host (taken from ‘New Parish Prayers’)

PRAYER MINISTRY – if you would like prayer for yourself or someone else, team members will be available at the front of the Church after this morning’s service to pray with you.
RECORDING MINISTRY – DVD’s of the service are available, if you do not normally receive one please speak to Stephen Suthernwood or ring him on 01206 540988 to obtain a copy.


EASTER OFFERING for the WORLD MISSION FUND – please hand your Gift envelopes in TODAY. See notice board.

The Easter Offering service will be at 2.30pm on Tuesday 2nd May at our Church here in Lexden. See notice board.

Offerings for last Sunday : £ 250.90

Coffee morning in aid of Essex Air Ambulance : £ 35.00


PLEASE PRAY for all those who are in any way troubled, lonely, unwell or bereaved and all others who need our prayers.
Please pray for our Minister the Rev’d Ruth Ridge and all those who Minister to the people of God, especially this week for Boxted Methodist Church and for the furtherance of God’s work in that area.
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
If you want others to know what Christ can do for them, tell them what He has done for you.


Monday (16th)

7.30pm – Ladies Friendly Circle with Ruth Everitt.
Tuesday (17th)

2.00 – 4.00pm – Friendly Tea Club.
Thursday (19th)

9.30 – 9.50am – Morning Prayer (please leave car park clear for Time for Tots).

10.00 to 11.30am – Time for Tots.

7.30pm – Colchester Civic Society using Garling Room.

7.30pm – “Light a Candle Service” to remember loved ones to be held at West Bergholt Methodist Church. See notice board.

Next Sunday (22nd April)

10.30am – Morning Worship led by Mrs. Meryle Longley.

10.30am – You are invited to hear Mr Michael King (Vice-President of the Methodist Conference) who will be leading Morning Worship at Wimpole Road Methodist Church.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the Service and there will be time for any questions.
Wednesday 25th April 7.30 – 9.00pm – ‘GATHER FOR PRAYER’ at Fingringhoe Methodist Church to seek God’s guidance for the future mission of the Methodist Church here in Colchester. See notice board.


Items for the Weekly Notices to Peter Bobby by Thursday at the latest please.

Telephone 01206 576289. e-mail ‘peter.bobby@btinternet.com’.


If you need prayer or help in any way please contact:-Rev’d Ruth Ridge – 01206 242183

Church Website : http://www.lexden.org.uk

Church e-mail : lexdenmethodist@googlemail.com